Frequently Asked Questions
If your water comes from a municipal or public reserve, it is regularly tested for the detection of contaminants regulated by federal standards such as microbial pathogens, radioactive elements and toxic organic and inorganic chemicals. These tests usually are conducted at the source and the subsequent quality cannot be guaranteed. Over time, equipment deteriorates and wells suffer the effects of erosion. Treatment and water distribution systems are influenced by unforeseen natural and manmade events, for example, an oil or chemical spill. When testing reveals impurities beyond the regulated standard, users receive a “Boil Notice” that informs them the water to their home and offices should not be consumed without boiling.
Many municipalities assure the healthiness of drinking water supplied to residences by injecting chlorine into the water. Chlorine is commonly used to kill the organic matter in water to protect the public from diseases such as cholera, typhoid and dysentery. It is also excellent for neutralizing colors and smells. Unfortunately, recent studies have indicated that sub-products of chlorine have health risks. Taking personal responsibility for your water quality through a filtration system can eliminate the risks to your health.
Bottled water is usually healthy (and expensive) but Federal standards for bottled water are not stricter than for municipal tap water. Bottlers are required to test their product for a handful of the hundreds of known contaminants, but this testing is usually conducted at the source, not where the water is consumed, after it has left its container.
Another consideration with bottled water is its questionable impact on the environment. Taking into account the costs of unnecessary plastic production, transportation and recycling or waste bottles and the possible effects of the plastic container on the water, bottled water is not necessarily the best choice for personal consumption.
Minerals in the water you drink do not contribute to your health and can even be present in forms that your body cannot absorb. Inorganic minerals that are ingested must be eliminated by the body. Organic minerals are absorbed, to be used by our body. Keep in mind plenty of clean, mineral-rich water is needed by our bodies for healthful functioning.
Water fluoridation has been a hot topic in public opinion in recent years as scientists and medical authorities question its effectiveness and safety. The questions always turn to the effectiveness and practice of good management and adequate control. Too much fluoride can be more damaging than no fluoride at all. Once added to our reserves, fluoride can be difficult to remove.
Several common filters of jugs and faucets are effective in removing large impurities from the water but allow elements such as fluoride to pass. Verify if your system of filtration is certified by an association for water quality or NSF International as being able to remove fluoride additives. The safest and most effective way to remove fluoride from your water is the Lovital 9-stage, double reverse osmosis system.
Boiling water kills bacteria, but that will not change anything of the other contaminants such as the mercury, arsenic, pharmaceutical products, the lead, etc. To the contrary, when water is boiled, the concentration of these contaminants increases, because the amount of water is decreased. Actually, the water that evaporated -- this is pure water.
…To say nothing of the poor efficiency of the process of boiling water to safely ingest it!
7-Stage Double - Reverse Osmosis During this process, water passes through a series of microscopic filters at high pressure. First, the minerals are isolated at the molecular level to obtain demineralized water. Under pressure, the demineralized water is pushed through a series of membranes which filter out germs and chemicals. Then eight other stages are introduced: (1) sediment filter (2) pre-carbon filter (3) activated carbon filter (4) membrane filtration (5) post-carbon filter (6) bamboo-activated carbon filter (7) and finally the re-mineralization, which returns the good mineral salts and gives a delicious taste to the water.