Plastic Particles in Bottled Water. Widespread problem; Easy solutions.

Plastic Particles in Bottled Water. Widespread problem; Easy solutions.

The news is not good: researchers tested 250 samples of bottled water around the world and found that 93% contain plastic particles, most which are believed to come from the bottles themselves. 

You see it every time you visit a grocery store. Consumers loaded up with bottled water to stock refrigerators and coolers everywhere. 

Many people don't trust the water that comes out of their taps. Should they trust the water that comes out of plastic bottles? Not at all.

Nestle, Aquafina, Aqua, Dasani, Evian and other major brands are selling water that does not require testing. And it stands to reason that water sitting in plastic bottles can become contaminated with chemicals that leach from plastic. The sense of security that many consumers feel from bottled water is misguided. That water is not always what you might believe. In fact, more times than not, it isn't.

Read more here. (From Yahoo! News)

So what's a consumer to do?

For one, check your water district's water report that is a requirement to be shared with the community they serve. You can find out what contaminants they are testing for and whether they are meeting safety standards. But that's not enough. Many homes were built with pipes that contain lead. Homes built before 1980 are most suspect. Even if your water tests safe for human consumption at the source, you can't be sure if the water coming from your tap hasn't leached contaminants from your pipes. The best thing to do is to get the water coming from your tap tested by a lab.

At Highwater Filters we have a simple solution. Get a water filter that removes the contaminants that you are concerned about. Sometimes it's difficult to find out what a filter removes but with research you should be able to find a filter that will give you peace of mind. Consider a before and after test just to be sure.

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Can't determine the best filter for your home? Contact us at or call 509-685-0933.

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