Jumat, 29 Maret 2013

How to make sure you have safe drinking water

Of all the necessities and luxuries in life, drinking water might be the best ever! When you are drinking pure, healthy drinking water, you know you’re taking care of your body. Nothing quite like good taste, either! But the big question is: how are you going to verify what they drink is clean and pure? Well, Let’s Find Out!

I’m sorry to say that the clean, pure drinking water, sound is not coming from your faucet at home … or anywhere else, for that matter. I’m sure you’ve heard, but our municipal treatment systems are inadequate for the size and type of pollutants of today. These pollutants are pesticides for prescription drugs. Not only that, but according to where it comes from the water, you potentially billions of micro-organisms in your water, they were able to make it through the treatment plant and survive chlorination.

Bottled water is not necessarily better! The quality of bottled water varies all over the place. Some of it is much worse for you tap water, and some is significantly better. It’s actually easier to know if your municipal water is contaminated than could drink bottled water. Municipal water systems are required to test their water and occasionally make available to the public the results of these tests. I know of no such restrictions covering bottled water. What is potentially worse is that 50% to 70% of bottled water is not covered by Federal restrictions, because it is not carried across state lines. Only State regulations would cover these waters.

So, how are you going to get drinking water? Well, the only way I know how you filter it yourself!

There are a number of different water filters out there, Distiller, reverse osmosis systems, sterilisers, ultraviolet light and carbon and ceramics, filtration systems. They all have their advantages and disadvantages. Distillers, for example, leave flat tasting water. They also sometimes are not recommended for chlorinated water. Reverse osmosis systems can leave water tasting dish, too. Also, remove all traces of minerals such as potassium. UV works well, if there are no inorganic contaminants. Finally, carbon and ceramic filters are probably the best overall.

In other words, if you want to ensure you and your family have drinking water, you’re going to have to filter the water by themselves, just like out of the faucet. To do this, you can buy a water pitcher filter, a filter for a faucet or a whole House filter.

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