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If you're anything like me, you are very concerned about the health of your family. Therefore, allowing them to drink water is not a very wise decision. Most people have no idea of what it contains. You can turn to bottled water, which can have as much contamination in it as tap water. It is also extremely expensive when taken against the cost of tap water. A simple solution to this dilemma is to install a water treatment system.

Why should you even have to think about installing a home filtration system? In recent poll Americans placed water pollution as the most serious environmental concern facing the country for a number of years. Have you noticed there is all is a wide chasm between what people believe passionately about what the government is prepared to act on? Then this is exactly the situation, we have regarding water pollution.

It's this lack of political decision that leads to abysmal planning and the scarcity of funds where they're most needed. What this means to you is contaminated tap water. In the short space of five years water utility companies detected over 300 contaminants in public water. The highest number came from industrial chemicals with agricultural pollutants a close second.

Your water utility company does its best to keep the chemical contaminants below the legal limits. However, it is quite common for temporary spikes above the legal limit to be detected. In fact, these have been reported by 10% of all water companies. The temporary spikes in this case will levels of disinfection by-products, namely Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic acids.

These two by-products come from chlorine and chloramines both are added to your water to eliminate bacteria. It's ironic that something which stops bacteria can produce compounds causing liver, kidney and central nervous system problems. It has also been linked to cancer.

It is sometimes difficult to imagine this pollution because it often starts some distance from your home. Unfortunately, with some people it's a case of out of sight out of mind; let's consider something a little nearer to your home. Do you or any of your neighbors use any form of chemicals to treat their lawns? Where do you think chemicals go when it rains?

Do you use any household cleaners? Just a few of the well-known products are Lysol, pledge and many others, how about laundry soap? I'm sure you can think of many more. The point is all of these can find a way into your water. It doesn't take much imagination to think about how sick you would become with drinking water contaminated with these chemicals.

Regrettably, it is all too easy for these and many other household products to end up in your drinking water supply. What do you do in this situation?

With this sort of pollution in your water supply is it any wonder you need some form of a water treatment system. There is a multitude of these systems on the market, but it's not the sort of thing you can just pop out and buy.

It's very easy to buy something which at first glance appears to do everything you need but on later inspection has serious shortcomings. You need to do a little research to find the best model for the job at hand; this could save you a lot of money and time.

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Source by Derek Reeve

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