The water purification devices used by large scale treatment facilities cannot protect the health of the average individual. A point-of-use or in home water purification device is an absolute necessity.
Unless your water comes from a pure mountain spring that has been tested for contamination, then you need additional protection from pesticides, herbicides, disinfectants, disinfection byproducts, heavy metals, bacterial cysts resistant to disinfection, traces of drugs, hormones and thousands of cancer causing chemicals that are present in groundwater and other freshwater sources all over the world.
You might think that buying bottled waters is the best choice. But companies are not required to use water purification devices. They are not required to test for contaminants, unless they ship across state lines.
Environmentalists hate the multi-billion dollar bottling industry, primarily because of the natural resources used to create the bottles and transport them to stores and families. From an economic standpoint, a home water purification device takes much less money out of the family's budget.
For example, the annual cost for a family of four that has in-home water purification devices is less than $100. Families that have home delivery of the big multi-gallon jugs spend over $900 per year. If you buy it from a store, you spend about $1800 per year. What could you do with an extra $150 per month?
With the first $150, you might want to buy a water purification device for the showerheads in your home, particularly if you and the kids like to swim.
You see disinfection byproducts called THMs are present in practically every home in the country. The primary source is showering in chlorinated waters.
THMs are carcinogenic. In other words, they cause cancer. The EPA and other health authorities believe that the cancer risk is “acceptable". But, recent research has shown that the risk to people who also swim in chlorinated pools is “unacceptable".
Pregnant women should avoid exposure whenever possible, because the contaminants increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. Researchers are only just learning about the many health risks that are caused by the thousands of chemicals that we are exposed to every day. The biggest risks are to our children.
It is unknown what the regular daily exposure to the traces of drugs, hormones and the combination of chemicals found in tap-water could do to future generations. If you want to protect your kids and your own future health, you need water purification devices and you should avoid other types of exposure whenever possible.
Check your health and beauty aids for chemical ingredients. Stop using anti-bacterial hand lotions. Soap and purified water is just as good. Eat organic foods whenever possible and leave your water purification device in the “on" position when washing fruits and vegetables, as well as for cooking.
Avoid drinking out of plastic containers. Avoid eating fish that is high up on the food chain, because the mercury levels they contain are higher. Choose water purification devices that combine ion exchange to remove lead and copper, with carbon and multi media filtration to remove drugs and chemical contaminants and submicron filtration to remove parasitic cysts.
In other words, protect yourself wherever you can.
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