Why is Water Quality Important?

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Water Filtration: Why Water Quality is Important

As a naturopathic doctor, I recommend that people drink at least 1/2 their body weight in ounces of water. Why? Because water is the key to proper function of the entire body. We are 60-75% water, and without quality water, our body tends to get bogged down trying to remove contaminants that we drink and absorb through our skin.

What's in my water?

You have probably asked yourself, “what’s in my drinking water?” An amazing report was published by the Environmental Working Group, titled “Over 140 Contaminants Without Safety Limits in U.S. Drinking Water.” This very informative report provides details about water contaminants found at the state and even local level. We urge you to link to the EWG website and review its report.

Are you curious about what contaminants are found in your water?

Check out these links to water reports for your area:

  • Albany Water Quality Report: Contaminants in Albany water include fluoride, chlorine, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, lead, chlorate, strontium.
  • Corvallis Water Quality Report: Contaminants in Corvallis water include nitrate, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, lead, chloride (and byproducts), fluoride.
  • Lebanon Water Quality Report: Contaminants in Lebanon water include radium, flouride, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, copper and lead.
  • Sweet Home Water Quality Report: Contaminants in Sweethome water include chlorine, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, fluoride, chlorate, nitrates, lead.
  • Scio Water Report: Contaminants in Scio water include chlorine, barium, fluoride, alpha emitters, radium, atrazine, simazine, lead, copper.

What do these contaminants do? See the EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

There are many water filtration systems out there. What are my options?

Most filters are not quality tested for consumers to certify that their claims are true. When looking for a filter, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. In looking at NSF certified water filters, you need to know what concerns you need to address in your water (see above for water quality reports), check to compare prices per gallon of water, on going costs to maintain and service the filter and other associated factors.

  • What is NSF Certification? NSF certification means that contaminant reduction claims are verified by a third party, that the system does not add anything harmful to the water, the system is structurally sound, their advertising and literature is not misleading, and production processes are consistent over time.
  • What does it mean if a product is “Tested to NSF Standards”? Tested to NSF standards does not guarantee any claims are certified by a third party to be correct and consistent.

Natural Elements Medicine Recommends Multipure

Multipure is a water system that is:

  • NSF certified.
  • Easy to install and use.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Has a very broad range of contamination reduction.
  • Economical – few costs after purchase, filters only need to be changed once a year.
  • Environmentally friendly.

Dr. Zia has researched the options available out there, and is happy to provide complementary information sessions about Multipure Water Systems, as well as orders if this water system is appropriate for you! We can provide information regarding Multipure systems in detail at your home, in office or a local meeting place. Please contact Natural Elements Medicine to set up an information session (no cost).

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