Toxins in the Water Source & benefits of filtered drinking water

Did you know that the Federal Law regulating tap water is so out of date that it contains many chemicals that scientists have shown to pose serious health risks, and its (GASP!)LEGAL?

Yep! You heard that right! That means that every time you wash your hands, bathe or brush your teeth you are coming into contact with many dangerous toxins in the water. These contaminants are impairing the health of you and your family. Unless you have a damn good water filter (a Brita won’t cut it!) you are ingesting these chemicals every time you drink or cook with that water. This post is here to share with you about the toxins in the water and how you can avoid them!

There are many dangerous chemicals in municipal water sources. Here are the most common chemicals found today: 

  • Arsenic– This carcinogen present in our water supply causes cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders and other developmental disorders. John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has linked arsenic exposure to high blood pressure and Chinese research has has confirmed that it adversely effects the male productive system reducing sperm quality. This toxin paired with mercury and lead is known to cause horrible neurological effects on developing fetuses and young children and research is showing that prenatal exposure to arsenic can lead to diseases later in life that can develop up to 20 years after exposure.
    • Chlorine– This additive has been added as water treatment for years to kill pathogenic bacteria. Chlorine combines with other matter within the water and creates compounds of disinfectant biproducts which create chloroform and chloramine, known carcinogens that are toxic when inhaled, consumed or absorbed by the skin. Research shows that areas that have higher levels of chlorine added to the water source also have increased risks of cancer, poor birth outcomes, asthma and auto-immune disorders.
    • Lead– This poisonous metal has found its way into tap water due to old lead pipes. This neurotoxin leeches into the water and poses serious risk for those who consume it. Lead damages the developing brain and nervous system as well as other serious problems.

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