(Writtten for Ladies Going Green Online Magazine)
We can survive for weeks without food but not for long without water. Our bodies are made up of 60-70 percent water. But, is it healthy to drink? Bottled water is expensive. Are water companies protecting us or taking our wallets for a ride, or are our municipal water works taking our health for granted?
A four-year scientific study recently made public by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) had disturbing findings. It proved that bottled water sold in the United States is not always filtered and not necessarily cleaner or safer than most tap water. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72MCumz5lq4 So, why don’t we save our money and drink tap water?
An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) revealed a vast array of pharmaceuticals in municipal drinking water that included antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones. These drugs were found in the water supplies of at least 41 million Americans and in 24 major metropolitan areas – from Southern California to Northern New Jersey.
If tap water contains traces of prescription drugs and bottled water is no safer or cleaner than tap water, what choices are left to us. The answer may be in-house water purification systems.
Water purifications systems are as individual and numerous as the people who buy them. While battling breast cancer, I had water purification systems installed that purified all the water in my homes. If I didn’t want to drink it, I didn’t want to bathe in it either. My system of choice was RO- Reverse Osmosis—a professional filtration system with a 4 to 5 stage water purifier system with filter activated carbon pre-filters plus an ultraviolet light. Each stage removes certain types of contaminants, and all stages combined protected me from just about every contaminant.
Below are lists and links to water purification systems that are for home and commercial use.
• Culligan/Matrix – http://www.culliganmatrixsolutions.com/about_us/ High volume commercial and industrial multi stage water filter system
• RO- Reverse Osmosis- The AP(Associated Press) has mentioned reverse osmosis as a water filtration solution that removes virtually all pharmaceutical contaminants. The following RO systems have between 2 and 6 stages.
IONIZED & FILTERED WATER Another step to water purification is known as ionized water www.ionlifeionizer.com Water filtered through these systems is both pH (potential Hydrogen) neutral and ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) positive. PH is the acid/alkaline balance. Water displaying pH numbers between 1-6 are acidic, 7 on the pH scale is neutral, while the numbers 8-or higher are alkaline. ORP refers to weather the water is an anti-oxidant displaying negative numbers or an oxidant displaying positive numbers on the ORP Scale. Below are two videos on Ionized water and systems.
• Jupiter Science Melody http://healthiswealthmaui.com/alkaline-water- melody.htm • Kegen- http://www.costpluswater.com/catalog/articles.php?tPath=25
This video is of a comparative lab test on Ionized Purification systems http://youtu.be/UMZJxr2B-7M
You can install and maintain most filters yourself. A good water filter or complete filtration system may be the only solution to clean water for health and well-being.
Sources: Saladin A&P
Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos penned SURVIVING CANCERLAND, is a phone counselor for the R.A. BLOCH Cancer Foundation,& Cancer Q&A columnist for Cape Women On Line Magazine, You can follower her @ website www.survivingcancerland.com, @ http://twitter.com/PsychicHealing, @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/SURVIVING-TRAUMALAND-The-Psychic-Aspects-of-Healing/142803307934?ref=m