Do you remember the days in which you drank water out of a garden hose? I sure do! I also remember getting my drinking water directly from the tap. As I have learned more about environmental toxins, I have decided to no longer drink water directly from the sink. Is tap water safe to drink? I am sure there are worse things out there that you can put into your body, but most tap water is filled with a host of contaminants.
The US government requires that fluoride be added to our water supply to improve dental conditions. However, many studies have shown that fluoride does more harm than good. In fact, one study proved that fluoride can cause damage to the brain. My kids use fluoride- free toothpaste and drink fluoride-free water and are yet to have a cavity.
As you can probably imagine, chlorine is used to kill the bacteria in our water. Just like fluoride, there are serious health impacts of injesting chlorine. There is evidence that supports the fact that chlorine can lead to bladder, rectal and breast cancers. When I was doing some addition research, I came across this article. It is quite alarming and made me thankful that I have never given my kids water straight from the tap.
I was shocked when I learned that drugs such as antibiotics and pain killers are finding their way into our water supply. The first time I heard this, I could not even believe this was happening . Many people throw their unused pills down the toilet. While water from sewage is filtered and chlorinated, the drugs remain in the water. The particles are too fine to be caught in any city sewer filtration system. While no one really knows if these remnants of drugs in our water have long-term health impacts, it is scary nonetheless.
Heavy metals can be very dangerous to the human body. When ingested, heavy metals are very difficult for the body to remove. Remember the movie Erin Brockovich? She was able to show proof that chromium was causing serious health issues in the local residents. Unfortunately, those problems still exist today.
A Safer Alternative to Tap Water
Thanks to our friends at Aquagear, I have found a safer alternative to tap water. The Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher is proven by independent and ISO 17025 accredited labs tests to remove the most harmful but common tap water contaminants, including lead (97.5%), Fluoride (90%), Chlorine (99.99%), Chromium 6 (99.87%), Mercury (99.6%), Trihalomethanes (99.99%), DDT (98.8%). The pitcher’s long-lasting filters (150 gallons) mean less hassle and more savings over the long-term. Best of all, it comes with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE, which is awesome.
According to their site, health experts are now warning about four dangerous contaminants that pose the biggest threat to families, especially children. Those contaminants are lead, flouride, trihalomethanes and mercury. Their filtration process removes the majority of these contaminents.
The Aquagear water pitcher is better than any others I have tried on the market.
PREMIUM DESIGN FOR HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
The filter is made in the USA and is 100% BPA free and made with FDA-approved food grade materials.
The filter is EPA/ANSI certified and meets and exceeds NSF Standards 42 and 53 for contaminant reduction. Aquagear holds 2016 Water Quality Association (WQA) membership. Filter tested in Flint, Michigan for lead and copper reduction. If this baby can help the water quality in Flint, Michigan than it can help anywhere.
TRIPLE CAPACITY FILTERS
The high quality filters produce 150 gallons of water each, lasting 3 times longer than Brita filters and 4 times longer than ZeroWater for maximum lifetime savings. I have not had to replace my filter yet, but the reviews are very positive and I have no doubts that the filter will last a long time.
We had a water pitcher in the past that the kids had a very difficult time pouring. My son now loves to fill up all the water glasses at dinner and even offers to provide the refills! I am all about making the kids as self-sufficient as possible and I love that they are able to get the pitcher out of the refrigerator and pour themselves their own glass of water.
I am so grateful that Aquagear reached out and asked me to review their product. The durability and performance of the water pitcher is impressive. In addition, the water tastes much better than it does from the water dispenser from the refrigerator, which also has a filter. I will continue to use the pitcher and will buy replacement water filters when the time comes.
I am thrilled to have an easy and effective way to ensure that my family drinks water that is free of contaminants.
Thank you, Aquagear!