Water filtration is a necessary part of our modern life. There's not any part of the entire global water system that's not somehow contaminated. Water pollution is everywhere.
There are many types of water filters and ideas for getting clean drinking water. Often different types are used together in a series to achieve removal of contaminants, heavy metals, chlorine, and other nasties.
But if you looked at our page on water purity, you've seen that over-filtered water, devoid of necessary micronutrients, is associated with a whole gaggle of heart problems, including heart attacks.
If you're interested in the details of different types of filtration, click on over to Water Treatment 101. Each has pros and cons.
The process of optimizing water requires filtration, sometimes two or three different devices, depending on your water source. It's good to know there's a solution for almost every situation.
We recommend filtration at the home level in almost every circumstance. A municipal water company is often required to add chlorine, chloramines, or ozone.
That's the most efficient way to make water usable to our community. We call this Utility Grade Water and it's basically safe for us, but not not close to optimization.
It's best to filter these toxicities out prior to drinking. Filtration is the easiest way to do that. The result is a type of water called Working Grade Water.
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