Can Reverse Osmosis Remove All Chemicals From Tap Water? - Mayu Water Answers

Can Reverse Osmosis Remove All Chemicals From Tap Water?

Reverse osmosis is known to be highly effective at filtering water, but can it remove all chemical contaminants from your water? Find out here.

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Nevena Radulović - Editor for Mayu Water
Edited by Nevena Radulović

Updated June 12, 2023.

In an effort to gain access to the healthiest water possible, many people are opting for a water filter to remove potentially harmful chemicals and contaminants from their tap water.

Reverse osmosis is a very appealing water filtering system because it can be used to reduce the levels of dissolved solids and suspended particles in water. An RO system removes 90–99% of common chemical contaminants, resulting in clean and safe drinking water.

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What Makes Reverse Osmosis Effective

Reverse osmosis is able to effectively remove the following chemicals from water:

  • Sodium
  • Chloride
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Lead

The reverse osmosis treatment also reduces the levels of the following:

  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Calcium

However, an RO filter doesn't remove dissolved gases like methane, carbon dioxide, and radon, and it also doesn't completely eradicate all bacterial microorganisms and organic compounds.

What's more, RO doesn't contain any minerals, including the essential minerals your drinking water should have. For this reason, reverse osmosis water should be remineralized to add back some necessary minerals—and Mayu's Essential Mineral Drops are an easy way to do this.

Adding minerals to your water in the form of drops is one of the healthiest ways to remineralize RO water, and Mayu's Essential Mineral Drops make the whole process quick and convenient.

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Ensure Clean Water With Reverse Osmosis

Although it doesn't remove 100% of the chemicals in the water, reverse osmosis is still highly effective at removing most chemical contaminants. However, RO also removes the essential minerals from tap water that the human body needs to function optimally.

So, remineralizing your RO water is important to ensure your drinking water has all the minerals your body requires. This can be easily done with Mayu's Essential Mineral Drops, which will enable you to rest assured you're getting the healthiest water possible.

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