Wholesome life: ingesting water week
How many cups of water do you think you should drink? This week is Drinking Water Week and the CDC would like to highlight the importance of safe drinking water.
In the US, we have one of the safest tap water supplies in the world, but tap water is not sterile and can contain germs, some of which can make you sick.
Water treatment, the killing or removal of contaminants such as harmful germs or chemicals takes place in public water systems.
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However, if you are one of the 43 million Americans who get their water from a private well, it is your responsibility to test the water at least once a year to make sure it is safe.
When filtering your tap water, some filters target these germs and chemicals while others can affect the taste of the water.
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To learn more about what type of filter to use in your home, click here – and remember that water is vital to our health.
According to the US National Academies of Science, Technology, and Medicine, the adequate intake for a man is 15 cups of fluids per day. Women should aim for 11.