The word “pollutant” is common when discussing water filtration. Customers frequently want pollutants removed from their water for drinking, showering, and watering their plants. However, pollutants has become a catch-all word used to describe a complex situation. Water pollution or pollutants are terms used when undesirable elements, chemicals, sediment, and items show up at high levels.
A pollutant is anything that changes something from pure to impure. Thoughts, air, water, and food can all become polluted. Water pollution can take the form of lead, mercury, iron, arsenic, sand, silt, pharmaceuticals, and petrochemicals. Waste and runoff from manufacturing, agriculture and mining practices, and transportation are often causes of pollution.
While learning about the gazillions of pollutants out there, it’s important to know what you can do to help yourself and your family. Everyday use water filters for your refrigerator, faucet filters, and whole house systems will remove many unwanted contaminants from the water. It’s very important to change your filter regularly so the pollutants don’t clog up your water flow. If your research and new found knowledge does scare you about our water supply, you can always invest in a reverse osmosis system. This type of water filtration removes everything from the water. No minerals, no salts, no nothing. Just pure, unadulterated water. Those with compromised immune systems, pregnant women, and children should always drink filtered, distilled, or reverse osmosis water to help protect their bodies.