Have you ever wondered what is actually in your tap water? If you (or your kids) don’t like the taste of it, there is probably something your body is saying “no” to. Isn’t it true that we worry more about the quality of water when we travel abroad (third world countries)? But is the “drinking” water coming through the tap here in the West really good to our health? Hmm?
What the scientists are saying?
There is a lot of rather prominent scientists who are alarmed by the content of some drinking water. We may be mistaken that in the Western world the water is safe but what you may not know is that it’s a standard practice to add large amounts of extremely poisonous chemicals to the water to make it “safe”. Key scientists out there are now providing evidence that long-term ingestion of small amounts of chemicals like these could be the cause of some major health issues.
What is Added into the Tap Water?
Here are a few of the chemicals routinely added to our water supply:
- Liquified chlorine
- Fluorosilicic acid
- Aluminium sulphate
- Calcium hydroxide
- Sodium silicofluoride
If you take Evian bottled water back to its source, you would not taste the same water. As soon as we start bottling it or push it through pipes which some of them, by the way, may have been in the ground since Victorian times (!) It is nearly impossible to have clean water. So you end up with contaminated water by something you really don’t want in your body.
Contaminants in Tap Water
The reason for tap water to be treated is to kill bacteria and other microorganisms. What’s more, water may have other unwanted things such as toxic metal salts, hormones and pesticides/herbicides. Or it may become contaminated by chemicals or microbes from inside of the pipes (e.g. lead, bacteria, protozoa). Shocking, isn’t it?
What’s usually in tap water?
- Chlorine – is added to drinking water by many municipal water systems as a purification technique. However, it can be absorbed through physical consumption and through your skin while bathing. To prevent that, use this showerhead.
- Fluorine compounds
- Trihalomethanes (THMs)
- Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) is used in gasoline to reduce carbon monoxide and ozone levels from auto emissions. A few ways it can get into water are by leaking out of underground storage tanks, pipelines, and spills.
- Perchlorate– This widespread toxic chemical, used in rocket fuel, explosives, and road flares, has been detected in the water in many states in the US.
- Herbicides – enter drinking water by accumulation in public soil and water sources, most frequently from rainfall and irrigation that wash herbicides off farmlands and into lakes and rivers. So even if you have a stream in your garden, it still may not have safe drinking water!
- Nitrates – occur naturally in plants and soil at low levels. However, they’ve become a common contaminant in water partially due to their use as a fertilizer. Runoff from factory farms flows into surface and groundwater and ends up in drinking water.
- Pharmaceuticals – These synthetic chemicals are found in prescription, therapeutic and veterinary medicine. Pharmaceuticals commonly enter our water supply from poorly controlled manufacturing facilities and improper disposal.
- Plastic particles
- Salts of:
- Mercury – another heavy metal, mercury can be found in various natural deposits. It can get into public drinking water in a number of ways, including discharge from refineries and factories, landfill runoff and cropland runoff.
- Lead – is a heavy metal that is often found in public drinking waters a result of corrosion of household plumbing systems and erosion of natural deposits. The amount of lead found in water will depend on factors such as how long the water is exposed to the pipes and the degree of corrosion on the pipes.
Why Fluoride in Water?
Another very important health hazard is fluoride, which is added by some water authorities in the UK and is also present in many tubes of toothpaste and mouthwashes. Around 10% of the UK’s water supply is fluoridated, despite a huge and ever-growing body of evidence that the science behind this mass medication programme is questionable, to say the least. Fluoride has been added to tap water for decades to help reduce tooth decay. However, it can be harmful to our health since it’s a neurotoxin and an endocrine disruptor. Fluoridation of water is banned in all other European countries (check out the info: Flouride Action Network – Statements from European Health Authorities).
Further about the danger of fluoride, go to:
- Thirty fluoride links from Dr Mercola’s site (USA)
- Fluoride Action Network (USA)
- Finally, you may wish to review the Scientific Facts on the Biological Effects of Fluorides
Now you have learnt what is in your tap water, would you like to know how to transform your tap water? Before I do that let me share one more important piece of information.
Via: http://freshlysqueezedwater.org.uk and https://primowater.com/blog/common-chemicals-in-tap-water/
How Dehydration is Affecting Your Health?
Our bodies require pure clean water on a daily basis. The amount really depends on your body weight and your physical activity. However, if we don’t drink enough water, as my colleague Dr Gary Lindner has been promoting for years it leads to:
- joint pain
- weight gain
- high blood pressure
- kidney disease
- other chronic pains
Just by being properly hydrated you may prevent many of the 21st century chronic diseases. To learn from Dr Gary Lindner, please email me for a webinar link.
To find out what water system we recommend that is effective, doesn’t strip the water of essential minerals but adds them to it and transforms the tap water into pure clean spring water just as nature intended, learn more here.
Are you on the go a lot? this would be the perfect solution.
And by the way, if you think that bottled water is the way to go, think again. You actually may be buying very expensive tap water.
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