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Does your drinking water contain chlorine, nitrate, lead, or other harmful chemicals? Is it hard or soft? Your water company provides a federally mandated water-quality report each year. Many are posted at epa.gov/safewater , or you can test it yourself with a kit such as the Watersafe All-In-One Drinking Water Test Kit.
If you want to err on the side of caution, consider a water filter. Some fit easily onto faucets, showerheads, and your refrigerator's water dispenser. Other systems go beneath the sink or in the basement.