Water Filtration Systems


How To Have Safe Home Water

How can you have safe home water?  With the right water purifier for home use, it is possible, once again, to drink straight from the tap and enjoy it!  You just have to be careful, because some home-filters are not really purifiers, at all.

With all of the technological advances that we have today, one might think that local authorities could provide truly safe home water.  They have done a pretty good job of reducing the number of serious waterborne illnesses, but there are some parasites that are resistant to public disinfection methods.

They are known as giardia and cryptosporidium.  During the cyst stage of development, they can only be removed through filtration or killed by boiling.  They are unaffected by chemical disinfectants, UV radiation and ozone disinfection, the three methods used by public treatment facilities.

A water purifier for home use must be able to remove all particles larger than one micron to effectively remove them.  The best systems remove any particle larger than a half micron.  That's smaller than a tiny speck of dust, smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.  Cysts may be tiny, but they can be deadly.

Facilities test for cysts occasionally, but they cannot guarantee that they are not present at any time.  During the last large cryptosporidium outbreak, thousands became ill and nearly a hundred died.  Depending on the strength of your immune system, you might only have diarrhea for a few days or you could end up dehydrated and in the hospital.

Some people recommend a reverse osmosis water purifier for home owners, to remove the threat of cyst contamination.  But, I believe that everyone should be able to afford safe home water and RO is simply not affordable for most people.  Submicron particle filtration, on the other hand, is affordable.

Once we get rid of the cysts, we have to think about the chemical disinfectants and the byproducts that are released when they react with bacteria.  Primarily, I am talking about chlorine and THMs.  There are other chemicals that our present in our surface and groundwater, due to agricultural run-off and industrial waste.  But, any system that effectively removes chlorine and THMs will remove those other chemicals, as well.

A water purifier for home use should contain a carbon and multi-media block to trap chemicals through a process called adsorption.  Some products that claim to provide safe home water only remove the chlorine, because they only contain cheap carbon granules.

Chlorine is bad for the digestive system and tastes terrible, but THM exposure doubles your lifetime risk of cancer.  If I had to choose, I would have to say that THMs are more dangerous than chlorine.  But, I don't have to make that choice.

An effective water purifier for home owners will remove more than 99% of both.  It will also remove lead through ion exchange, which vastly improves the taste and the pH balance.  The necessary steps for safe home water are easy and affordable.  Now, you know how.

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