If you’ve been a regular visitor to my site, you’re probably well aware of my strong opinions on the importance of pure water for optimal health.
I’ve been very outspoken on the potential dangers to you and your family when you drink and shower in unfiltered tap water.
And you may already know chlorine and other toxins are right at the heart of this matter.
It is important to understand that when chlorine interacts with organic matter found in your water, disinfection byproducts (DBPs) form.
And these DBPs are far more toxic than the chlorine itself. In fact, DBPs are responsible for the vast majority of the toxic effects of chlorinated water… toxic effects that can potentially lead to…
- Increased cancer, asthma, and skin irritation risks
- Respiratory irritation and fatigue
- Weakening of your immune system
My strong recommendation to help protect you and your family from these potential water-spawned risks is to install high-quality water filters system.
How Great is Your Exposure to Toxic Tap Water?
When it comes to completely protecting your entire home from unsafe, unfiltered water, a larger challenge presents itself.
Why is that?
Well, most people have more than one shower and more than one sink in their home. US government census data from 2007 shows that 95% of new single-family homes have 2 or more full bathrooms. 28% have 3 or more.
And as far as occupied homes in the US, around 50% of them already have 2 or more full bathrooms.
So, the chances are high, you have more than one shower and certainly more than one faucet that can expose you to chlorine and the associated DBPs.
Plus, what about your dishwasher, your washing machine, and your bathtubs? Some people prefer soaking in a hot, soothing tub instead of showering.
The Hidden Dangers of Taking Long Hot Baths
Most folks equate a long hot bath to a very cleansing and relaxing experience.
Few people rarely give it a second thought about any potential dangers from the chlorine in their bath water… but the dangers are there.
Very similar to your shower, there are inherent health risks when bathing in hot chlorinated water.
A hot, soothing bath…
- Opens your skin pores and allows easier absorption of chlorine and other contaminants directly into your system…
- Creates chemical steam which you inhale and can contain up to 20 times the chlorine levels of tap water…
- Breaks down your skin’s natural moisture barrier, resulting in drier skin…
So, just like the hidden dangers associated with taking a shower in unfiltered water, the same holds true when taking a lengthy hot bath. The only real difference is that showering may be more hazardous because it takes place in a more enclosed area.
But the health risks in your home from unfiltered water don’t stop here.
How Invisible Chemical Vapors and Gases Could Be Potentially Harmful
One of the most significant risks from unfiltered water is something you cannot see or even feel… chlorine vapors and chloroform gas.
The FDA and other US government agencies report that most homes in the US have measurable levels of chloroform gas.
You might wonder how this potentially harmful gas winds up in your home. If you obtain your water from a municipal water supply, it has chlorine added. And unless you have a whole house water filter, chlorine will vaporize from every toilet bowl in your home and also every time you wash your clothes, dishes or take a shower or bath.
Chloroform gas, chlorine vapors, and the associated DBPs may increase your risk of asthma, airway inflammation, and respiratory allergies. Chloroform gas alone can cause dizziness, nausea, and general fatigue.
Who wants to breathe any of these nasty vapors in their home? I certainly don’t.
As I mentioned above, trying to solve this problem inside your home goes beyond installing filters on your shower and kitchen faucet.
Here are r typical sources that can release chlorine vapors into your indoor environment and contribute to poor air quality…
- Dishwashers – Most people wash their dishes using hot water, and many even use the ‘hot’ dry cycle as well. This generates steam that can easily be released into the air you breathe.
- Washing Machines – Using cold water to wash your clothes certainly helps minimize vapor release. But washing your clothes in chlorinated water can embed the chemical into the clothes you wear, potentially leading to rashes and other irritations.
- Toilets – The flushing action of a toilet potentially releases chlorine vapors into your indoor environment. Regardless of the flushing, unfiltered water just sitting in the bowl has the potential to release chemical vapors.
The bottom line – there are multiple unfiltered water sources and common appliances within your home that can expose you to dangerous chlorine vapors, chloroform gas, and disinfection byproducts (DBPs).
