Get the Lead Out of Your Water

>> Jan 26, 2019


The occurrence of lead in drinking water is undeniably unsafe. Even minuscule amounts that we may ingest could cause potential harm. Aside from the standard risks of lead and its poisonous damage on the body, it accumulates in the body at low levels with persistence. This means that, over time, the metal collects inside the body and increases the risk of harm. Among those more at risk, such as infants, this is cause for concern. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests even low-level lead in a child’s blood may result in physical and behavioral problems. Currently, the EPA suggests a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for lead within water to be 15 parts per billion. Despite this margin, the EPA also, and continuously, states that no level of lead is safe.

Ideally, the amount of lead within our water supply would be none. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case and, as such, it is important to take part of the responsibility of safe water into your own hands. Monitoring your water quality is an incredibly useful habit. By requesting your local water report you will be able to see the levels of lead as well as other such contaminants in your water. Lead consumption causes health issues for adults, such as complications with the blood and kidneys. Furthermore, it poses a great risk for pregnant women due to the transmission of minerals to the fetus. As these issues and developments become increasingly widespread, more people are requesting their water reports and looking to resolve issues with their water supply.

While a filter is an obvious choice to eliminate lead and other harmful pollutants within water, it is important to note that not all filters are appropriate. In addition, simply adopting a filter or multiple filters may not be ideal for your situation. It is highly recommended that you look to source a filter that is capable of filtering your entire home, such as the whole house water filter by Clean Air Pure Water. Installing a filter at the beginning of your home’s water intake assures that any lead from the cities water supply will be removed. If your home was built before 1986 you will also have lead solder in the house pipes. In that case you will also need a drinking water filter such as Sweetwater’s Kitchen Defender.

To reduce and remove metals from your water, a whole house water filter should offer you electrochemical processing that attracts the substances, taking them from the water. While it is important to have an understanding of your water filtration needs, you should not feel overwhelmed. The installation of such filters is handled by your plumber and is uncomplicated. The device itself, in this example the Urban Defender, is slimline and compact, meaning there is little imposition on your home plumbing.
In addition, suppliers such as Clean Air Pure Water also offer an in-depth review of your water report to give you knowledge and confidence with your installation. Since each location in the United States draws its water from various locations, the type of contamination is dependent on the source. Therefore, choosing an appropriate filtration system allows you to also filter other contaminants that may be contained with your local water supply, an advantage that rudimentary filters simply cannot offer.

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