Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Systems: Solutions to the Health Effects Controversy

Many worry about the health effects of the water they drink even when it is purified by a reverse osmosis water filter system. Changes in the mineral content, pH, and structure of the water produced by reverse osmosis filtration systems cause some to question its effects on humans.

Reverse osmosis water filters remove the large majority of minerals in the water. The low level mineral concentration in water produced by reverse osmosis filtration systems is a major point of controversy. However valid the point may be that the human body requires salts, calcium, magnesium and other minerals found in unpurified water, the body does not need the contaminants and microbes that are also found there. It can be argued that although water that has passed through a reverse osmosis filter is lacking in healthy minerals, it is also purified of dangerous substances and toxins. It is not recommended that a person drink contaminated water just to acquire necessary minerals and salts that are not found in water from a reverse osmosis filtration system. These things can be obtained through a healthy diet. Calcium, for example, is better acquired through a glass of milk.

Modern technology has solved the issues surrounding the water from reverse osmosis water filter systems. If the problem is with the pH, a post-filter can be added to the reverse osmosis system to provide alkaline water. If the problem is with water structure, a post-filter can be installed after the reverse osmosis water filter to restructure the water. If so desired, minerals can be added to the water after it goes through the reverse osmosis filter. Water produced by an effective reverse osmosis water filter system is purified of all dangerous and undesired molecules, providing our families with safe and tasty water to drink and improving our health and our lives.