Do you know what’s in your water supply?
You might think you’re drinking clean and fresh water that will help you to keep hydrated and stay healthy.
However, the reality is that most of the water you drink — even some bottled water — is in some way contaminated.
It might contain plastic, pesticides, trace pharmaceuticals, or even excessive minerals or other contaminants. All of these things can have serious — and yes, even life-threatening — effects on your health and the health of your children.
It’s time to buy a water filter for your home.
If you’re considering GE water filters, read on to learn what makes them stand out from the competition.
GE Water Filters Have A Long Life
There are lots of different filters within your home that you’ll need to remember to replace.
These include your microwave filters, your air duct filters, and, yes, your water filters. Unfortunately, between picking up your kids, heading to work, and trying to take a little time for yourself, we know that remembering to replace your refrigerator’s water filter can sometimes be a challenge.
The good news?
GE water filters are designed to last for up to six months — and they won’t lose any of their filtering efficiency before then.
For best results, switch out your refrigerator’s water filter about the same time that you change the batteries in your smoke detector.
They Eliminate Trace Pharmaceuticals
Another reason why it’s so easy to love GE water filters?
They’re able to filter out some of the five biggest trace pharmaceuticals that plague much of America’s drinking water.
These include progesterone, ibuprofen, atenolol, fluoxetine, and even trimethoprim.
While of course, not everyone’s drinking water will necessarily contain any or all of these harmful elements, it’s good to know that your refrigerator’s water filtration system is working hard to eliminate them regardless.
In recent years especially, the dangers of the popular antibiotic trimethoprim have been making headlines. The antibiotic has been shown to increase the body’s levels of potassium to an unhealthy level, which over time, may lead to heart flutters or uneven heart rhythms.
Additionally, the antibiotic pose a serious threat to women who are expecting. It can also have dangerous and potentially life-threatening consequences to those who are currently taking medications that may have a negative interaction with the antibiotic.
They’ll Eliminate Pesticides
It’s not exactly rocket science: consuming pesticides, even in trace amounts, is a serious risk.
However, the reality is that chemical runoff containing both pesticides and herbicides is far more prevalent than people might think.
In addition to causing less serious side effects, like nausea, headaches, and aches and pain in the abdominal area, pesticides also have alarming long-term health effects.
They can wreak havoc on your body’s reproductive organs, increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, and may even lead to cancer — especially if you’ve been exposed to a high number of them.
The good news?
GE water filters are able to eliminate both pesticides and herbicides from your drinking water. This means that you’ll be able to stay healthy, happy, and hydrated, all at the same time.
It Filters Out Other Contaminants
As much as no one likes to admit it, the truth is that it can be pretty difficult to know what’s really in both the foods we eat and the water we drink every single day.
That’s why so many people rely on their GE water filters to help them to get out the dangerous chemicals and toxins that they don’t even know are in their water.
In addition to getting rid of lead, (more on that in a minute) pesticides/herbicides, and trace pharmaceuticals?
These water filtration systems work to get rid of numerous other dangerous contaminants in drinking water.
And many more potentially life-threatening chemicals and contaminants poisoning your water supply.
They Tackle Lead Head-On
With all of the recent publicity surrounding the lead water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the American public is more informed than ever before about the dangers of lead in drinking water.
According to data gathered by the World Health Organization, exposure to even smaller amounts of lead can lead to a coma, a weakened central nervous system, convulsions, mental retardation, and much more.
It can also lead to problems with reproductive organs, a shorter attention span, and even anemia.
In extreme cases, exposure to high amounts of lead can even lead to death.
Unfortunately, the great majority of these health consequences of lead exposure and poisoning impact children rather than adults.