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We all know it is essential to stay hydrated and drink enough water. But spending more time at home the past year due to COVID-19 has caused many of us to become more concerned about the quality of our drinking water. Depending on where you live, your water source and quality can vary. It may not taste the way you would like it to because of chlorine or other reasons. You may even wonder if it contains harmful contaminants, like lead and pesticides.
Instead of stocking up on single-use plastic bottles and filling up landfills, or replacing your whole fridge to have a water dispenser, think again. There are ways you can still rely on good ole tap water but make it taste better and reduce any of those nasty contaminants that might be present.
That’s where a water filter comes in. But buyer beware. With so many options, the choice can be dizzying. “Starting to look for the right water filtration system for your home can be overwhelming,” says NSF’s international water systems expert Rick Andrew. With hundreds of products on the market, there are some that “may not exactly do what they promise on the packaging,” he adds. Other filters may look like a certain brand but in reality aren’t even the same product.
"With hundreds of products on the market, there are some that “may not exactly do what they promise on the packaging.” Other filters look like the original one, but in reality, aren’t even the same filter."
Here Rick offers some advice on selecting the best water filter so you can enjoy the cleanest, purest water in your home.
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