5. Exposure to chemical byproducts from chlorine-treated water
Most city water treatments use chlorine to treat and disinfect water and kill harmful bacteria before it’s parceled out to residents at their homes. This chlorine gets removed before it leaves municipal treatment, of course, but trace elements can remain in our water supply.
Generally, small trace amounts of chlorine are safe in drinking water, but combined with other trace elements that naturally occur in water, it can produce hazardous chemicals known as disinfection byproducts, like chloroform and bromoform.
Is filtered water good for cats and dogs?
There’s hope in keeping your best furry friends healthy because filtered water is good for both dogs and cats. And there’s plenty of ways to provide the whole family, whether human or animal, healthy water that nourishes them (no matter the circumstances of your water) thanks to water state-of-the-art filtration.
For something portable or if you’re renting, Aquansana’s Clean Water Machine filters 77 contaminants including lead, not to mention it’s a sleek addition to your countertop. It’s filtration that you can take with you no matter how many times you change address.
Still, other filters can cover ever the whole house and give you healthy water straight from the tap. For whole home coverage, look no further than the OptimH2O Whole House Filter, which will filter lead and chlorine as well as PFOS and other contaminants. It’s National Science Foundation (NSF) certified, meaning it’s been tested and proven to meet NSF standard.
But still other folks may be thinking harder about the long haul. In that case, the Rhino 1,000,000 Gallons with Salt-Free Water Conditioner add-on will filter water for your family and pets for — like the name says — one million gallons and 10 years, and help tackle hard water, too. Regardless of what water filter you pick for your pets and family, you’ll rest easier knowing you’re giving them water that’s cleaner and healthier.