The following article has been revised from its original version. Some of its original claims have been revoked due to questionable substantiation. The LifeSource water filtration system uses high-quality granular activated carbon technology that removes many harmful contaminants from water, and it is a system for helping to improve water quality in a home or office. There are other similar systems available on the market, as well as other technologies that may or may not work better for your filtration needs. For further information about the LifeSource system, or to receive detailed water quality reports, please contact LifeSource directly at www.lifesourcewater.com.
Most urbanites and suburbanites in the U.S. live in areas served by municipal water systems that add dangerous chemicals like chlorine and fluoride to water that are harmful to health. People not only absorb these chemicals when they drink such water, but they are also exposed to them when they wash their hands, take showers, and even when they wash their clothes, as the chemical residues can remain in the fabric after it has been dried. But LifeSource, a whole-house granular activated carbon water filtration system, addresses many of the problems of tap water by providing an effective, efficient and inexpensive filtering technology that cost-effectively removes most harmful contaminants from tap water.
Anyone who has at all looked into water filtration systems already knows there are many different kinds of filters on the market, all claiming to be superior to one another. Everything from simple, plastic drinking-water pitchers available at supermarkets, to industrial entry-point systems for use in homes and businesses, are available to consumers. These filters range in quality and effectiveness, and many of the most common ones people use for drinking water fail to effectively remove harmful contaminants. And many of the really good systems are quite pricey and require frequent filter replacements, which turns some people off to investing in them.
Many of those who do decide to purchase a whole-house water filter usually end up choosing a water softener because it makes “hard” water feel soft. But the salts added to the water in order to give it that soft and slick feeling actually dry out skin in much the same way that chlorinated tap water does. Water softeners also require frequent salt replacement as well the use of additional filtration system like reverse osmosis that desalinate the water and make it pure enough to actually drink. Together, these systems require a hefty investment, not to mention the fact that the chemicals used in water softeners can corrode pipes. In fact, some communities have outright banned water softeners because of the damage they cause.
LifeSource technology, on the other hand, naturally purifies and gently softens water through its granular activated carbon filter, all while maintaining the beneficial elements naturally present in the water. And it does not require the use of a reverse osmosis system to obtain highly purified water. However, adding a reverse osmosis system specifically for drinking water, even with a LifeSource, is a great option for those who wish to ensure that all heavy metals and pharmaceuticals are completely removed, since activated carbon will only reduce levels of these chemical elements.
According to LifeSource, the granular activated carbon filter inside the standard LifeSource unit can last up to 25 years without having to be replaced, and it does not contaminate water, corrode pipes or waste excess amounts of water during filtration like water softeners do. The company also claims the backwash water from the system is safe to use on lawns and gardens. And the units use no chemicals, salts or magnets – just simple, granular activated carbon filter to deliver delicious, nutrient-rich, highly purified water.