In the quest for clean drinking water, many of us turn to bottled water, believing it to be the purest option available. However, recent studies reveal a troubling presence of plastics in bottled water, linking these microscopic contaminants to serious health risks such as heart attacks and strokes. These findings challenge our perceptions and underscore the need for safer, more sustainable alternatives in our daily water consumption.

Understanding the Threat in Bottled Water

  • You Could Be Ingesting the Equivalent of a Credit Card Per Week: According to a recent study by Newcastle University in Australia, people may be consuming as much as 2,000 tiny pieces of plastic every week, the equivalent of a plastic credit card. Much of that ingestion comes from drinking bottled water. This raises significant concerns about widespread microplastic contamination, underscoring the pervasive presence of these particles in what many consider a safe drinking source.
  • Nanoplastics in Bottled Water and Heart Disease: In 2024, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study linking nanoplastics—particles even smaller than microplastics – to heart disease. Similar to microplastics, nanoplastics can be ingested by people through drinking bottled water among the many sources. The journal noted that the small size may allow them to bypass traditional filtration systems and biological barriers, potentially leading to cardiovascular problems.
  • Increased Cancer Risk: Some chemicals in plastic bottles, including BPA and phthalates, as well as potential chlorine byproducts from water treatment, have been associated with an increased risk of cancer.

These findings point to an urgent need for improved regulatory standards and filtration technologies to ensure water safety and public health. (And we haven’t even discussed the environmental impact of bottled water production either!)

How can you reduce your risk of ingesting plastics?

To effectively reduce your risk of ingesting plastics, both microplastics and nanoplastics, consider adopting more sustainable water sources and improving your water filtration methods at home. Installing advanced water purification systems, such as a reverse osmosis filtration system, can significantly reduce the presence of both microplastics and nanoplastics in your drinking water. Additionally, reducing reliance on plastic products, particularly single-use plastics, can help decrease overall plastic waste and subsequent breakdown into nanoplastic particles.

Simply PÜR Reverse Osmosis System is Your Safest Water Choice

At Simply PÜR Water Filtration, Inc., we understand the need for pure, safe drinking water. That’s why we recommend our Reverse Osmosis (RO) system.

  • Our Reverse Osmosis system features a multi-stage filtration process that ensures every glass of water is exceptionally pure and great tasting. By removing up to 99% of all contaminants, including microplastics and nanoplastics, dissolved salts, heavy metals like lead and mercury, and harmful chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride, our system delivers nothing but pure, refreshing water.
  • Enjoy pure water directly from your tap, anytime, without the hassle of storing and recycling plastic bottles.
  • Choosing Simply PUR Water Filtration’s RO system means not only protecting yourself and your family from the hidden dangers of nanoplastics but also contributing to a more sustainable world.

It’s time to rethink our water sources, prioritize health, and take definitive steps towards a cleaner, safer future. We offer free water analysis and consultation. Contact us today to start improving your water quality. Switch to Simply PÜR Water Filtration, Inc. and transform your tap into a trusted source of purity.

About Simply PÜR™ Water Filtration Services

Living in and serving the Long Island community, we strive to make sure everyone has access to clean, healthy water. We have the experience, knowledge, and industry-leading technology to provide clean water solutions for water impurities, contaminants, hard water, bad tasting/odors, well water, acidity & pH regulations.

Proud members of the WQA (Water Quality Association), and the EWQA (Eastern Water Quality Association), we adhere to strict guidelines and the WQA code of ethics. As a Pentair True Blue Partner and Authorized Distributor of Pentair Products, there’s nothing comparable to the performance, and efficiency of our whole house purification systems, water softeners, neutralizers, whole-house filters, and alkaline reverse osmosis systems for drinking in the convenience of your home.

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Our products are all NSF / ANSI certified, meeting the highest safety standards and quality performance. Providing our community with only the best experience of high quality water that’s Simply PÜR from our family to yours!

