Our knowledge base has grown and has expanded over that time. We have seen that if you buy an off the shelf filter at the local big box store it will have…
- minimal independent testing of what it removes – if any!
- no data on how long it will continue to remove contaminants.
- very little data on exactly what contaminants it will remove.
So although it’s easy to grab and go with a simple water filter, you really do get what you pay for.
You’ll be able to make an intelligent decision based on facts about your water. It’s our belief that the vast majority of water filters sold in Australia do NOT remove the contaminants we’ve identified as dangerous. These include chlorine, fluoride, lead, viruses, heavy metals, sulphate, nitrate, bacteria and parasites (This is the short list!). A basic filter that does not remove these known carcinogens may be simple… but it’s definitely not smart.
Think about this: If I came to you and offered you a food that you knew was laden with carcinogens, would you eat it? Would you let your kids eat it? Of course not! And yet every day, millions of Australians add to their toxic storehouse of chemicals by drinking tap water. Why is it not OK to consume something you know is laden with carcinogens, but OK to drink something every day that slowly adds small amounts to your metabolism over years?
Another factor to consider using the AlkaWay Water Testing Service for is the potential for a water filter to provide antioxidant, alkaline water. The Test Service includes tests for Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP), pH level (acid/alkaline level), total dissolved solids (TDS) and water hardness. These are all tests that can help you make the best choice for your water filter requirements.