- 22 Apr 0
Is bottled water safe to drink?
It’s a sad question–with an even sadder answer.
A study released last month conducted by New York State University in Fredonia, NY, tested 11 brands of water from nine different countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, and China.
Nearly all of them (93 percent) contained at least 325 pieces of microplastic per liter. Nestlé brand water topped the list, with over 10,000 pieces of plastic per liter. The largest pieces were about the same diameter of a human hair!
Clearly, we need to do better. Those of us who have the freedom to choose must make the responsible choice. Reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration is a safer, eco-friendly alternative to bottled water.
Read more about the study results here.
Are microplastics harmful to our health?
Of course, we all want to know the harm microplastics can cause to our health. The World Health Organization (WHO) is following up the study by researching the effects of microplastics on our bodies. Yet the evidence is all around us. Cancer and autism rates are skyrocketing, oceans are becoming toxic to marine life, and we are running out of room to store the one million bottles being sold per minute worldwide. So yes, microplastics are harmful–if not directly, then indirectly. They are detrimental to our environment, and the damage will eventually lead back to us.
Is there a good alternative to bottled water?
Can we find a better way to drink? Fortunately, the answer is yes. RO filters provide a safer, environmentally friendly alternative to bottled water. RO water filtration is a smart financial choice, too. Instead of throwing good money away on potentially contaminated drinking water, we can choose to invest in a sustainable and zero-waste alternative. RO systems for your home or business is an upgrade to the quality of the health of your home, family, and the planet.
How does reverse osmosis work?
RO is a type of water filtration system that can be easily installed. RO systems force tap water through a fine, semi-porous membrane. The process removes all different kinds of impurities, including minerals, chemicals, and harmful pathogens. Additionally, reverse osmosis is also one of only three filtration systems that will remove nearly all traces of microplastics, leaving nothing but pure, safe water. RO systems require little maintenance to operate and they don’t take up much space to install.
Can reverse osmosis reverse pollution?
Indeed, RO systems can mean big changes for the environment. For one thing, an RO system will cut down on the amount of bottled water you consume. With an RO system, you’ll be able to fill your reusable glass water jugs and thermoses with water you can trust, right from your very own tap.
Another benefit to having an RO system installed is that you won’t have to drive around lugging heavy crates of bottled water from the store as much, which will cut down on air pollution and gas, too.
Most importantly, installing an RO system in your home or place of business is something you can be proud of. It shows your friends, family, and clients that clean water is a priority in your life, and that bottled water is just not enough anymore.
If you are ready to make the upgrade to clean, fresh tasting water from every tap, contact the experts at Arnett’s Water Systems. We can help you plan and execute this important change to better water.