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What Do All the Different Waters Mean?

By March 4, 2020No Comments

Frequently asked questions❓ – What is with all of the different types of water?

We all know we are blessed in America to have tap water, but that our tap water isn’t free of all issues. So people are turning to bottled water and water purification systems. Here are some basics:

1️⃣ PURIFIED WATER – it has had impurities removed to make it suitable for use. 99.999% of bacteria must be removed and 99.99% of viruses removed to be considered purified. Some examples of purification systems are:
Carbon filtration
Reverse osmosis(1)

2️⃣ DISTILLED WATER – is water that has been boiled, the steam collected, then cooled back into a liquid form. This process removes bacteria, pesticides, and contaminates. But there are some compounds that will boil below boiling point, so those contaminants stay in the water. (2)

3️⃣ Reverse Osmosis – Pressure is applied to the liquid to pass through a membrane. The membrane allows water to flow through but blocks out larger molecules, like contaminants. The process leaves larger molueculrs one side of the membrane and only the fresh water on the other. This will eliminate trace minerals though.(3)

4️⃣ Filtered water – Filtration is a process that cleanses water by removing bacteria, some chemicals and pesticides from the water. The type of filter you buy can vary. And filters do not purify the water. Examples are the water from a fridge or using a pitcher liken a Brita. A fridge and Brita can filter out about 7 or 8 chemicals, where other filters like a Berkey or aquatru can eliminate 60+.(4)

5️⃣ Spring water – According to the FDA, “Spring Water is water derived from an underground formation from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth at an identified location.” This water is usually collected underneath the earth and then filtered. Many like spring water for its naturally occurring minerals. (5)

6️⃣ Alkalized water – or sometimes called ionized ph water, or ionized. This is usually filtered or purified and then ionized or minerals added to it. A water ionizer raises the pH of drinking water by using electrolysis to separate the incoming water stream into acidic and alkaline components.

I hope this post answered any questions you might have had about different waters. Know someone who may find this information useful? Send them a link to this blog post!

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