Simply PÜR utilizes accurate testing methods before and after system installation, as well as annual maintenance of all your water treatment equipment. Our Revolutionary Custom Built Water Treatment systems upon the completion of a Free In-Home Water Analysis, or an in-depth Comprehensive Water Analysis of your choice sent to our Certified Laboratory.

Customers Frequently Ask..

The answer to this question depends on which kind of drinking water you’re talking about. There are multiple agencies responsible for regulating water quality in the U.S., and there are some who are more critical about the way it’s handled.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in charge of overseeing the water that comes out of your tap. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees and regulates the quality of bottled water.


Individual states are responsible for regulating water that is bottled and sold within their borders. Finally, your municipality must make sure it is following federal and state standards regarding water quality.


The EPA does not regulate private wells, and rules for testing differ from state to state. In many cases, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure their well water is safe.

Certain things can affect the flavor, odor, and appearance of your tap water, not all of them are necessarily harmful.


Many people with public water can taste the chlorine, although the most noticeable problems tend to come from private wells. Contaminants like sulfur can impact the smell, while iron will cause discoloration and staining.


The overall amount of total dissolved solids (TDS) in your tap water will definitely affect the taste, smell, and appearance. While many of these issues are not serious concerns, they can certainly be a nuisance. Water filtration systems, including a high-efficiency water softener to reduce hardness, can provide solutions.

This process is called “reverse” osmosis because the pressure forces the water to flow in the reverse direction (from the concentrated solution to the dilute solution) to the flow direction (from the dilute to the concentrated) in the process of natural osmosis. RO removes ionized salts, colloids, and organic molecules down to a molecular weight of 100.


You can get a whole-house RO, but more commonly, a point-of-use RO system would be on your countertop or installed under the sink. They’re great for treating water for cooking and drinking, but they don’t usually produce large amounts of treated water — more like 3 to 10 gallons a day. For that reason, typically people choose to install RO-treated faucets in the most popular areas of the home such as kitchens and bathrooms, as opposed to installing it for every drinking tap. Just like any other kind of filter technology, reverse osmosis systems require regular maintenance. That includes periodically replacing the unit’s prefilters, postfilters, and membrane modules.

Due to the media attention Flint, Michigan, received over its water crisis, a lot of people have questions about lead in public water systems around the U.S.


Lead (as well as copper) typically enters the public supply by leaching into water from corroded fixtures and outdated plumbing. Homes built before 1986 will likely have plumbing with copper pipes using solder that may contain lead.


Lead can cause serious negative health effects, especially in children. The challenge is that it is undetectable by human senses. You can check with your local water authority for information about lead levels, but it’s important to note that the CDC and EPA say there’s no level of lead recognized as safe for consumption.


If you have concerns about the presence of lead in your water, you can have it tested in a state-certified laboratory. You can also read more in our article on lead in drinking water.

Softening hard water can mitigate many of its objectionable effects. Water softening can be done either at point of entry or point of use. One of the unique advantages offered by point-of-use water softening is the opportunity for homemakers to have either hard or soft water for drinking. This choice is not available if the water supply is softened municipally. Hardness minerals can be reduced in water to make it “softer” by using one of three basic means:

  • Chemical softening—lime softening, hot and cold; lime-soda softening
  • Membrane separation softening—Nano filtration
  • Cation exchange softening—inorganic, carbonaceous, or organic base exchangers
  • Softening water for home needs is done almost exclusively through the use of cation exchange.

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Customer Testimonials

"Absolutely amazing service from beginning to end. Trustworthy and reliable to work with. And the water taste!! It’s incredible the difference after we installed our water filtration system throughout our house. Also knowing my kids are drinking the purest of water is the biggest game changer. I would absolutely recommend Vinny and staff."

Randi Demetriou 

"We had a recent installation done by Vinny at Simply PUR and we couldn’t be happier. Vinny is reputable, reliable, efficient and the service is great. The water is so clean and tastes great, we don’t have to think twice about what is coming out of our faucet! Thank you Vinny!

Mike D.