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Your Tap Water Is Not As Good As You Think

Nationwide news has set their eyes on Flint, Michigan in the last few months as what has become known as the Flint Water Crisis continues to plague the people in that city.

Appalling photos of yellow-brown water coming out of residential faucets really bring home the imagery of what severely contaminated tap water looks like; but what about all the invisible contaminants that show up in tap water all around the country everyday?

It’s easy to point to the murky, lead-filled water of Flint and call it poor quality water but when was the last time you tested your home tap for dangerous and unhealthy contaminants?

Four Potential Health Risks With Unfiltered Tap Water?

Not everyone has noticed a funny taste or unusual color to their tap water, but it all depends on where you live. Some communities enjoy high quality water while others must deal with water that is hardly even potable.

What is the Best Way to Treat Your Household Tap Water?

We’ve all heard about the dangers of unfiltered tap water, whether it is for drinking, cooking or washing your hair. Depending on where you live, various contaminants and minerals may be present in tap water, changing its taste and even its color. Bottled water suppliers have enjoyed a long period of profitability, but disposable bottled water is neither economically nor ecologically sound.

How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

It seems like every medical professional, nutritionist and sports medicine expert has weighed in on the topic of drinking water, but not many of them seem to agree. Even with the standard recommendation of “8 glasses a day” few people take the time to measure their water consumption; and even if they did, how do we know eight glasses is enough? According to a study by the MayoClinic, the amount of water we need can vary greatly from one individual to the next.