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.
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.
Great! So should I buy what they recommend?
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