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Is Your Tap Water Safe?

By September 20, 2019November 29th, 2020No Comments

According to a recent article published in USA Today, a new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) says that even tap water dubbed “safe” may not be and could pose a number of health risks.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • There are 22 carcinogens (a carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that promotes carcinogenesis, the formation of cancer) commonly found in tap water including arsenic, byproducts of water disinfectants and radionuclides such as uranium and radium — could cumulatively result in over 100,000 cancer cases over the span of a lifetime.
  • Contaminants with carcinogenic risks are present in 48,363 community water systems in the United States, which EWG estimates serve about 86% of the U.S. population
  •  87% of the cancer risk present in tap water comes from arsenic and byproducts of common disinfectants
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a statement to USA TODAY, said that legal limits are set for over 90 contaminants in drinking water

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How can you be sure your tap water is safe?

If you’ve ever wondered if your tap water is safe to drink, the EWG and EPA suggest investing in a water filter that can remove contaminants found in an individual water source.

Reverse Osmosis Systems can remove up to 99% of impurities in tap water.

What is a Reverse Osmosis System? These purification systems work by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane where bacteria and unwanted minerals are removed. RO systems are the most effective water purification systems that are available to consumers.

Reverse osmosis water benefits are incredible and we are proud to offer some of the best single- and multi-step RO filters and systems on the market.

Interested in learning more or want to invest in an RO system for your home? We’re here to help!

One of our favorite Reverse Osmosis Systems is the Cuckoo Direct Flow Countertop System (CP-MN031BK). It takes only 15 minutes to install and has a sleek black finish that you’ll love seeing in our kitchen. To buy this amazing system for your home, click here.

young boy getting water from cuckoo direct flow system

We also carry a number of under sink systems too, so you can find one that fits your filtration needs and budget. For more information or to purchase one of the Top Reverse Osmosis Systems we carry, click this link.

screenshot of RO systems on Filters Fast site


“If people are aware of the health impacts (of tap water), they might be willing to pay more for water treatment.”

Professor David Sedlak, Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley


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