Friday, August 31st, 2018 by Carolina Fresh Water
Tap water. It's easy to access for millions, and in many instances, it seems like it's a perfect way to keep yourself hydrated. And while it certainly beats the alternative of not drinking any water at all, the reality is that in many instances it's far more important to use bottled water for your primary water source. Or, even better, upgrade your home's filtration system to ensure that your tap water is actually filtered.
The human body is roughly 60% water, and drinking plenty of water is an absolute must for maintaining your health and wellbeing. Proper hydration has a huge impact on your health, influencing everything from your energy to your mental state to heart health and more. Poor hydration can lead to headaches, overeating, and many other health-related issues.
Your tap water may seem okay, but recent studies have found that tap water often contains many contaminants - even after it has been treated through municipal treatment facilities. In fact, some treatment facilities actually add various contaminants to your water. Currently, US tap water contains as many as 2,100 potential chemical toxins.
With that in mind, it is well worth taking a quick look at some of the various contaminants that are potentially found in tap water today. Note that this list doesn't instantly mean that your water contains these substances - but there is a strong chance that it might. Here's a rundown of some of the biggest risks in our water today.
Water treatment centers actually use chlorine to help kill bacteria and other microorganisms. While that's good news, the chlorine that is left in the water has been linked to cancer, asthma, birth defects, and other health issues.
Fluoride has been added to water supplies for decades to help improve dental health. But, there is evidence that suggests that fluoride could be linked to numerous health issues. It actually increases cancer risks and has been banned in numerous countries.
Pharmaceutical drugs are finding their way into our water supplies. This includes antibiotics, antidepressants, painkillers, and more.
As pipes corrode, they could leach heavy metals into the water that makes it to your home.
This one surprises many people, but arsenic could be present in millions of homes. This is due to groundwater finding its way into the water supplies.
Found in water in as many as 31 cities, this carcinogen could be present in drinking water and isn't' covered under any drinking water regulations.
Along with these potential substances, there is a chance that additional toxins ranging from bacteria to viruses may be found in your water supply.
So with that in mind, just what options do you have? One thing that you should consider is the use of water filtration systems. These systems can help filter out toxins and contaminants and keep your water clean and safe. And at Carolina Fresh Water, we are here to do just that. Contact us today to get the filtration solutions you need.