This blog post will discuss 3 of the most common reasons you should be worried about your drinking water and what you can do to protect yourself from these risks.
Chlorine is one of the most common chemicals used to treat drinking water. While it is effective at killing bacteria, chlorine can also produce several unpleasant side effects, including a funny taste and smell. Chlorine can also be harmful to your health and linked to many severe health conditions, such as cancer.
If you are concerned about the presence of chlorine in your drinking water, you can install a water filtration system that will remove these chemicals from your water. Filtration systems are available in various sizes and price ranges, which are sure to fit your needs and budget.
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Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs)
Disinfection byproducts can also cause funny-tasting water. More commonly known as DBPs, these chemicals are formed when chlorine combines with naturally occurring organic matter in the environment. While there is still much that we do not know about these compounds, scientists have determined that many of them are dangerous to human health.
Disinfection byproducts have been linked to cancer, birth defects, and other serious conditions. If you are concerned about DBPs in your water, install a filter that will trap these chemicals before they can enter your drinking supply. The best filters for removing disinfection byproducts are reverse osmosis systems or charcoal activated filters.
Pesticides and Herbicides
Fertilizers and pesticides often contain chemicals harmful to human health, such as arsenic. These dangerous chemicals can easily find their way into your drinking supply by leaching out of landfills or seeping through the ground after a heavy rainstorm. If you live in an area where pesticides and herbicides are commonly used, you could be at risk of exposure to these chemicals.
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Surface water is the most likely source of pesticides and herbicides in drinking water. If you are concerned about pesticide or herbicide residues in your drinking supply, use a filter that will remove these toxins from your tap water. Activated carbon filters can trap many dangerous pesticides and herbicides.
If you are concerned about the quality of your tap water, there are many ways that you can improve it. By installing a filtration system, you can remove many harmful chemicals and toxins that can make your water taste funny.
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