In certain areas of the world (and even in our very own country) there are microorganisms that live in your water, as well as chlorine and other chemicals that are harmful for you to drink.
In fact these varying contaminants can make you and your loved ones very, very ill.
You may turn to a water filtration system for a solution. But what type of system is best?
Carbon filters are very popular and can pull out chlorine and mercury and improve odor and taste of water, but they do not eliminate everything.
Reverse osmosis machines can pull out fluoride, but will not remove chlorine. Using multiple technologies may actually be your best option for the ultimate in pure water.
When all is said and done, however, consumers are best directed to do their own research.
In this edition of "Healthy Steps with Dr. Ginger," Dr. Ginger talks about clean water and water filtration systems, including carbon, reverse osmosis, distillation and zeolite. When removing these unwanted organisms and chemicals, Dr. Ginger preaches "something is better than nothing," and recommends to get what you can afford and then become more educated and improve as your needs grow and your budget allows.