Pure Water Products ? Bottled Water Vs Water Filtration Unit

Pure Water Products ? Bottled Water Vs Water Filtration Unit

Since, our childhood we have been told that 2/3rd of our body weight is water and we should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to lead a healthy and ail-free life. However, if the drinking water is impure and it contains traces of pollutants and chemicals, then drinking the same could do more harm than good. This is where pure water products play a pivotal role.

As you know, bottled water and water filtration units are the two broad categories for pure water products. However, which amongst them is the best? Which one should you select?

Well, the answer lies in the quality of water produced by both the pure water products. Below are some shocking facts for you, which you might not be aware of and might want to consider before making a decision.

Bottled water In a recent study, it was discovered that more than 25% of bottled water is not much better than the tap waters. Many bottled water manufacturers use a very preliminary filtering process and then package it in a nice and shinning bottle and sell at huge prices. We as end customers, think price is related to quality; and therefore, consume these bottles containing nothing actually the tap water at the cost of your hard earned money and breach of trust.

Besides the quality of water in these bottles, the quality of plastic used further degrades the quality of water. This is because; chemicals from inferior plastic can percolate into the drinking water with time.

Moreover, these bottles have environmental impact too. Plastic used in them do not degrade naturally and therefore, are one of the contributor to increasing pollution in today’s world.

Filtration systems Thanks to the increasing pollution, because of which new pollutants are being introduced in water almost every day. This is where the effectivity of water filtration technologies comes into the picture. You will be surprised to know the filtration techniques that used to be the best in the past stands nowhere in the list of best filtration processes as recommended by the experts.

Water filtered from out dated methodologies like reverse osmosis, distillation, etc. is not considered to fit for human consumption. It contains traces of many chemicals like chlorine, and many carcinogenic compounds like THMs (trihalomethanes) and VOCs (Volatile organic compounds).

These old technologies are now replaced by innovative processes like carbon filtration, ion exchange and sub micron filtration techniques.

In conclusion, both the above pure water products are good if they result in healthy, clean and pure water. However, if you ask me, my vote goes to high-end water filtration units that can remove the toxins present to water to undetectable levels. Since, they have onetime investment you can save your money and efforts in ordering bottled water every week.

If you wish to learn more about filtering pure water products, visit my website now.

Water Expert, Bobby Forbes is consultant to millions of men, women, and organizations and advocates the use of safe water in home and office. Visit his website http://purifiedwaterhome.com to learn how you can protect your family from contaminated water.

 

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water filtration bottle

water filtration bottle

There are water filtration bottles available for purchase in many places today.  A water filtration bottle may be the perfect solution for some people.  These water filtration bottles not only purify water but can be reused so you can drastically reduce the amount you spend on water bottles and reduce the amount of plastic you are throwing away.  These water bottle purifiers only remove items like that chlorine taste and microbial cysts.  Microbial cysts, like giardia, can cause severe stomach upset in children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, so a water bottle purifier of this nature might be a good purchase for those in these groups.

 

The water filtration bottle is great for people on the go, for use during exercise, and for use just about anywhere.  Water filtration bottles are not only for convenience.  There is also a water filtration bottle called the Lifesaver bottle which is used in areas where drinking water supplies are limited.  These areas may be under developed countries, disaster stricken areas or areas experiencing a severe drought.  This type of water filtration bottle has a much stronger filter than those that come in your local store.  The filters on these bottles filter out impurities such as metals, dirt, viruses, bacteria and most types of microbial organisms.  This type of water filtration bottle has saved many lives, by providing clean water to people who need it.  The water can be used for drinking, in medical procedures and for us in various cleaning needs.

Are you looking for more information regarding water filtration bottle ?  Visit http://www.best-water-filter-guide.com/ today!

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Safe Filtration

Safe Filtration

Everyone loves a drink of cool water to drink on a hot day. The current consumption of bottled water has caused a problem for the planet. It has been estimated that bottled water companies make .2 billion dollars a year with little regulation, which means that ordinary tap water can be just as good as any given bottle of water. The bottles themselves are plastic and continue to pile up in our landfills, harming our planet.

