Do You Really Need A Water Filter?

What You Need to Know About H20

When it comes to the benefits of water filters, opinions seem to polarize. Some people refuse to drink tap water, while others say that water filters are frivolous and unnecessary. Regardless of which side you choose, there are a few proven benefits of water filters, including removing chlorine and bacterial contaminants. Other perks of drinking filtered water may include increased nutrient absorption, skin hydration, and detoxification. Here are three top-of-the-line water filtering systems and how they work.

  1. Soma

Soma filters are sustainable, plant-based filters that make tap water healthy and delicious. Soma is tested and certified by the Water Quality Association for the reduction of mercury, chlorine, copper, and zinc. Soma filters are made of sugarcane plant-based housing, certified sustainable coconut shell carbon, and an ion exchange media for advanced filtration, also meaning a lower carbon footprint and free from BPA and Phthalates. Soma automatically and conveniently delivers a fresh filter every two months ensuring customers always have fresh, better-tasting water. What’s more, for every filter purchased, a donation is made to support clean drinking projects around the world.

2. PUR

The #1 selling brand in certified lead filtration, PUR is proven to reduce 10 times more contaminants that the leading Brita water pitcher. In addition to lead, PUR’s filtration systems are certified to reduce chlorine (taste & odor), mercury, pesticides, industrial pollutants, microbial cysts and is the only faucet filter to reduce pharmaceutical compounds. Starting at $20, PUR is an affordable alternative to bottled water and can save consumers up to $1000 per year.

3. Kohler Clarity

This ceramic filtering system works on gravity alone and can hold 2.9 gallons of dirty water, which is filtered and stored in a reservoir to avoid recontamination. This simple but effective design makes the Clarity filter ideal for developing countries with clean water issues; in fact, Kohler has teamed up with World Vision, iDE, and Water Mission to provide clean drinking water to people in remote areas. The Clarity can filter up to 10.5 gallons per day, providing enough water for the typical family’s needs. What’s more, it’s designed in a way that is totally sustainable: the lid, base, and nut, consist of recycled plastics from toilet seat production and the packaging minimize non-biodegradable material.

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