Although things like bacteria and arsenic having a negative effect on your drinking water are known, the pH level of your water also affecting you is less understood.
What Are pH levels in Water?
Potential of Hydrogen or, pH, levels in your homes water refer to the amount of dissolved hydrogen ions the water contains.
The pH of water is measured in a range of 0-14. A pH level of 7 means it is completely neutral, and anything from 7-14 means it is basic , and from 0-7 meaning it acidic. Lemon juice, a common acidic liquid has a pH of 3, while chlorine bleach, a highly basic liquid sits from 11-13.
The EPA does not regulate pH levels in water, but it does recommend that pH levels remain somewhere between 6.5 and 8.5. Even so, the water in many homes (especially homes with well water) have pH levels that fall outside of that range.
What Problems Do Low or High pH levels pose on your drinking water?
According to the World Health Organization, exposure to pH levels above 11 results in irritation of the eyes, skin and mucous membranes, as well as worsening symptoms of skin disorders.
Exposure to low pH levels can result in some even bigger problems. That’s because acidic water allows the metals in your pipes to leach into your water supply. When these metals get into your water, they can wreak havoc on your plumbing system and lead to potential health problems.
When it comes to your plumbing system, acidic water can prematurely corrode your pipes and stain your sinks and drains. It can also stain your clothes and result in water that smells bad and tastes metallic.
When you consume these metals, neurological and reproductive issues can occur, along with the fact that many of these metals are carcinogenic.
We at evolution offer several solutions to these problems. Our Aura H2O can rid your water of the contaminants which affect the pH. Also, our Aura Alkaline Water Filter can regulate your water’s pH to your choice while providing alkalized water.