Millions of Americans In All 50 States Are Drinking Toxic Water Daily That Contains Biological Pathogens, Heavy Metals, Cancer Causing Additives, Pharmaceutical Residues, Pesticides and Radiological Contaminants
We all need pure, clean drinking water to survive. However, unless you’ve taken some steps to obtain unpolluted water through proper filtration, then you are exposing yourself to hundreds of dangerous chemicals every single day. Some of the worst cancer-causing contaminants we know of are contained in our drinking water.
Here are just a few of the more common water offenders.
- Aesthetic – Unpleasant taste, odors, cloudiness, silt, sediment, Chlorine.
- Bacteriological Agents – Harmful Viruses, Bacteriological Pathogens, Cryptosporidium, Giardia.
- Chemicals – Trihalomethanes, PCBs, PCEs, detergents, and pesticides (DDT).
- Dissolved Solids – Heavy Metals, Aluminum, Asbestos, Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium 6, Copper, Lead, and Mercury.
- Radiological – Gross Beta, Radon 222, Alpha Radium 226, Uranium, Plutonium, Cesium 134 and 137.
Water is the elixir of life. Every cell in our bodies contains water. The human body consists of approximately 75% water. Water is the single most important nutrient we consume. The quality of your life is directly impacted by the quality of your drinking water. By removing harmful contaminants and pollutants, filtered water is better for you and your health.
The Bottled Water Myth
For many years bottled water was the answer for people who didn’t want to drink chlorinated tap water. However, in recent years bottled water has come under increased scrutiny because of plastic bottle leaching, and questionable quality of water used to fill the bottles. Also, each year it takes millions of barrels of oil to produce and transport bottled water. With 60 billion bottles being sold in the US every year, only 30 billion bottles end up in landfills (where they may last for 1,000 years!)
Independent laboratory testing of more than 1,000 bottles of 103 types of bottled water from many parts of the U.S. led to some surprising and even frightening findings:
- One brand of purported “spring water” — with a label picturing a lake and mountains — came from a well in the parking lot of an industrial facility, located near a hazardous waste dump.
- According to government and industry estimates, approximately 1/4 of bottled water is just bottled tap water.
- About 1/3 of the bottled water tested contained significant chemical or bacterial contamination, exceeding levels allowed under state or industry standards.
- About 1/5 of the water tested contained industrial or manufacturing chemicals such as toluene, xylene, phthalate, adipate or styrene.
- In eight cases, the tested water contained arsenic at “a level of potential health concern.”
Well Water Is Not Always Safe or The Best Solution Either
Over 15 million U.S. households obtain their drinking water from private wells, which are not covered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that protect public drinking water systems. Although the United States has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the world, sources of drinking water can still become contaminated through naturally occurring chemicals and minerals (for example, arsenic, radon), local land use practices (for example, pesticides, chemicals, animal feeding operations), malfunctioning wastewater treatment systems (for example, sewer overflows), and other sources. Contamination of a private well can impact not only the household served by the well but also nearby households using the same aquifer. (i)
Massive Pollution of Water Is Occurring By Industry
You would think that with all the regulations at the State and Federal level we would be witnessing a serious cleanup effort of our waters and dramatic enforcement of violators. Sadly, as is so often the case, most regulations are in place to protect big industry and punish the little guys. Roundup and other pesticides are sprayed on millions of acres of farmland through America. Where do you think all this run-off goes? There are also many other companies in the country that are dumping their wastes into our waterways. In a 2009 New York Times story, they reported the following:
“Almost four decades ago, Congress passed the Clean Water Act to force polluters to disclose the toxins they dump into waterways and to give regulators the power to fine or jail offenders. States have passed pollution statutes of their own. But in recent years, violations of the Clean Water Act have risen steadily across the nation, an extensive review of water pollution records by The New York Times found.
In the last five years alone, chemical factories, manufacturing plants and other workplaces have violated water pollution laws more than half a million times. The violations range from failing to report emissions to dumping toxins at concentrations regulators say might contribute to cancer, birth defects, and other illnesses.” (ii)
Millions of People Will Die of Preventable Water-Related Diseases By 2020
The Pacific Institute estimates that between 52 and 118 million people will die of preventable water-related diseases by 2020. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 5 million people die each year from the lack of clean drinking water – that’s more than 13,000 deaths per day.
The need is obvious – people can’t depend on cities, states or even governments to protect them from contaminants and pollutants finding their way into our water supplies. Even in the United Sates, the problem is growing each year. In October 2003, the EPA published a report (EPA 816K-03-007) Water On Tap: What You Need To Know. On pages 23 to 27, it listed 87 contaminants that could be found in drinking water and their personal health effects. Many of these contaminants are specifically linked to cancer, liver and kidney disease and death. Since our bodies are approximately 75% water, and 70% of the water we drink each day is away from home, everyone needs a portable water supply they can trust.
