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Why Filtering Your Water Is an Investment in Your Health

Friday, June 8, 2018

Though your water tastes and looks pure, it’s risky to assume that means it’s safe. Finding out what’s really in your water, and then taking the proper steps to remove anything that is impure, is one of the single most important health moves you can make.
How likely is it that your water is contaminated? Very.

Let’s consider the words of Laura Sarcone, communications specialist at the Des Moines Water Works, as quoted in a recent article on Mercola.com. Her plant’s nitrate-removal facility was intended to run for only a few days a year, yet due to nitrate pollution in the area’s water, was forced to run for 177 days straight.

She told Civil Eats: “I think nationally we, the industry, feel water is an undervalued resource … People are willing to pay hundreds for cell phone minutes and unlimited data, or for their cable TV … but rarely do they tend to put the same value on clean drinking water.”

Unfortunately, it’s more than likely that your water is tainted and, unless you can verify the purity of your water, it’s best to use a high-quality water filtration system.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other U.S. government agencies report that most homes in the U.S. have measurable levels of chloroform gas, courtesy of chlorinated tap water.

Unless you have a whole house water filter, chlorine will vaporize from every toilet bowl in your home and every time you wash your clothes, dishes or take a shower or bath.

Chloroform gas, chlorine vapors and the associated DBPs may increase your risk of asthma, airway inflammation and respiratory allergies. Chloroform gas alone can cause dizziness, nausea and general fatigue.

Contact us to learn more about getting safe, clean water in your home.