If you want to do something good for the environment, invest in a good home purifier. If you buy reusable glass containers you can bottle your own beverages. Using slices of fresh fruit for flavoring you can make your own juices. You’ll save money and you’ll be drinking something that is better for your health. It is the most logical, convenient, and economical solution, for obtaining better quality water. Water filters offer many benefits over tap water and bottled water. Many events, like E. coli scares and lead poisonings, have created new levels of awareness about the need for home water filters. Home water filtration offers higher quality water than bottled water with the convenience of coming out of the tap. For less than 10 cents a gallon you can have great tasting, healthy, and chemical-free water. All at the touch of a button!

Unlike bottled water, home water filters are required to document the purity of the water they produce. In many states, it is unlawful to make uncertified claims for home water filters. This strict regulation gives consumers a means for accurately comparing and substantiating a water filter’s performance capabilities. Certain states, California being the strictest, require manufacturers to have all promotional, advertising, website and packaging materials, reviewed by the Department of Health for accuracy. The California Certification is one of the best ways to determine a product’s performance capabilities. Eco-friendly systems usually use a carbon filter and other natural filters to make the water clean. Systems that require complex chemicals are not as eco-friendly. The chemicals have to be disposed of in special ways, but most consumers simply throw them out, which means it goes into the landfill and can cause contamination to soils.

Water filtration systems are the way to go for a green lifestyle. They use fewer resources and are economical.

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Why There Are No Winners From The Tap vs Bottled Water Camps

Why There Are No Winners From The Tap vs Bottled Water Camps

You would think that out of the tap versus bottled water debate, one would emerge victorious! Unfortunately unless the tap water in question was filtered they are both potentially harmful to your health.

The main problem with the bottled water vs tap water scenario is that it does not give the third and most important choice: health filtered tap water.

If we look at recent studies on tap water we find thousands of toxic chemicals in it including herbicides, pesticides, prescription drugs, lead and chlorine, all of which can lead to cancer, especially the chlorine which should always be removed before drinking.

So when people go on about tap versus bottled water my answer is clear, neither are good enough!

When it comes to bottled water, in a way it’s even worse because you specifically select and pay anywhere from – a gallon for it, so you expect it to be pure. The truth is that over 80% of it is not subject to any regulation at all as it is bottled and shipped in the same state.

Many times it has the same toxins in as ordinary water and can come from the same source making a farce of the bottled water vs tap water debate!

The visions they sell you of pristine mountain streams and natural landscape are just clever marketing ploys and the other factor is that they are an environmental disaster.

In the US more than 60,000,000 plastic bottles are thrown away each day!

So instead of confining yourself to the tap versus bottled water issue, look at quality home filtration so you can have great tasting healthy water and bottle your own when you go out.

Take a look at my website to learn more about the types of high quality home filtration I personally use and recommend.

 

 

Discover the best home water purifier today.

Ray Hamilton is a dedicated advocate and researcher of the incredible benefits of safe, clean healthy water. Discover which products Ray recommends after extensive research.

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Bottled Water or Water Filtration System?

Bottled Water or Water Filtration System?

Chlorine, Chloramines, microscopic particles, pharmaceuticals and a host of contaminates and toxins enter our homes every day through our faucets.  Today it is common to see a home with under sink water filters, drinking water filters or a bottled water system to provide clean and safe water for drinking.  But even the best drinking water filters leave you unprotected in the shower, washing clothing and even using your dishwasher.  Without a whole house water filtration system you are not protecting the health of your family from the exposure to harmful unfiltered water.

 Additionally, the quality of our air is affected by the lack of whole house water filtration!  Harmful chemicals in the water such as chloramines and chlorine can release vapor into the home when the water is running and this can cause respiratory problems and trigger asthma.

 Home water filters protect the entire home by filtering from the source; where the water comes into the home.  The water is filtered with a broad spectrum filtration protecting you in the shower, your children in the bath, your clothing in the wash and your dishes too!  The air quality is protected as well since any water that is run in your home will have been filtered first.

 A few facts regarding water may help you to fully understand the importance of whole house filtration instead of simply providing bottled water.

 First, one danger comes from bisphenol A or BPA in plastic water bottles which is shown to be hazardous to humans, yet is still in use.  This doesn’t even include the damage to the environment of a huge number of plastic bottles that reach the land fills.

 Second, the maximum safe level for chlorine set by the EPA is 4.0 mg/L for an adult; however, for children they say 3 mg/L is safe.  Many treatment facilities report levels between 3.2 and 3.9 mg/L.   This is barely safe for a full size adult, the smaller adults and children are left unprotected and the elderly and infants and those who are sick and need extra protection often get worse.

