The Benefits Of Removing Contaminants From Your Water and The Health Impacts Contaminants Can Have If Not Removed

The Benefits Of Removing Contaminants From Your Water and
The Health Impacts Contaminants Can Have If Not Removed

At WeFilterH2O, we’re your drinking water quality solution!

If you watched our last video you know what Reverse Osmosis filters remove from your drinking water. Are you curious about the benefits of removing these contaminants and the health impacts these contaminants can have if not removed from your drinking water? 

Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems excel at eliminating a broad spectrum of impurities from your water supply. Let’s explore the benefits of removing these common contaminants and the negative health impacts of leaving these contaminants in your drinking water. 

1. Dissolved Solids:

Benefit: Enhances water purity, reducing mineral buildup.

Health Impact: Can contribute to kidney stones.


2. Heavy Metals (e.g., lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic):

Benefit: Prevents lead poisoning, mercury toxicity, and related health issues.

Health Impact: Can cause neurological damage and cancer.


3. Chlorine and Chloramines:

Benefit: Removes disinfection byproducts, reducing health risks.

Health Impact: Linked to respiratory issues and skin irritation.


4. Fluoride:

Benefit: Prevents dental fluorosis and overexposure risk.

Health Impact: Excessive intake affects teeth and bones.


5. Chemical Contaminants (e.g., pesticides, herbicides, industrial chemicals):

Benefit: Lowers exposure, reducing health risks.

Health Impact: Can lead to reproductive problems and cancer.


6. Microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites):

Benefit: Prevents waterborne diseases.

Health Impact: Causes gastrointestinal illnesses.


7. Sediment and Particulate Matter (sand, silt, rust, debris):

Benefit: Enhances water clarity and taste.

Health Impact: May host harmful substances.


8. Nitrates and Nitrites (common in agricultural runoff):

Benefit: Reduces methemoglobinemia risk.

Health Impact: Harmful, especially for infants and pregnant women.


9. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs, e.g., benzene, toluene, xylene):

Benefit: Minimizes exposure to carcinogens.

Health Impact: Associated with respiratory issues and cancer.


10. Hormone Disrupting Compounds (e.g., pharmaceutical hormones, endocrine disruptors):

Benefit: Reduces the risk of hormonal imbalances.

Health Impact: This can lead to reproductive problems and cancer.


11. Dissolved Gases (e.g., carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide):

Benefit: Improves taste and odor.

Health Impact: Affects water aesthetics and taste, making it less enjoyable to consume.


12. Radionuclides (e.g., radium, uranium):

Benefit: Lowers radiation exposure risk.

Health Impact: Prolonged exposure can increase cancer risk.


13. Taste and Odor Compounds:

Benefit: Enhances water’s sensory quality.

Health Impact: Influence water’s taste and smell, making it less appealing to drink.


Investing in a Reverse Osmosis filtration system like the ones provided by WeFilterH2O can significantly improve the quality of your drinking water by effectively removing a wide range of contaminants and impurities. By understanding the health benefits of removing these substances, you can make informed choices about your water source, ensuring the well-being of yourself and your loved ones. 

If you live in the greater Montreal region we would be happy to help you set up a Reverse Osmosis filtration system in your home. 

Contact us today and experience water that’s pure, clean, and truly refreshing. / 

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