Recent data from the California Water Resources Control Board sheds light on the number of people in the state who are faced with dangerous water coming out of their tap. Levels of Uranium in some tap water in the San Diego area, affecting thousands of residents, tests 5 times the safe drinking water limit set by the EPA.
According to the ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry) the greatest risk of ingesting uranium is to the kidneys. Neurobehavioral and fertility changes have also been noted in laboratory tests in rats and mice.
Unsafe levels of fluoride, nitrate and arsenic were also found in San Diego area drinking water, according to NBC7 News in San Diego.
Also disconcerting is that levels of Chromium-6, the chemical Erin Brockovich made infamous, isn't even factored into the data. There is currently no drinking water standard for Chromium-6 in the U.S.
So what can you do if your state discovers dangerous amounts of contaminants in your drinking water?
Stop Buying Bottled Water!
There's a filter for just about any problem with your drinking water. Lugging water bottles or jugs is not the answer! There are a number of different technologies and methods for removing what is making your water bad.
First off, if you are concerned about contaminants that may be in your water that your municipality doesn't test for, I highly recommend that you get your water tested from a certified lab. They are easy to find online and in your locale and labs usually have a menu you can choose from to test for specific contaminants of concern. Why shoot in the dark? Find out what you should really be worried about.
If you have uranium or other radioactive particles in your water, you will want to use a filter specifically designed to remove these dangerous contaminants. We have a filter for that!
We recently introduced the RN-1 Radiation filter made in the USA by Cuz'n Water Filtration Systems. With a specially formulated media mix, the RN-1 removes Strontium, Uranium, Plutonium, Cesium, Iodine and to a lesser degree Iodide. This is what you need if you discover your water has levels of radioactive particles that are above the safe drinking water limit.
At Highwater Filters, we offer a variety of solutions for your drinking water needs. You can contact me personally through our website or call me at 509-685-0933 if you are confused about what filter is right for you. We specialize in low-tech, non-electric, affordable water treatment (Made in the USA) that will give you peace of mind and endless enjoyment. If your water doesn't taste delicious after adding a filter to your tap, something is wrong. Call me!
We want to be your water filter specialist. It's important to get the right filter for your needs. Why not let us help you?
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Last week's Supreme Court ruling (South Dakota v. Wayfair, No. 17-494) may change the way people shop. Large internet companies will now be compelled to charge sales tax on all internet sales in the U.S.
There's a silver lining in the decision. The ruling should encourage consumers to shop in local brick and mortar stores and to purchase from small internet stores like Highwater Filters.
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.