Every living being on Earth needs water to survive, and since the human body is made up of roughly 60% water, the quality of water we consume is crucial to our health. It's no secret that, for a litany of reasons, the water that comes out of the tap in your kitchen or bathroom isn't always the best water for you to drink. In fact, it can be significantly contaminated with chemicals and other harmful particulates. The government has regulations in place to ensure that you are drinking clean water, but in many cases, the term "clean" is not always synonymous with the word "healthy."
Each day, many of us drink water that is filled with chlorine and other toxins. Chlorine is meant to kill the bacteria in water and prevent you from ingesting harmful microbes that may make their way through the water treatment process. However, if the chlorine isn’t filtered from the water, then it can destroy micro flora in your body. This causes your immune system to weaken, which then increases your chances of contracting dangerous illnesses, such as cancer and autoimmune disorders. You can also find arsenic in your tap water, and although it is a poison, there are almost 56 million Americans that drink water with unsafe levels of arsenic each day.
Other unnecessary particles that are found in many American's tap water include fluoride, aluminum, and believe it or not, even pharmaceutical drug particulates. While fluoride is good for your teeth, it is a halogen molecule that can damage neurological tissues and weaken your immune system. It is is added to water to prevent tooth decay, but it's actually almost as toxic as arsenic. As a result, many European countries ban fluoride from being added to drinking water. Aluminum and other metals enter the tap water from the corrosion of pipes, and they can also wreak havoc on our bodies, often causing developmental delays and learning disorders in children.
The best way to protect yourself from these common toxins is to invest in a water filtration system for your home. At Ohio Valley Pure Water, we offer a wide variety of home water filtration systems that will remove these harmful toxins and give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the water in your home is safe to drink. Whether you're ready to purchase a new water filtration system, or you would like more information about how it can benefit your health, contact us today!