Learn About a Drinking Water Filter System

by Laurel Tevolitz - Date: 2008-05-05 - Word Count: 543 Share This!

A drinking water filter system for your home can protect your family from dangerous drugs, hormones and other chemicals found in public water sources. The right system will filter out the dangerous lead that has been found in many municipal drinking water supplies around the country. The wrong system will not do all of these things.

The right drinking water filter system is one that uses multiple filters, including activated carbon and micron particle filters, as well as ion exchange to balance your mineral content. Trace minerals in your water are good for your health. That's why distillers and reverse osmosis is no longer recommended. Those systems reduce the mineral content to such a low level, that your family could suffer health problems, particularly those related to the digestive system.

Carbon filters remove chlorine, drugs, lead and other chemicals, of which there are over 2000 that can cause cancer. Micron particle filters get rid of anything left behind by your local water treatment facility. Things ranging from bacteria to parasites and tiny celled organisms that can cause serious illness have been found in the public drinking water supply.

If you currently drink bottled water, you should know that a drinking water filter system can save you money and help save the planet. The average person spends $3 per day or more on bottled water. A good drinking water filter system costs only pennies per day.

Recent studies indicate that 80% of the plastic bottles used for bottled water end up in the landfill. Most people just don't recycle. If you do, that's great, but the manufacture of those bottles is using a lot of our natural resources.

It takes oil and gas to transport the bottles. It takes water to make the plastic. We really do not have enough of either one to waste. Studies have shown that the bottled water industry, as it continues to grow, is a leading contributor to global warming. Carbon is released by the vehicles transporting the products and carbon is released during the manufacturing process.

A multi-system drinking water filter system is environmentally friendly. Just remember to avoid the reverse osmosis systems. They waste water and cost too much to operate and maintain.

Questions have also been raised about the purity of bottled water. The industry is largely self-regulated. They do follow FDA regulations, but not the EPA regulations for healthy drinking water. It could be that your unfiltered tap water is safer than your bottled water. It could even be the same thing.

Some bottled water comes straight from the tap. Other companies run their water through a drinking water filter system, just like the one you can get for your home. And, others are still selling distilled water. Unless it says mineral water, there are no healthy minerals in it.

In the long run, an in home drinking water filter system is better for your health than drinking bottled water. It is better for the environment, uses less of our natural resources and costs less, too.

If you don't already have one, what are you waiting for? If you do, make sure it is operating properly and you change your filters regularly. Everyone benefits from healthy water and a good in-home drinking water filter system is the right way to get it.

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Laurel Tevolitz is a dedicated researcher of critical issues that affect health and well-being. Visit her water purification blog now at http://www.safewaterpurifier.com/pristinewater.htm to discover which water purification system she recommends after extensive research.

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