Lead is a chemical component that can have a negative impact on our body. It is no joke, and it can stay in your blood for over 25 years after exposure. Unfortunately it has been used in homes for many years now, but we are just beginning to see the effects of it on our health.
Luckily not all areas are affected that much by lead, but there are some where safety of drinking water is starting to be very questionable. Find out if your area is affected.
Lead in drinking water
In recent years there have been more and more stories about Canadians being affected by the lead content in their water supply, with Quebec residents’ blood testing higher for lead than anywhere else in Canada.
Precisely, 58% of water samples acquired from around Montreal had lead levels that exceeded Canadas’ drinking water standards. This is over twice as much as Flint, Michigan.
Lead poisoning isn’t always very obvious because it is created through microbial contaminants, which are very particles. In most cases you’ll actually need to have your blood levels tested to know that it’s in your system. But this does not mean it isn’t serious!
Even just a small amount of exposure is too much. Studies have shown that lead poisoning affects intellectual development- a lower IQ and learning difficulties, as well as behavioral shifts, especially in children- hyperactivity and disruptive social behavior. But that's not all symptoms might include:
- memory loss,
- struggle to sleep,
- muscle and joint pain,
- irritability, and many more.
How to protect yourself from lead-contaminated water?
Lead can leach from pipes and contaminate the water supply. It can also accumulate over time and cause health problems. There are several ways to reduce the risk of lead exposure from water:
- Use lead-free plumbing materials when renovating or repairing your home.
- Flush your taps for 30 seconds before using the water, especially if the water has been sitting in the pipes for more than six hours.
- Have your water tested for lead, especially if you have young children or are pregnant.
- Use high-quality WQA certified home filters.
At Survivor Filter our aim is to help you have the best and cleanest water possible coming out of your taps. Water that you feel safe enough to let your children, parents and grandparents drink.
We understand that water is a fundamental human right and there is an ever-growing need for clean and drinkable water. So we have used revolutionary technology to create home water filter systems that are the only ones on the market proven to remove 94% of fluoride and 99,9% of other contaminants that are typically found in municipal water, like lead and other heavy metals! All while leaving in the good stuff- the essential minerals we need from water, unlike most R.O. systems.
With our easy-to-install home filters you can drink clean, odorless water for up to 2 years (or up to 8,000 gallons) which is 5 times longer than our competitors.
Installing this filter doesn’t even require hiring a plumber, you can easily do it yourself within 10 minutes, and they can be attached to any faucet in your house.
Our filters are carefully made in the USA, so we can confidently say that they are of excellent quality. Because of that, we offer a lifetime warranty- if we can’t fix it, we will replace it for you!
And if you’ve purchased our products and are unsatisfied then you have 60 days, after purchase, to get a full refund.
You are probably here because you already know that your water is a problem, so why not take it a step further and ensure the safety of your household.