 It is not enough to avoid drinking chlorine or chloramines.  The body absorbs the chemicals and contaminates it comes in contact with like when bathing or showering.  Additionally, vapors are also absorbed through the skin and inhaled in showers.  All of the chemicals and contaminates then enter the bloodstream.

 With this in mind, during an average shower it is a safe assumption that you can consume more chemicals and contaminates that you will by drinking it; particularly if you are a kid who loves playing in the tub for a long time.  House water filters offer you the safety in the tub that the best drinking water filters or bottled water system will not.

 A whole house water filtration system removes chloramines, chlorine, lead, arsenic, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals and contaminates from the water.  This leaves you with safe water from any tap in your home and leaves your air clear of the pollutants that can occur from the tap.

Donna Hoffman owns a home-based small business(www.ezclearwater.com). Partnering with Selecto Scientific has given her the opportunity to bring the highest quality commercial grade water purification systems to the public.

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If you drink bottled water, you’re a loser: Bottled water facts

If you drink bottled water, you’re a loser: Bottled water facts

Got your attention now? Very good, because the naked bottled water facts should make you feel a bit foolish if you often buy bottled water.

I know I’m being a bit harsh but if you purchase bottled water and do a comparison of bottled water vs. tap water vs. filtered water you’re likely to feel like the fool who was sold the foot-long hot dog with 8 inches missing in the center

So, just ask yourself this question. Why are you buying bottled water?

Here are your likely answers:

1) It’s safer and better for you than faucet water

When comparing bottled water vs. tap water, well, that’s just one of the fairy tales taken as a fact about bottled water.

Here’s what the Food and Drug Administration in the USA declared about the safety of bottled water:

Companies that market bottled water as being safer than kitchen water are defrauding the American public.

In point of fact, there are no governmental standards for bottled water that require it be safer than tap water. Governmental regs for home water are in place and usually assure a degree of quality in the available faucet water.

So, when deciding upon purchasing bottled water vs. tap water, choosing the former may be the better choice.

2) Oh, I drink bottled water that’s been filtered

Most bottled water is not purified. In contrast, city tap water is purified and disinfected.

But if you happen to be chugging bottled water that is filtered, good for you. If it’s the stuff I sometimes go for, I bet the price is even steeper than the cheaper bottled water.

But there’s still a problem. Filtration is not all equal. Very good filters get rid of the live, very life-threatening contaminants, the inert, super toxic metals, extremely tiny pollutants and the sediment that affects taste and quality of the water.

There are cheaper water purifiers that essentially get rid of bigger sedimentary particles that slightly discolor water but really do little else. Most commercially filtered water tends to filter on the cheap.

3) Since it’s a food product, there are governmental standards that guarantee its quality

Nah, not really. In fact, a strategy employed by bottled water companies is to sell its water inside the state that it’s bottled in so that federal laws do not apply.

In fact, between 2/3 to 3/4 of the bottled water sold is in the state it’s bottled in. Chances are you are drinking water with no associated federal regulations to maintain its safety.

4) It’s better than the usual drinks available at the store

Well, that’s a tricky one. Its better than the really bad stuff. You know the colas, mile-high iced teas and fake fruit drinks that are in plenty of kid’s lunch packs.

But, if you went to a health food store, you can probably buy some fresh fruit/veggie juice, or a sprout-based beverage, really healthy water and so on. I will admit, that it might cost an arm and a leg but what’s your good health worth to you?

5) It’s pretty inexpensive

Compared to what? Some trendy drink, maybe. Not when comparing bottled water vs. tap water that is filtered ( – vs. 9 cents) But it’s about the same price as the soft drinks that litter store shelves.

To me, this is one of the most confusing aspects of the bottled water market.

We are gleeful that we are being offered what is essentially free tap water for a dollar or so per bottle. Think of it. If you bought a bottle on most days and two bottles or larger ones on days that you need more, you would be spending between 0 – 0 a year on water that is less safe than tap water.

6) It’s convenient

Oh, please. I’ve done the figures on this because, like you, my time is very precious.

It takes me a minute to fill up my water bottle with filtered water from my tap. I can even make a sandwich in just a few minutes. That is much easier and faster than the time needed to sprint to the deli, maybe wait on a noon lunch line, order and/or pay for my water and/or lunch.

