These little nasties could all be lurking in your drinking and bathing water at home. If you’re sensitive or have a compromised immune system, ingesting these chemicals can result in skin reactions and respiratory conditions.

Regardless of whether or not you suffer from allergies and sensitivities, it’s difficult to overemphasise the importance of drinking filtered water.

The quality of tap water is a growing concern for many, due to the multitude of chemicals added to water supplies. More and more people are now opting for filtered water systems at home.

See, taste and feel the results

Here at The Healthy House, we have an Ultra Carb under-sink water filter used to make tea and coffee for the 7 staff. Here’s what our filter looked like after four months’ use when we changed it on June 11th:

water filter

 

Now for the technical bit!

 

The outer ceramic casing has a very small pore size that will filter particles as well as bacteria and viruses. The internal core is activated carbon that will remove chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, other organic compounds and heavy metals.

 

The office verdict? Even though the filter hadn’t been changed for four months, the water still tasted much better than normal tap water.