• Benefits of Water Filtration

    by Dr. Susan Sklar
    on Jan 28th, 2016

1. Water filters provide better tasting and better smelling drinking water by removing chlorine and bacterial contaminants.

2. Point-of-use water filters remove lead from drinking water immediately prior to consumption, thus preventing this harmful substance from entering the body.

3. The purchase of a countertop filter results in a source of clean, healthy water that costs much less than bottled water.

4. Water filters greatly reduce the risk of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and bladder cancer by removing chlorine and chlorine byproducts from drinking water.

5. A solid block carbon water filter can selectively remove dangerous contaminants from drinking water while retaining healthy mineral deposits that balance the pH of drinking water.

6. Drinking clean, filtered water protects the body from disease and leads to overall greater health.

7. A water filter provides clean, healthy water for cooking, as well as drinking, at the convenience of tap water.

8. Water filters reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disease by more than 33 percent by removing cryptosporidium and giardia from drinking water.

9. Drinking pure water is especially important for children. Water filters provide the healthiest water for children’s developing immune systems.

10. Water filters offer the last line of defense between the body and the over 2100 known toxins that may be present in drinking water.

Berkey is one of the top rated companies for the production of efficient and effective filtration systems. They manufacture stationary filtration systems as well as water bottles with the same engineering. (http://www.berkeyfilters.com/berkey-water-filters/)

The link provided below is a great website that list water testing kits. Water testing kits gives you the capability to know the specific harmful contaminates and its levels found in water. (http://www.softwaterfiltration.com/water-test-kits/)

If you’re interested in a local spring water delivery services that provides BPA free 5 gallon water delivery, please click on link below. Mountain Valley Spring also provides glass water bottles for delivery services as well!! (http://www.mountainvalleyspring.com/)

For in depth information about toxins please visit http://www.ewg.org/

EWG website is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment, with breakthrough research and education. They drive consumer choice and civic action. They are dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.

There are many different types of water filtration systems on the market which makes it hard to know which type and system will work best for you. Here is some information on the different types of water filtration systems.

Pitcher/Large dispenser= Pitchers or large dispensers are typically fitted with an activated carbon filter that can remove contaminants and improve taste and odor. Models vary, but many reduce chlorine, lead, mercury and (less frequently) disinfection byproducts. This filter style works well for filtering drinking water and can be stored in the refrigerator.

Faucet mounted= Faucet-mounted filters attach directly to the end of the faucet. Most can be pivoted to an “on” or “off” position, allowing you to collect filtered water for drinking and cooking. This filter style typically uses an activated carbon filter that can remove contaminants and improve taste and odor. Models vary, but many reduce chlorine, lead, mercury and (less frequently) disinfection byproducts.

On-counter= On-Counter filters typically sit on the counter, with a line connecting directly to the faucet. A diverter value allows you to switch between filtered and unfiltered water. You collect filtered water from an extra spout or faucet on the filter unit. Models use a range of technologies, including activated carbon and reverse osmosis. Effectiveness varies widely between models, but many on-counter filters will reduce a wide array of contaminants.

Here is a list of top rated consumer water filtration systems.

Author Dr. Susan Sklar

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