I am honored to have been brought into a Twitter Conversation about drinking water. One reader made note that Reverse Osmosis wastes water and concluded that a BRITA water was the better choice. Nothing could be further from the truth. Neither one of these products is better or worse. They both pose problems and they both require higher knowledge to protect the consumer.
The real problem with this conversation is that people still refuse to educate themselves about water, but instead look for a one-stop, magical solution that will finally put to rest the age old question, “what is the best drinking water”.
The answer to this question is that there is no answer. Each situation is different. People want to condense the chemistry, biology and physics of water into one neat package, never having to discuss it again. This is nothing new. Since the trials and tribulations of Ponce de Leon, people have searched for water magic, each person believing they have found it.
As it turns out, there is good analytical data to suggest that the BRITA pitcher products are perhaps the worst drinking water products of all. I apologize for not having that study at my finger-tips right now, but I will post it tomorrow.
Let me close by saying this. The problem with all home water filtration products is that they produce water that is free of chlorine. This leaves the water subject to bacterial growth and the consumer subject to great health risks.