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The Importance of Improving the Quality of Drinking Water

The planet we call home consists of approximately 90% water as does the physical composition of our bodies. It is water, not food, which we and every living creature on this planet are so reliant on to ensure survival.

Since by now we're all clearly aware of the importance of access to clean drinking water supplies - it is abhorrent that a large percentage of the world's population are still unable to meet their requirements for the water they need to lead healthy lives.

Every day you make an assumption about the safety of the water you drink. Whether that trust is well-placed, is the real question.

Some of us might even be of the opinion that the water that comes out of the taps of homes within developed countries is of far higher quality - try telling that to the residents of Flint, Michigan.

Our governments have a duty to provide us with water that is safe to drink, however the water quality at the point of consumption may not always be complimentary to our short or long-term health interests.

Is There a Solution?

Given the importance of water to our wellbeing & every bodily function, we owe it to ourselves to ensure that the water we drink is as pure & fresh as possible; and one good way of doing so is to make sure that you're filtering the water that comes out of your tap before drinking it.

One authority on home water filtration has compiled a detailed review of the sort of chemicals and other unwanted contaminants that can be quickly and easily removed from any water supply. Better yet, the products capable of completing this task are available from any large retail outlet which sells home related products.

Next Steps

By raising the level of awareness surrounding the quality of water that we're consuming on a daily basis, we believe that we can make a concerted effort to improve the quality of life of every citizen on this planet. For more information on the water sanitation and the effort to provide safe and clean drinking water globally, start by consulting this focus piece which highlights some of the worst affected areas of the world.

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