By Juanita Ruby
Have you read about this recently? The Ralph Nader Research Group says, “U.S. drinking water contains more than 2,100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer.” I don’t know about you, but when I read that, it spurred me into action and I went out looking at home water treatment systems and shortly after bought one.
Since I wanted to make the best choice on how to rid my water of those 2,l00 cancer causing contaminates I researched water treatment products. I discovered there were many to choose from.
Let me tell you a little of what I found for home water treatment systems. There are reverses osmosis systems, carbon filtration systems and distilled water systems. These all work a little different, and one of them is better than the other two.
Reverse osmosis systems and distilled water systems de-mineralize the water. The minerals in the water are important for our bodies to function correctly. If we drink water without the natural minerals in it, our bodies will try to compensate for the lack of minerals by pulling them from somewhere else.
One of the minerals that is so important for our strong bones in calcium. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my body pulling calcium out of my bones to balance the water I drink. Other important minerals such as potassium and magnesium are also naturally present in our water.
So from a mineral standpoint reverse osmosis and distilled water is not the way to go. A couple other things to look at with a reverse osmosis system are the cost to run the home water treatment systems and what contaminates they filter out.
Reverse osmosis water treatment products run on electricity. With the high cost of electricity and the fact that there are home water treatment systems that don’t need electricity, that also do a better job, I don’t think it is prudent to use a reverse osmosis system.
A reverse osmosis system will remove out the sludge, the particles and debris in the water, but the liquid chemical impurities, and many microscopic parasites and bacteria are still in the water after undergoing the treatment process. And since the main job of home water treatment systems is to remove those deadly contaminates, reverse osmosis just doesn’t do the job.
So the water treatment products we have left are the carbon filtration ones. There are different models of these; some are superior to others. The best ones are the ones that use different types of filtration. With these you remove all the contaminants that are in the water.
The different types of filtration are carbon filters, sub micron filters, multi block filters and ion exchange. When you combine all of these together each one filters out various types of contamination. If water treatment products only have one of these types of filters, only part of the dangerous chemicals and substances are removed.
So if you are spurred into action like I was, look for water treatment products that use all the methods I’ve mentioned above to purify your water. Everyone needs to drink pure, healthy water free from dangerous contaminates.
Juanita Ruby is passionate about health. She knows our bodies contain 70% water, thus the quality of our water greatly affects our health.
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