Filtered vs. Purified? What you need to know…One Water Systems
Filtered Drinking Water vs Purified Water
Water filters that use filtration methods such as adsorption, carbon, activated carbon, kinetic degradation fluxion (KDF), and particulate filtration produce filtered drinking water.
Water systems that use purification methods such as reverse osmosis (R.O.), distillation, ozone, and ultraviolet produce purified water.
One important reason is that numerous studies have shown that mineral-rich drinking water is the healthiest. Both reverse osmosis water and distilled water are de-mineralized.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published a study on drinking water showing evidence of various health risks associated with drinking de-mineralized water.
Most people have been led to believe that R.O. water is the purest water available and therefore they think it is the best drinking water.
The R.O. process does remove many contaminants, but it does NOT remove some critical contaminants found in tap water, such as volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), chlorine and chloramines, pharmaceuticals, and a host of other synthetic chemicals.