The earth uses the same water over and over. Every chemical we produce, every pesticide and cleaning aid we use, every pill we ingest—it all finds its way back into the water we drink. Couple that with the possibility of rusty pipes, toxic contaminants, and chlorine used to kill bacteria, and suddenly, water doesn’t sound so crystal clear.
"Many of today's health problems and diseases can be linked to toxins in our drinking water. The ingestion of water borne contaminants is now known to be a major factor in the current epidemics of cancer and heart disease...Ironically, the chlorine used to kill waterborne contaminants brings a host of other health problems."
Water is the essence of life. The human body is more than 72% water, and naturally, the quality of that water is going to have a major impact on our health and well-being. Our body has a very effective means of flushing out toxins and impurities. Detoxification, as well as all the other healing processes that happens inside our body, requires an abundant intake of clean, chemical-free water. The more we drink, and the purer the water is, the more we increase our body’s natural ability to flush out harmful toxins and to sustain youthful longevity.
Ironically, many of today’s health problems and diseases can be linked to toxins in our drinking water. The ingestion of water borne contaminants is now known to be a major factor in the current epidemics of cancer and heart disease.
The problem of harmful chemicals in our water is very real. There are currently over 75,000 different toxic synthetic chemicals used in our society and over 1000 new ones being introduced each year. Few of us realize the impact of these low level synthetic chemicals in the water we use. While the use of synthetic chemicals like lawn chemicals, gasoline, cleaning aids and dry-cleaning solvents has led to added convenience and productivity in our lives, these come at a tremendous price... drastic increases in degenerative disease. Because our planet reuses the same water over and over, everything that goes down the drain, into our agricultural fields, or into the environment by any means, eventually winds up in our water supply.
"In the early 1900s, before the prevalence of chlorine, pesticides, herbicides and thousands of other chemicals that we are exposed to every day, the average American had a 1 in 50 chance of getting cancer. Today, one out of three people can expect to get cancer in their lifetime, one out of two males."
Our use of man-made chemicals has become so extreme that we can now find traces of these low level SOCs (synthetic organic chemicals) in virtually every public water supply around the world. The use of pesticides and herbicides has become so excessive that they are now commonly found in household tap water and bottled water with alarming frequency. A 1998 study of 29 major U.S. cities by the Environmental Working Group found that all 29 cities had traces of at least one weed killer in the drinking water. The report titled "Weed Killers by the Glass" went on to say that "millions of Americans are routinely exposed to one or more pesticides in a single glass of tap water."
A recent report by the Ralph Nader Study Group, after a review of over 10,000 documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act, confirmed that "U.S. drinking water contains more than 2,100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer."
Municipal water treatment facilities do not remove SOCs and typically consist only of sand bed filtration and disinfection, like a standard swimming pool filter. For the most part, today's water treatment facilities are much the same as they were at the turn of the last century: they filter out the visible particles and add bleach! However, we’ve since learned that the chlorine used to kill waterborne contaminants brings a host of other health problems.
For the sake of our health, it is essential to invest in a quality water filtration system. Aquasana effectively filters out chlorine, lead, VOCs (volatile organic chemicals), THMs (trihalomethanes), cryptosporidium, giardia and MTBE. The patented process leaves in natural minerals, for the healthiest, best-tasting water possible!
Charles D. Strand, Water Quality Specialist, Editor, Author, Holder of 17 U.S. Patents for Water Filtration Products, President/CEO Sun Water.