Risk of dangerous blood disorder called methemoglobinemia.
Long-term can cause cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, and neurological issues
Often added to water during treatment. Possible risk of cancer and skeletal fluorosis.
Large amounts can affect kidney and liver function
Bacteria & Viruses
Pose threat of waterborne illness if water is not properly purified.
Used during water treatment. Leaves residual taste and smell in water.
Used to disinfect water but leaves a distinct taste and smell.
Consumption of lead in water can lead to high blood pressure and kidney damage.
Testing Your Home’s Water Quality
Understanding the contents and quality of the water in your home is an essential first step to identifying your filtration and purification needs.
Benefits of filtered water
Removing trace tap water contaminants reduces risk of exposure to substances known to cause health problems, many of which are carcinogens.
These substances get into your body either by drinking, breathing (vapor while showering), or absorption (bathing, washing hands, etc.)
Types of water filters
Point of entry
Point of entry (POE) water filtration systems connect to your house’s water supply where it enters your house. These systems filter all the water that enters your house. That means that you will enjoy the benefits of filtered water in all your household faucets and appliances.
Point of use
Point of use (POU) water filters attach to your water source where it is being used. These systems only filter water coming out of that specific exit point. For example, a faucet filter will only filter water coming out of the faucet it is connected to.