Did you know that ⅕ of all Americans have been exposed to contaminated drinking water in the past ten years? Less than .5% of all Earth’s water is fresh and available for consumption, and with the amount of water that we use on a daily basis, it isn’t surprising that we are consuming water that is not quite up to standard. Water has the ability to pick up numerous contaimates before it comes out of your tap. Contaminates like pesticides, oils, fluorides, and heavy metals have been found in drinking water. Contaminated water can spread disease like dysentery, cholera, and diarrhea which can be life threatening to some. Every year in the U.S, waterborne disease creates over 7 million illnesses, causes nearly 7,000 deaths, and costs the country over $3 billion in medical costs. These may seem like worrying statistics, but there is a solution!
Implementing a filtration device into your home is an easy and affordable way to ensure the water your family is consuming is safe. Home water filters are tested to remove 99.99% of bacteria and viruses as well as over 200 unsafe contaminates. Water filters also come in a variety of sizes to ensure that no matter the size of the household, families can ensure that they are receiving clean, fresh drinking water. Learn more about at home water filtration devices in the infographic below:
Infographic by: berkeyfilters