The National Science Foundation, or NSF, has recently certified the first drinking water pitcher to reduce arsenic to NSF/ANSI 53, an American National Standard for drinking water treatment units. The company responsible for the device is Mesofilter, Inc. This certification declares that Mesofilter's NanoNose Water Purifier reduces arsenic to below the health advisory levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and World Health Organization (WHO).

It's easy to take breakthroughs like this for granted with all the other things we have to worry about. We assume that we’ll always have clean water to drink here in the U.S.  A lot of the issues that typical Americans worry about today are “nice-to-have’s” – that’s not the case with things like clean air and clean water. They sit at the very foundation of Maslow’s basic human needs hierarchy and without them, nothing else really matters. No matter how much turmoil the world finds itself in, clean water should always be at the top of the priority list.

In fact, it’s not just 3rd world countries that are facing the problem of clean water. Just recently, Flint, Michigan made global headlines for the horrific amount of lead found in their city’s water. What hasn’t made as many headlines, however, is the amount of groundwater wells affected by toxic amounts of arsenic in other places around the U.S. The odds are that every state has regions affected to some extent, but you can be sure that if you live in California, Texas, Minnesota, or Michigan there’s a high chance you or some of your neighbors could be at risk. Check this map out to see for yourself.

If your water comes from a municipality and is treated first, you aren’t at as much of a risk for arsenic but you will still be getting other impurities like chlorine, fluoride, estrogen, & other microbes from your tap that a more standard water filter can reduce or eliminate. At Drinking Well, we have all kinds of filters to match your water purification needs. Whether you want something basic to get a better night’s sleep or a top-of-the-line system for complete peace of mind, we’ve got something that’s right for everyone.

Take the next step in protecting one of you and your family’s most basic needs by shopping here today!