Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units
At first glance, a reverse osmosis water purification unit looks
like a good way to get pure drinking water.
But if you're like me, you are prepared to do some research to
find a small, effective, moderately priced water purification unit
for your home. Check out what the experts are saying about a reverse
osmosis and you'll quickly find there are better technologies out
there than even a top-rated reverse osmosis water purification unit.
In the next two minutes I will show you what the major problems
are with reverse osmosis and where you could look for better and
First, a reverse osmosis water purification unit cannot block chlorine
or lead. These two are very common in municipal water supplies.
Chlorine is in tap water because federal regulations permit local
water officials to pour this chemical into your water after their
treatment technologies have taken out dirt and (they hope) most
chemical and organic contaminants, because those officers know that
harmful compounds get through and that chlorine kills a lot of them.
Lead is in tap water because older city water mains and pipes used
lead for pipes and soldering joints, and traces of this dissolves
into the water.
Even small traces of chlorine and lead are harmful. Remember how
bad chlorine sometimes smelled in the municipal swimming pools you
swam in as a child, and how your skin felt dry and coarse afterwards?
Would you want that in every glass of water you drink in your home?
Too much lead will cause high blood pressure, reduce your blood's
ability to carry oxygen, can amplify some breathing problems if
inhaled in fumes, is linked to osteoporosis in elderly people because
it hinders their body's natural facility to absorb calcium, and
brings on behavioral problems in young children.
As well as not stopping chlorine and lead, a reverse osmosis water
purification unit is wasteful.
For every one gallon of water it treats the unit produces five
gallons of dirty water than can't be used. Not good for the environment.
The membranes in a standard reserve osmosis water purification
unit are delicate. They rip easily, and this another reason you
need to think very carefully before buying one. Unless these filters
are made to exceptionally high standards, they often have defects.
Also, a reverse osmosis water purification unit needs electricity
to push water through the filter membranes. So they are not free
to run, like many other types of water purifiers.
Problem with Reverse Osmosis Water Purifiers
The biggest problem with any reserve osmosis water purification
unit is the fact that they remove all minerals from the water.
Bad, bad, bad.
In fact, it could be dangerous for you health, because your body
must have those essential trace minerals that are dissolved in water
deep down in the earth and slowly find their way into the aquifers
and reservoirs where cities (and rural towns) draw public tap water
As you drink this water, laced with minute quantities of healthy
minerals like calcium, magnesium and so on, your body's supplies
are replenished and you stay healthy. Stop getting those minerals
and your health is suddenly in danger.
A reverse osmosis water purification unit blocks those minerals.
It delivers sterile, empty water.
So do some homework. Look around the Internet for alternative water
purification systems designed for homes that take out contaminants
before you drink them, but leave in the minerals your body must
If you'd like a place to begin that homework, you're welcome to
go to my web site. It's got lots of useful information about household
filters that safer than a reverse osmosis water purification unit.
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