More than 240 million people every day in the United States turn on their faucets in order to drink and cook, using water from public water systems.
In 2005, it was discovered that brass plumbing fixtures may release far more lead into drinking water than previously believed. You don’t want this neurotoxin in your drinking water, trust me.
Many plumbing supplies sold today are still not lead-free but contain up to eight percent lead content in brass fixtures.
Lead in drinking water causes delays in physical and mental development, along with small deficits in attention span and learning abilities.
In adults, it can cause increases in blood pressure. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure according to the American EPA.
When lead gets in the body, it does not dispose of easily. Instead, it builds up over time and after years of consumption it can lead to lead poisoning. It can cause brain damage, retardation, lower IQ levels, emotional and behavioral problems, and learning disorders like ADD.
It’s not only important that you avoid lead in your drinking water. You also don’t want lead in your shower water. What can we do?
You must find a portable water purifier which you can have on your countertop at home but also be able to transport it in case you need it on vacations, other trips and at work.
You want filters for that system to be able to reduce all heavy metals, not just lead, to at least 95%.
Your cheap filters at the local store aren’t going to get the job done. I’ve researched them and one very popular home filter system doesn’t reduce lead at all! What’s the point?
If you don’t want lead in drinking water then you must do your research and find the best portable water purifier system that is a good fit for your family.