What’s in your water? Well, if you drink tap water or well water in the U.S., plenty of things could be in your water. Did you know the EPA has reported over 84,000 known contaminants? What are some of those contaminants? Chlorine, pesticides and lead are just a few.
Your Water Could Contain Various Toxins
If you live in or near a city and get your water from a municipal water treatment plant, keep in mind that those plants are supposed to filter the water so it’s healthy for you, right? It can cost a lot of money to get rid of all contaminants. Meanwhile, chemicals such as chlorine are used to treat water. This can lead to byproducts linked to reproductive and developmental problems as well as cancer. Municipal water may contain petroleum products, pesticides, herbicides and other things that can negatively affect people’s various systems, including the nervous and reproductive systems.
Pesticides, Herbicides and Pharmaceuticals Can Show Up Too
If you live in a rural area and utilize well water, soil can do a decent job of filtering out contaminants, but you still have to contend with things like pesticides, herbicides and pharmaceuticals making their way into your water supply.
Water Filtration Systems Help Eliminate Toxins
Even though the U.S.A. is a first-world country, where you’d expect the water to be clean, safe and healthy to drink, you may not be getting the kind of high quality water you’d like. If you suspect your water has contaminants in it, you may need a filtration system. Some common contaminants in water can include aluminum, ammonia, bacteria, barium, chlorine, calcium, copper, lead, radium and others. Some of these contaminants may be causing health problems for you and/or family members or pets.