Thursday, December 19, 2013

Drinking Water Treatment Systems - Instant Impact on Harmful Contaminants

Let's face it. The need for drinking water treatment systems has become a sobering fact of everyday life. With over 2100 toxic chemicals reported* to be in U.S. drinking water, it's critical that a drinking water purification system be capable of having an instant impact on these harmful contaminants.

But you should know that quality drinking water treatment systems are not just about getting rid of toxins. They are also about restoring water to its original clean, healthy, mineral-balanced state. Nature designed water to be this way so that we could enjoy its taste and benefit from its components. Our good health depends on it.

Reverse osmosis and distillation are popular methods of water purification. However, these drinking water treatment systems have serious drawbacks. Not only do they strip water of essential trace minerals, but they are not effective at removing synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs), such as herbicides and pesticides... unless combined with a carbon filter add-on.

Furthermore, distillation is a very slow process and reverse osmosis creates 2 to 3 gallons of waste water for every 1 gallon of useable water it produces. Both systems can be expensive to install and require ongoing maintenance.

Bottled water is another popular alternative to tap water. But there is no way of knowing what, if any, type of drinking water purification system has been used to produce this water. This is because there are no government regulations that oversee the quality of bottled water. Even the FDA has warned that, "Companies that market bottled water as being safer than tap water are defrauding the American public."

So what can a person do to ensure that their drinking water purification system has an instant impact on harmful contaminants, while leaving in the minerals that are so important for good taste and good health?

You can start by looking at drinking water treatment systems that use a multi-stage filtration process. Multi-stage filtration systems are comprehensive in their approach to water filtration. Not only are they capable of filtering out the odor and bad taste of chlorine, they protect us from lead, harmful bacteria such as cryptosporidium, giardia, as well as, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs).

You might think that this type of drinking water purification system - one that offers protection, good taste, and good health - would be expensive and complicated to install in the home. Well, let me assure you that this is definitely not the case. Affordable, easy to install and maintain drinking water treatment systems with multi-stage filters are easy to find, if you're willing to do a little research.

In addition to looking for systems that use multi-stage filtration, you might also want to find systems that are certified for removing specific contaminants such as VOCs and SOCs. This will give you added assurance that you're getting a top quality product.

If you want to have an instant impact on contaminants, as well as, your family's good health, then investigating the best drinking water treatment systems is certainly going to be worth your time and money.

* report by the Ralph Nader Research Institute