Distillation Removes Heavy Metals from Water
Countertop Distillation Unit Eliminates Unwanted Contaminants
Tap water often contains trihalomethanes used to disinfect public supplies; these are linked with colon-rectal and bladder cancers. Other water systems contain lead, arsenic, fluoride, pesticides, and radioactive contaminants.
Using distillation, a process of water purification offering elimination of unwanted contaminants, makes clean water far more affordable than having to purchase bottled products.
Distillation emulates the natural evaporation process: water passes back into the atmosphere, leaving behind contaminants. With a countertop distillation unit, water poured into a pitcher evaporates, leaving behind contaminants like pesticides, heavy metals and chlorination byproducts. The water empties into the carbon-filtered pitcher for a second layer of protection.
From a taste perspective, distilled water makes excellent tea, coffee, lemonade and ice.
While an added fluoride presence in water supplies might aid some children’s dental health, some public health experts also express concern that children already receiving adequate amounts could experience increased risk for bone disease and IQ loss. Some metropolitan regions’ water supplies contain added fluoride, which is an “equivocal” carcinogen, harmful to the bones and a suspected neurotoxicant; as a medical drug it is known that its use can increase risk for bone disease by blocking the body’s uptake of calcium. Distillation removes fluoride