1. Violations by water systems show that not enough is being done to ensure your family gets 100% pure, clean water.
2. Chemicals such as Chromium-6 and perchlorates are still pending further regulation. How long and how much will it cost your municipality to remove these chemicals? How long are you willing to wait to ensure your family’s good health?
Just how safe is your tap water? Everyone assumes it’s safe, but is it really?
Over the past year, new research being led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that water-related pollution from unregulated chemicals in the water supply is having a potentially dangerous impact on your family’s good health.
New research from the EPA shows that chemicals in the water supply, such as Chromium-6, pharmaceuticals and perchlorates, if ingested in drinking water, can lead to many forms of cancer, kidney damage, leukemia, liver damage, intestinal cancer and mouth tumors.
Heavy metals, such as lead and arsenic are being regulated, but ongoing safety violations by public utilities in overall water quality show that not enough is being done to ensure these pollutants are removed today from your drinking water.
Can drinking water cause cancer?
Unfortunately, too often, the answer to this question is a resounding yes.
Municipal water systems across the country are not doing enough - fast enough - (arguing about 'what' and 'how much' of these chemicals to regulate). They are failing to remove millions of pounds of chemical waste and byproducts caused by hundreds of years of unregulated manufacturing processes, neglect, illegal dumping and leeching of chemicals into the water supply.
Chromium-6, found as a byproduct of metalworks manufacturing and steel mills, has been proven to cause cancer when inhaled. Now, new research from the EPA shows that this chemical also causes cancer when ingested in drinking water.
Perchlorates, the chemical found in fireworks, bleach, fertilizer, rocket fuel and explosives, according to research by a leading consumer reporting organization, has been served to up to 17 million Americans in 26 States. Perchlorates can lead to thyroid problems, exhaustion, memory loss and has been found to be extremely dangerous to small children, infants and unborn children.
A Guide to Choosing the Best Water Filter System for Your Family’s Good Health
Here are three simple steps to finding the right type of drinking water filtration system:
- eFilterWater recommends you review the water quality report for your area.
- eFilterWater recommends you test the quality of the water coming out of your tap.
- Once you know which contaminants you may have, we'll help you match the contaminant to the right water filter system.
NOTE: It's important to know what contaminants are in your water so that you can match the right type of filter to the contaminant found. Claims about contaminant removal vary from product to product and manufacturer to manufacturer. This is an area where eFilterWater can help.
Step One: What's in your municipality's water?
One way to find out about the quality of the water coming into your home is to check your Consumer Confidence Report (or CCR for short) from your municipality. By law, the EPA requires all public utilities to provide a CCR to their customers at least once per year.
Click here to get a copy of your Consumer Confidence Report.
Another way to determine the quality of your water is to check the independent report from the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to your family’s health. The EWG has been tracking water quality since 1993.
An analysis of CCRs by a leading consumer reporting publication of the water quality from the 13 largest US cities revealed that few claimed to be violation-free. Though none of the water systems were consistently unhealthful, all had some samples containing significant quantities of contaminants. In New York City, for example, some samples had lead levels several times the federal limit.
Step Two: Know what's coming out of your tap
A CCR will tell you about the water quality in your city or town, but not necessarily about the quality of the water coming out of your tap. If your home was built before 1986, you might have lead leaching into your drinking water from the solder joints in your plumbing. Homeowners with a well on their property face even greater uncertainty, because such water isn't surveyed or reported on public utility CCRs.
The best way to know exactly what contaminates could be in your drinking water is to have it tested. We offer a certified laboratory watercheck test kit that will examine your home’s water for 83 different minerals, contaminants and physical characteristics. See the Watercheck Home Test
Step Three: Learn more about the best water filter system you need
Now that you know the quality of your water and the contaminants it contains, you're armed with the information you need to make an informed purchase decision on the right drinking water system for your lifestyle and family's health. To learn more about the types of systems that we sell, click here.
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