Secure Home Services Reasserts Importance of Clean Drinking Water
Water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene. The human body is more than two thirds water; meaning without water, we would dehydrate and die in a few short days. Water also is critical in the function and maintenance of our tissue and organs. The human brain is 95 percent water, blood is 82 percent and lungs 90 percent.
Because water is so integral to our overall health, even a slight two percent drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on small objects. Mild dehydration is one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue and loss of productivity.
It’s estimated that as many as 75 percent of North American adults have mild, chronic dehydration. With water being such a key component to life, it is imperative that everyone hydrates often with fresh, clean water.
Regardless of living in a city with a regulated water supply, contaminants and pollutants can enter the water that are bad for overall health, and some are even carcinogenic. A report released by the Ralph Nader Study Group found that North American “drinking water contains more than 2,100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer."
The Federal Council on Environmental Quality also released a similar report that found polluted water may be responsible for making millions of Americans sick annually. "Up to two thirds of all cancers may be attributed to these low level toxins," The Federal Council on Environmental Quality report stated. “Once contaminated our ground water will remain so for tens of thousands of years."
Pesticides, airborne pollutants and runoff are some of the ways these contaminants infiltrate water supplies. Health Canada and the American Environmental Protection Agency are diligent in their monitoring; however, they can only screen for approximately 90 of the 2100 contaminants.
A decade ago scientists began to worry that these pollutants pose a greater risk when they are mixed together. A 1995, Science Advisory Report to the EPA stated, "When two or more of these contaminants combine in our water the potency may be increased by as much as 1000 times."
One of the strongest ways to protect you and your family from these harmful contaminants is to install a water filtration system in your residence. Suppliers, like Ontario’s Secure Home Services in Canada, offer these home water filtration systems, and can complete the entire installation of the system.
“The only way to ensure your water is pure and contaminant-free is with a high quality whole home water filtration system.” This a comment from Secure Home Services’ Vice President, Ali Mohammad. “Our home filtration systems will produce fresh water from every water source in the home.”
In addition to providing safe water, Secure Home Services’ water filtration systems have other health benefits. “Filtered water has been proven to aid in digestion and can make your skin and hair softer and smoother,” Secure Home Services’ Ali Mohammad adds. “The filtered water is very similar to spring like water and can make your morning coffee and tea taste better as well.”
Whole home water filtration systems are the best residential defense to protect your family from contaminated water. Water is a staple of life—make sure you are providing your family with the best water for their health.