The Problem with Drinking Unfiltered Water
Water is necessary to maintain a healthy body temperature, lubricate your joints, and expel waste through urination, sweat and bowel movements. But what is the quality of the water you’re consuming? Here’s why drinking high quality, filtered water matters.
Is Tap Water Okay?
In the United States, the drinking water that leaves the treatment plant must meet strict safety standards. This doesn’t mean your water is free from contaminants, only that the level of contaminants won’t pose any serious health risks.
However, accidents happen and public water can become unsafe to drink. Microorganisms can get into the water from animal or human fecal matter. Chemicals from industrial waste or nitrates from fertilizers can enter the water system via runoff. Minerals such as lead or mercury can enter the water supply from improper disposal of pollutants or old lead pipes.
The Effects of Contaminated Water
Contaminated water can affect your health in a number of ways. Cryptosporidium is a pathogen that sometimes gets into the water supply. It can cause a gastrointestinal disease that can be fatal. Water contaminated with nitrates can pose a threat to infants. Lead can cause physical and developmental problems in infants and children. Adults exposed to lead tainted water over a number of years can experience high blood pressure and kidney problems.
Isn't Bottled “Rainwater” the Purest Form of Drinking Water?
There is nothing inherently unsafe about or wrong with drinking rainwater if it’s clean. In fact, many communities around the world depend on rainwater as their primary source of drinking water. That said, not all rainwater is safe to drink. Several physical and environmental factors can quickly turn fresh, clean rainwater into a potential health hazard. It can contain pollutants that is in the air and parasites, harmful bacteria, and viruses and has historically been linked to disease outbreaks. In truth, all drinking water starts as rainwater so regardless of the final source you are drinking rainwater, and the bottled rainwater must go through a multi-step purification like other standard purified water brands.
Better Quality Water
HOW uses a patented technology to strip out all impurities from your water, while injecting 98% pure oxygen in the voids where impurities once were. HOW keeps a trace of healthy minerals (Magnesium, Calcium, and Potassium) to keep the award winning taste HOW is known for.
For beautiful tasting, pure filtered water, packaged with sustainability in mind, pick up a case of HOW today!