Today in the US it is quite common to see companies advertising their home reverse osmosis systems. These companies are promoting health through reverse osmosis. The question is whether there is any fact in this.
We all know that drinking healthy water has positive effect on our health, but it is not necessarily true that you can promote health through reverse osmosis. Don’t believe me? Then read on.
If you are under the impression that you can be healthier by drinking water filtered by a home reverse osmosis system, then you need to know that reverse osmosis does nothing to block out chemical contaminants like chlorine, pesticides or other carcinogenic chemicals. Not doubt that the home reverse osmosis systems filter elements that give bad odor or taste to water, but while doing this the systems also remove trace elements and minerals which are healthy and required by our body.
The water that comes from our taps is chock full of chlorine, pesticides, herbicides and thousands of other harmful chemicals. It is these chemicals that pose major threat to our health. Home reverse osmosis systems are more attuned to removing particulate matter from our drinking water, which is nothing but dirt. And we all know that the water coming out of taps does not contain dirt. However, if you are getting your water from a stream or lake, you might need a reverse osmosis system. Even then you will not be able to attain better health through reverse osmosis systems.
The factor you need to take into account if you want to invest in a reverse osmosis system is whether it can effectively eliminate bacteria from your tap water. Reverse osmosis systems are notorious for not having any effect on bacteria and thereby do nothing to disinfect your water.
So, if someone tells you that you can have better health through reverse osmosis system, he or she is talking for the sake of talking or for promoting his or her reverse osmosis system. Besides investing a tidy sum on the system, you will be spending a lot of money on electricity. In addition, you need a plumber and an electrician to complete the installation in your home. But if you are health-conscious, you will then invest further money in getting additional filtration systems like an ion exchange, micron filtration and/or carbon filtration. These different filtration systems can ensure better health.
This should clearly prove to you that you cannot promote better health through reverse osmosis system. There are many other filtration systems in the market that work much better than home reverse osmosis systems. In fact, these systems can protect you and your family from waterborne diseases and are far cheaper than reverse osmosis systems. All you need to do is make an effort to find a filtration system that is perfect for you and your families health requirements. Do not be fooled by vendors claiming to have state-of-the-art reverse osmosis systems. You cannot jeopardize your families health under any circumstances.