For maintaining good health, water plays a key role for your muscles, joints, heart, skin and brain. But tap water isn’t as clean as it looks. It picks up contaminants as it passes through miles of pipes. Bottled water brings environmental problems thanks to more than 100 million plastic bottles being used worldwide daily. Filtration systems avoid both problems. Under-the counter filters remain out of sight, while countertop systems have minimal installation. You can also use a filtered water pitcher or reusable bottles with filters. Additionally, consider a shower head filter to reduce exposure to chlorine and contaminants.
- Your water may be crystal clear and taste okay, but it’s still likely to contain many hidden impurities that are bad for your health.
- Plastic water bottles are petroleum based, so in the United States alone, it takes 1.5 million barrels of oil to meet production demands. This too is bad for the environment.
- If you’re unable to get a showerhead filter, you can cut down your exposure to water contaminants by shortening your showers and lowering the water temperature to help your pores.
“Water plays a role in the health of your muscles, joints, heart, skin, and even your brain”