Why water filter taps and water filter faucets are better than bottled water and tap water
If you've never thought about it before, water is an essential nutrient.
It hydrates you, which is one of the keys to maintaining optimum health.
Water accounts for about 60% of an adult's body weight, and when you're running low on water, your body warns you by making you feel thirsty.
The National Academy of Medicine suggests an adult male requires 13 cups of water a day, and female needs 9 cups a day, to remain hydrated and healthy (1 cup equalling 236 ml).
Of course, if you're physically active or exposed to very warm climates you'll need more. If your body size is smaller, you may not need as much.
Harvard University says "Those amounts are not a daily target, but a general guide... because each person’s exact fluid needs vary, even day-to-day."
The all-important question is, what is the quality of the water you drink?
More and more people are installing water filter taps and water filter faucets to screen out harmful toxins in their tap water. This is a great way to make the water you drink purer, fresher, and better for you.
The damaging effect on products around your home that use tap water
You can see what impurities in tap water do to our household products by looking at the mineral build-up it leaves behind.
Inside your new kettle, for instance, you'll discover a discoloured brown stain slowly appearing on the inner side wall at water level, and across the base.
If your iron uses tap water, the mineral build up on the base will cause the water to become discoloured. You may have experienced discoloured water coming out of your iron and staining your favourite clothes when you're ironing. It's an awful experience.
Then there's the bad odour that comes from the shower head after long-term mineral build up.
There's another reason for using water filter taps and faucets.
The main way that dangerous, man-made chemicals find their way into the human body
Man-made chemicals (PFAS) have been dubbed, 'forever chemicals'. That's because they can barely be broken down, so when ingested, they persist in your body and in wildlife.
These PFASs have been used in industrial and commercial products for over 60 years now. You'll find them in items ranging from food wrappers to clothing, to pots and pans.
PFAS has been linked with cancer, hormone disruption, high cholesterol, and obesity.
The most surprising fact from all of this, is that your drinking water is one of the main routes through which you can be exposed to PFASs.
Water filter taps and water filter faucets verses bottled water
There are various ways to screen out harmful impurities from our tap water. An effective way is by installing water filter taps and water filter faucets.
These help remove impurities and contaminants, including;
- Nitrates and nitrites found in pesticides which can leak into the water source
- Giardia and Cryptosporidium microorganisms
- Chlorine, and disinfection by-products
- Heavy metals
At the same time as filtering out the impurities, the filter allows through the necessary minerals like magnesium, fluoride, calcium, and zinc.
This purer water helps support your immune system and mental health function.
It can also help with;
- Skin hydration
- Nutrient absorption
- Weight loss, detoxification, digestion
- Reducing the risk of cancer
What about bottled water?
The Australian Government's Healthdirect website says bottled water has lower 'quality controls' than tap water, and is not as healthy as some people think. It can have less magnesium, potassium and calcium than tap water.
Some brands can also contain higher levels of potentially harmful substances, like chlorine, nitrate and chemicals that leach out from the plastic like Bisphenol A (BPA).
Bottled water can also be devastating to the environment
Some of the key benefits of using water filter taps and water filter faucets
There are many benefits to filtering your tap water, and we've listed just some of the key areas and reasons.
Here's a snapshot of some of the benefits;
- Screens out harmful chemicals, metals, nitrates, nitrites, microorganisms
- Less damage on household and personal items
- No bad smell or taste
- No toxic plastic chemicals leaching out
- Environmentally friendly
- Won't require electricity to run
- Easy to install
In some cases, water filter faucets can be installed by you in under 5 minutes, like the Puretec Tripla T2 Triple Action Mixer TAP with LED filter reminder light at Plumbing Sales.
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Plumbing Sales has an extensive range of water filter options.
Being Australia’s largest online plumbing supplies store, you'll find what you're looking for.
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