Every time you pour a glass of cold ice water from your faucet, take a long shower, or cook a delicious meal, no matter how healthy you think you are, you’re doing more damage than good.
For decades now we’ve entrusted others, the government, to provide water treatment plants to get good water to our homes.
Tap water is easy convenient and at your disposal everywhere you go.
You even put trust in this convenient system when you drink out of a faucet with the green fungus looking junk on the spout.
This very tap water you’re drinking is contaminated with a host of pollutants that increase your risk of serious health problems.
If you don’t believe me, take a look at the violations here.
Danger in every glass
Tap water is a nasty combination of pollutants that can affect you in many different ways.
Just like eating GMOs or severely compromised meats and grains, drinking tap water will pose serious health effects.
One of these nasty little creatures seeping into your drinking water is arsenic. Arsenic in tap water is incredibly high. This poisonous element is a carcinogen which has been linked to a number of cancers. In 2001 the EPA lowered the maximum limit permitted in drinking water to 10ug/L. But over time, you’re still consuming this nasty poison.
It’s reported that 56 million Americans living in 25 states drink water with unsafe levels of arsenic.
Another fancy source of contamination is aluminum. Imagine eating tin foil every day. Aluminum increases your risk of Alzheimer's and has been linked to hyperactivity, learning disabilities, liver disease, skin problems, and gastrointestinal disease.
Are you the type of person that makes sure you have some kind of fluoride in your water? This prevents cavities right? The debate may still be out on its cavity fighting properties but fluoride in your drinking water will weaken your immune system and accelerate cellular damage, meaning an older looking, younger you.
Although not all states source their drinking water from rivers, many still do. And this is a problem. Water that drains through landfills will eventually find its way to the rivers. Once this contaminated water hits the river system you're likely to consume trace amounts of prescription or over-the-counter drugs in your drinking water. According to studies even consuming these at minute amounts can lead to human cell growth disruption.
Drinking chlorine is bad. Just take a straw and start sipping out of your pool. I promise you’ll soon feel the effects. Although chlorine is bad, the disinfection by-products are 10 times worse. DPBs are a powerful carcinogenic and linked to liver, kidney and nervous system problems.
Poop in your soup
Tap water is relatively safe when it comes to fecal matter in your spout. At a moments notice when fecal matter passes through your water treatment center, alerts are raised and distribution is halted.
But that still doesn’t mean you're not drinking it...
Human and animal feces enter water systems when there's a breakdown in sewage or from improper surface water treatment. Fecal consumption is predominantly from surface water, but as it bleeds into streams and riverbeds, it can affect ground water as well.
Water treatment plants can certainly lower the risk of animal feces in drinking water but they cannot remove them entirely.
The mere thought of even trace amounts of poop in my water has me going crazy.
I have vowed to no poop in my soup.[CLICK TO TWEET]
The benefits of a water filtration systems
You may think that you’ll just go out and buy some bottled water but stop.
40% of all bottled water comes from tap water and bottled water is less regulated than tap water. You essentially get the same quality from your sink but pay a hundred times more for it.
The best and only option to clean up your water consumption is to purchase a water filtration system. There are many types from sink filters, shower filters to whole house systems.
What you get is up to you but each filter has many benefits:
- It will cost you approximately $.10 a gallon
- Removes 99% of chlorine and bacterial contaminants
- Removes lead
- They gradually reduce the risk of rectal, colon and bladder cancer by removing chlorine and chlorine by-products
- Carbon water filters can remove contaminants but also retain healthy mineral deposits and balance the pH of your drinking water
- Protects your body from unnecessary disease
- Gives you clean bathing water for the largest organ in your body, your skin
- Water filters are your last defense for the 2100 known toxins that may be present in your drinking water
You may have never thought about it before but the quality of what you drink can have an incredible impact on your health. Much like what you eat.
I personally use a whole house water filtration system from Aquasana.
Before I got this system my eyes and skin were always dry and something just didn’t feel right. I eventually concluded it was the water I was showering in and made the purchase.
My eyes and skin have been perfect ever since. And who knows the damage that was being done internally.
You can start out with a small system for your faucet, but I do urge you to think of your skin as well. It’s a huge source for toxin absorption.
Whether you're looking to get healthier, avoid disease, or to just upgrade your mind and body, water filters are a perfect tool for your get healthy arsenal.