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You may often encounter water filtration concerns; despite the fact that many surveys and tests that have been carried out confirm that water filtration is a safe and beneficial process for health. It is worth to look at and the most frequently repeated myth.

  1. Filtering is more expensive than buying bottled water

Tab water filtering using jugs is much cheaper than using bottled water. If we use bottled water also for cooking, its consumption can reach up to several litters a day, which can significantly charge the home budget. Using a jug, we always have healthy and clean water at hand, without having to bring in heavy water packs. Filtered water means not only a smaller bill in the store, but also saves many kilos of plastic or glass that we have to utilize.

  1. Filtered water requires boiling

It should be remembered that boiling water only kills viruses and bacteria, whose appearance in water properly purified is very unlikely in the treatment station. On the other hand, tap water can be subjected to mechanical contamination again, e.g. during transmission via the water supply network from the treatment station to our homes (sand or small settlements) even it meets stringent requirements during the treatment process. If it is boiled, these impurities will still remain in it. Filtering using jugs thoroughly cleanses water, improves its taste and aroma (removing chlorine and its residues), thanks to which it is immediately ready for consumption- the water is softened, which eliminates the stone sediment in addition.

  1. The filtered water contains no valuable elements

Filters containing activated carbon and an ion-exchange resin are used for purifying water in jugs. They are also able to stop mechanical impurities (sand, rust, sediments, etc.) up to 0.5 micron in size. They are particularly good at removing chlorine, which is responsible for the bad smell and aftertaste, added in the water pipes during the water disinfection process, for the purpose of getting rid of the bacteria. The filters, however, do not distill water, i.e. they do not remove elements and microelements from water positively affecting the body such as potassium, sodium or calcium, and can even mineralize water by enriching the filter with valuable magnesium ions, thanks to which we can supplement its deficiencies (Dafi filters MineralUp).