...is a line from the movie 'the element of crime' by lars von trier. but, that is a subject for another post...
just how pure is the water that you are drinking, dear purist? do you think because you drink botteld spring water it is actually clean of pathogens, has been disinfected or tested for viruses, giardia, or other such lovley critters? well, no! even though most botteld water is reasonably safe, the difference between tap water and bottels water is not really quite as important as one might think, due to misleading botteld water marketing. it seems that up to 40% of botteld water is actually simply taken from public water systems, sometimes filtered (carbon filtration or ozonation) but not always. if you buy a bottle of water with the labels 'spring' or 'mountain/glacier' how do you really know that the water used comes from this source? well, you dont! (http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/bw/bwinx.asp
since FDA regulations for botteld water are severely lacking, why not just drink tap water?
this is not the solution either - we all know about the hazards of old pipes, chlorination and fluoridation (http://fluoridealert.org/hileman.htm
). (incidentally, when i was visiting my home town in which the water is not chemically treated, i noticed a great improvement of skin texture as well the decrease of the need to use conditioner for my hair - it was soft and shiny even without.)
so, here is my question to those in the know:
i have been thinking about a reverse osmosis filter ( countertop model, as i am a renter) for a while now and i am wondering if anyone can recommend one from experience...
as far as i know reverse osmosis will result in the cleanest water possible, and i am not worried about trace minerals since i supplement my nutritional intake, as well as plan on getting back into the habit of vegetable juicing.
from my favorite science site, in related news: scientists have just developed a new RO membrane. http://www.physorg.com/news82047372.html
thank you all for your kind consideration,