We’ve all seen the images of Flint, Michigan’s horrifying water contamination—is there lead in your water, too? When consumed, this element acts as a harmful neurotoxin that causes cognitive difficulties and other negative health effects. This contaminant is often found in your service lines, which were made from lead before the material was banned. Carbon filters like you get at the store won’t filter out the lead. You need reverse osmosis. Only these systems’ pressurized membranes will remove this toxin and ensure clean, healthy water. Ask a water expert at Angel Water about reverse osmosis today!

How does reverse osmosis remove lead?
Drinking water from your tap should leave you feeling safe and secure. However, with recent lead outbreaks all across the country, how do you know the water you’re drinking is clean? By opting for a reverse osmosis water filtration system with Angel Water, you can eliminate lead as well as any other contaminants that get into the water you drink.

These pipes show what happens when infrastructure related to a city's water supply is not maintained.

These pipes show what happens when infrastructure related to a city’s water supply is not maintained.

What is lead and why is it harmful?
Lead is part of the earth’s crust, but when humans drink it, it becomes a harmful neurotoxin that lowers IQ and causes degenerative disease. High consumption of lead can lead to high blood pressure, intestinal issues and extreme changes in mood.

The only way to know if lead is in your water, is to have it tested. It does not have a smell, it does not change the water color and it does not have a taste. If you are being supplied by a public water source, check out the information provided on your municipality’s website or call to find out.

What is reverse osmosis and why is it important?
The only way to remove lead from your water is to have a reverse osmosis water filtration system installed. Other water filtration systems do not have pressurized membranes that are capable of removing lead.

Reverse osmosis is ideal for people who live in communities that have been compromised by the threat of lead. It is also ideal for infants, the elderly and people with weak immune systems.

Reverse osmosis water is often used by bottled water companies to give the water a clean and crisp taste.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), lead pipes are the main contributor to high lead levels in tap water. Other sources of lead contamination include lead solder used to join copper pipes and brass faucets.

The CDC states that private wells are more at risk for lead contamination than wells that have been constructed in the past 5 years.