If you’re drinking unfiltered tap water, you’re getting more than you bargained for. The average glass of tap water has the potential to contain upwards of 300 different chemicals and pollutants. Here is a breakdown of just a few of the unsavory ingredients that might be inhabiting your water.
Heavy metals like lead and mercury, which are linked to a number of dangerous health problems, are commonly found in water sources throughout the U.S.
Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs)
Chemical pesticides and herbicides used in agriculture often leech into the ground and make their way into our drinking supply. Past research has shown that some of these chemicals can cause damage to the reproductive system, kidneys, liver, and other internal organs.
Fluoride is a particularly controversial contaminant found in tap water, particularly because it is intentionally added to the water supply. It has been shown to strengthen teeth, which is the reason it’s commonly added to the water supply, but evidence has shown that drinking it can lead to thyroid problems.
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
These are chemicals that are capable of mimicking or interfering with the normal hormones in the body and are being found in increasing amounts in the water supply.
What Can I Do About It?
If you are like most people and don’t trust the tap water to be healthy and safe to drink, you might want to consider protecting yourself from contaminants with a water filtration system. There are systems available for removing all of these chemicals from the water supply in your home that are affordable and require very little maintenance.
Ohio Valley Pure Water is the leading choice for home water purification systems in the Cincinnati and Tri-state Area. We offer free estimates on home water purification systems and information regarding water purity in your area. Contact us today and learn how you can begin living a healthier life—starting with clean water.