Filtering Water from a Faucet is Important
Most of us in the U.S. go to our faucets and expect to get clean, clear, odorless water, and most of us get water that looks clean, and clear, and is odorless. This, however, does not make the water “pure.” Chlorine content for unfiltered water tends to hover around the 2.5 ppm (parts per million) mark and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limit the amount to about 4 ppm. To put this in perspective, you’re allowed to have more chlorine in your drinking water than you are in your pool, which is limited to 1-3 ppm according to the CDC.
This is to say nothing of the ammonia that is added to your chlorinated tap water to help disinfect it. Combined with the chlorine, the two form chloramines (as CI2), which is a water additive used to control microbes, particularly as a residual disinfectant in distribution system pipes. When chlorine and chloramines react with organic matter they form disinfectant byproducts. Drinking water doesn’t sound too safe now, does it? In fact, when every living thing on this planet needs water to survive, it can sound quite frightening. Unless youâ€™ve taken steps to protect yourself, â€śpure waterâ€ť is not going to be what’s really coming out of your tap.
That’s why we recommend using a filter like the Chanson Water Filters found here to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the harmful toxins one might find in tap water.