Testing the Waters- A Guide to Water Filtration Systems

Testing the Waters- A Guide to Water Filtration Systems

The adult human body is composed of around 60% water. Specifically, the brain and heart contain 73% water, the lungs are around 83%, and the skin measures in at 64% water composition. Every cell needs water to survive. Water is life. The same water has been circulating the world, our bodies, and the bodies of those before us through the water cycle. Would you want to drink George Washington’s bath water? What about water your great-great grandfather used to wash his car? Sure, water is, in some cases, regulated and filtered by the city – but to what extent? A quick water test can often indicate some form of contamination in your tap water. Here are some water filtration systems that can help ensure that the water you drink is pure, clean, and above all, safe.

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A Tap Filter

These convenient filters screw directly onto the point of access (faucet). The filters use activated charcoal filtration to reduce the amount of chlorine and (in some filters) lead. The average filter can purify around 100 gallons before needing a replacement.


Reverse Osmosis Filters

These systems rely on the incoming water pressure to blast water molecules through a semipermeable membrane. The contaminated molecules are then trapped in the membrane. Unfortunately, these water filtration systems can also remove healthy minerals like calcium and magnesium.


Point of Entry Filtration

Why stick a filter on every faucet, shower, and spigot when you can purify the water for your entire home? Point of entry filtration systems filter the water before it enters the plumbing of your home. These water filtration systems might be more expensive than a tap filter or a Brita, but the investment in your family’s health will pay for itself.


With water contamination becoming a more prevalent and publicized problem, it is important to ensure that the water you put into your body is pure, clean, and safe. LinkPlus USA  stainless steel does not leach contaminants or chemicals into your water. When paired with a water filtration system, these materials can transport healthy tap water to you and your family. To find out more, visit our website and like us on Facebook!