Whether you want to learn more about choosing a water treatment system, find out where you can get information about your tap water quality or discover what you can do to protect the quality of your drinking water supply, dentalplaza can help.
Finding the healthiest and most nutrient dense food options is extremely important, but to some degree, finding the best water options can be even more important! Some sources of water can contain hundreds of chemicals and many of these chemicals can be more easily absorbed from water than from food.so you know it does exactly what it claims to do.
Find out what's in your water. Before you choose a filtration system, you need to know what it is you are looking to remove. You can get a copy of your area's annual water quality report from your water utility. You can also go a step further and test the water yourself, either using an at-home test kit (available at most home improvement stores) or getting in touch with your water utility to find a local lab.
So what are the options for those of us not interested in drinking a chemical cocktail every time we are thirsty?
Bottled water has started falling out of favor lately and with good reason. Mark’s Daily Apple did an in-depth analysis of why, but bottled water is not a good option for several reasons:
*Chemicals from the plastic bottle itself can leech into the water
*In most cases, the water itself is no different than tap water
*Bottled water costs more in many cases that drinking tap water
*Water bottles are a major source of consumer waste each year!
The distillation process uses heat to cause the water to become steam. The steam rises and moves to a cooling chamber where it turns back into liquid, leaving behind many contaminants. This type of filtration reduces large particles like minerals and heavy metals but does not remove endocrine disruptors or VOCs since they vaporize at equal or lower temps that water and rise with the steam. It does effectively kill bacteria.
Maintenance: Change those filters! Once you have installed a water filtration system or purchased a new water filter pitcher, you need to regularly change the filters and keep everything clean and running smoothly. If your system does not include an automatic timer or sensor to let you know when you are due for a new filter, make sure you note the date on your calendar. Changing water filters promptly according to the manufacturer's recommendation is the best way to ensure that your water is being thoroughly cleaned.