Do You Know What Is in the Water You Drink, Bathe Your Children In, or Wash Your Fruit and Vegetables With?
Whether your home/office is on city (municipal) or well water, we can almost guarantee there are contaminants in your water you do not want to expose yourself, your family, or your employees to.
One of the more harmful chemicals in drinking and cooking water is chlorine. According to a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, drinking chlorinated water can increase odds of developing bladder cancer by as much as 80%.
Research conducted on the health effects of chlorinated drinking water have demonstrated a variety of toxicity concerns. Several studies have found that communities using chlorinated or chloraminated drinking water have an increased risk of bladder, kidney, and rectal cancers. THMs from chemically treated water have been associated with a variety of poor birth outcomes, such as spontaneous abortion, birth defects, and low birth weight. Chlorine and chloramine vapors are associated with greater risk of asthma, and may damage the mucosal lining of the respiratory tract. Free radicals in chlorinated water have been linked to liver malfunction, weakening of the immune system and pre-arteriosclerotic changes in arteries.
Our skin acts as a giant sponge. While most of us focus on the water we drink—have we given thought to the water our body absorbs each time we bathe or shower?? While our bodies can filter out much of the chlorine from our drinking water, the THMs and other disinfectant byproducts we inhale during showers and baths may be much more harmful, since the chlorine gas we inhale enters directly into our blood stream.
Why/When Should I Have My Water Tested?
The first question we ask is whether you are on city or well water. If well water, there is no monitoring or conditioning of the water you receive. The EPA recommends testing of well water every 6 months to ensure no biologicals or dangerous chemicals are present.
City water is treated utilizing high levels of chlorine or chloramine. Depending upon where your home falls in regard to the underground water main drastically dictates the concentration of the chlorine in your water. Are the levels too high or possibly not high enough?
healthEhabitats™ can provide a wide array of tests for your water, from basic city water testing for the most common contaminants to an extensive analysis of well-water. We utilize accredited 3rd party laboratories to provide detailed analysis and we communicate those results to you in a way you will understand. Once we identify the contaminants in your water supply we can discuss appropriate treatment options that can include:
- Whole House Water Filtration
- Reverse Osmosis Filtration
- Point of Source Carbon Filters
- Shower Filters
Better Than Bottled Water
healthEhabitats™ can offer you better, healthier and safer water after we complete our water quality analysis. You deserve the best drinking water possible and this doesn’t always come in the form of a water bottle.
Studies have shown that bottle water can actually be less healthy, more expensive, and definitely more harmful for the environment. Tap water is, on average, 500 times cheaper than bottled water and it can take between 400 and 1,000 years for plastic bottles to completely decompose.