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Berkey Water Purifiers Continually Exceed Water Safety Requirements

Updated on October 17, 2011

Water is what keeps our planet and our bodies healthy. We know that we need to drink at least eight glasses of water every day and we know that if we don't drink water we will die. The human body can last several weeks without eating solid food but rarely survives for three days without drinking water. What's more, the simple act of drinking water has been known to cure headaches and keep most other illnesses at bay. Water is what keeps us healthy-inside and out!

You would think then, that because water is so important, we could be doing everything we can to make sure that the water we drink is as healthy as possible. Many people believe that drinking bottled water is the best option. Unfortunately, in many cases, drinking bottled water is the worst thing you can do for your body.

The difference between bottled water and tap or well water is the way in which the water is regulated. Bottled water manufacturers and distributors lobbied and succeeded in getting bottled water listed as a food by the Food and Drug Administration. This means that the water you see all over your grocery store shelves is only subject to the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration and it's rules about what is safe to drink are famously lax.

Tap and well water, on the other hand is not just subject to the Food and Drug Administration but also the Environmental Protection Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency's safety standards are far stricter than those of the Food and Drug Administration. With this extra set of standards in place, tap water has actually become healthier for you than bottled water.

It stands to reason that if tap water is healthier than bottled water that filtered and purified tap water is the healthiest water of all. The best home water filter on the market is, by far, the Berkey water filter. The Berkey water filter protects against dangerous contaminants and other unwanted materials and manages to keep 99.99% of these materials out of your drinking water. What's more, the Berkey water filter is very affordable, durable and lasts longer than other filters that are available. When used as a water bottle, the portable Berkey water filter can clean up to six hundred gallons of water before a replacement filter needs to be purchased. Think of the money you'll save! Think of the benefits to your health!

With products like the Berkey -that can be used as a well water filter too- on the market, it is becoming harder to understand why someone would spend so much money on purchasing bottled water especially when it has been proven that bottled water is downright bad for you a lot of the time. The Berkey water filter will save you hundreds of dollars every year, it will reduce the amount of waste in your household (no empty bottles to worry about throwing away or recycling and very little packaging to worry about) and it will keep you healthy!


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      laurens health 9 years ago

      So true about water! It's amazing how fundamental it is to our life. Even though I try to be very conscientious about drinking enough, I still find myself feeling bad if I don't drink enough water. I start getting headachesand feeling kind of tired. But simply getting more to drink maks me feel a lot better.

      It's comforting to know that there are companies out there which hold themselves to such high standards. And you're right, it's a lot less expensive than buying bottled water or sodas.

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      laurens health 9 years ago

      I find it pretty scary that bottled water doesn't have to be as well scrutinized as tap water does. At least in a municipality we can get independent water testing and then hold the local people responsible for any impurities.

      With bottled water, we don't even know where it's coming from or have as easy a way to hold those international corporations responsible for their laxity or even complete screw-ups. Instead of being an outraged town, we'd have to get a lot more people involved. And that's always difficult.

      I'd much rather be able to test ALL the water coming into my house too, which I could do once I installed the filter. Instead of knowing that each pack of bottled water may have been bottled in a different place and under different conditions. Thanks for sharing!