We are always encouraged to drink more water … after all, it’s the most abundant nutrient in our body and typically over half of our body weight. Water is needed for every biochemical reaction in our body. Flint Michigan’s news of lead levels in their public water supply brought the clean water topic up to the forefront and gave awareness to the importance of clean uncontaminated water. But certainly Flint is only an isolated situation… right? Hmmmmm
One of my favorite sites to seek out environmental news is Environmental Working Group. According to EWG collection data from 2010-2015:
- 93 contaminates were linked to increase cancer risk (over 40,000 systems had dectected “carcinogens”
- 78 associated with brain and nervous system damage
- 63 connected to developmental delays to children or fetuses
- 38 that may cause fertility problems
- 45 linked to hormonal disruption
I try be informed of the latest research – hopefully without being a perpetual alarmist. This week, EWG has introduced an incredible resource that everyone should check – a tap water database EWG’s Tap Water database
Regardless of where you live, you can look up your home town or location and see facts on what may be in your local tap water. You can also find information on various water filters, how to choose one that will eliminate the toxins in your personal water supply. Many water filters will not cover all contaminants leaving you and your family exposed to carcinogens, bacteria, heavy metals, or other unwanted pollutants. The younger the child, the greater the risk.
I looked up my new location and decided to order a Berkey Water System based on the information. I chose the Travel Berkey due to the size and flexibility for my new smaller cottage. I will pick up this new water filter from Just Bein’ Honest (JBH) on route to my new home. I chose 2 different filters for the container based on my local water supply. One of the filters is more specific to arsenic – a noted contaminant in my new locality. Do your homework and invest a good system and replacement filters. I have information about Berkey Filters on my resource page. If you have any water questions, I can help you find the perfect water system here. Just ask!
Meanwhile, be informed! Look up your water supply
Sally – Simply Fuel You Body… for Life!