Bottled Water Consumers may have various reasons for purchasing bottled drinking-water, such as taste, convenience or fashion, but most consumers do not consider the potential costs and health risks that consistently buying bottled water can have.
Chlorine Chlorine is a corrosive, poisonous, greenish-yellow gas that is two and a half times heavier than air yet 98% of municipal water treatment plants use chlorination to treat water in the USA. Though chlorine does offer the advantage of killing microorganisms in the water, it keeps killing when it gets in your home. You can be exposed to harmful chlorine when you drink, wash your dishes and bathe in tap water.
Common Problems Millions of American households suffer some kind of correctable water problem. Hard water alone is found in 85% of all American homes. Other common water problems include excess iron, hydrogen sulfide gas (rotten egg smell), acidity, and cloudy water.
Tap Water The human body is over 70% water and a lot of that water is replenished from the tap, which is not always safe. Tap water's biggest problems are the chemicals that we add during treatment, though there are many opportunities for other contaminants. Many of these compounds like chlorine and fluoride can have long-term adverse health effects if we are constantly exposed to them.
Hard vs Soft Water Most of us have been told that softening is the solution to hard water.
But what exactly is hard water and what does softening do to it? Hard water is defined to have a significant quantity of dissolved minerals. Alternatively, soft water has been treated, exchanging all of those natural minerals abundant in hard water for harmful sodium ions.
Health and Hydration As well as keeping you hydrated, water is a powerful cleanser - many toxins are flushed from the body in urine. While it certainly matters what and how much one drinks over the long term, it's generally agreed that consuming the national average of at least 67 ounces of fluid each day (even more for those who are physically active) is important to one's health.
Healthy Water Research on drinking water is highly fragmented and opinionated. Studies on water and heart disease ignore the findings on drinking water and cancer and vice versa.
Healthy Water brings this diverse and confusing research into a coherent focus. Read what makes drinking water both safe and healthy.
Conserving Water The average person uses around 100 gallons of water a day. By reducing that water use, you can save money, energy and water resources by decreasing pollution. LifeSource Water Systems can help you conserve water because there is no water waste.