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four contaminants in drinking water

Four common contaminants in your drinking water

From the time of grade school, every student learns that pure water is made up of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. But unfortunately, sometimes other, harmful molecules mix with water and create contamination. So, when we drink a tall glass of water, what else are we potentially consuming?


Here are four of the most common contaminants found in drinking water, all of which are nearly eliminated by the Coway Aquamega 100 water purification system.



Cysts are parasite-carrying organisms that can enter into source water. Cysts can cause waterborne disease outbreaks, such as diarrhea and acute intestinal issues. The Coway Aquamega 100 reduces cysts in drinking water by 99.99%.



Tiny amounts of chlorine in our drinking water is common, as it’s used to fight many forms of bacteria. But the taste and smell of chlorine is highly unappealing in drinking water. This substance is reduced by 99.2% through filtering water with the Aquamega 100.



Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are potentially-harmful liquids that can contaminate soil—and eventually groundwater. They get into the ground through improper disposal or spills. The Aquamega 100 system reduces VOCs by 99.8%.



Most people are aware of the dangers of lead-contaminated water, especially after the news from Flint, Michigan. In fact, one investigative journalist, Alison Young, spent weeks trying to learn whether or not the water flowing into her 136-year-old Virginia home contained lead. In the process, she called her local water utility, a water testing lab and tried a home testing kit.


After her extensive effort, Young concluded with the advice of Marc Edwards, an environmental engineering professor at Virginia Tech, “The most protective and cost-effective solution is to install a filter that can remove lead at the tap.”


The Coway Aquamega 100 reduces lead by 99.8%, right at the tap. The system connects with your kitchen faucet, filtering the tap water at the very last possible step before you and your family consume it. The triple-filter provides crisp, clear drinking water everyday.