Americans have grown to expect a safe drinking water supply. But achieving safety is not simple. Aquatic pathogens, toxic chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides … the threats to our drinking water are myriad. As the list of chemical and biological risks expands, so do public concerns.
One of the most vexing issues in the effort to provide a safe water supply is that risk of tradeoffs. Efforts to reduce one risk in drinking water may introduce, either intentionally or unintentionally, a different risk to the population using the water supply. A primary example of this type of risk tradeoff involves the chlorination of drinking water. This also applies to the more recent introduction of chloramine to our water.
Which is the lesser evil?
A Harvard University study entitled “Seeking Safe Drinking Water” poses that very question. What would you prefer to have in your water?
This is the question facing politicians, local water municipalities, and citizens alike.
The answer – Dupure agrees with the recommendations of the President’s Cancer Panel, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, and the National Cancer Institute that it is recommended to use filtered water to decrease public exposure to cancer-causing agents. The Cancer Panel continues to say “Filtered water is recommended over bottled water due to chemicals that leach from bottling material into containered water.”
Peter J. Censky, Executive Director of the Water Quality Association, says “…this reaffirms what independent testing shows... Home water treatment is a proven final barrier against many harmful chemicals.”
As we see in the media, there is a powerful economic impact to the use of plastic bottles. A recent CNN report entitled “Garbage Island” documented a scientific research of a water region in the Pacific, northwest of Hawaii that is polluted with broken bits of plastic. It is described as a “plastic soup slurry” twice the size of Texas. It is also reported that another garbage island exists in the Atlantic.
Did you know that Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour?
Only two man-made structures on Earth are large enough to be seen from outer space: The Great Wall of China, and the Fresh Kills landfill.
What comes around goes around. If everyone in the United States used Dupure drinking water systems and reusable containers, there would be 21 billion, 360 million less plastic bottles produced annually.
Dupure drinking water systems are your best and last barriers from contaminates. All our drinking water systems are built with components certified by the National Sanitation Foundation, and built in the USA, to provide filtered water for your specific water application. All systems are installed by Dupure water treatment specialists. Water is delivered at your sink via color-coordinated standard Dupure spigots. Decorative spigots are also available for upgrade to enhance your plan’s décor. The spigots make cooking with water easy. When was the last time you tried to canteen water into your coffee machine or pasta pot for better flavor? These systems will help your food and drinks taste better, improving nutritional value and you never have to wash your vegetables in chlorinated water ever again.
For filtered water, our single stage and dual stage systems reduce chlorine, chloramines, pesticides, sand, sediment, silt, tastes and odors. The filter media is carbon-based, similar to those used in your refrigerator. Dupure filters improve capacity and contact time, providing the customer better performance and longevity.
For those interested in spring quality water, Dupure offers the Dual Stage Plus system. This is an activated carbon class of system, available at Dupure, filtering down to 1 Micron.
When only the purest water will do, Dupure offers Pure Blue reverse osmosis, also sometimes referred to as hyper-filtration by the Water Quality Association. Filtering down to .00036 Microns, this system is a must for dialysis patients, those with sensitive immune systems, or tropical fish owners.
The evolution of water science delivers the evolution of your healthy lifestyle.