Even though it’s a great place to start, you might want to consider going beyond simply filtering your tap water in your shower and at your kitchen faucet.
So, what can you do to ensure your entire home is protected? Well, you could purchase individual filtration systems for all your faucets, showers, bathtubs, and appliances…
Why Installing Filters on All Your Water Sources May Not Be Practical
Here’s a breakdown of the estimated costs to obtain individual filtration systems within your home to cover all unfiltered sources. I think you’ll quickly see how impractical this is, and why a better solution is needed if you want to protect your entire home…
- Sink faucets – Need at least 3 filtration systems to cover your kitchen and 2 other bathroom sinks. (Most US homes have at least 2 bathrooms) Estimated cost: $200 each x 3 = $600
- Showers – Estimate you’ll need at least 2 of these for the 2+ bathrooms in the typical home. Estimated cost: $100 each x 2 = $200
- Bathtubs – Same estimate as the number of showers in the average US home. Estimated cost: $50 each x 2 = $100
- Refrigerator ice-maker and water dispenser – Typically you’ll find on average 1 refrigerator per home. However, some folks do have a second unit in the garage or elsewhere. Estimated cost: $50 each x 1 = $50
- Dishwasher and Washing Machine – One of each of these is typical for most US homes. Estimated cost: $150 each x 2 = $300
When you add all of these sources of unfiltered water up, the estimated total comes to $1,250. And this doesn't solve all of the potential issues… like the chlorine vapors that might escape into the air from your toilets… and the sheer amount of labor required to install and maintain individual filters. Each filter will require periodic replacement of its cartridges.
If you want to take that next step and protect your entire house, I think you see why I don’t recommend this individual approach as a practical solution.
Some folks might decide to simply not use their second bathroom for washing, showering, or bathing. But based on 2008 US census data, close to 3 people live in the average household. Pretty difficult to avoid using that second bathroom… wouldn’t you agree?
So, what is a practical solution for a whole house filtration system?
How to Practically Protect Your Entire Home
You basically have two options, one is a whole house water filter and the other is to ventilate your home.
If you get your water from a municipal water supply and don’t have a whole house filter t really is important to you and your family’s health to open up window on opposing sides of your home so you get cross ventilation. Get the windows open for 5-10 minutes a day to remove these gases
Alternatively you could use a whole house filtration system. The best one I could find for you and your family is called the Pure & Clear Whole House System.
If you really want to filter your entire house from chlorine, DBPs, and other contaminants, this is the system for you.
First of all, here is the extraordinary 3-stage filtration process this system uses… one of its strongest components…
But how do you know this filtration system really works and is worth its weight in gold?
When selecting solutions to offer on my site, there’s one area I never compromise on… and that’s quality and proof of performance.
With the Pure & Clear Whole House System, I believe the quality of craftsmanship and the proof of performance are second to none...
Finally – A Whole House System with Certified Performance
Not many of the whole house water filtration systems my team looked at even came close to the level of certification earned by the Pure & Clear Whole House System.
By being tested and certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for chemical reduction of chlorine, the manufacturer of the Pure & Clear Whole House System delivered solid proof of its extraordinary performance.
In fact, here’s an excerpt of the actual test results. Now how many filtration manufacturers would bother (or risk) showing this data? Not many, I venture.
This test data clearly shows that the Pure & Clear Whole House System reduces chlorine in tap water by greater than 99%. This far exceeds the minimum allowable reduction of 50% or greater.
8 Solid Reasons Why I Feel This Filtration System is the Best
Here a quick summary of why the Pure & Clear Whole House System is truly a remarkable whole house filtration system and solidly earned my recommendation…
- Filters out 99% of risky chlorine – As we discussed earlier, this chemical is the main health-robbing culprit in your water supply. By filtering it out at the source (where it enters your house), you and your family will have safe, clean water to drink, bathe in, and wash your dishes and clothes in. Plus, you’ll avoid breathing chlorine vapors and chloroform gas.
