• Removes chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, nitrates, nitrites, narcotics.
• Protects the ligands the backbone of polymers which is what helps allow the ion exchange process in the water softner
Globally, we now produce more than 85,000 different chemicals,1 many of which end up in our drinking water. Chemicals are used to manufacture 96% of consumer products; the average adult uses nine products per day containing 126 different chemicals.2 Fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and antibiotics are all also used in agriculture and animal husbandry operations.
Whether from hand washing, bathing, showering, laundry, dishwashing, toilet use – no matter for what purpose we use water, it carries contaminants down the drain. If this water enters a municipal wastewater treatment system, it ultimately ends up in a body of water (lake, river, etc.) which often becomes a source of drinking water. If the wastewater is directed into a septic system, the treated water percolates into the earth where it usually enters an aquifer or other water supply. Weather events generating runoff from lawn and agricultural surfaces also contribute to this contamination.
It’s a fact of life: virtually every time water goes down the drain, it is carrying some contaminants which end up in someone’s drinking water.