Lead Contamination In Flint, Michigan Was Just The Tip of The Iceberg
We are all aware of the lead pipes that contaminated the water of Flint, Michigan. There is no safe limit for lead. The body can’t eliminate it and it is destructive and deadly. The problem is just too big to solve, so it was best to try and quickly sweep this issue under the rug and say it was isolated to Flint. City water may absorb heavy metals from natural deposits underground, or it may pick up lead particulates from old piping. Even so-called lead-free pipes contain as much as 8 percent lead. Shockingly, in a June 29, 2016, CNN story they reported the following:
“More than 5,300 water systems in America are in violation of the EPA’s lead and copper rule, a federal regulation in place to safeguard America’s drinking water from its aging infrastructure.
Violations include failure to properly test water for lead, failure to report contamination to residents, and failure to treat water properly to avoid lead contamination. States took action in 817 cases; the EPA took action in just 88 cases, according to NRDC’s report.” (iii)
You should not challenge your health or immune system every time you go to the tap for a drink of water. Just to make water safe for drinking, municipalities add hundreds of chemicals to the water supplies of America. Millions of people make no effort to filter their water, and they just consume a toxic load with every swallow. Very few restaurants filter their water either, so that means you are eating food cooked in contaminated water and drinking it in your beverages.
Most of the filters you can buy at Lowe’s, Home Depot or major box retailers are decent at removing chlorine and some contaminants. However, when it comes to getting out fluoride, parasites, microbes, heavy metals, and cancer-causing contaminants, they come up far short.
Chromium-6 – A Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in 89 Percent of Cities Sampled
“Laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group have detected hexavalent chromium, the carcinogenic ‘Erin Brockovich chemical,’ in tap water from 31 of 35 American cities. The highest levels were in Norman, Okla.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Riverside, Calif. In all, water samples from 25 cities contained the toxic metal at concentrations above the safe maximum recently proposed by California regulators.
The National Toxicology Program has concluded that hexavalent chromium (also called chromium-6) in drinking water shows “clear evidence of carcinogenic activity” in laboratory animals, increasing the risk of gastrointestinal tumors. In September 2010, a draft toxicological review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) similarly found that hexavalent chromium in tap water is ‘likely to be carcinogenic to humans.’
At least 74 million Americans in 42 states drink chromium-polluted tap water, much of it likely in the cancer-causing hexavalent form. Given the scope of exposure and the magnitude of the potential risk, EWG believes the EPA should move expeditiously to establish a legal limit for chromium-6 and require public water suppliers to test for it.” (iv)
If you do not consume the proper type or amount of water, almost everything else you’re doing will have little effect on your health. The truth is I wouldn’t spend another dime on a nutritional supplement unless you feel confident that you are drinking some of the purest filtered water on the market.
Everyone Should Have Water Filters on Hand For Emergencies
In addition to filtration, it is so important to have the right equipment on hand to survive an emergency. Those emergencies may never come, but it is always safe to know that if there is a problem your water supply is guaranteed. I can attest to this from personal experience. I just went through Hurricane Matthew. Initially, this storm was supposed to curve up the Caribbean, cross over Haiti and head north out to sea. Surprisingly, despite the forecasts, this storm never did make that sharp north turn. Instead, it headed straight to Florida. The eye was predicted to come in at West Palm Beach and rake up the entire coast with 145 mph winds.
The situation caused an immediate panic in the state. Everyone rushed out to the store and in less than a day all of the water and bread was gone. I had some water, but with the storm forecast, there was a high chance that we would have seen massive power outages that lasted for a week or longer. I didn’t have enough supplies. I also didn’t have anything on hand to filter contaminated water in an emergency should that be necessary.
I say all of this to hopefully send a wake-up call to everyone if you happen to be in the same boat I was. Don’t wait for the disaster to strike. Be ready ahead of time. While many people look at “preppers” as a bit paranoid, it is far better to be able to survive instead of getting caught without the supplies. We are basically in a de facto war right now with Russia. North Korea has threatened to nuke the west coast.
This is the first time in my life that I hear credible threats that someone is going to get nuked. What if something happened to our power grid? What if terrorists poisoned our water supplies? What if a major natural disaster hit the country like a massive earthquake or storm and knocked out power to millions for weeks or longer. Trust me; people will be begging for water. Sometimes it is not easy to get those supplies to everyone in areas that have been affected.
