These days we come across more reports and articles that add to our already full arsenal of information about the dangers lurking in our municipal tap water~ for example pharmaceuticals and dangerous chemicals that are causing many health problems. Unfortunately the water treatment systems in place that are servicing city drinking water systems do not have the capability of removing these dangerous substances.
More and more people are asking the same question these days, “What is in our tap water – we have to know?” The question is understandable if we think about organic food becoming more popular because people know that pesticides are not used. The more important question here is, “Then why are we not concerned about our drinking water?”
Water testing across the U.S. has found traces of antibiotics, antidepressants, blood pressure and birth control medications in our drinking water. Many water filtration plants don’t have the technology to remove these pharmaceuticals and contaminants from our drinking water.
Dr. Oz in his television presentation, “Don’t Drink The Water” points out that, “Our municipalities add chlorine, chloramines, fluoride and all sorts of other chemicals to adjust flavor, kill bacteria and cover odors. Each of these toxic materials have some pretty nasty side effects. Then there are the increasing levels of pesticides and toxic metals leaching into the water from farming and manufacturing each year.”
Here’s a link to Daily Mail online in the UK and I encourage you to read the article, “Poison in the kitchen…How tap water could damage your brain, blind or even kill you”, by Dr. Robert Morris, 30 April, 2008 ~
Now we should be more concerned than ever when we learn that refrigerator manufactures are adding filters to their models with drinking water to remove these dangerous chemicals. We must note however that the filters they use are NOT capable of removing uranium, lead, mercury, pesticides, herbicides and pharmaceuticals from the water. In order to ensure removal of all contaminants, a system using carbon and sediment filters plus a membrane is necessary ~ such as a Reverse Osmosis system.
GE has this to say about their product filtration system: “The filter removes 98 percent of five trace pharmaceuticals, including ibuprofen (painkiller), atenolol (blood pressure medication), fluoxetine (antidepressant), progesterone (steroid hormone replacement), and trimethoprim (antibiotic) from water and ice.”
I’m certain that in different areas of the country more contaminants will be added to the ever-increasing list of dangerous substances lurking in our drinking water.
Here is a quote from Healthy, Wealthy, You website, You might be thinking “Well hey, I’ll just stick to bottled water!”. Well hold your horses! A report released by the Environmental Working Group found disinfection byproducts, fertilizer residue, and pain medication in bottled water, not to mention the familiar toxins in found in tap water, chlorine and fluoride. On top of this bottled water is 1,900 x more expensive than tap water! Bottled water just doesn’t cut it!
A good water filter is a must, and will pay for itself quickly from the savings of avoiding bottled water. A home filtration system makes your water exponentially safer by removing dangerous contaminates like lead, arsenic, chlorine, bacteria, and cysts from your water before consumption, and makes it taste better too.
Don’t you think it is high time to consider installing a Reverse Osmosis system to have the peace of mind that you and your family are not drinking the dangerous chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are found in our drinking water.
At Eternally Pure Water Systems Inc. we sell an increasingly popular Reverse Osmosis System for your drinking and cooking water ~ guaranteed to remove all contaminants and provide you with pure, healthy and refreshing tasting water.
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