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Do You Need A Water Filter?
Yes, everyone could benefit from having a water filter at home. Here are three main reasons why.
#1 The cost of bottled water is high and exorbitantly priced when you compare it to the cost of tap water.
Did you know that when you actually start to break down the cost of what a gallon of bottled water runs that it’s 2000 times more expensive than your tap water at home?
We know that the market has conditioned you to become accustomed to paying a buck or two for a 32-ounce bottle of water but when you really think about it that’s more expensive than a gallon of gas.
We complain about the price of gas all the time, should it be any different when it comes to bottled water?
Tap water, on the other hand, breaks down to just pennies per gallon.
Now we know that even if you own a water filter at home you will still, on occasion, need or want to buy a bottle of water when you’re at a 7-Eleven.
But having a water filter system at home will significantly reduce your expenses.
#2 The quality of your water will taste and be so much better for you with a water filter system.
Several independent studies have tested all of the bottle water offerings and verified across the spectrum that most of them are very low-quality regular water.
Dr. Peter Osborne, the author of No Grain, No Pain talks about why you should never drink bottled water again on the I Love Marketing Podcast interview with Joe Polish and Dean Jackson.
The entire interview is worth listening to but if you want to hear what Dr. Osborne has to say about the dangers of drinking bottled water start at the 43-minute mark.
#3 The third reason why you would benefit from having a water filter at home is simply because of contaminants.
We’re not here to incite fear in you and we understand that most municipal water is very safe.
However, if you or someone in your home has a compromised immune system any level of contaminant (more on this later) even those deemed safe by the Environmental Protection Agency can still be very bad for your system.
You really have to ask yourself this question, do you really want to be drinking chlorine?
Yea, yea we know it kills microorganisms in the water that would otherwise make it’s way from the municipal treatment plant to your home and you don’t want these harmful contaminants.
However, there is something empowering as a homeowner when you take ownership of the quality of water coming into your home instead of blindly trusting the contaminants that remain in your water.
We understand that the EPA has certified levels and for most people the water is perfectly safe to drink but is that enough/
We recommend you read the report done by Jane Frankenberger and Natalie Carroll at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering entitled, Drinking Water Quality Reports, Your Right To Know.
For those of you on an untreated well water system, you’re playing in an entirely different arena and you have to take ownership of your water and filter it for yourself.
You have to verify what’s in the water and get the right water system to purify it and keep it safe for drinking purposes.
What’s in Your Tap Water At Home May Surprise You
These are just a few of the chemicals that are in your tap water.
- Chlorine – As stated earlier chlorine is used to kill pathogens and bacteria but what you might not know is that chlorine doesn’t kill algae. When chlorine and algae are combined trihalomethane gases are released. According to the Harvard Public School of Health, these gases have been linked to miscarriages in women, prostate, rectal, breast, colon and bladder cancers.
- Lead – Many homeowners drink tap water that contains dangerous amounts of lead. Babies are even more at risk because their formulas are made with water. Most lead poison can be traced back to poison pipes.Once the lead is in your body it sticks to your red blood cells. If lead is absorbed in the bones it can stay there for decades and potentially poison both the mother and the fetus. Lead can also cause behavior problems, learning disabilities, high blood pressure, kidney problems, and other issues. Kids ages 6 years old and younger are at most risk because this is when their brain is developing.
- Giardia and Cryptosporidium – These types of parasites are responsible for a number of severe outbreaks of gastro-intestinal diseases. They can easily find their way into your water system if you were ever to experience a sanitation breakdown.
So do you need a water filter? Well, technically speaking some of you don’t actually need it but all of us will benefit from having a water filter in our home.
It will make a difference in the quality of your life and the quality of your water.