Uv Water Purifiers

Written by Devin Flanigan
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UV water purifiers use light--rather than a filter, activated carbon or reverse osmosis--to rid water of unwanted and potentially dangerous contaminants. Unlike other forms of water purification, UV water purifiers focus on the living organisms that dwell within our water supply. It's an ugly job, but somebody has to do it.

The water that flows freely from our pipes is far from pure. In fact, it contains everything from dirt to chlorine to pesticide. Traditional filters and reverse osmosis systems are effective at ridding our water of many of these pollutants. But there is a whole other category of contaminants for which UV light is ideally suited.

UV Water Purifiers Kill Bugs Dead!

Unbeknownst to most of us, our water is also teeming with living organisms that are most unwelcome in our homes and bodies. Viruses, bacteria and parasites known as cysts inhabit the untreated water that we get from our local municipality or utility. These microbial nuisances can make us sick, and every length should be gone to in order to rid our water of these pests.

UV water purifiers route water through a metal tube wherein the liquid is bombarded with bursts of UV, or ultraviolet, light. The UV light sterilizes the water, ridding it of the threat once posed by the organisms within. The water that arrives at your faucet is clear, clean and healthful.

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