Whole House Water Purifier
Which One Should You Buy?
What kind of whole house water
purifier should you buy? Is one water purification device
any better than another or are they all the same? You'll
find the answers here, but first I have another question for
Do you know what's in
a glass of unfiltered tap-water?
Well, in the majority of homes
around the world, chlorine is in there. Where there's
chlorine, there are THMs. While chlorine kills most
bacteria, cryptosporidium and giardia cysts are resistant to
chlorine. There outer shells are tough enough to protect
them from the chemical. They float along in a dormant
state, until they find a host. That could be
Are you plagued by stomach
discomfort? Do you frequently have bouts of
diarrhea? There are probably cysts in your water.
In order to remove them, you need a whole house water purifier
that includes a submicron sized porous structure.
The only other way that you
can kill them is by boiling everything that you drink and brush
your teeth with, but boiling releases chlorine and THMs into
the air. That's a long-term health threat. The US
EPA says that you can even become infected by eating fresh
fruits and vegetables that have been washed in unfiltered
So, that means that you'll be
water purification device
quite often. You'll want to be sure that the filters have
a relatively long lifespan. Six months is not too much to
Now, let me get back to
THMs. The average house water filter removes chlorine,
but not THMs, which is illogical in the first place, since they
go together like smoke and fire. It's also a health
What really upsets me is that
a whole house water purifier can claim to provide purity,
without remove a chemical that is KNOWN to be present in every
publicly treated supply and KNOWN to cause cancer.
Researchers say with 95% confidence that the THMs individuals
are normally exposed to on a daily basis, through drinking,
cooking and showering doubles their risk of bladder
Water purification devices can
easily reduce your risk, as can drinking more purified water,
since it dilutes the other toxins that cause this fourth most
common form of cancer. Once you find a house water filter
that removes THMs and install it, you should begin drinking at
least 1.5 liters per day. Studies have shown that will
significantly reduce your risk.
How do you know if a house
water purifier removes THMs? The contaminants removed by
a system should be clearly listed on the outside of the
box. You want to look for a
house water filter that removes chlorine, cysts,
lead, THMs, VOCs, benzene, Atrazine, alachlor, lindane and
MTBE. Those are the most common and most hazardous
Don't ever order a system from
one of those television shopping networks. My friends
have been very unhappy with their performance and most of them
only reduce chlorine.
An effective whole house water
purifier is a worthwhile investment. Don't
waste your money on a pretender.
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