Water also known as H20 or more scientifically dihydrogen monoxide is made up of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. This substance is one of the most essential elements to human health and is important for cells, organs and tissues to help regulate temperature and bodily functions. Additionally, our brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. Because our body loses water through sweat, digestions and breathing, a mere 2% drop of water in the body can trigger signs of dehydration. Thus, it is important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.
Water, however, means safe water. This means consumable without the added dangerous traces of compounds such as Fluorine and Chlorine.
So how clean is tap water?
Australia has amongst the highest and cleanest water standards in the world. However, water travels through pipes which can lead to contaminated water. Thus, it is imperative, to be safe, it must undergo a filtration process. This is where water filters can be extremely beneficial to ensuring a clean glass of water.
And what about bottled water?
Bottled water also known as plastic bottles are not sustainable no matter what you have been told. It contains significant amounts of fossil fuels combined with water leaving a bad carbon footprint. Additionally, bottled water may contain contaminants such as Coliform, Arsenic, Chloride, Iron, Manganese, Phenols, Zinc and Fluoride.
Additionally, the bottled water industry grossed a total of $11.8 billion on 9.7 billion gallons in 2012 making bottled water an average of $1.22 per gallon nationwaide and 300x the cost of a gallon of tap water. However, if we take the size of bottled water, on average, the cost rounds to approximately $7.50 per gallon which is almost 2000 times the cost of a gallon of tap water.
Considering a Water Filter.
You should consider buying a water filter as not only is it more affordable, however it is also a source of cleaner water that is healthier for the body. Additionally, water filters remove the contaminants and additives that flow through pipelines giving you the purest water on the go.
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