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The 5 biggest Water Industry Truths REVEALED!
FACTS They Don't Want You to Know!
FACT #5 - Faucet & Countertop Filters Actually Remove Very Few Contaminants
It has been a long-standing misconception that a simple activated carbon water filter is all we need to purify tap water for drinking. While these carbon filters do a good job of removing chlorine, taste and organic compounds, they do not remove hundreds of other harmful contaminants including fluoride, arsenic, chromium, bacteria and viruses just to name a few. To remove the majority of harmful contaminants from city or well water, people need to install a multi-stage filtration system that incorporates sediment and carbon filters in addition to a reverse osmosis membrane. Most faucet, countertop and pitcher filters only use basic carbon filtration and that is just not good enough to deal with many modern municipal water contaminants.
5 Filters
Different filters treat different contaminants. Obviously 5 specialized filters will remove many more water pollutants than a simple carbon one.
FACT #4 - Drinking Mineral Water May Cause Long Term Health Problems
There is a debate in the water industry regarding the importance of minerals in drinking water. Some contend that filters like reverse osmosis remove important healthy minerals from tap water. It is true that some filtration systems remove minerals, but this is actually a good thing. Water contains only inorganic minerals which cannot easily be absorbed by our bodies. These minerals are mostly calcium salts which can be stored in our bodies and become toxic overtime leading to a host of health problems including gallstones, kidney stones, arthritis, bone and joint calcification, and hardening and blocking of the arteries. The human body prefers organic minerals which we can only get from the foods we eat. For good health, we need to drink the purest water possible and eat a well balanced diet to get our valuable organic minerals.
Some Minerals Found in Water may be Highly Toxic or even Radioactive.
FACT #3 - Drinking Water Quality is more Important than Quantity.
Everyone has heard the saying that we should drink 8 glasses of water a day for our improved health and well-being. While no one will argue against the importance of being well hydrated, it is not necessarily the biggest health concern people have to worry about. The truth is we get a good percentage of our daily water allowance from the foods we eat. Since this also helps quench our thirst, most people probably do drink less pure water than they should. However that makes the quality of our water all the more important because water helps cleanse our bodies and remove toxins. When we drink water that contains heavy amounts of chlorine, fluoride and inorganic minerals we are actually taxing our bodies with toxins which is counterproductive to the benefits of water. Not drinking enough water is a problem but consumption of contaminated water should be a much larger concern.
FACT #2 - Clean Drinking water is NOT Scarce and Should be Affordable.
Water is our most valuable natural resource and it is also our most abundant. While it is true that most of the water on our planet is undrinkable, even the most contaminated water can still be purified fairly easily. With modern technologies like desalination, clean drinking water can be produced directly from sea water or even waste water.
There is no reason for anyone to pay expensive prices for bottled spring water when they can get even higher quality drinking water from their own tap simply by installing a residential reverse osmosis filtration system. In fact, the quality of some bottled water can be very bad and there is always the possibility that chemicals will leach from the PET plastic into the water. A multi-stage water filtration system would provide better quality water at more affordable pricing making it a much better value.
FACT #1 - Tap Water Should be Filtered for Drinking & Cooking Purposes.

If you are still drinking water directly from the tap, you are taking chances with your health. First of all, city water in the United States is heavily chlorinated and most also add fluoride to the water. Both of these chemicals are highly toxic and at even low levels can cause health concerns.

Also consider the fact that tap water must travel from the water plant to your house and that anything could have been picked up along the way. Municipal water channels can be contaminated from water main breaks, water siphoned from backyards and from the very corroded pipes that the water travels through itself. Regardless of how pure the water is when it leaves the plant, by the time it reaches your home all bets are off.

Broken Pipe
Old, rusty and decrepit, city water mains often break leading to tap water contamination.
Luckily, the levels of contamination found in tap water are typically fairly low and can be easily removed by a quality water purification system. The best way to protect yourself from tap water contaminants is to install a multi-stage water filtration system that incorporates sediment, carbon, reverse osmosis and UV technologies.
Why do You Need a Water Filter?

Because your body is a "natural" water filter. The human body collects, processes, and filters contaminants on a daily basis from the food, water and air that we consume. If you drink water with high levels of pollutants, your body then becomes a living filter of sorts. It will remove many contaminants on its own but whatever it cannot remove will be left behind to be absorbed or deposited in your tissues and organs. Over time, the accumulation of toxic contaminants could overwhelm your body's natural defenses leading to serious disease, cancer and death.

It is easy to replace a bad cartridge with a new one when a water filter fails. It is much harder to replace any valuable organs when the human body fails.

Don't use your body as the filter!

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