What's in Your Drinking Water?
How pure is the water you drink everyday?
Could the water you drink daily be filled with contaminants that are harmful to your health or even deadly?
The glass of water you draw from the tap looks clean, clear, and pure. However, looks can be deceiving. In fact, the water that appears healthy may contain unhealthy chemicals, carcinogens, and numerous other invisible contaminants.
But it is good to know that there is a relatively inexpensive solution which can minimize the risk related to tap water.
Chlorine, Copper, Mercury, Cadmium ...
Body Damaging Contaminants in Excessive Amounts
The normal, eight--8 oz glasses of water is the recommended daily requirement and is equivalent to 64 oz or one-half gallon of water daily. That's definitely a material amount of our daily diet, making it especially important that the water we drink is clean and pure.
But if each glass of water you consume introduces harmful and poisonous contaminants, serious health problems may begin to appear. Some of the most common water contaminants in drinking water are chlorine, copper, mercury, and cadmium--Each having the potential to damage your health if consumed in excessive amounts.
Chlorine is perhaps the most detrimental poison found in the water supply. And it is added to our water in the first place to prevent health problems! Chlorine is added to drinking water by municipalities to kill biological water contaminants. However while the chlorine kills these unwanted organisms, it also is toxic to humans. Unhealthy amounts of chlorine in drinking water have been linked to bladder cancer, asthma, and even to breast cancer.
Also when ingested through drinking water, copper, mercury, and cadmium have been associated with kidney damage, gastrointestinal distress, and liver damage.
It is frightening that the water which pours freely from our kitchen faucets contains these contaminants in excessive amounts capable of causing serious health problems.
Although government regulations such as the Safe Drinking Water Act are in place for environmental safety, often these outdated regulations do not afford adequate protection. Also many times their standards for water allows the presence of toxins in unsafe amounts while they approve such water to be safe. When in fact this approved drinking water has poisonous effects.
But ... there is a solution to alleviate at least the toxins, mentioned above, in your personal drinking water. And that is an affordable water filter system you can use daily in your home.
The Brita Pitcher Water Filter System - Removes Unhealthy Elements Found in Common Tap Water
Get healthier, great-tasting water when using the Brita Pitcher to filter your tap water. It's easy to use, just fill the pitcher, the water quickly runs through the filter, and then you are ready to enjoy refreshing, cleaner water.
How Does Your Water Taste?
Tap water can often be contaminated with pollutants we cannot see but can taste.
Which offensive tastes have you experienced when drinking tap water?
Why I Am Sold on the Brita Water Filter System
It Minimizes the Health Risks Associated with Drinking Unfiltered Water
For many years, I never noticed anything wrong with drinking regular tap water. Then one morning, I went for some water and the smell and taste was so strong with chlorine that I never trusted unfiltered tap water again. I don't know if my local municipality made a mistake this particular day but it sure made me aware of just what is in the water we drink. This happened to be the defining moment when I purchased a Brita water filter and have used this system for water filtration ever since. With Brita filtered water, I do not experience the unpleasant taste of odd flavors in my drinking water ... only pure, clean water without any taste that should not be present.
I also learned that the Brita was filtering other contaminants out of my drinking water (without removing added fluoride) and that these other contaminants were either potential carcinogens or had the potential of causing bodily harm over time.
When cooking, filtered water makes the meals you make more healthy and flavorful. Coffee and tea definitely taste better when made with filtered water.
I feel that water filtration is so necessary that I purchased each of my children a Brita Pitcher Water Filtration system when they moved out into homes of their own.
Photos are my own unless otherwise noted.
More Brita Water Filter Products & Accessories
It is recommended to change the filter in the Brita pitcher every two months.
Brita water filter pitchers also come in many colors--green, purple, orange, white, or black & clear. I have pictured green & purple.
There is also a Brita water filter system that offers the convenience of filtered water in a bottle.
And Brita also offers a water filter attachment for your kitchen faucet.
These products are added below ...