What Does Reverse Osmosis Do?

While not all impurities can be removed by RO systems, it is possible to significantly reduce the risk of some. Here’s a list of contaminants that a Paragon Waters Solutions  RO (reverse osmosis) will reduce.

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1. Lead

This contaminant is making national headlines. It has been proven that lead can cause stomach pain and brain damage, which can result in severe health consequences.

It is not possible to see, smell or taste it. You can only test your water for lead.

However, a reverse-osmosis system is a great way to drastically reduce the amount of lead in your drinking water. You can also reduce lead intake by replacing your lead pipes and fixtures and by changing the screens on your faucets.

2. Mercury

As its dangerous effects are more well-known, this popular thermometer has fallen out of favor. Mercury in excess can cause damage to the brain, kidneys, and developing babies.

Natural degassing and human activities like burning fossil fuels result in mercury being found in water. Mercury can circulate for many months in the global atmosphere, before eventually making its way inland and settling in rivers, lakes, and streams.

3. Turbidity

Water quality is measured by turbidity. The buildup of small particles in water causes turbidity. High sediment levels in stormwater runoff can cause turbidity.

Consumers have a greater risk of developing the gastrointestinal disease if their drinking water is more turbid.

4. Aesthetic Chlorine

Although aesthetics aren’t necessarily harmful, they can have an impact on the taste and odor you get from your water. An RO can be used to prevent your water from smelling or tasting like chlorine.

5. Chloramines for cosmetic purposes

Chloramines are the same. Chloramines, derivative ammonia, can alter the taste or smell of your drinking water.

6. Cysts

Giardia cysts and cryptosporidium cysts may cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms, such as cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. Both can be treated with boiling water but an RO is more efficient and less time-consuming.

7. Sediment

These are the rocks and dirt from rivers, streams, and lakes that cause turbidity. Although it has no known health effects, it can be accompanied by other containments.

  1. Volatile Organic Compounds

VOCs are often found in groundwater due to products like oil, gasoline, and cleaners. They can also end up in nearby water wells, contaminating drinking waters.

They can be especially harmful to nursing mothers and pregnant women.

Common VOCs include PCE, which can be used for dry cleaning and degreasing metals and is thought to cause cancer; TCE which can be used for cleaning metal parts; as well as Toluene, a glue solvent.

9. Particulate Class 1

This is the rust and dirt, sand, and sediment that can cause water to smell bad, taste bad, and be cloudy. A “particulate classification” refers to the size of particles that a filter can remove. Paragon Waters Solutions  ROs can filter particulates as small as 1 micron and reduce the contaminant.

10. More than 90 Other Contaminants

Paragon Waters Solutions  Reverse Osmosis water systems are certified to reduce all EPA-regulated contaminants, more than 100 total. Its filtration power is unparalleled in comparison to faucet filters or pitcher filters.

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This post was written by a water treatment expert at Paragon Water Systems. At Paragon Water Systems we are the Manufacturers of the best Water Filter manufacturer! We know that the best product comes from the best materials. We manufacture home water solutions such as reverse osmosis systems, under sink water filtration systems, showerhead filtration systems, carbon cartridges, and a wide variety of other products. Our focus is to provide Americans with safe and clean water throughout the home.

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