It really is no surprise more and more people are buying water filters for home after we find out what is in tap water, not to mention the unpleasant taste.
What is in tap water and what does all the money and testing actually do if it really isn’t clean?
This is sort of the official stance on tap water. Municipal water systems are subject to the Safe Drinking Water Act, and city water is constantly and thoroughly tested for harmful substances.
City water is filtered and treated with chlorine or other disinfectants to eliminate harmful microorganisms and aid in ensuring a safe water supply.
I don’t buy that for a second and neither should you. If you didn’t hear this in the news don’t be upset. Many news outlets didn’t share this with you. Shame on them!
Since 2004, testing by water utilities has found 315 pollutants in the tap water Americans drink, according to an Environmental Working Group drinking water quality analysis of almost 20 million records obtained from state water officials.
More than half of the chemicals detected are not subject to health or safety regulations and can legally be present in any amount.
This means you should be doing what you should have been doing all along. You need to provide clean water for your family through water filters for home use.
Here is a sampling of all the pollutants in your tap water: trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, insecticides, pesticides, nitrates, arsenic, radiation, rocket fuel, lead, fluoride and benzene. Those are just a few.
The best water filters for home will be able to eliminate all of those pollutants and more. I’ll give you a head start in your research. Those cheap water pitchers found in the stores eliminate almost none of those toxins.
There are some great gravity water filters available that do the job plus more.