Water is the most important substance for our survival. Humans cannot last more than 3 days without water. Our bodies are made of about 70% water and the earth’s surface is made up about 70% water. Just by theses stats nature is telling us the importance of water.
Since we know that water is vital, making sure the water is clean even more important. According to theguadian, more than 2 million children die every year from dirty drinking water. “663 million people live without to safe water” (Water.org). Due to poor water sanitation, our health is at risk to bacterial infections, dehydration, and other waterborne diseases. In order to protect our family from poor water sanitation we can use water filters as a resource.
From personal experience I prefer filtered water over tap water. Tap water contains chlorine, fluorine, lead, pesticides and etc. Depending on where you live, the tap water in your community can be cleaner than others. Asks the people who live in Flint, Michigan….
When I was in college, I used to drink from the tap in my apartment and I knew it didn’t taste right. I had trouble focusing and I got sick frequently. As soon as I bought a water filter and drank from it, the water tastes way better. I was able to function more and think clearly. There are some ways to test if your water is clean. Some of the ways is to call the local water company, do DIY water testing, or do a pH testing. The most popular and easiest form of testing is the pH level.
“pH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered to be neutral. A pH less than 7 is said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. Our ideal pH is slightly alkaline – 7.30 to 7.45. You can test your pH levels regularly by using a piece of litmus paper in your saliva or urine first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything.” (MindBodyGreen)
There are a lot of different videos testing water using the pH level, but you can’t take all of them at face value. Each video produces different results when it comes to testing the pH level in each water brand. The pH test should just be a benchmark to see how clean the water is.
I did an experiment where I tested the tap water, Ice Mountain water bottle, and filter water using the pH drops. According to the pH test Ice Mountain came in first and the water filter came in last. Despite the results my family and I thought that the Ice Mountain tasted weird and that the water filter tasted way better. Regardless of any testing, your body is the ultimate indicator if something is good for you or not.
30 Day Experiment
For the next 30 days, drink out of a water filter if you don’t have one already. Notice how your body feels before and after the 30 days. You can purchase a filter and a pH tester in the links below.