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Smart Water: Steps You Can Take to Help You Lead a Greener Life
Looking to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Our experts share steps you can take to help you lead a greener life.
Today, most of us know we need to adopt an eco-friendlier lifestyle. That’s why we’ve rounded up the very best sustainability tips from the experts at NSF who have a positive impact on the environment. Here are some simple steps you can take that will help you lead a greener life.
Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Universally, people around the world are facing the same challenge: more significant demand for a limited water supply. The pressure is on not only to decrease our water usage but also to recycle our water.
Did you know there are treatment systems that can help you recycle the water you use for irrigation or other non-drinking purposes? Indeed, there are new technologies for treating and reusing water right at home. This type of reuse offers a way for you to reduce your overall water use that is sustainable, efficient and highly practical. The good news is that we can expect to see more innovative products like these as countries increase sustainability and conservation efforts.
Recognizing the impurities that may be pumping out of your kitchen faucet is the first step to serving up fresh, safer water.
A group of new “emerging contaminants” is still being studied with regard to whether they can make you sick. They include some prescription/OTC drugs, various types of herbicides and pesticides, and chemicals used as flame retardants and detergents that have been found at trace levels in drinking water. A new testing standard has been developed to test water filter products for effectiveness in treating these contaminants.
If you want the cleanest and healthiest water possible, you should research what contaminants could be in your drinking water. This will help you understand which certified filter you need to reduce them.
“If you’re ever in doubt whether your water should be treated, using a certified water filter, purifier or system is a fantastic way to add an additional layer of protection for you and your family,” says Dr. John Shan, NSF’s Senior Director of Water in China.
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