What’s in your water? Most of us turn on the tap and fill up our glass without thinking about what contaminates could be in our water supply. While we all want to trust that our local Department of Health and EPA is checking our water regularly, it’s troubling to know our aging treatment plants cannot filter out many substances that pose health risks.
Considering that industrialized power plants; especially coal burning plants line many of our most precious fresh water lakes and rivers it should give us all pause to dig a bit deeper into this topic. As our urbanized populations increase we have an ever growing need for more of this precious resource. And, as our agribusinesses try to force more food through a conventional production system that’s tainted with more toxic chemicals than ever before it’s ending up in our water.
Overloaded toxic exposures in our bodies are a major contributor to poor health and chronic conditions. According to Global Healing Center, we are likely to be exposed to 2,100,000 toxins each and every day.
Over time all of these exposures accumulate and place a heavy burden on our liver, lymph system, respiratory system and our kidneys. The result of this body burden can manifest in a myriad of health issues including chronic pain, headaches, fatigue, confusion, asthma and and these toxins appear to be a major contributor to the rise in we are seeing in autoimmune conditions.
~ An overload of heavy metals found in our drinking water (detected through hair analysis I do in my office) can be an obstacle to healing. I found that through detecting heavy metals and then clearing them people feel much better.
Minimizing our exposures is a first step in reducing your risks and helping yourself be healthier.
Keep reading and I’ll give you some tips on reducing your exposure to water borne toxins!
Ten worst cities for drinking water
Here is a list of the ten worst cities for drinking water that was complied using a 2009 report done by the Environmental Working Group database.
Note: Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia provided insufficient data to be included in EWG’s database. Other major cities outside of these states also failed to submit information, including Detroit, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.
- Jacksonville, Fla
- San Diego, Ca
- North Las Vegas, NV
- Omaha, NE
- Houston, TX
- Reno, NV
- Riverside County (Eastern), CA.
- Las Vegas, NV
- Riverside, (City) CA
- Pensacola, FL.
Read the full report here: Ten American Cities with worst drinking water
If you’re wondering how many other scary contaminates can be found in our water it’s a good idea to check your city’s water evaluation report to know what is in the water in your area.
Unfortunately, many contaminants such as prescription drugs cannot be filtered out right now. We need stricter laws to ensure proper disposal of these substances in order to prevent further contamination.
Here’s a useful link to Common Drinking Water Contaminants and how these substances impact health:
What you can do to reduce your exposures to these toxins
- Get a water filtration system for all drinking and cooking water. Whole house systems can range from several hundred dollars to in the thousands. Many small units that fit on your kitchen tap are fairly inexpensive. Check the label to see what contaminates the brand you’re considering filters out.
- You can also get a shower head water filter (highly advisable) to eliminate these toxins from entering through the skin.
- Avoid drinking restaurant water as most do not use any type of filtration system. Ordering bottled water instead is one option.
- Avoid drinking fountain water in public places such as schools, hospitals and recreational centers. Bring your own filtered water in a stainless steel canister or buy bottled water.
- Be sure NOT to allow bottled water to be exposed to high temperatures as this causes leakage of PFC’s into the water. That means don’t let your bottled water sit in your hot car!
- Teach children not to drink directly from outside water hoses. Instead provide your own home filtered water for children to drink.
Could your overall body burden be keeping you stuck feeling sick?
Would you like help finally getting to the root cause of your health issues?
Contact me and let’s talk about it.