The Hidden Dangers of Filtered Water

Only one in three of Americans drinks unfiltered tap water.  The other 67% is split equally between bottled and home filtered water.

While I keep bottled water on hand for guests because it is convenient, for my own drinking water, I have gone the filtered route for about as long as I can remember. Although bottled water overall is pretty inexpensive,  a case of 16.9 oz bottles is just over 3 gallons of water. Where one water filter will provide between 25-40 gallons. So, at least for me, it’s still much more economical to purchase replacement filters than it would be to continue to buy cases upon cases of water.

But there is a hidden danger to filtered water that many people aren’t aware of.

If you’re like me you think filtered water is cleaner and has fewer contaminants then tap water.

Common contaminants in tap water

Nitrates
Arsenic
Microorganisms, bacteria and viruses
Aluminum 
Fluoride

Unfortunately, filtered water can make you sick!

Wait!….. What?

Read on to learn what may be lurking in your filtered water.

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