While some water municipalities add chlorine or chloramine to the water as a disinfectant, that does not necessarily mean that the microbes are no longer in the water supply when it reaches your home. Microbial cyst bacteria such as cryptosporidium, giardia, toxoplasma, and entamoeba (to name a few) are skeletal. This means water treated with chlorine or chloramine may help kill these bacteria, but their skeletal bodies are still present in the water supply when it travels into your home. Without a proper water filter, or no water filter at all, these bacteria may still be in your water supply; the water you drink, and use to cook, clean, bathe, etc.
“Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis” (CDC, 2019)*. Filtration to properly filter out these microbes can be as small as 1 micron or smaller (sub-micron). In times like these, staying healthy is imperative, especially for people with immune system deficiencies or other comorbidities. Why not start with having filtered water for your home? Installing a whole house water filter that is properly NSF** certified for bacteria removal will help put your mind at ease during these trying times. You should not have to worry about the water in your home. Worry less about bacteria like cryptosporidium and how safe the water coming out of your faucet is by installing an NSF** certified whole house water filtration system today.