Here is a very easy way to determine which of the many clean home water systems is best for you and your children.
First, you sort out information about competing clean water devices. Ill do it for you here. When you are done reading this short article, you will get a clear idea of the five types of clean water systems available.
And then you only have to decide what type of water you want to drink. You have to do this because these different systems all produce different clean water. Weird? Well, thats also true - theres more than one type of clean. This becomes clearer in one minute.
Only then, how do we collect all kinds of clean household appliances?
I put them into just five groups.
First and probably the most popular producer of pure domestic water is the carbon filter system.
It is well known in the industry that when you pass water through carbon it absorbs almost all of the pollutants that the water carries. So thats the reason for these cheap, easily installed filters. Some companies add improvements to clear out some bacteria, but everyone will remove contaminants, including the organisms Cryptosporidium and Guardia.
At the same time they released the essential healthy trace elements like calcium and potassium dissolved in water. This is important because we need them, and if we do not get them from drinking water, we need to rely on minerals in food - what bad cooking can take away.
Then ceramic filters.
They are also common and look a bit like carbon filter but are made of fossilized shell of microscopic algae that are molded into a filter that you can clean with a brush that dirt sticks to the outside of the millions of small pores that water passes through. These pores are small enough to stop almost everything, while leaving the essential natural minerals through. Some ceramic filters have added nanosilver to make it easier to get rid of bacteria that clog the outside of the pores.
Some clean home water systems still work with distillation.
Not a good idea. When you boil water and then condense it again, you literally remove everything from it. It includes all the minerals you need. Basically, these were popular 50 years ago but are largely out of fashion now.
Reverse osmosis filter also provides clean home water.
They work with an interesting scientific principle. Water that is heavy with minerals, such as sea water, is put under pressure on one side of a special membrane barrier. Simply doing it reverses the natural tendency that water does not creep through the barrier and it is through a chamber on the other side where it accumulates as drinking water.
But not everything goes through. The minerals are left. The water is sterile, in practice. In submarines, these devices are a great way to get fresh drinking water from mineral-rich salted sea water. But medical opinion now recognizes that long-term use of mineralized water is not healthy. We need calcium and other things that are found in natural water supply. So these systems are not recommended for long term for you and your family.
Finally, everything else, including bottled water, comes to the remaining group of clean household appliances.
Some of these devices sound like science fiction. For example, there is a system that uses infrared energy to make water clean. It probably sounds like this, but the source of infrared radiation in these gadgets is often a semi-precious stone, like a tourmaline. Calling something like this science fiction is generous - it sounds more like the philosophers stone in medieval Europe.
Most of the devices in this other category are not suitable for household units.
And, of course, bottled water is no better than untreated tap water, because the rules for its production do not require anything more stringent than that!
So there you have it. Practical clean household appliances fall into four main groups. They all successfully filter out some things. Now you only need to decide what you want to be omitted and what you have to keep on the other side of the filtering material. I can help you a bit longer when you think about this. My website at pure-drinkingwater.com has more in