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What You Need to Know About Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment For Household Use

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2008-06-26 06:42:45     
Article by R. Lee Cole

It's common to find household water filters that use reverse osmosis water treatment. Reverse osmosis is also used extensively in agriculture and industry. Reverse osmosis filters work well, and this is probably why this method is often used for home filtration. There are some issues with reverse osmosis you might want to consider before you actually buy a filtering system for your home. Read this article to find out more.

There's been a ton of information coming out recently about the problems with our water supplies. As a consequence, home water filtration has become a hot topic.

What's so shocking is the water that comes out of your tap very likely has traces of pesticides, prescription drugs, organic cysts (Giardia), and other toxic chemicals in it. Most municipalities use chlorine as a way of sterilizing their water. Chlorine is also put into the water as it leaves the treatment plant so that it does not become reinfected on the way to your tap. (Transport times in some areas can be several days!)

The problem is 1) chlorine is itself a toxin, and 2) chlorine can combine with certain organic material to form highly carcinogenic chemical compounds. (That's after the water has been treated!)

In recent years, a lot of people have switched to bottled water as an alternative. On the face of it, bottled water sounds like a good alternative. According to the labels on the bottles it's all made from either high mountain glaciers or vast, unexplored underground aquifers, never before touched by man.

Of course that's not true! Studies have shown that by far the majority of bottled water come straight out of the...tap! Just like your water at home.

As a matter of fact, there are fewer restrictions concerning bottled water than there are concerning tap water! If your bottled water has not crossed state lines, there are no federal laws that cover it!

The only real way you can protect yourself and your family is to filter your own water at home, either as it enters your house or right as it comes out of the tap. Reverse osmosis water treatment is a way to do this, but not necessarily the best way.

Reverse osmosis works by pressuring a solvent through a porous membrane, which filters the impurities out of the solvent--in our case the solvent is the water.

The real issue with reverse osmosis is it filters out the good stuff, too!

You see, we need certain trace minerals like calcium in our water for good health and also for good taste. Water without the necessary trace minerals tastes flat. (Some of the cheaper bottled waters taste like this.)

If you're really interested in filtering your water at home, (and you should be) then you need a type of filtration system other than reverse osmosis. There are a number of filtration systems on the market.

To learn more about the best ways to filter your water at home visit my website!

R. Lee Cole is an avid health and exercise enthusiast who loves to make his research available to everyone via the Internet. Check out Lee's website for more information about this important topic.

Specialized in: Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment - Household Use
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