- DBPs and VOCs reduced – By filtering out the majority of chlorine from the point where your water enters your home, risky by-products and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) are significantly reduced or eliminated.
- Effectively filters out bad taste and odors – Not only did the UL test certify the system for 99%+ chlorine reduction, it also certified the system for effective reduction in chlorine taste and odor.
- Enhances pH balance in your water – Helps contribute to softer hair and skin to avoid excessive dryness.
- No back-flushing required – Unique 3-stage filtration process helps prevent expensive and time-consuming maintenance.
- Compact size – Unlike many whole house units, this filtration system is quite compact in size… allowing more flexibility with variable installation locations.
- Quickly installed in any home – There is some minimal plumbing required by a licensed plumber. But installation should only take 1-3 hours.
- Cost effective and convenient – You've already seen the estimated costs ($1250) for installing individual filter systems on all your faucets, showers, bathtubs, and appliances. Plus, you will need to be a master scheduler to keep track of all the filters and when they need to be replaced. With the Pure & Clear Whole House System, not only is it priced under $1000, you only need to concern yourself with filter replacement for a single filtration system.
There are a couple of enhancements you might want to consider to complement the Pure & Clear Whole House System.
The first enhancement would be to complement the whole house system with a Pure & Clear Countertop or Under Counter individual system as well. Here’s why.
In some homes, the pipes between the whole house system and your kitchen faucet may already be contaminated.
Therefore, if you really want to go that extra mile for your kitchen faucet, I recommend you complement the whole house system with the counter top or under counter filters. This will help ensure water at your kitchen faucet is ‘clean.’ Click here for more info on the Pure & Clear Countertop and Under Counter systems.
The second enhancement to the Pure & Clear Whole House System completely depends on your water source…
Why Having a Private Well Does Not Guarantee Safe, Clean Water
Close to 15 million homes in the US rely on a private well as their source for drinking water and bathing purposes.
But contamination of underground aquifers that feed private wells can occur in many ways…
- Flood waters from nearby lakes, rivers, and streams
- Loose-fitting well caps
- Seepage through a well’s shaft casing
Regardless of how water-borne contaminants enter your well, it’s not wise to assume that your well water is clean enough to drink and bathe in. That’s why I strongly recommend (if you have a well) you add enhancements to your Pure & Clear Whole House System.
These enhancements include… a KDF 85 filter for reducing iron and hydrogen sulfide, and for controlling scale, bacteria, and algae in your well water. Plus, post filters including a Pure & Clear UV Bulb to assist with the disinfection of your water. There are a couple excellent packages to choose from… see model information below.
With all the amazing, certified capabilities of the Pure & Clear Whole House Systems, there's only one thing left for you to do…
If You Really Want Protection from Tap Water, This is the Way to Go
Does Your House Use Well Water?
Well water requires more purification than municipal water. If you have well water, in order to effectively purify it, you need a UV Water Filter addition. UV is effective against the various microorganisms that inhabit well water.
Simply install UV Water Filter in line with your Pure and Clear Whole House Filter System.
Order yours today!
So, it's really up to you at this point.
You can install individual filtration systems for your kitchen faucet and main shower, or you can decide to go all the way and fully protect your entire home.
My team created a simple, straight-forward questionnaire that will help guide you in all your water filtration needs. You may have different requirements based on the type of water source you have, the type of residence you live in, and how many people live in your home. Click here to learn more.
Here's more on the very compelling reasons to take action and order the Pure & Clear Whole House System today…
- Filters water efficiently and cost-effectively for your entire home
- Protects your indoor air from chlorine vapors and chloroform gas
- Goes beyond your shower and kitchen faucet by filtering water at the point where it enters your house... dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines, bathtubs, and toilets all will use clean, safe water
I believe the Pure & Clear Whole House System is the best system I've found to date that satisfies and even exceeds my team's demanding quality and proof of performance standards… the UL-certified 99%+ reduction of chlorine is truly remarkable.
