Two Popular Drinking Water Filters You Should Think Twice

Health When you .pare the prices of drinking water filters, it’s easy to be.e confused. The assumption that paying more for a drinking water filter means removing more impurities is a dangerous one. We looked at 10 of the top rated drinking water filters and found they ranged from $34.95 to $420.00 — quite a broad price range! What factors go into making one water filter so much more expensive than another? Mark up can be a concern. You may know that resellers buy a product from a factory and then "mark up" the price in order to make a profit. .panies that do not manufacture anything are called resellers. These folks travel the world over in search of products that may be purchased for a miniscule amount and sold for alot more. Drinking water filters are just like any other product in this regard. So, if you can buy a drinking water filter (or any other product for that matter) directly from the factory, you will save money. Sometimes the amount that you save is enough to buy two or three for the same price. It all depends on how much the reseller marks up the product. If you look into it, you’ll discover the majority of potable water filter makers pricing are .parable to each other. The average price is around $140.00 for a counter top system. But what about those really low priced models? Brita and Pur are the most highly advertised and also the most frequently heard. So, let’s take a closer look at them to see whether they really deliver. For $34, you can purchase a Brita drinking water filter that attaches to your faucet. It removes chlorine, but not chlorine by-products known as THMs. It makes no sense to me to block only one of them. Chlorine and THMs have both been linked to cancer. In women with breast cancer, the level of THMs in their fat cells is much higher than what is found in the fat cells of women without breast cancer. Significant numbers of new rectal cancer cases — possibly into the hundreds per day — can be attributed to chlorine, say experts. There are some other impurities that a Brita drinking water filter cannot block. These include VOCs (chemicals found paint thinners, dry cleaning solvents and gasoline) and MTBE, a gasoline additive. All of these substances have been found in public reservoirs and cannot be removed by treatment facilities. The concentration limits established by federal regulation as "safe" are regarded by some in the scientific .munity as far too high, given that even low exposure, when continued over years, can increase the incidence of heart disease and cancer. PUR drinking water filters remove even less impurities than Brita. Often, consumers seek out PUR drinking water filters because the flavor and hue of their home water supply doesn’t meet their standards. Unfortunately, a large percentage of them are .pletely unaware about the dangerous chemical contaminants that are not filtered by the PUR filters they buy. They also don’t realize that, while it’s very easy to filter chlorine, it’s not so easy to remove THMs. Herbicides and pesticides that the United States use regularly are not blocked by these filters. Anything that is used in the environment eventually ends up in the reservoir and finally makes it in to your home. A proper water filter eliminates every one of these chemicals. The finest drinking water filters are sensibly priced and block almost anything. Research and spend time looking before you decide. You can check out my website below if you need more information. Surprising enough, the ones that are promoted the most are not always the best. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: