Water quality is more important today than ever before – especially since the days of turning on the tap and trusting (without question) what comes out of it are gone. Even if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that hasn’t hit the headlines over water contamination, your water might still contain unwelcome elements that can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted.
To learn more about the state of water quality testing, just look at these following bullets below:
Here’s Why You Should Avoid Drinking Reverse Osmosis Water
What Is Reverse Osmosis?
“Reverse osmosis water” is a fancy scientific term used by many these days. You produce it through reverse osmosis (RO), obviously. It is a process of purifying water, but most people don’t know what an RO system is.
It is an issue for one crucial reason.
Without understanding how the reverse osmosis filtration works, it is difficult
The cancer-causing contaminant Chromium-6, brought to the public gaze by Erin Brockovich, is at levels exceeding public health goals in 50 states.
Millions of people are trying to find a workable solution to protect themselves and their families and to avoid drinking contaminated water.
What Reverse Osmosis Water Does to the Pipeline
A reverse osmosis water system is sometimes touted as a possible solution on both a domestic and municipal level. After all, it removes contaminants and that’s the goal, right?
Unfortunately, reverse osmosis is not a solution on either front. On a city-wide basis, aside from the prohibitive cost of building the plant, the stripped-back water – though admittedly free of contaminants – …
Our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and it’s wonderful to see the heroic relief efforts of individuals and the large-scale aid that has been arriving since the Tropical storm hit.
Helping Those in Need
Among the companies delivering assistance – in this case 1 million bottles of water – is Nestlé, in an act of charity that will help to repair its image after recent negative publicity.
Big Companies With Big Hearts
There was also a big-hearted offer from Blackwater Draw Brewing Company, promising that affected residents could collect as much water as they needed. But this isn’t regular water – it’s reverse osmosis water, used in the brewing …
Reverse osmosis water units are important in survival situations or in war zones where the usual water infrastructure has broken down, for example. The idea is that dirty water is pumped through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes salt, some bacteria and other contaminants.
Want the Good News First?
The good news? It works. Nearly everything is removed from the water. The bad news? That includes the good stuff — the elements we need our drinking water to contain.
That’s not a problem in the very short term. However, drinking reverse osmosis water as our main source of hydration carries a real risk of denying our bodies the essential minerals we need to thrive.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 24, 2016 12:00 pm
We really hope that you’re all enjoying our “How Does an Ionizer Compare to…” series as much as we’re loving putting it together! We try to be as big on information as we are broad, so hopefully you feel as though you’re getting a clear picture and enough pointers to make an informed decision.
With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at a well-known alternative to a water ionizer – a reverse osmosis system.
We’ve written about Reverse Osmosis (RO) water here before, and truth be told, it hasn’t always been in exactly glowing terms. In short, RO water is entirely free of vital minerals, so while it’s great in an emergency, drinking it frequently, over any significant period of time, can actually cause harm.
Bringing Dead Water Back to Life?
But here’s an interesting thing. Reverse Osmosis water can be revived from it’s somewhat “dead” state by flowing through an ionizer. RO water is clean, but devoid of goodness. Running clean Reverse Osmosis water through your ionizer will re-mineralize and stabilize the water, making it safe and good to drink, …
Reverse osmosis (RO) is a method of producing clean, drinkable water from seawater, brackish water or any kind of water that contains impurities that untreated, renders it unsuitable for safe drinking.
It is produced by pumping water through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes undesirable elements such as salt, effluent, bacteria and particle matter. Excellent, right? Well, yes and no. Let’s take a closer look.
What’s in RO Water?
Not a lot. Almost everything gets removed. And that includes the good stuff. In order to make sure the toxic and undrinkable constituents don’t make it into the drinking water, the minerals that your body needs also get filtered out. Short …