Why Filter Tap Water?

Why Filter Tap Water

Depending on where you live your tap water could contain small amounts of various contaminants such as lead, chlorine and pesticides.

Filtered water helps remove contaminants and impurities that can be present in tap water. These contaminants can affect the taste, odour, and safety of the water you consume, and in some cases, they may pose potential health risks. Here are some reasons why filtered water is beneficial for your health:

  1. Removal of Chemicals and Pollutants: Tap water can contain various chemicals and pollutants, including chlorine, chloramines, pesticides, heavy metals (such as lead and mercury), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and pharmaceutical residues. Filtration systems are designed to remove or reduce these substances, which can have adverse effects on your health if consumed in high amounts over time.
  2. Improvement of Taste and Odor: Filtration can help improve the taste and odor of water by removing compounds that contribute to unpleasant flavors or smells. This can make drinking water more enjoyable and encourage you to stay hydrated.
  3. Bacterial and viruses: Some waterborne pathogens and bacteria can cause waterborne illnesses. While most municipal water treatment plants disinfect water to make it safe to drink, additional filtration can provide an extra layer of protection against potential pathogens.
  4. Reduced Heavy Metal Exposure: Heavy metals like lead, mercury, and cadmium can leach into water from pipes, plumbing fixtures, and soil. These metals, even in trace amounts, can have negative effects on health, especially if ingested over time. Filtration can help reduce your exposure to these harmful elements.

The specific contaminants filtered out of water depend on the type of filtration system being used. Common types of water filtration methods include activated carbon filters, reverse osmosis systems, UV purifiers, and ceramic filters. Each method targets different types of contaminants:

  • Activated Carbon Filters: These filters are effective at removing chlorine, chloramines, VOCs, and some taste and odor compounds.
  • Reverse Osmosis Systems: These systems use a semipermeable membrane to remove a wide range of contaminants, including heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, and dissolved solids.
  • UV Purifiers: UV light kills or inactivates bacteria, viruses, and some parasites, providing a chemical-free method of water purification.
  • Ceramic Filters: These filters can remove larger particles, bacteria, and sediment from water.

Ultimately, choosing a filtration system depends on the quality of your local tap water and your specific health concerns. 

We here at The Gut Co use reverse osmosis that filters the water and then we add in all the minerals in the correct ratio so we ensure a good level of minerals in our drinking water which helps with hydration and alkalinity in the body.

If you want to read more about toxins and how to detoxify read the blog: 

7 Ways to Remove Toxins From Your Life and Body


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