Family Health & Wellness
Water 101: Water Filters
Today, there is an abundance of ways to get your water. Tap water, mineral water, spring water, fitness water, water from bottles, water filters, water coolers, and the list goes on and on. What works? What's the difference between them? How much does it all cost? Here's some help.
Water filters make an economically sound purchase. Filters come in several forms; the most popular choices are a filtered water pitcher that stores in your fridge, or an attachment to your sink faucet. The filters block several elements of tap water--up to 99 percent of each item that comes through your sink--including zinc, chlorine, copper, lead, sediment and other materials. (These additives come from the pipes they flow through, so they are not in bottled spring water). Filters can be purchased for anything from $20 to $60, and are great alternatives to buying bottled water all the time.
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