Lead and Other Contaminants in Your drinking Water
In this final installment of our 3-part series on finding the best water filter to suit your needs, we will zero in on the filter that is a quality choice benefiting your family’s health while providing great tasting water.
The purpose behind adding water filtration to your home is because water is absolutely necessary for optimizing energy production and detoxification abilities within the body. The ideal source of water is as pure and unadulterated as possible from a natural spring. Unfortunately, our water supply is loaded with toxic contaminants.
While several factors must be taken into consideration, we will make a recommendation based upon the most likely home water circumstance. Water contaminated by toxic elements beyond the usual water contaminates will require a higher level of filtration or multiple filters.
For the sake of discussion, we will focus on urban supplied water (sometimes known as “city water”) as opposed to well water. Well water and “city water” each have their own merits and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages to urban supplied water is your geographical location. Was the region you now live once upon a time an industrialized or big agricultural area that may have lingering toxic elements affecting the water supply?
Let’s take a look at the top 10 states with the most toxic water.
3.) North Carolina
6.) New York
10.) New Mexico
Despite all of the hidden evils in our drinking supply the fact is there are beneficial minerals in the drinking water that are essential for good health. Among those beneficial minerals are: calcium carbonates, magnesium carbonate and trace minerals.
The good news is that the reverse osmosis water filters add these minerals back into your drinking water while at the same time filtering out the toxic elements.
For these reasons one of the best reverse osmosis filters on the market today is the Aqua-Pure 3MFF100 by 3M.
From a toxicity filtration standpoint the 3MFF100 will reduce Chlorine Taste and Odor (CTO), sediment, lead and 99.95% of filterable parasitic protozoan cysts from your cold water supply delivered right to the sink. Additionally, this unit will filter out select VOC’s such as Benzene, P-Dichlorobenzene and Toxaphene. All of this is accomplished with a pharmaceutical grade membrane
That’s a workhorse filtration system that’s easy to install, has easy to replace cartridges which are able to filter 6,000 gallons (approximately a 12 month period). It offers up a 2.5 gallon per minute flow rate while supporting a 0.5 nominal micron rating. As you may recall from Part One in this series, most accreditation agencies require a filtration rating of 1 micron. A parasitic protozoan cyst is between 5-15 microns. An E. Coli Bacterium is 0.65 micron wide by 1.7 micron long.
All of this comes in a unit that easily fits under most kitchen sink cabinets. The overall height is 16″ with a 4″ diameter. It weighs roughly 4 pounds. The end cost result is filtered water will cost six cents per gallon compared to bottled water of at least $1.20 per gallon. It will replace more than 45,000 16.9 oz water bottles which may end up in landfills.
In conclusion we think the choice is as clear as filtered water. Contact the service department of Verne & Ellsworth Hann at 216-932-9755 to schedule an installation of the remarkable Aqua-Pure 3MFF100 water filter.
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