Health

What Is Polluting Our Drinking Water and Why?

Have you ever sat and thought about the common everyday pollutants that are in your drinking water? If not, don’t feel left out – most people don’t! 

 

The tap water you grab out of the kitchen sink contains contaminants that ‘experts’ are still trying to get rid of – but how long will that take? Until it’s too late like what happened in Flint, Michigan? Without all the technical, science jargon – here are just a few of the chemicals and pollutants in U.S. tap water. 

 

In the early 1900s, U.S. cities started disinfecting the drinking water with chlorine. As we all know, chlorine kills bacteria – that’s why most pools use chlorine to keep their pool water clean! At low levels, chlorine in drinking water is not toxic but why would we want to drink chlorine? At Blue Marble Water, our pre-carbon filter (stage 2 of the purification process) eliminates chlorine from your drinking water!

 

Another reason why you want chlorine removed from your water is because of possible by-products that chlorine and bromine (another disinfectant that kills waterborne germs) can cause – chloroform. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, “Small amounts of chloroform are formed as an unwanted product during the process

of adding chlorine to water….If you breathe air, eat food, or drink water containing elevated levels of chloroform, over a long period, the chloroform may damage your liver and kidneys”. 

 

To learn more about the other 4 common chemicals and other pollutants found in tap water, read more here

If you’re tired of drinking the unsafe tap water from the kitchen sink, switch to Blue Marble Water today! Our 9-stage and 16-stage water filtration systems provide the best tasting and clean water solutions for both homes and businesses. Not only will making the switch help benefit your health but also the environment as well. We’re a completely green, bottle-less company that helps save you money and stay eco-friendly. If you’re looking for the best water purification water cooler for your home or business, contact Blue Marble Water Solutions today.

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