Why Filter Your Water?
Many people are aware of the serious health risks associated with lead, pesticides, asbestos, chlorine, and petroleum contaminants, yet many of us are still unaware that these contaminants exist in the tap water that we use to drink, shower, and cook.
The contaminants in our water can cause a wide range problems.
For example, lead can cause mental and physical development problems, high blood pressure, memory loss, and persistent, unexplained fatigue. Asbestos can cause mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer. Chlorine causes dry skin, brittle hair, and is linked to asthma and allergy symptoms. Pesticides and petroleum contaminants have various effects on our health that lead to imbalances and diseases.
The solution is to simply make sure you are using clean, quality water to drink, bathe, cook, and give to your pets and plants.
1.) Determine if you are on city water or well water. Many of us are on city (municpal) water. Contact your water department and get a report of your water quality, which will show you the types and amounts of contaminants in your water. These reports are publicly published and also reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a regular basis.
2.) You may send in a sample of your water to a legitimate, third-party laboratory. This is essential if you are on well water, but not necessary if you are on city water. Do not fall prey to door-to-door salesmen or free testing offered by water companies. These usually only test for chlorine and/or naturally found (and healthy) minerals in your water such as calcium.
3.) Find out what system would work best for your home, budget, and preferences. Quality is hard to find in the water filtration industry, which is why WaterOnTheWeb.com offers a smaller selection of only the highest-quality, medical-grade water filtration systems available. If you need help determining which drinking water systems will suit you best, please contact us for assistance.