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This is What Your Tap Water Looks Like

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Published on Aug 11, 2012

We examine the composition and state of tap water with a brief look at my water filtration 'overflow' tray. To break it down, this video offers a glimpse into just how putrid a lot of the nation's tap water truly is. I am using a 12 stage filtration device that has a hookup to the tap water from my area. This is after only one month and a few days of letting the tray collect build up.

The system currently produces around 3-4 gallons or so per day, but can make up to around 7. It is widely known that tap water on average contains antibiotics, birth control residue (especially in major cities), antidepressant residue, fecal matter, urine, chlorine, heavy metals, and an array of other contaminants. To be clear, I'm actually not selling a water filtration device. In fact, I make zero dollars when you purchase one. That said, yes, I do believe you should get one.

As for the right kind of filter, it's important to get the best quality you can but anything is really better than nothing. To start, you can purchase an over or under the counter carbon or reverse osmosis unit. If you do choose reverse osmosis, it's important to remember that you should resupply the minerals back into the water that are removed from the filtration process. You can do this quite simply using Himalayan sea salt, apple cider vinegar, or a mineral filter. It's relatively inexpensive using the first two, and can be done by adding a few pinches of the salt or a cap full of apple cider vinegar into a gallon or so.

Once again, though, you should really buy anything at all if necessary. Even something like a shower filter, which doesn't filter our fluoride unless it has a reverse osmosis unit inside or operates from a whole house filtration level, is a great way to protect yourself from problematic substances. Chlorine, for example, can really take a toll on your skin health.

For an in depth description please checkout my accompanying article here: http://naturalsociety.com/this-is-wha...

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