Water is the most abundant substance in the human body and essential in nearly every aspect of our survival. It is necessary to maintain focus, lubricate joints for fluid movement, and regulate skin and body temperature. Simply put, clean water may be considered the single most important factor for healthy living and growth.
According to Environmental Protection Agency estimates, over 60,000 chemicals are used within the United States, yet only 91 of those are on the contaminant list in the Safe Drinking Water Act. These chemicals can make their way into our water sources from factory waste, runoff from roofs and roads, and mining activities like fracking. To make matters worse, there are often hundreds of water providers that are poorly regulated, making it nearly impossible to truly know where your water is coming from.
Many of these chemicals are associated with a risk of cancer and other diseases, even at small doses. Don't you deserve better?
While bottled water is often advertised as "pure" or "natural", the reality is that there is no guarantee it is cleaner or safer than tap. In fact, a 4-year review conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that 25 percent or more of bottled water is really just tap water in a bottle.
There is also a risk that chemicals such as BPA and phthalates can seep into the water, especially if they are stored in bottles for extended periods of time. Disposable plastic bottles and water coolers are often stored in shipping containers, warehouses, and retail outlets for weeks.
Portable water filtration systems, often pitchers or small units that attach to your faucet, are only one small step in removing harmful contaminants from your water.
These filters are typically using activated carbon, which bonds with organic compounds like chlorine, to pull it from the tap before reaching your cup. It is a great way to remove odors and taste from water and we use it in our systems as well. However, the carbon filter alone is not capable of removing sediment, microorganisms, or bacteria, and so is only a partial solution.