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WHY A HOME WATER FILTER
MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU

Water makes up more than 70% of a human's total body mass and is a vital component in all of the body’s systems. It aids the blood in its transmission of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body and helps to expel wastes and toxins. It keeps the brain functioning quickly and clearly and the skin feeling moist, supple, and healthy. Without water, the human body can survive for only a matter of days before its vital systems no longer function. While these facts are certainly not earth shattering and nearly everyone knows how important water and adequate hydration are to survival, the hidden dangers of water are not always so well known.

According to one research report, tap water in the U.S. can contain as many as 2100 known toxins. Chlorine and its byproducts, commonly linked to several types of cancer, respiratory illnesses, and skin irritation, are nearly always present in the water we drink - often at levels exceeding those deemed safe for public swimming pools! Pharmaceutical drugs have recently received alarming attention in the news media as being an all-too-common contaminant in our drinking water. Additional contaminants frequently found in tap water include lead, mercury, pesticide chemicals, and gasoline additives, to name only a few. Each of these contaminants can have profound effects on the body when carried to every nook and cranny by the water we drink.

The solution to the hidden dangers of tap water is certainly not to stop drinking water altogether, nor is it to rely upon the city government to provide safe, purified water. Fortunately for you and your body, there is a quick and easy solution to water contamination – a home water filter. Installing a home water filter at the kitchen sink or the point of entry to the house is relatively easy and inexpensive and can produce immediate results on the quality of the water you take into your body. Of course, there are many different types of water filters available on the market, and it’s important to know exactly what’s in your water and what you hope to remove before selecting a filtration system. However, for chlorinated, city-treated tap water, an activated carbon water filter is typically the best and most efficient option.

Activated carbon works by using a positively-charged, highly absorbent block of carbon to attract and hold on to water contaminants. Carbon water filters are capable of removing chlorine, bad tastes and odors, heavy metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and a host of other harmful contaminants from water. They do so without wasting any water and are one of the most environmentally-friendly treatment options available. However, the price and efficiency of carbon filters varies tremendously across the market, so it is always important to review performance data and testing certification to be sure you are purchasing the right water filter for you. Once you purchase a water filter, you should also be careful to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and replace the filters when necessary to be sure you are receiving the best performance from your water filter.

With all of the health concerns threatening our bodies in the modern world, why not take the stress of water contamination off your mind? With the power of water treatment in your own hands, you can rest easy knowing that your body is being well taken care of by the healthy, pure water traveling within.

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