Water Filtration Systems


Countertop Water Filtration Systems Protect Your Water

Some people do not understand the importance of kitchen countertop water filtration systems.  If you are shopping for one, then I applaud your efforts.  Tell your family and friends.  Everyone needs the protection that they offer.

First, let me say that there is no feasible way that the treatment facilities can stop using chlorine.  If another solution was found that was as effective, it would probably have more drawbacks than chlorine.

Practically every health treatment has benefits and risks.  You have to weigh them.  When the benefits outweigh the risks, then you have a “safe” remedy. 

Countertop water filtration systems and showerhead Countertop Water Filtration Systemsfilters are the remedies that defeat the risks that accompany chlorination.  And, as far as I know, there are no drawbacks, other than the price that you pay for an effective system, but $125 in the kitchen and $68 in the bathroom is not a big deal. 

That’s just my opinion of course, but it seems to me that everyone can afford that.  People spend more than that on a pair of tennis shoes.  You do have to consider the cost of replacement filters for countertop water filtration systems, but you have to buy new tennis shoes every once in a while, too.

It's easy to find out how much you will spend on replacement filters by viewing product performance data sheets.  The best countertop water filtration systems post performance data on their websites. 

The best countertop water filtration systems cost less than a dime a day.  The best showerhead units cost about $7 per month.  It depends on how much water your family uses, but that’s the average.

I mention a shower head system because your exposure to chlorine and its by-products (THMs) are not limited to the kitchen sink.  THMs are gases and they are released into the atmosphere of your home every time someone takes a bath.  Haven’t heard of THMs?  Allow me to tell you about them.

Trihalomethanes or THMs are released when chlorine reacts with biological matter or in other words, when it kills bacteria that cause waterborne illnesses.  Sadly, THMs cause cancer. 

There used to be some question in people’s minds about this, but the latest research from Canada is about how much it costs the country to care for these new cancer cases.  Since, they provide for the public’s healthcare, that’s an important question to them.

The Canadian researchers estimate that more than 700 cases of colorectal and bladder cancer are caused by exposure to THMs, every single year.  They have even identified areas in the country where the risk is highest, because the amount of exposure is higher.

Research in Thailand showed that the risk is much higher among those who regularly swim in chlorinated pools.  They identified the risk as “unacceptable” and said something needed to be done. 

If you or your kids swim a lot, you can reduce the risk by installing shower filters and countertop water filtration systems.  By limiting your family’s exposure to THMs, you limit their risk. 

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