With water being one of the most common compounds in the universe, you’d have thought that given 13.7 billion years, the universe would have figured out how to make it safe to drink by now. Sadly, water on Earth is full of all kinds of nasty contaminants — it’s a sobering fact that unsafe water kills more people globally each year than all forms of violence and war combined. That’s where a water filter comes in.
Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it. With a home water filter providing many benefits, we’re going to take a look at some of the main reasons you should think about investing in one. Kicking off with, of course…
By removing such dangerous contaminants as lead, arsenic, and chlorine, a water filter reduces your risk of all kinds of medical conditions, including cancer. With filters retaining the healthy minerals in water that boost your immune system, you might ask how we ever survived with them — and the answer is, we kind of didn’t. Considering the average person’s life expectancy was around 30 years for most of human history, maybe Leonardo da Vinci should have sketched a water filter instead of a helicopter.
We don’t know about you, but paying an average of $1.45 for a bottle of branded water is going to start to get irritating after a while. Unless you have money to burn, a filtered water dispenser is going to be a much cheaper option, providing you with a healthy supply of clean water straight from the tap.
Not only are home water filters cheaper than bottled water, but they’re a far more environmentally friendly option too. Although people have the best intentions when they buy bottled water and insist they’re going to recycle everything, there’s a garbage patch floating in the Pacific three times the size of France that says otherwise. So get yourself a home water filter and do the planet a favor.
Aside from the health benefits of filtered water, it can also improve the way you look too. It’s well-known that drinking plenty of water helps your skin stay hydrated, and with a filter removing contaminants, your body finds it much easier to process the water and can concentrate instead on making sure you look fabulous.
And last but not least…
Aside from Chlorine and arsenic, all kinds of other pollutants make their way into a city water supply — from fecal matter to rocket fuel. With water treatment facilities unable to remove all these pollutants, fortunately, water filters can. The result is a glass of water that actually tastes good.
So there you have it — the healthy, tasty, and environmentally friendly option. With even Jennifer Lawrence sporting an ‘H2O’ tattoo on her hand to remind her to stay hydrated, it’s a good bet she’d have taken a water filter to the Hunger Games instead of a bow and arrow.
And on that note, we wish you good health.
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