7) I have no better alternative to bottled water

Again, if you are likely to chug cola, yes. But you don’t have to have the bottled water from the store when you could just bottle your own filtered water in a reusable bottle.

8)Hey, at least it forces me to drink the needed amount of water I should drink every day

Finally, I agree with you, for the most part. Hey, if it’s a choice between drinking nothing and suffering from dehydration or downing expensive, land polluting, minimally safe bottled water, maybe you should go ahead and get a container of water.

This should only happen occasionally. For example, if I’m exercising in hot and humid weather and there’s no water fountain nearby, I’ll just go and get a bottle of water from wherever.

Hey, it’s either that or endure the more serious consequences of dehydration in warm weather. That could lead to all types of physical crises that must be avoided at all costs.

And, I’ll give you credit because at least you didn’t say that it’s “Green.” That, I’m certain, never crossed your mind. Right?

9) It’s green, right?

Ah, no and this is one of the bottled water facts we haven’t delved into that you should know about. Drinking bottled water causes an unbelievable amount of pollution.

In fact, as upwards of a a million plastic bottles are disposed of daily, it is one of the major culprits when it comes to pollution.

Imagine, what almost a hundred million empty plastic water bottles looks like, going straight straight for the landfill. You know, generally the fill that is not recycle-ready since many water bottles are disposed of in all-purpose wastebaskets along with non-recyclables.

So, if for no other reason, the pollution that follows from this mega consumption of drinking bottled water should lead us to other alternatives.

Ok, so maybe those of you buying bottled water from the deli aren’t really losers but I truly hope this article encourages you to act on the real bottled water facts and stop buying bottled water which has serious drawbacks and few virtues.

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Salvator Giustra is a health researcher & information technologist. Also the creator of Healthy World Online, Inc. which includes Healthy Exercise World
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Watch Out For The Danger Of Low Quality Bottled Water – Find A Better Alternative Here

Watch Out For The Danger Of Low Quality Bottled Water – Find A Better Alternative Here

There are no two ways about it. It has already been proven that the water coming out from our kitchen tap is just not suitable for our consumption. Not only is it impure, it is unsafe too!

Using bottled water may sound like an option here. But do you know that there are numerous quality issues circling around it too?

Let us learn more about the danger of low quality bottled water and the ways to get away from it.

The first and foremost danger is proven by the fact that the quality regulation standards for bottled water are terribly low. As a result, the reality is that bottled water is nothing better than the tap water.

There are numerous impurities present in it. The contaminants especially those like chlorine and asbestos are known to be associated with cancer and various other serious health disorders. This is one of the main reasons why various health organizations discourage the use of bottled water.

Another danger of low quality bottled water is due to the plastic used for bottling up this water. All plastic containers leach plastic byproducts like phthalate and BPA into the water. This further addition of contaminants lowers the quality of the water even more.

The danger of low quality bottled water is not restricted to our health alone, it affects the entire planet! Remember the slogan “say no to plastic”? These plastic bottles are a major contributor to the environmental pollution and this is another reason why they should be strictly avoided.

The best and easy option to get pure and safe water is to install a water purifier at your home. The ones based on advanced technologies like that of ion exchange and sub micron filtration are known to be the best.

They not only filter out all contaminants from the water, but also retain the essential and required minerals present naturally in the water. The purifiers based on Reverse Osmosis are notorious for stripping these essential minerals off and thus causing multiple mineral deficiencies. It is better to avoid such filters.

Drinking water coming out from your purifier is the best way to keep yourself away from the danger of low quality bottled water. While going out, remember to bottle up your self purified water and carry it along.

There are nice stainless bottles available in the market. Steel not only makes them durable and safe but also helps in making an excellent style statement. Whether it is your work place or your gym, you will love the ease of carrying and using them.

Now that you are aware about the danger of low quality bottled water, take a step forward and find out more about the latest home water purifiers. They are the best and the only way to ensure the quality of the water that your family is consuming.

You can start you research with my recommendation of an effective, efficient and economical water purifier. Visit my website listed below for more details.

Daniel Woods is a dedicated advocate and researcher of the benefits of safe, clean, healthy filtered water. He shares his research on his website – Water Purifier Home. If you want to know how to choose a water purifier, visit – http://www.waterpurifierhome.com and learn about the products our editors personally use and recommend.

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