Most owners of private wells know that it’s their own responsibility to monitor the safety of their water through regular testing. Typically, though, annual testing will only extend as far as measuring bacteria levels, and while that’s very important it’s unfortunately just not enough. There are over 84,000 chemicals in use in the United States today, and no one knows for sure how many of these chemicals might have made their way into the water table. It’s really not feasible to try to test your water for the presence of all of these chemicals – in fact, the EPA only requires municipal water sources to monitor around 90!
FACT: It just doesn’t make sense to test your well water for every possible contaminant. Even if it was possible, the tests alone would cost exponentially more than the solution!
For this reason, the safest (and most cost effective!) option is to add both a whole-home water filter and a point-of-use drinking water system. Installing a whole-home water treatment system such as IronShield+ or Toxin Shield Cartridge will guard against many toxins that can be easily absorbed through the skin or inhaled in moisture-laden air. Adding a reverse osmosis drinking water system like RevitaLife, with a filtering capacity down to .0001 micron, will protect against most drinking water toxins.
Remember that even clear, great tasting well water can harbor unknown contaminants, and it’s impossible to test for everything. Adding Iron Shield+ with Toxin Guard and RevitaLife will guard your well water against most toxins and ensure that the water you use is healthier, cleaner and safer.