Have you had a chance to see this week’s edition of Mamavation TV? It was an eye opening look at the safety of water with the CEO of EWS Water, Howard Esbin. When you see him speak you can really tell that this is his passion.
Know What’s in Your H20
With up to 80,000 possible chemicals in our water, looking at the safety of water can feel a bit overwhelming. Some of the main contaminants to be cautious of are:
- Disinfectants of the water (chlorine, ammonia)
- Human Activity (chemicals washed down the drain)
- Pharmaceuticals (disposed of down the drain)
- Herbicides and Pesticides
- Pollutants (such as solvents, plastics, other VOCs)
Although around 90 of these chemicals have been tested individually, no research shows the effects when these contaminants are combined. The more we can filter these out of our water, the better.
A Matter of Taste
Bottled water began because tap water was dangerous to drink. Now it has built an industry off of better taste, under the false pretenses of better quality. Bottled water is NOT regulated. In fact, 22% of all bottled water is above the municipal safety levels. Those facts will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Check out this quick video from EWS on the topic of bottled water below.
But, water is more than just taste and flavor. We not only consume water, we absorb it on our skin, and inhale it into our lungs. The chemicals in the water are coming in contact with us all of these ways, and they can have serious effects on our health.
When thinking about water filtration, the best thing you can do is filter the water from the supply line to home. This eliminates exposure to chemicals when you shower, wash dishes, cook, water plants, and do just about anything you do with water. A high quality granular activated carbon (GAC) filter will remove chlorine, chloramine, gases, dyes, fuels, man-made pollutants, pharmaceutical residues, and volatile organic contaminants. (via EWS Water FAQs).
There is a wealth of information available on www.ewswater.com including the product selector, to help choose what filtration system is right for your family and home. Be sure to watch the show for more tips from Howard and to learn more about water and filtration.