Having access to drinkable water is a fundamental human right. Many rely on bottled water to guarantee clean water, but it has challenges. First is the temperature and length of time the water has been in that bottle. Plastic bottles left in hot cars, cupboards, and garages have been found to leach chemicals. Second, it’s been discovered that 24% of bottled water is actually filtered tap water. Water pitchers with filters are popular because they eliminate plastic water bottles and they remove free radicals, chlorine, lead, and toxins. Alkaline water pitchers have gained in popularity, but according to the Mayo Clinic there is no scientific evidence that verifies the positive medical claims made by the supporters of alkaline water. Natural alkaline water occurs when it passes over rocks and picks up minerals that increase its alkaline level. Manmade Alkaline water has been put through a chemical process called electrolysis.
Here are the top five water filter pitchers ideal for adding that extra layer of protection for cleaning water and replacing single-use plastic.
Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher: $69.95 on amazon
Donates to Thirst Relief International to provide clean drinking water to Cameroon, Tanzania and Uganda for every filter product sold.
Nakii Water Filter Pitcher: $19.95 on amazon
Epic Water Filter Pitcher: $54.95 on amazon
Britta large-cup water filter pitcher: $26.99 on amazon
Clearly Filtered: $190. on amazon