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Who’s Filtering YOUR Water?

Unsafe drinking water warnings seem to be popping up in the news with an alarming frequency as of late. Sometimes these problems are the result of human error, a machine gone haywire, a flood, or simply an overgrowth of algae or bacteria. Regardless of whether your water is treated by your municipality or drawn from your own well, it is simply not feasible that every drop of water you drink can be safeguarded against contamination. Even with the best municipally treated water, your tap water may still contain chlorine, nitrates, iron, sodium, and prescription drugs. Well water may also produce water with higher concentrations of iron, manganese, sulfates, and even arsenic, gasoline, the gasoline additive MTBE, and pesticides.
So, who’s filtering YOUR water? Consider this:  without a water filtration system in your home, then YOU are the filter. We often read about need to drink large amounts of fluid to hydrate and cleanse our bodies, but that water may just be adding MORE toxins for your body to contend with. Fortunately, there are other alternatives.
Your body could really benefit from a reverse osmosis system to help filter out these impurities before you take a drink. A reverse osmosis system uses a process in which water is forced through a membrane that has extremely small holes or pores. Clean water passes through to your faucet and the impurities that are too large to pass through the membrane are left behind and flushed away. Generally, the molecules of common impurities like lead, copper, arsenic, chlorine, giardia, pesticides, cysts, and nitrates are too large to pass through an RO system, so that’s a huge burden off your body’s natural filtering system.
RO systems are typically installed under your kitchen sink and can save you hundreds of dollars every year because you never have to buy bottled water again. Not only is that a benefit for your wallet, it’s good for the environment – and your body!