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Reverse Osmois Systems (RO)

Benefits of Reverse Osmosis System

Reverse osmosis refers to a chemical treatment process for water. The process forces water through specialized membranes and exerts a certain amount of pressure on it to remove foreign contaminants, solid substances, large molecules and minerals. Reverse osmosis is a water purification system used around the world to help improve water for drinking, cooking and other important uses. Listed below is some of the key descriptions of what the system will remove and improve your health.
RO systems remove pollutants from water including nitrates, pesticides, sulfates, fluoride, bacteria, pharmaceuticals, arsenic and much more. An RO systems’ carbon filter will also remove chlorine and chloramines.

Free of Lead

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the reverse osmosis filtering system can effectively remove lead, thus making it safe for consumption. Excess levels of lead in the body can result in increased blood pressure, problems with fertility and development of nerve and muscle damage. Lead may even lead to brain damage and cause severe anemia in children.

Safe For Cancer Patients

Cancer patients can consume reverse osmosis water during and after cancer treatment, reports Medline Plus. Cancer patients, most especially during radiation or chemotherapy, have weakened immune systems. Using untreated water for cooking and drinking that contains harmful micro-organisms and tiny germs can cause infection.

Filters Cryptosporidium

According to the CDC, reverse osmosis water does not contain cryptosporidium, a parasite found in contaminated water. Once ingested, this parasite affects the small intestines, causing stomach cramps, fever and diarrhea. Children who ingest this parasite can experience dehydration and malnutrition.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there could be as many as 12 million cases of waterborne acute gastrointestinal illness annually in the United States alone. These illnesses are frequently caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa that make their way into the water supply.

The 1993 Cryptosporidium outbreak here in Milwaukee caused 400,000 to fall ill and over 100 deaths. Milwaukee’s defense at the time? Chlorine. An unfortunate choice since many strains of crypto are chlorine-resistant. In 1996, the EPA finally updated the Safe Water Drinking Act to add ultraviolet light treatment, but nearly a quarter of a million water mains break per year.

Owners of private wells are not any better off. The U.S. Geological Survey studies the nation’s private wells annually. In any given year, it’s about 25% of wells that have at least one health concern in their well.

The good news is that taking ownership over your own water safety is easy, affordable, and can be done without introducing chemicals to your water supply.

Removes Sodium

The process of reverse osmosis removes sodium molecules from water, reports the CDC. Large sodium molecules cannot pass through the membranes of the reverse osmosis filtering system. Drinking reverse osmosis water therefore provides benefits to people with high blood pressure, kidney or liver disease or any sodium restrictions.