Have you heard about a whole house water filtration system? These systems are installed where water comes into your house and provide filtration for all water that is used in your home, whether for drinking, bathing, or washing clothes. Why would you want this?
The US Water Treatment Problem
There has been a lot of coverage recently about water supply contaminates in the US. This includes pesticides, prescription drugs, industrial chemicals, and a host of contaminants that you probably don’t want to think about.
Add to this list a couple of additives that we scarcely think of these days, chlorine and fluorine. Fluorine was added based on the belief (without adequate research) that fluorine reduces cavities. Chlorine is responsible for stopping the spread of typhoid fever and other diseases through water. This was a big killer and stopping disease spread is a great achievement for chlorine, but, taking the chlorine into the body (and on the body) has issues for us too. These things all contribute to the US water treatment problem.
Chlorinated water is mild bleach and has been shown to cause acne and other skin disease, brittle hair, respiratory problems, and those subtle illnesses that make you feel bad but you don’t know why. Families who have filtered chlorine from their water have reported clearing of skin, healthier hair, and clearing up of nagging health symptoms.
You might be wondering how chlorine in water can cause respiratory issues. It turns out that the steam from hot water can cause problems for those with allergies and breathing problems as it is breathed in. Most healthy people aren’t affected so much but those who already have breathing problems can be hampered by the gas that comes with the steam.
Note that chlorine is a gas; it was used to kill on the battlefields of Europe during World War I, so perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that there may be health effects even in small quantities.
Chlorine Water Filter
Many have taken advantage of chlorine water filters for drinking water with faucet attachment filters, under sink water filters, and pitcher filters. This helps as most of the chlorine is removed, although little is done for most of the other contaminates—still, it is a step in the right direction. There also remains the problem of the chlorine released into the air, and breathed in, from hot water and all of those other contaminates.
Whole House Water Filtration Systems
Happily there is a solution to all of this and it is a whole house water filtration system. Good systems remove all contaminates discussed above as well as some bacteria that may remain after all the chemicals and filtering applied at the municipal water company.
There is simply not a better way to insure that your family has healthy water than a whole house water filtration system. Discover more benefits of healthy water, call our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts to learn more.
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