Activated charcoal has the ability to traps impurities through the power of adsorption.
Just about every water filter in the world uses carbon filters.
It is a wonderful feeling to be drinking pure, contaminant-free water.
It gives us peace of mind and a sense of security.
We should be grateful when we have clean water to drink because there are many places in the world where this basic need is not being met.
Research from Cornell University found that using an activated charcoal filter effectively removes chlorine, organic chemicals, lead, and even unpleasant tastes and odors.
There is a lot of graft marketing around bottled water.
Companies such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Nestle work hard each and every day to brainwash the masses on the quality and safety of bottled water.
Research shows that bottled water is not superior to your tap water in most cases.
You can do a simple pH test on a dozen bottle waters.
You will discover that many bottled water are very acidic.
According to a recent study, almost half of all bottled water is derived from tap anyway.
It is your responsibility to check the quality of your water source as is.
You are your primary agent in your own rescue.
Do not put your trust in a politician or local representative to provide you with clean water.
It’s all on you.
The first step you can take is to read up on the Consumer Confidence Report on the water quality in your area through the EPA website.
There is a bit of digging around but you want to find the major water source for your area and pull up the report.
You may get a report like something like this below:
The next step you can take is to schedule a real water test from Kinetico.
This is the first step in discovering the quality of your water and measuring it against a standard.
I recommend having this test done every 6 months.
We want to be able to take back control and get water filtered properly so we have that peace of mind for ourselves and our loved ones.
We will reduce our dependence on bottled water when we consistently use water filters and understanding how they work and benefit us.
Did you know that a lot of microplastics fibers gets into your bottled water?
We really don’t know how long much microplastic we are consuming over the years as we keep on using plastic water bottles.
The WHO will come out with some research showcasing evidence that the consumption of microplastic fibers has no impact on human health.
Just remember back in the 1920’s, Lucky Strike had doctors promoting their products.
“20,679 physicians say ‘Luckies are less irritating’”
I want to bring it back to water filtration.
Activated charcoal has the ability to trap impurities when used in a water filter.
It traps trihalomethanes (THMs) from the water. THMs are chlorinated chemicals that are formed from decaying organic matter and chlorine.
Herbicides, volatile organic contaminants, and pesticides can be removed by activated charcoal.
For years, I’ve been using the PureH2O Countertop Water Filter.
This product uses a unique dual-filter system that combines activated charcoal filtration, ion exchange, and also sub-micron filtration. This is something you can easily install on your kitchen countertop.
Even when you are ready to replace your filter, you can use the used carbon filter as compost and just recycle it back in your soil in the backyard.
You need to follow the directions well when using this product so you can maximize filtration.
If you really want to know if the water filter is working for you, you can first take a sample of your tap water and put it in a container.
Install the water filter and take another sample just from the water from the filter.
You need to send both samples to Kinetico.
You should definitely see a reduction in pesticides, chlorine, and even possibly some fluoride.
Activated charcoal filters were effective in removing some of the fluorides from tap water according to a study by Dr. Ken Yaegaki.
We need to be proactive and switch to a water filtration system in the home that will help us reduce plastic consumption.
Bottled water is expensive.
The price per oz of bottled water is more than the price of gasoline.
Companies all over the world are making money hand over fist over our ignorance.
Bottled water recycling is really pathetic due to the fact that 70% are not being recycled.
Plastic bottles end up in our oceans and in wastelands.
Animals and marine life get trapped by plastic bottles.
You can even find fish that consume the plastic bottles that eventually kills them.
That fish could end up on your dinner plate.
You will indirectly eat that plastic bottle.
This next part is important.
Fracking or pipework corrosion can compromise the quality of your drinking water.
There are situations where you do not have full control over everything.
This is the reason why you need to take the responsibility of getting your water tested.