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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WATER FILTERS

Why do I need to filter my water?

The human body is 60 - 80% water.  Every five to 10 days we need to replace all of our body's water to keep functioning smoothly, efficiently and to maintain good health. It is important to replenish our bodies water with clean, pure, filtered water. Our filters are long-lasting, reliable, and provide water filtered down to 1 micron (a human hair is about 100 microns) to prevent long-term health risks due to gradual buildup of toxins, heavy metals, chemicals and chlorine.

 
 

Most municipal water systems are chlorinated to kill bacteria and viruses.  However, the chlorine can form carcinogenic compounds, such as trihalomethanes and chloroform.  Also, this water still has to travel through miles of pipes before it enters your home.  The pipes are usually not clean and contain heavy metals from solder joints, fixtures, etc. The only way to ensure that your drinking water is free of contaminants is to filter it yourself in your home or office.

 
 

What can I do to improve the safety of the water in my home?
You can install a home water filter.  One of the easiest and most effective filtration devices is a system that treats water at a single point of use for drinking, cooking and watering plants. This can easily be installed as a countertop unit, or an undercounter unit with a separate faucet.  It is also important to use a shower filter to remove chlorine while you shower.

 
 

Isn't bottled water easier, cheaper and just as safe?
It is perfectly legal to bottle water from wells, springs and even public tap water.  You could actually be carrying home water bottles containing the same low quality water that comes out of your faucet.  Bottled water is not always free of contaminants either, in 1990 a test by the Suffolk County, New York Health Dept. found that 9 of 88 brands tested did not meet state and Federal drinking water standards, even Perrier had that recall due to Benzene contamination. Sometimes you can even taste and smell the plastic water bottle.  Also if water is bottled and sold within the same state, it is not subject to EPA regulations.  Finally, bottled water is much more expensive than a home filter system, averaging about a dollar a gallon in comparison to less than 10 cents a gallon.

 
 

What about water pitcher filters or faucet-mount filters?
In our business, we refer to these as "feel good" filters. You get to "feel good" that you're doing something about your water quality, however, these small filter elements tend to be ineffective against everything but Chlorine, taste and odor. Also, they are very expensive to use and need frequent filter replacement.

 
 

Why should I be concerned with filtering my shower water?
You can absorb more chlorine through your skin and lungs in one shower then you can in all the tap water you could drink in a day.  Chlorine not only dries your skin and hair, studies show that long-term exposure to chlorine has been linked to various cancers, and, recently, to increased risk of miscarriage.

 
 

CHECK OUT OUR WATER FILTER SECTION TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR WATER FILTER NEEDS

 
 
 

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