It goes without saying how important water is for a healthy life.
However, municipal drinking water doesn’t always meet standards of taste or cleanliness.
Taste - chlorine can affect the taste of our water and favorite drinks, and scale can have a detrimental impact on our home appliances.
Water quality - drinking water around the world often doesn’t meet the World Health Organization standards with pollutants ranging from bacteria, viruses, chemicals, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and other harmful substances can affect our water.
Bottled water is not a better alternative.
As a consequence, people turn to bottled water in part due to convenience and in part to address their concerns around taste and health.
However, bottled water and associated single-use plastics have been contributing to an ever-increasing plastic pollution problem. In turn, it is further exacerbating the level of water pollution and driving microplastic contamination of water supplies.
Bottled water itself also has been found to also contain significant levels of microplastics, even surpassing levels found in tap water.
Water filtration devices are a more sustainable solution.
At Philips, we believe improving people’s lives shouldn’t be at the cost of the environment. Water filtration devices offer a more sustainable way to address concerns about tap water.
Advanced Philips filtration technologies are proven to remove:
up to 99.999% of viruses and bacteria
heavy metals such as lead
harmful chemicals such as pesticides
taste-impairment substances such as chlorine and limescale