Water filter cartridges are available in all different shapes, sizes and prices. The type and brand of water filtration system you have will determine the water filter cartridge you need, although often many different filters will fit in different systems, so choosing the right one may not be as easy as it should be.
First of all, what is your water filter designed for? Some remove sediment, some soften the water, some remove bacteria and microorganisms and some are just for taste and odor. The best filters and filtration cartridges are multi-layer or multipurpose filters.
Water filter cartridges that only block sediment or bacteria or that only soften the water or improve taste are really not even worth using. They leave behind the most dangerous contamination in the water - deadly chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides, among others.
While they may make the water taste good, or make your skin and hair nice and soft, they do nothing to protect your health. Of the thousands of cancer-causing chemicals that are in our water, chlorine is the most common and one of the most dangerous.
Long-term chlorine ingestion or inhalation is known to cause breast, bladder and rectal cancer.
The multi-layered water filtration cartridges are designed to remove 99% of all of the contaminants in the water, including harmful chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, sediment, and toxins.
These types should use an activated carbon filter, a sub micron filter and an ion exchange. These water filter cartridges catch everything that is in the water, but they leave behind the essential minerals and nutrients that we need for good health.
With all of the pollution and deadly chemicals in our water today, the only way to protect yourself and your family is to install a good quality water filter cartridge in your system that will actually remove all of those toxins.