Filter Tap Water to Avoid Cancer Risks From Drinking Water

Tap Water Faucet Filter

The President Cancer’s Panel urges you to filter your home’s water. This PUR Faucet Filter is a Consumer Report’s Best Buy.

In a recent article on MSNBC’s site entitled “13 Everyday Ways to Avoid Cancer,” Richard Laliberte provides a dozen and one ways to decrease your chances of getting cancer. He begins the article with some great advice:

1. Filter your tap water
“You’ll reduce your exposure to known or suspected carcinogens and hormone-disrupting chemicals. A new report from the President’s Cancer Panel on how to reduce exposure to carcinogens suggests that home-filtered tap water is a safer bet than bottled water, whose quality often is not higher—and in some cases is worse—than that of municipal sources, according to a study by the Environmental Working Group. (Consumer Reports’ top picks for faucet-mounted filters: Culligan, Pur Vertical, and the Brita OPFF-100.) Store water in stainless steel or glass to avoid chemical contaminants such as BPA that can leach from plastic bottles.”

We wrote about the President’s Cancer Panel‘s report back in May. The 240-page report listed several different contaminants, and explained how they could enter not only our water, but also our air and soil as well. As Laliberte points out, the Cancer Panel recommends that you filter your tap water at home with a faucet water filter. The use of reusable water bottles to carry this water with you, such as the Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle, is also advised.

We carry the three faucet filters recommended by Consumer Reports that Laliberte mentions in the MSNBC article. The Culligan FM-15A Faucet Filter and PUR FM-3700 Faucet Filter were named best buys by Consumer Reports. The Brita OPFF-100 (also known as the Brita On Tap Faucet Filter) is also one of our more popular faucet water filters.

Most tap faucet filters install with little to no tools. Installing a water faucet filter is one of the easiest ways to filter your home’s drinking water. Be sure to read the rest of the article for a dozen more ways to avoid cancer!