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According to the U.S National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, drinking 3.7 liters of fluids per day for men and 2.7 liters of fluids for women is an excellent way to keep our body healthy and hydrated. For those who do not like to drink water, the good news is that 20% of the daily fluids come from the food we consume. To make sure you add up more fluids, you need to drink an average of eight glasses of water per day. This means that many of us spend a lot of money on water. Others drink tap water. For a while, many retailers have been promoting faucet filters, and some of them are quite costly. Are faucet filters necessary?

What do water filters do?

The first step to decide if faucet filters are suitable for your family is to look at those NSF-certified only. The certification means that the filters have passed tests for standard and quality. There are many types of brands and models, and some filters remove chemicals while others remove other beneficial substances as well, such as fluoride. Some of the most common faucet filters are filter pitchers, integrated faucet filters, on-counter filters, under-the-sink filters, and the list goes on.

What does tap water contain?

According to the CDC, tap water contains several substances such as chlorine (used to remove germs) and even harmful ones such as lead or Cryptosporidium. Faucet Filters are an excellent idea for areas where tap water is not safe to drink or for those who do not enjoy the taste of it. Some filters come with treatments for the water. They can come with an activated carbon filter to remove heavy metals, an ion-exchange unit, or even a reverse osmosis unit.

Faucet filters are a great way of saving money on buying water, and you will never have to carry those heavy bottles into the house. However, there are a lot of options available. Before deciding which faucet filter is the best option, think about how much money you are willing to spend, the most important functions it should come with, and the available options in your area.

Elizabeth G. Cole
Elizabeth used to be an English teacher, but she left her old job so she could raise her children and get more involved with saving the environment. She is passionate about the Planet and loves to cover this topic, but also enjoys to write about family and children activities.