The Chemicals in Tap Water

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We all have heard that bottled water is better for us. What if we could prove to you that bottled water is better for you? That is actually true as there are chemicals in tap water that are added that we think you might want to know about. So, what are some of those chemicals they add? what all do you need to know about chemicals in tap water? You could find out a whole lot.

Now, the first chemical that they add to tap water is chlorine. Now, many of you are familiar with the effect it has in swimming pools. It's often used to kill bacteria. Yet, for your skin and hair, it dries it out. While many of you think that this isn't so bad, many of you wonder why we would say that this is harmful. Well, think about it. If you are drinking this as you are supposed to drink water, you will find that this leaves your skin feeling dry and such.

Another chemical they use is lead. If you have too much lead in your system, you can find that you have damage done to some of the major organs in your body such as the kidneys and even your brain. The only way to ensure that you don't in take this is to have a filter on your tap.

Many don't know it, but tap water might also have pesticides in it. This is due to the fact that they seep into the ground and runs into the ground water supply. You never know how much of these you are taking in. If you are getting too much of this, it can lead to chronic problems.

However, there are still more things that are added to tap water whether it be intentionally or non intentionally. Benzene is yet another one. You might not be familiar with benzene, but you will find this in the things people smoke. These things are called cigarettes. Many have said this is the link to those who have gotten leukemia.

There are others as well such as mercury. Some have said that when they had their tap water tested, they found arsenic in their water. Do you really want this stuff in your body? That is something that you have to ask yourself.Many times, these go undetected. When this happens, you don't even know it's there and you could be getting sick just from your water source.

Many want to know what they can do. Many resources will tell you to use a filter on your tap water, but even that might not be enough to help you. This is why many people are switching to bottled water. It's purified and many like the clean taste. Many will tell you that you can't taste the difference, but others will tell you differently. Do you really want to run the risk with the water you give your children? Don't you want to be sure that you are going to be around for a while?

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This article was published on 2010/11/04