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Municipal drinking water can contain materials which cause poor taste and odor in the water or are harmful to ones health While the water leaving the treatment plant is monitored for the presence of dangerous materials leaks and other problems occurring downstream from the plant can lower the quality of the water Using a filtration system at the point of water use provides additional protection against problems which may occur in your water system In a recent USA Today special report entitled How safe is your water 58 million people got water last year that violated testing and purity standards Additionally water system operators are faced with an increasing difficult task of removing a host of new threats from heartier bacteria as well as protozoa cysts to more and more toxic industrial pollutants fertilizers and pesticides from municipal water systems Chlorine long used as the disinfectant of choice in the treatment of municipal water supplies for the prevention of the spread of disease is under considerable pressure Not only is chlorine the most common factor cited in unfavorable tap water taste tests but chlorine byproducts have been directly linked as a possible cause of colon rectal breast prostate and testicular cancers The American Journal of Public Health Washington Post through consumption in the public water supply These materials may also be a contributor to arterial and heart disease Wh ile there is considerable public sentiment toward a chlorine ban it currently remains the only viable alternative in the prevention of the spread of water borne disease Heavy metals such as lead as well as pesticides and industrial contaminants have been found to have re-entered the water supply at some point between the treatment plant and the consumer in some locations Innova manufactures water filters that can remove over 90 of lead and chlorine when new maintaining removal rates of 90 and 80 respectively after the passage of 40 gallons of water The
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