Friday, July 10, 2015
What You Need to Know About Water Pollution
Water filters have a very important job in your house. They filter contaminants like arsenic, lead, bacteria, and other substances from the tap water in your home. In addition to that, they also improve the taste and smell of your water.
Types of Contaminants:
According to the EPA, Pharmaceutical contaminants are prescription and over-the-counter therapeutics or veterinary drugs. Consumer-products are personal and cosmetic such as soaps, fragrances, and cosmetics. EPA states that these types of contaminants are discovered in our water, but at a very low volume. For more information on pharmaceuticals and consumer-product chemicals in your water source visit the EPA .
Reverse Osmosis filters can be one of the most effective way to remove contaminants out of your drinking water including pharmaceuticals and consumer-product chemicals. But only if you are doing your part to ensure your RO system has what it needs to remove contaminants out of your water by replacing your filters regularly.
Want to know more about water filters and contaminants like Cryptosporidium, Giardia lamblia, or Disinfectants? Check out the CDC Guide to Water Filters.