And priced at only $992 (Pure & Clear Whole House Filter for City Water), you'll save significantly over the cost of installing and maintaining individual filtration systems on all your water sources. And as you learned earlier, the individual approach is simply not as practical… with the exception I do recommend a Pure & Clear Countertop or Under Counter system to complement the whole house system.
Plus, if you have a well, there's a Pure & Clear Whole House System just for you.
Q & A
Q: How can I tell if there are contaminants in my water?
All public water systems contain some level of one or more unhealthful chemicals. Regulations only require periodic testing of about 91 chemicals. There are many chemicals used in our society with over 1000 new ones being developed each year.
Contaminant levels fluctuate throughout the year making it impossible to know the actual level of contamination in a central water system. So far, over 2100 toxic chemicals have been detected in America's water systems. There's an excellent chance many are in your water, too. However, the contaminants discussed above may not be present in your particular water system.
Q: Does the Pure & Clear Water Filtration system remove fluoride?
Fluoride is not one of the contaminants that the Pure & Clear system is certified to remove. However, there is usually a moderate reduction in fluoride levels in water filtered by the Pure & Clear. If you are concerned about the presence of some remaining fluoride in your water, then you'll need to consider a Reverse Osmosis filter. But remember, there are downsides to RO filters in that they remove natural minerals, tend to be expensive, and can have issues with bacteria buildup.
Q: Can the Pure & Clear products be used on well water?
The Pure & Clear filters are intended for use on municipally treated water and are not warranted for use on private wells. In most situations, these filters will work fine on well water as long as it is drinkable water.
The Pure & Clear Well Water Systems are specifically designed to work with well water.
Q: How do you know when the filter cartridges need to be replaced?
Pure & Clear 5 micron Whole House Sediment Pre-filter should be replaced every 3 months. Whole House KDF 55 City Water Filter should be replaced every 3 years. Pure and Clear .35 micron post filter replacement cartridge (MFR2000) should be replaced every year.
Q: In addition to the Pure & Clear Countertop and Under Counter filters, what other water filters do I need in my home?
To better determine your total water filtration needs, my team created a simple, straight-forward questionnaire to help guide you. You may have different requirements based on the type of water source you have, the type of residence you live in, and how many people live in your home. Click here to learn more.
Q: Should I consider a whole house water filtration system in my home to protect all my water sources from DBPs, VOCs, HAA, and other toxic chemicals?
You first need to use the water filter selector app my team created to best determine your home filtration needs. A Pure & Clear Whole House System and UV System (if you use well water) may be something that makes sense in addition to the Pure & Clear Countertop or Under Counter system. You can click here to find out more info on the Pure & Clear Whole House system.
Order Today and Protect Your Entire Home
So, if you truly want to protect your entire home from unclean tap water and dangerous chlorine vapors, order one of the Pure & Clear Whole House Systems… and look forward to drinking, showering, and bathing in clean, rejuvenating water.
Order today! Here are the whole house system models, providing you total flexibility in ordering the filtration system right for you.
||City/Municipal water source
||In-ground well water source
||Pure & Clear
Whole House System
with KDF 55 medium and 5 micron pre-filter
|Pure & Clear
Whole House System
with KDF 85 medium and 5 micron pre-filter
|Basic City Water System: $992.00
Basic Well Water System: $875.00
||Pure & Clear
Whole House System
with KDF 55 medium, Pure and Clear 5 micron Whole House Prefilter Cartridge 4-Pack, and Pure and Clear .35 micron post filter replacement cartridge (MFR2000)
|Pure & Clear
Whole House System
with KDF 85 medium, Pure and Clear 5 micron Whole House Prefilter Cartridge 4-Pack, Pure and Clear .35 micron post filter replacement cartridge (MFR2000), and UV post filter
|Premium City Water System: $1092.00
Premium Well Water System: $1687.00
Whole Home Water Filter Systems for City or Well Water