Water is the essence of life. It is unfortunate, though, that not everyone have equal access to clean drinking water? It is currently estimated that 1 in 10 people, worldwide, lack access to clean water. Many developing countries still rely on bottled water or some form of home filtration system to ensure access to uncontaminated water.
How safe is safe?
We often immediately assume that the water we buy off the shelves or the hundreds of dollars we spend on a water purification system would guarantee clean water for the whole family. Unfortunately, several incidences in the past few months have shown that this is not always the case.
The most recent example is the ongoing controversy in Korea. One of their top water filter manufacturers found themselves embroiled in a scandal, with angry consumers filing for legal action, as it was discovered that one of its bestselling water purifiers was leaking heavy metal into the water. Starting last month, customers noticed what seemed to be powdered metal inside their purifiers. Further investigation found that the nickel plating that lined the purifiers had begun to corrode, thus, causing it to seep into the water.
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Similarly, in Egypt, a well-known bottled water manufacturer had to issue a nationwide recall because testing of its water samples showed a high level of algae and E. coli bacteria which made it unfit for human consumption. The presence of E. coli is usually a strong indicator of human fecal or animal waste contamination and can cause severe waterborne illnesses if consumed. This is also a sign that the water was not properly treated.
How do I make the right choice?
When it comes to drinking water, it is imperative that you make the best possible decision for you and your family. A good start would be to invest in a reliable water filter, however, you need to be mindful of the following points so you don’t fall victim to any sort of water contamination.
- Ensure that the product is NSF compliant. NSF certified products come with a safety guarantee as the water filters are subjected to rigorous testing.
- Learn about the materials used. Be sure to do your research on the type of plating used in the linings of the filter. It is best to avoid those that use dangerous heavy metals such as nickel.
- Understand its functions. Each water filtration system differs in function, usage and lifespan. Spend some time studying the various products in the market and pick one that best suit your needs.
QNET’s HomePure products are not only NSF compliant, ensuring the best quality control, it is also made of high quality materials that do not feature any heavy metal in its design. In addition to being safe and reliable, HomePure products are also easy to maintain and install, and is sure to remove unwanted bacteria and odour from your water.
If you are looking to protect your family from contaminated water, visit our eStore today to learn more about our HomePure water filtration range.