Tap water contamination has reached new levels of dirty.
We live in an increasingly toxic world where everyday exposure to dangerous contaminants in our air and water, cumulatively affect our health. For example, when pregnant women ingest contaminated water and food, the toxins negatively affect the health of the fetus and establishes an early basis for an unhealthy life.
A recent analysis of government statistics, by researchers at the British charity Children with Cancer UK, found that the cancer rate in young people has risen 40 percent in 16 years. Dr. Denis Henshaw, a professor at Bristol University, stated, “If one looks at cancers, such as childhood leukemia, there is no doubt that environmental factors are playing a big role.” For decades, toxic-waste sites and irresponsible industries have discharged chemicals and heavy metals that are seeping into our drinking water supplies. Additionally, agricultural runoff of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer plus pharmaceutical dumping by hospitals and drug companies have contributed to water contamination where water is full of hundreds of toxic contaminants that continually permeate our drinking water supply.
Big Pharma Funking Up Our Water, Too
An ongoing Associated Press investigation researching pharmaceuticals in drinking water, detected 46 different medications in the U.S. drinking-water supply. This affects more than 41 million people who are drinking water contaminated with small quantities of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers, sex hormones, and sunscreen agents — plus many more pharmaceuticals. Even though they are present in trace amounts, scientists in the AP report are concerned that ingestion over a period of decades will have significant health consequences, including various cancers.
Many other scientific studies have documented the negative health impacts associated with consuming toxic contaminants such as chlorine and chloramine by-products, fluoride, and lead. Chlorine by-products such as THMs are listed as Cancer Group B carcinogens by the EPA. In addition, human studies have reported associations between THMs and bladder and colon cancer, miscarriage, birth defects, and low birth weight.
Flint, Michigan, was the tip of the iceberg that focused attention on lead, which is commonly found in drinking water. According to a recent National Resource Defense Council study, elevated lead levels have been found in over 5,000 water systems, affecting 18 million people in the U.S. Over 3.9 million of these people are drinking water containing very high levels of lead, over 15 parts per billion, which is in violation of the Federal Lead Rule. Lead is a neurotoxin and millions of children have been drinking water containing lead for years. Chronic lead ingestion can cause loss of memory, elevated blood pressure, reduction of fertility levels, and has been determined to be a probable cancer-causing agent.
Unfortunately, when you turn on your tap, the water you are drinking is not clean, healthy water. It’s a blend of toxic contaminants. By combining all the toxic waste that contaminates our drinking water sources — plus chemicals that are added at the water treatment plants, including aluminum, chlorine, and fluoride — the unpleasant result is tap water that can only be described as “toxic soup.”
Water Contamination: What Can You Do?
In an attempt to drink clean water, millions of consumers are buying filters that are entry-level, or minimal. These devices simply don’t have the capability to remove the whole range of toxic contaminants found in drinking water. At best, low level filters reduce small amounts of chlorine and lead, but they don’t remove fluoride, chloramine, pharmaceuticals, parasites, or heavy metals commonly found in drinking water. Also, they do not last long. Most small filters are only tested for a 100 gallons-or-less of water use, however, an average family consumes two to 3 gallons of water a day. That means that these small filters do not supply enough filtered water to last more than a few weeks.
The best way to combat the consumption of “toxic soup” is by relying on larger, more powerful filters such as a new generation of filters, called MetalGon™— developed by Clear Water Revival (CWR). This filter consists of a calcium-carbon matrix which has positive and negative charges that attract metallic ions. It also has a very high adsorption surface area which reduces chloramines, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. The filter is placed inside a ceramic shell which removes parasites, bacteria, turbidity and sediment.
[Editor’s Note: Clear Water Revival promises to provide the most advanced and effective water purification equipment so that you can protect yourself from today’s toxic contaminants and discover a healthier you.
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Dr. Roy Speiser is a water quality specialist and health care practitioner with 35 years experience on environmental health issues. He has published numerous scientific articles and developed personal protection products geared towards protecting our health.
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