Is your tap water safe to drink? The unhealthy levels of contaminants such as pesticides, bacteria and lead are found in both well and metropolitan water supplies, thus it’s important to choose a right water purifier to avoid different health issues.
There are several health benefits of choosing a water filter for your drinking water. The right purifier:
- Provide better smelling and better tasting drinking water by removing bacterial contaminants and chlorine.
- Remove lead from drinking water instantly prior to consumption, hence not allowing this harmful substance from entering the body.
- Greatly reduce the risk of colon cancer, rectal cancer and bladder cancer by removing chlorine byproducts and chlorine from drinking water.
- Remove dangerous contaminants from drinking water while keeping healthy mineral deposits that balance drinking water pH level.
- Reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disease by removing giardia and cryptosporidium from drinking water.
The different types of water purifiers include the following
Carbon Water Filters: If you want to remove pesticides, chlorine, radon, herbicides, THMs (trihalomethanes), and some inorganic chemicals, then carbon water filters may do the trick.
Reverse Osmosis Water Filters: Consider a reverse-osmosis (RO) filter if your drinking water contains inorganic chemicals such as metals (including lead), salts, minerals, asbestos, and nitrates.
Water Distillers: The purifiers are portable as well as inexpensive, use to purify water from most dissolved solids.
UV Water Purifiers: Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection devices helps to kill viruses and bacteria, and clear the odor and taste of water. However, they may not work against spores and cysts and they are not effective against chemical pollutants.
Before you buy a water purifier, shop around, scrutinizing features, price, frequency, capacity, and cost of filter replacement.