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Just How Good Are Drinking Water Filters?

May 27, 2008
I don't know about you, but I've always taken the availability of good quality drinking water for granted. I never really thought to question the fact that the drinking water where we live was of good palatable quality. It didn't have a strange taste and wasn't making anyone unwell that I was aware of.

We live in a fairly affluent suburb, and although it had recently been farm land, I never even thought about the possibilities of contamination from farm run-off. It just seemed too safe and sheltered.

Things appeared to be too good here for environmental hazards like that - that is until I heard the bad news. Apparently, there was a great deal of groundwater contamination in the area from a variety of fertilizers, pesticides, and other pollutants. I wanted to protect myself and my family so I bought a drinking water filter.

I had expected drinking water filters to be kind of a pain to set up. I figured that quality water treatment reverse osmosis must be a pretty complicated operation. I was expecting the drinking water filter to be about 5 feet square and weigh about 30 pounds. When I saw how small it was, I was shocked and amazed.

I thought I was being scammed, in fact. I couldn't believe that something that small could do that much to safeguard myself and my family. Drinking water filters might be high tech, but could they be that high tech? Could those tiny little boxes filter out particulate matter reliably enough to protect us from the accumulation of some pretty deadly additives?

Well, the reality is that the drinking water filters on the market today are better than I at first thought. After doing some research on this matter I discovered that as long as the proper maintenance is carried out, most drinking water filters are at least 80% effective or more.

Even coming across these facts, using just one drinking water filter didn't really fill me with full confidence. Now, I knew that I couldn't expect 100% success, but I still felt I could do better than 80%. What I did was come up with a double drinking water filter system. That removed about 80% of the remaining chemical pollutants in our water thus giving us about 96% overall protection.

That is pretty good when you think about it. I knew that, provided I changed the drinking water filters frequently enough, my family would be completely protected from being exposed to dangerous doses of fertilizer and ground arsenic. That is certainly something that will help me to sleep easier at night.
About the Author
Alan Allport is an avid researcher into healthy living. Visit his site now at http://www.waterfilterpurifiers.com to discover which drinking water filters Alan recommends from extensive market comparisons.
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