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You Can Help Water Pollution Control By Installing A Home Water Filter #GreenEnvironmentPollution

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You Can Help Water Pollution Control By Installing A Home Water Filter #GreenEnvironmentPollution

You might think that water pollution control is something for government or industries to be concerned about and that's true. But there are some things that you can do to help. You may have read one of my recent articles. It focused on the many causes...the many things responsible for pollutants in our oceans, lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers. Those pollutants also end up in the water we drink. That's something to think about for a moment.

Many of the pollutants are known or suspected carcinogens. The more exposure we have to those things, the more likely we are to develop certain kinds of cancer. Our kids have the greatest risks, because they could be exposed for years to come.

If you are concerned about a polluted environment, I am sure that you are careful never to throw anything out of your car window. But are you careful about what you dump on the ground or wash down the drain.

One of the things that you can do to help with water pollution control is to buy more environmentally friendly cleansers and personal care products. Please avoid cleansers containing triclosan. You will find it in dishwashing liquids, body washes, shampoos and other personal care items.

The chemical antibacterial agent is persistent in the environment. It does not degrade or breakdown the way a natural compound would. Other things to watch out for are dioxins, nitrates, nitrites and sulfates.

You know those plastic micro-beads in your daily exfoliants? They are not biodegradable. They end up in streams and rivers. They choke the life out of fish and birds. There are natural alternatives for everything you use on a regular basis. For an exfoliant, you can use plain table salt or sugar.

Another thing you can do to help with water pollution control is to always dispose of old or out-dated medications properly. Do not flush them down the toilet. That was the recommendation made by pharmaceutical companies at one time, but they are back-stepping on that subject. Reports of drug traces showing up in public drinking water led to their change of policy.

You should mix old drugs with cat litter, coffee grounds or another undesirable substance and put them with the rest of your garbage. Hopefully, the length of time spent in the landfill will degrade them to the point where they cannot pollute the groundwater.

This last thing that you can do for water pollution control will also help protect your family from cancer and the other dangers associated with the chemical pollutants.

Install a good purifier in your home.

If you can afford a whole house Water filter, go for it.

But, please don't choose reverse osmosis. Since it is the most expensive, you might think it is the best. It actually creates gallons of heavily contaminated wastewater that goes right back into the sewer. You know where that ends up...right back in a river or ocean.

The best filters for water pollution control are self-contained. They trap contaminants inside of the disposable unit. The contaminants become attached to carbon granules and other filtering media. It is safe to say that they do not make it out of the landfill and into someone's well.

If you cannot afford a whole house filter, you should invest in one for your kitchen sink and your showerhead. Those are the main sources of contaminant exposure in your home.

The purifier in your kitchen should allow you to stop buying bottled drinking waters, which is another thing you can do for water pollution control.

The companies that do the bottling waste three times as much freshwater as they sell. To them, it's free. To future generations, it's costly.

Join me in helping to ensure that our kids have unpolluted freshwater to drink. Buy a water purifier, today.

Source: Gordon P Hall
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  1. We have a water filter at home. It really is very useful and also helps to not generate so much garbage/pollution in form of empty water bottles.

  2. We don't have water purifier at home. We normally use the tap for washing and all and buy bottled water for consumption.


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