It’s the role of the government regulatory agency to make certain our tap water is SAFE to drink. Notice, I didn’t say HEALTHY, I said SAFE. You can’t use the term HEALTHY while consuming all the contaminants found in our water. The list (provided by the Environmental Protection Agency) is so extensive, I had to place a link for you to open!
It’s not important to read about each contaminant; the purpose of the link (in BLUE below) is to show how pervasive the contaminants are and the known diseases caused to the body.
What ever happened to the concept of LIVING HEALTHY vs. LIVING WITHIN ACCEPTABLE SAFETY STANDARDS? These are very different concepts that result in very different outcomes.
What about UNREGULATED contaminants in our water? How are these handled? The following link in BLUE provides a description: At this site you will find the following quote:
UCMR provides EPA and others with scientifically valid data on the occurrence of these contaminants in drinking water. This permits assessment of the population being exposed and the levels of exposure.
This data set is one of the primary sources of occurrence and exposure information the Agency uses to develop regulatory decisions for emerging contaminants.
This means the agency PERMITS exposure to contaminants and waits to see how the consumer is affected BEFORE creating policy. Isn’t this exactly how LAB RATS are used? Rather than looking for “acceptable limits,” wouldn’t it make more sense to remove contaminants altogether? Since we are composed of 60-80% water and require it to survive, wouldn’t a HEALTHY source be more desirable than an “ACCEPTABLY CONTAMINATED SOURCE?”
Why are we accepting these standards? Is it because we don’t know or because we don’t care? Disease is clearly on the rise. We must begin taking REASONABLE steps to protect ourselves and our families.
Water filtration in our homes should be viewed as an ESSENTIAL expense rather than discretionary one. There are many different types, so don’t be fooled by the buzz word “FILTER.” Many simply improve taste without providing adequate PROTECTION. The most popular filtering methods include:
pitcher style filters
reverse osmosis filters
ion exchange filters
granular carbon and carbon block filters
I’ll let you research and decide which type best suits your personal preferences. They are VERY DIFFERENT and offer VERY DIFFERENT levels of filtration and purification.
Questionable drinking water is obviously the focus of this article. I hope in addition to gaining a better understanding about these dangers, it clearly conveys how important it is to:
Stop relying on the “TRUST” word so many people in authoritative positions like to use; it’s your health and well being at jeopardy.
Accept greater “RESPONSIBILITY” for the ACTIONS you take on a daily basis regarding your health. Although “convenience” is a term we use for justifying decisions we make, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate our health and recognize our “short cuts” often lead to financially, emotionally and physically damaging outcomes. These create a “revolving door” to our doctor’s offices and our pharmacists; two professions appreciating the ONGOING compensation, YOU, the patient/customer provides.
So you think the glass of water on the right looks safer because it appears clearer, right? The glass on the right is just as TOXIC. You can’t judge the quality of water by APPEARANCE!