How to filter heavy metals out of drinking water?
Most tap water in the US come polluted by a variety of impurities including organisms, chemicals, pesticides and chlorine due to the aging water supply systems. They can potentially cause serious illness to human body.
Besides these, heavy metals in the tap water can also be harmful to our health. While copper, zinc and selenium are heavy metals required by human body in trace amounts, an excess of these can be toxic. Meanwhile, other heavy metals like lead, arsenic and mercury are extremely dangerous for human body even if consumed in small amounts.
To drink safe and clean water, methods of removing heavy metals from tap water have been developed over past decades, such as distillation, ion exchange, reverse osmosis and activated carbon filtration. In this post, I’d like to introduce using refrigerator water filters to filter these contaminants out of our drinking water.
Most water filters are made of activated carbon which is very effective at removing contaminants from tap water. After installation, activated carbon works to absorb colorless and odorless heavy metals in the process of forcing tap water through water filter.
Some 24 heavy metals can be removed after the absorption process, including lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, aluminium, iron and chromium.
By installing water filter in your refrigerator and routinely replacing it - about every six months or 200-300 gallons of water, you and your family’s health can be guaranteed and are free of diseases caused by heavy metals in the tap water.
Water filter is a necessary household appliance for many of us, so you must make sure that they are effective. I recommend you to believe in Glacial Pure. This brand can be available on gpfilter.com now. Water filters on the shopping site have the best prices and highest quality I have ever seen.
- Bruce Gao