Can you drink tap water in Cyprus or install a Reverse Osmosis system?
Water Development Department in Cyprus states that drinking water is treated and monitored by them on a daily basis, and ensures that it meets safety standards for drinking water.
However, here is a picture and below is a video of a routine water filter change, which makes me question what are the drinking water standards in Cyprus.
So, it is always a good idea to check your drinking water with a proper water analysis.
In general, it is always a good idea to avoid drinking tap water in Cyprus, especially if it is not clear whether it is safe to drink and cook with. Use a water purification system like reverse osmosis whenever possible..
Is it healthy to drink Reverse Osmosis water?
Reverse osmosis, or RO for short, is a popular water filtration method used in many homes for drinking water.
Reverse Osmosis system takes out the largest spectrum of contaminants that any other water filtration method does.
It’s essentially like having bottled water coming directly out of your faucet. Actually, is even better, as plastic water bottles contain chemicals, and those chemicals can leach into the water, and not only, but this is another subject.
Some people are concerned about using reverse osmosis water because they’ve been told that reverse osmosis removes the beneficial minerals.
So is Reverse Osmosis water safe and healthy to drink, or are the risks not worth the reward?
Let’s discuss this further.
Again, a Reverse Osmosis system takes out more contaminants than any other water treatment method.
RO system removes lead, chlorine, sodium, fluoride, pharmaceuticals, arsenic, and a lot more.
If you have issues with any of these, an RO water filtration system is not only recommended but in extreme cases could even save your life.
One downside is that while all these unwanted contaminants are being removed, it also removes the minerals from the water.
Now First off, let’s be clear, water is not a significant source of your daily minerals.
If you drink a bathtub of water a day, you might not get even 10% of the minerals your body needs.
However, there are lots of things about drinking water that should concern you, things like lead, chromium, arsenic, chloramine, and about 35,000 other chemicals.
It has been proven by a proper drinking water analysis that there are places in Cyprus where drinking tap water will be a risky gamble.
Now on the flip side, the World Health Organization released a study that some of the minerals that reverse osmosis removes can have long-term health risks.
So what do you do?
Do you avoid an RO system and risk drinking unwanted contaminants to make sure that your body gets these minerals?
You can always get these minerals from your daily diet.
I encourage everyone to do their own research to decide if a reverse osmosis system is right for them.
But if a lack of minerals is a concern for you, then there is a way to have the best of both worlds.
Mineralization filters can be added after your RO system that attempt to add beneficial minerals back into the water.
So you should get clean reverse osmosis water, but with the minerals.
However, here at WaterFilterNet.com water systems, we believe that reverse osmosis is the safest choice for drinking water in your home because of all the harmful contaminants that it removes.
Video of a routine water filter change
Watch the video below and then decide for yourself if you can drink or cook with tap water in Cyprus.
Link to the Video on Youtube here
Using Reverse Osmosis water for drinking and cooking.
Many people, and I find it’s mostly parents, are concerned about using Reverse Osmosis water because they’ve been told that reverse osmosis removes beneficial minerals.
So, are they saying that they would rather risk drinking water potentially filled with contaminants just to retain minerals?
That sounds kind of silly to me.
Drinking water has never been a significant source of minerals.
If you drank a bathtub of water a day, you might not get even 10% of the minerals your body needs.
Water is just not a major source for your body’s minerals.
However, there are lots of things, about drinking water that should concern you. Things like lead, chromium, arsenic, nitrate, chloramine, and about 35,000 other chemicals.
Reverse osmosis takes out the largest spectrum of contaminants of any water treatment process.
To me, it’s most important to get the bad stuff out and then get your minerals from diet or supplements.
Reverse osmosis is simply the best solution for your drinking water.