When you have an innovative water bottle like the ÖKO Original Level-2, you can do lots more than just tote water around in it. Because of its state-of-the-art, NASA-approved, high tech filtration system, the ÖKO is ideal for when you’re in a jam and need cleaner, healthier water in an instant. To get an idea of what we’re talking about, here are three common water sources the ÖKO Original Level-2 water bottle can be used to filter.
1. Tap Water
If you don’t have a filtration system at home or use tap water to cook with, then you may have a problem. You may think since you’re only filling up a cooking pot or tea kettle with a small amount of tap water that it can’t be that bad, right? Wrong. Tap water can contain anything from bacteria to fluoride to lead (or other harmful elements depending on the contaminants in your city).
A great solution is to filter the tap water you plan to cook with through your ÖKO water bottle. That way, you can get rid of 99.99 percent of the bad stuff including bromine, PCBs and arsenic. What’s better, the ÖKO is less expensive than traditional at-home filtration systems.
2. Bottled Water
Bottled water is widely perceived as very safe, but if you’re drinking water from plastic bottles that are not BPA-free, then you’re also ingesting the leached plastics (not to mention all of the complications they can cause). BPA stands for Bisphenol A. Repeated, long-term exposure to this chemical has been linked to hormone disruption, obesity and heart disease.
If you prefer buying bottled water, check for the recycling code printed on the bottle. The safest recycling codes are #2, #4, and #5. They are made from durable plastics that do not contain BPA. However, bottles with the code #7 with the letters PC present, which stands for polycarbonate, contain BPA (polycarbonate is derived from Bisphenol A). So filtering that water through the ÖKO is a smart decision as it removes BPA.
Simply empty a bottle into the ÖKO. Squeeze the filtered water into a glass pitcher or other large container. Repeat and store in your fridge until you’ve got enough water to enjoy for a day or so.
3. Fountain Water
Picture this. You’re out and about working up a sweat, or parched from a walk or hike. You’ve forgotten your water bottle at home, but there’s a water fountain nearby. With a simple push of a button, you can quench your thirst.
But that’s not all you’re doing — You’re also getting a mouthful of bacteria, possibly including E.coli, legionella and coliform. Then there’s the host of viruses, chemicals and metals you’re consuming as well. This convenient yet less than sanitary water source could lead to stomach problems, headaches, vomiting and diarrhea. There’s no guarantee this will happen to you, but why take the chance?
Just carry an empty ÖKO water bottle with you the next time you go on a hike or are otherwise outdoors, and feel at ease knowing that you’ll never be without safe drinking water. The high tech filtration system blasts away 99.99 percent of common bacteria found in lakes, stream and global water sources. With the ÖKO, you’re free and clear to also enjoy some of the freshest water safely, not just from a fountain.
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