Know What’s in Your Drinking Water
A whole-home water filter removes elements you drink or that your skin absorbs.
- Heavy metals
- Industrial chemicals
- Trihalomethanes, many of which are believed to be carcinogenic
Water quality fluctuates by area and is influenced by the treatment your water experiences. It’s also impacted by construction, mining and agriculture, as well as mineral deposits groundwater flows through.
You can find out which chemicals are in your home’s drinking water by browsing the Environmental Working Group’s database. About 81 percent of community utility supplies have tested positive for chemicals linked to cancer, database records show.