The Dangers of Drinking Water: How to Make It Safer

The Huffington Post says there are quite a number of contaminants in American tap water, the kind that could contribute to rashes and skin burns. This can also make teeth more vulnerable to damage, eroding tooth enamel after a prolonged exposure. As if all that weren’t bad enough, the water also contains harmful chemicals and substances like arsenic, lead, barium and others.

That’s where water purification systems come in.

Why install a purifier?

By installing one in your home or office, you can keep your employees or family safe from drinking water that’s been contaminated by harmful toxins and chemicals. This can also minimize any allergy symptoms that might have come up as a result of drinking contaminated water.

How much should you drink?

Still believe in the 8 per day glasses myth? Consign that to oblivion. Don’t force yourself to take in more water if it isn’t right for your body weight. Just drink one half of your body weight in water. That means if you’re around 160 pounds, then you only need to drink about 80 ounces on a daily basis.

Other considerations?

If the weather is hot and humid and you find yourself sweating a lot, then you’ll want to increase your water intake and go beyond the 80 ounces. That should be just right for your body weight.

Invest in the right unit

Make sure you buy the right purifier. A reverse osmosis unit can be a great investment, especially if you want to remove impurities from your drinking water.

Value maintenance

Make sure you read the manufacturer’s manual or ask a contractor to regularly service your RO system. You’ll need to spring for repairs and replacement water filter components along the way as well.

Shop right

Look for reputable shops and supplies when you shop for water filter components. Go for quality to make sure those parts perform better and last longer.

By taking these steps, you can make drinking water safer for you and your loved ones.

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