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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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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