I work for the California Department of Health Services Drinking Water Program and graduated from college with a degree in civil engineering, specializing in water quality and treatment. I am writing in response to Pandava Sakha prabhu's article posted on dipika.org on April 11th. Many people are in the business of selling water filters these days and use scare tactics to sell their filters. Please do not be fooled by them. It is perfectly acceptable to use a filter to improve the taste and odor of your drinking water, even I do that.
But if your water is indeed contaminated either with either pathogenic bacteria or viruses or with chemical contaminants, you should not rely solely on the advice of someone in the business of selling water filters. If you are worried about the quality of your drinking water, please contact me or another unbiased water health professional for advice. We can recommend the appropriate tests you should perform and what you should do if you do indeed find that your water is contaminated.
If you have questions about your drinking water, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do whatever I can to help you.
Bhaktin Erica Wolski