Compare Water Distillation with Other Methods
Water Distillation A Comparison:
"A Superior Purification Method"
Distillation is the most effective method of water purification for the removal of organic, inorganic, radioactive, and biological contaminants. It removes a greater percentage of these harmful impurities than reverse osmosis, filtering, or any other method of purification.
Water Purification Comparison
The green bar represents the amount of impurities removed by distillation. The blue bar is reverse osmosis, and the purple bar is charcoal filtering.
Typical Contaminants In The Catagories Above Are:
- Organics: Antibiotics, Fertilizers, Pesticides, Insecticides, Herbicides, Solvents, Growth Stimulants etc.
- Inorganics: Hardness Minerals, Phosphorus, Asbestos, Selenium, Sodium, Flourine, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Barium, Nitrates, Copper, Lead, Chlorine, Arsenic.
- Biological: Organisms, Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites like Cryptosporidium, Chlamydia, Giardia Cysts.
- Radioactive: Radium, Stronium 90, Plutonium.
Distillation Systems have consistently achieved the following proven track records:
- Contaminant Elimination between 97% and 99.9% efficiency of all Inorganics tested.
- Contaminant Elimination between 95% and 99.9% efficiency of all Organics tested.
- Contaminant Elimination 99.9% efficiency of all Biological Organism tested.
- Contaminant Elimination between 90% and 99.9% efficiency of all Radioactives tested.
Chronic toxicity is very difficult to assess, especially when more than one contaminant is involved. There are a variety of specific tests for adverse effects such as reproductive damage, behavioral effects, cancer, etc. A look at cancer assessment will reveal some of the problems inherent in long-term toxicity assessments. The fact is, the volume of research needed to assess risk has just not been done, because no one knows where to start.
Risk assessment is a complex process which depends on the quality of scientific information that is available. It is best for assessing acute risks where effects appear soon after exposure occurs. Uncertainty becomes greater, the longer the period of time between exposure and appearance of symptoms. Risks involved in bottled or tap-water consumption may never be fully assessable, largely due to the overwhelming numbers of toxins that are now seeping into water supplies. Only in acute outbreaks of poisoning do the dangers of drinking bad water come to light, for a time. The answer to long-term exposure to contaminants is not more testing, but a common-sense switch to a known source of pure water, the home distiller.
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