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Frequently Asked Questions
Water Filtration (6)
EPA has set standards for more than 80 contaminants that may occur in drinking water and pose a risk to human health. EPA sets these standards to protect the health of everybody, including vulnerable groups like children. The contaminants fall into two groups according to the health effects that they cause.
When a water supplier takes untreated water from a river or reservoir, the water often contains dirt and tiny pieces of leaves and other organic matter, as well as trace amounts of certain contaminants.
Tap water or public water is treated at municipal water treatment plant and it is safe to drink but it is not pure as it contains traces of salts such as magnesium, calcium, carbonates, bicarbonates and others. Depending on the municipality where your tap water is delivered, there may be added chemicals included.
Water softener is generally used to remove Calcium and Magnesium from water to produce soft water. Soft water has many benefits including longer lasting appliances, softer hair and skin, and reduction of cleaning supplies. [water softener benefits]
Typically the minerals we are reffering to are salts such as Sodium, Magnesium and Calcium which exist in an inorganic state. The main sources of minerals are food and mineral supplements not water. Purified water only contains Hyrogen and Oxygen as its formula (H2O) suggests and as the nature intended.
There are only two locations ("points") you can install a water treatment system: Point-of-Entry and Point-of-Use. Which of the two systems you need depends upon what you hope to accomplish?
Water Myths (9)
There are two types of minerals, organic and inorganic. The only minerals the body can utilize are the organic minerals. All the others are foreign minerals and must be disposed of or eliminated. Water, as a carrier of minerals, is fine for a plant but not the human body. Plants are able to convert inorganic minerals to organic minerals, unlike the body that lacks this ability. By consuming hard water saturated with calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and silicon, the body is unable to assimilate nutrients efficiently.
No, in fact, just the opposite has been found to occur in cellular research studies. It is a mistaken belief that drinking pure distilled or reverse osmosis water reduces valuable minerals from living human tissues.
No, quite the opposite has been found to occur in cellular research studies. It is a mistaken belief that drinking pure distilled or reverse osmosis water reduces valuable minerals from living human tissues. In fact by removing inorganic minerals, heavy metals, chlorine bacteria and other contaminants from water the result is improved absorption of all nutrients, including minerals, and improved elimination of wastes at the cellular level.
This is a fact, and it is correllated to the ability of hard water to conduct electricity. Distilled Water will not conduct electricity (even when 2 parts per million inorganic minerals or less are present). Water with 5 parts inorganic content per million parts water (or more) will conduct electricity, completing a simple circuit and lighting a tester bulb. The higher the inorganic content is in a per million count, the less effectively water transmits organic minerals to tissue sites.
It is no wonder that the body prefers the riches source of minerals, from organic foods, instead of the hard-to-absorb minerals in tap water. Even if human tissue suddenly developed the ability to absorb inorganic minerals from tap water, it would take an enormous amount of tap water to supply the bare minimal mineral quantities for proper life functions.
Tap water presents a variety of inorganic minerals which our body has difficulty absorbing. Their presence is suspect in a wide array of degenerative diseases, such as hardening of the arteries, arthritis, kidney stones, gall stones, glaucoma, cataracts, hearing loss, emphysema, diabetes, and obesity. The minerals available, especially in “hard” tap water, are poorly absorbed, or rejected by cellular tissue sites, and, if not evacuated, their presence may cause arterial obstruction, and internal damage.
(Dennison 1993, Muehling 1994, Banik 1989)
There are two types of minerals, organic and inorganic. Human physiology has a biological affinity for organic minerals. Most minerals for body functions are absorbed from dietary plant foods. A growing plant converts the inorganic minerals from the soils to a useful organic mineral. When an organic mineral (from a plant food) enters the stomach it attaches itself to a specific protein-molecule (a process called chelation) in order to be absorbed, and then it gains access to the tissue sites where it is needed.
This is a question best suited for a high school student. Water is made up of H20 two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. If pure water had no oxygen, then it wouldn’t be water.
A pH measurement is the intensity of a liquid in terms of its alkalinity or acidity. The pH scale goes from 0 to 14 where 7.0 is neutral. If the pH is above 7.0 the water is alkaline. If the pH is below 7.0 it’s acidic. Acidic liquids can range from battery acid to milk. For example the acidity of Battery Acid is 1.0, Wine is 2.3 to 3.8, Soft Drinks are 2.0 to 4.0, Coffee and Tea are 2.5 to 3.5, Beer is 4.0 to 5.0, Most Water 5.8 to 7.0, Milk 6.5.