I’m always looking for the healthiest way to live, so I made this sponsored post to let you know about the best way to drink and know your water.
Let’s be honest, it doesn’t matter how efficient the city’s water treatment is, it will never entirely eliminate all contaminating elements in it. Besides, once it leaves the treatment plant, it can be easily contaminated by the pipes (which may not be as clean as they should) on its way to our houses.
Do you really know what is inside the water you drink? You have to #KnowYourWater.
On knowyourwater.com you can go on an amusing and interactive guide where you will learn about the contaminating elements that water regularly contains. In addition to this, you will know how many water treatment plants are around you.
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Before leaving the treatment plant, water contains contaminating elements such as:
This element appears in the water through erosion or chemical weathering of mineral deposits, mining, industrial activities, and military activities that use radioactive materials. Prolonged exposure of certain radioactive minerals emit radiation that can increase the risk of cancer and cause kidney toxicity.
Rocks, dirt, dust and leaves are naturally found in raw water. They are relatively harmless. They tend to make water look, smell and taste dirty.
Some tap water is known to contain trace levels of pharmaceutical elements including antibiotics, mood stabilizers and hormones. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products are being discovered in drinking water sources at measurable concentrations. The health risks are still being studied. This is so scary right?
Heavy metals like lead, mercury and arsenic are found both naturally and unnaturally in water. Common sources today are from mining and industrial waste, and of course, aging water supply infrastructure. It can cause detrimental health effects when ingested at certain levels.
A toxic metal once commonly used in plumbing fixtures. Found in drinking water due to aging infrastructure where lead pipes are still in use and corrosion of household plumbing that contain lead.
Once water leaves the plant and starts its way, it can come across the following contaminating agents:
Pesticides and herbicides
Current treatment facilities are not designed to remove some contaminants, particularly non-regulated chemical contaminants originating from pesticides. In addition, the EPA has not established drinking water standards for all the pesticides found in water. Only 24 pesticides have MCLs. 10 of which are no longer approved for use.
Breaks within the pipeline system present opportunities for chemical contaminants to enter water in the distribution system. Fracking, a process used in drilling for gas and oil, may emit chemicals into local environments yet fracking was exempted from the Safe Drinking Water Bill in 2005. Meaning that in areas where fracking occurs, it is unregulated by the EPA.
Do you know your water?
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These new faucet filtration systems are available at major retailers like Wal-Mart and Target plus online at Amazon and PUR.com.
Know your water!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PUR.