GET OUR FREE NON-TOXIC SWAP GUIDE - CLICK HERE!

HEALTH & HOME

BLOG

Check Your Water for Contaminants Using Your Phone

Let’s talk about water. Drinking water is so important to your health – if it’s clean water, that is. Unfortunately, even filtered water from the refrigerator can still have harmful chemicals and heavy metals, and requires proper filtration for it to be truly healthy and clean.

What can we do about it?

Check your tap water. To get a basic idea of what contaminants are in your water, you can easily check online and get access to a break-down of contaminants. It will show you which ones are over the limit, and explain what their exposure can cause.

Learn what contaminants are over the healthy limit in your city by accessing your city’s water quality results online at the EWG’s National Tap Water Atlas.

Quick Disclaimer

A quick note on the EWG – it’s not the be-all, end-all. While the work they do is important and appreciated, and what they share is true, there are still many things that could be improved – their approach to titling and tone, the way their studies are shared, and an easier-to-understand user interface.

In sharing the EWG and their database as a resource, we intend for it to be used as a jumping-off point to help you get an idea of a baseline. Where does your water stand? What products might be better options for water filtration based on the specific contaminants in your water? It can also give you ideas of what to research.

Here is an example of a local water quality report from the EWG.

You can see the amount of contaminants that are over the limit and learn more about what the contaminants mean for you, your health and general risk level.

After your results, it will provide some recommendations on water filtration options that will help you filter out the contaminants in your area’s general water quality report.

After finding out which contaminants are in your city’s water, it will give you a better understanding as to why getting a water filtration system that actually removes those contaminants is SO important! For many people, this is the first time they are realizing what is coming out of their tap. Seeing the report’s results can help to understand the “why” behind water filtration systems.

Great! So should I buy what they recommend?

While we like to see what we are dealing with via the water quality reports, these are general to the area and not what we would recommend fully going off of. Before we recommend buying a water filtration unit we really need to know what is in the specific water in the home and to what extent it needs to be removed.
We know a lot of influencers and health coaches will recommend their amazing water filtration units – and they aren’t wrong – many of them are great – but they won’t do any good if they aren’t great for YOU and YOUR home and removing YOUR water contaminants which is why we have to test before we treat the problem.
We don’t test water BUT we like to work with an amazing company that does! TapScore, a water quality test by SimpleLab makes it easy to test and determine what contaminants are truly in your water AND the best filtration option for you so you don’t have to do any research or wondering if you got the right filter – you will know you did and you’ll know the why behind it too.

Learn More About TapScore from the CEO

We interviewed the CEO for the Health & Home Podcast and cannot wait for the episode to come out! Be sure you are subscribed to our show so you won’t miss it!

Health & Home is an interior design-based business that seeks to help others create healthy homes and lives through supportive, accessible, educational, and empowering content & services that will help you on your journey to creating a healthier home and healthier life!

Categories

Recent Posts

Here’s Why Healthy & Sustainable Homes Are Not The Same

What’s The Difference Between Interior Design Vs. Interior Decorating?

9 Tips To Help You Not Kill Your Houseplants

Get Free tips, tricks, support, ideas, deals & more in your inbox

Shop Our Store

Shop Our Favorites

Watch On YouTube

Listen To The Podcast

Freebies & Courses

Let's Work Together

Let’s talk about water. Drinking water is so important to your health – if it’s clean water, that is. Unfortunately, even filtered water from the refrigerator can still have harmful chemicals and heavy metals, and requires proper filtration for it to be truly healthy and clean.

What can we do about it?

Check your tap water. To get a basic idea of what contaminants are in your water, you can easily check online and get access to a break-down of contaminants. It will show you which ones are over the limit, and explain what their exposure can cause.

Learn what contaminants are over the healthy limit in your city by accessing your city’s water quality results online at the EWG’s National Tap Water Atlas.

Quick Disclaimer

A quick note on the EWG – it’s not the be-all, end-all. While the work they do is important and appreciated, and what they share is true, there are still many things that could be improved – their approach to titling and tone, the way their studies are shared, and an easier-to-understand user interface.

In sharing the EWG and their database as a resource, we intend for it to be used as a jumping-off point to help you get an idea of a baseline. Where does your water stand? What products might be better options for water filtration based on the specific contaminants in your water? It can also give you ideas of what to research.

Here is an example of a local water quality report from the EWG.

You can see the amount of contaminants that are over the limit and learn more about what the contaminants mean for you, your health and general risk level.

After your results, it will provide some recommendations on water filtration options that will help you filter out the contaminants in your area’s general water quality report.

After finding out which contaminants are in your city’s water, it will give you a better understanding as to why getting a water filtration system that actually removes those contaminants is SO important! For many people, this is the first time they are realizing what is coming out of their tap. Seeing the report’s results can help to understand the “why” behind water filtration systems.

Great! So should I buy what they recommend?

While we like to see what we are dealing with via the water quality reports, these are general to the area and not what we would recommend fully going off of. Before we recommend buying a water filtration unit we really need to know what is in the specific water in the home and to what extent it needs to be removed.
We know a lot of influencers and health coaches will recommend their amazing water filtration units – and they aren’t wrong – many of them are great – but they won’t do any good if they aren’t great for YOU and YOUR home and removing YOUR water contaminants which is why we have to test before we treat the problem.
We don’t test water BUT we like to work with an amazing company that does! TapScore, a water quality test by SimpleLab makes it easy to test and determine what contaminants are truly in your water AND the best filtration option for you so you don’t have to do any research or wondering if you got the right filter – you will know you did and you’ll know the why behind it too.

Learn More About TapScore from the CEO

We interviewed the CEO for the Health & Home Podcast and cannot wait for the episode to come out! Be sure you are subscribed to our show so you won’t miss it!

Health and Home

Health & Home is an interior design-based business that seeks to help others create healthy homes through minimizing toxins, optimizing design and maximizing health. We do so by addressing the build of the home, the design of the space, the decor and even the products used in the home, so our clients can live their healthiest life!

Get Our 2 Most Popular Guides - For FREE!

Sign up for our newsletter below to receive:

10 Free Things You Can Do Right Now To Create A Healthier Home

8 Ways You Can Encourage Healthy Habits Through Interior Design

AND access to free tips, tricks, product recommendations, discounts and enouragement via our newsletter!