Introducing Seychelle Water Filters – A Global Leader In Water Filtration Technology
I am very excited about sharing the new Seychelle water filters with our readers because they cover all of your bases. For overall clean drinking water that benefits the body and can help alkalize the body and reverse acidosis their filters are incredible. They also offer several versions which we carry that are for “preppers.” They offer a survival canteen, a drinking straw that can clean up radioactive water, and a Pump 2 Pure Kit that you can use in the worst of water conditions and obtain up to 100 gallons of safe drinking water to survive. This is a system that if you were stuck out in the middle of nowhere and needed fresh water, you could get it. You could suck water out of a dirty retention pond, stream, lake, river, toilet, tub, you name it and still get drinkable water.
The most impressive filtration system that Seychelle offers that I am so excited to write about and offer for sale is their pH20 Alkaline water filter. The pH2O PUREWATER naturally alkalizes your drinking water to support your health and body’s delicate pH balance.
Seychelle’s PH2O Alkaline Water proprietary blend of media naturally:
- Creates pure, great-tasting alkaline drinking water
- Removes harmful contaminants
- Protects beneficial trace minerals to improve your health and wellness.
PH20 Alkaline Water potential health benefits:
- Increases energy and restores pH balance
- Provides better hydration and aids in detoxification
- Antioxidant properties to neutralize free radicals
- Slows the aging process and lowers blood pressure
- Helps maintain a healthy body weight
- Aids in digestion
Using Seychelle’s unique Ionic Adsorption Micro Filter Technology water is passed through micro-porous filters to remove up to 99.99% of contaminants including unpleasant taste and odors, Chlorine, DDT, MTBE, Benzene, THM’s, Heavy Metals such as Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Copper, Zinc, Aluminum, Chromium 6, Radon 222, and up to 90% Fluoride leaving pure, high-quality pH2O PUREWATER to better hydrate your body.
The pH2O PUREWATER filter increases the pH of drinking water from 7.0 up to 9.5*. Best of all this filter is a natural gravity fed filter that requires no electricity or plates to filter the water or make it alkaline.
In Addition To Their Remarkable Filtration Technology, Seychelle Also Offers A Unique Patented Alkalizing Technology
Besides just getting the toxins and chemicals out of your water, what if you could drink a healthier water that is better for the body at the same time? That can happen too, and it isn’t done using an electrolysis process that so many water systems use that do not remove all the chemicals.
The Japanese have researched alkaline water for over forty years and have found that drinking alkaline water can help relieve or reduce the three leading causes of most sickness, disease, and premature aging: Acidosis, Dehydration, and Free Radical Damage.
Until recently very few people have talked about acidosis or dehydration. Pure alkaline water helps people live longer, healthier lives and they don’t have to succumb to all these diseases. Besides all the chemicals we need to be concerned with, most people simply don’t drink enough water. You rarely ever hear an autopsy say dehydration is what killed a patient. Doctors look at symptoms and ways to prevent them while rarely connecting dehydration to the condition.
Worst of all most drugs dehydrate the body. Dehydration can cause a breakdown of our immune system. It can cause low energy and is linked to migraine headaches, constipation, intestinal problems, aging skin, obesity, joint degeneration and many other conditions.
Alkaline water that is free of pollutants will penetrate the cell membrane more efficiently and quickly, helping to hydrate the cells and flush out toxins. It can break the brain and cell barriers, feeding the cells and cleansing the cells.
If you start drinking RO water or distilled water that everybody has been preaching about, which they claim is the purest water you can drink, it’s acidic, and it lacks some of the minerals that we need. Our job is to take city water and do something with it. We pull all the bad stuff out and leave only the good stuff in.
I can guarantee that anyone who drinks enough purified alkaline water will see results in 30 days or less. If I gave them all the nutrition in the world, they wouldn’t be able to say that. We’ve been prescribed to death and chemicalized to death, and it’s in both fields — the nutritional field as well as the medical field.
Toxic municipal water, bottled drinks, and even most bottled water isn’t going to hydrate your cells adequately. People think they’re getting hydrated when they’re drinking that water but they’re getting dehydrated. You just got full instead of hydrated.
When you work out or play sports, you build lactic acid up in your muscles. People say, “Wow, I get so sore and stiff. That’s why I don’t like to go to the gym.” I tell people if they’re drinking alkaline water, they can be lean and mean with a smile on their face. And why can they do that? It’s very simple.
This water helps get rid of acidic wastes, including lactic acid build-up from exercise. The harder you work out, the more acidic you will become. The only way the body can buffer that acid is to take calcium out of your bones. Therefore, we have more sports injuries today and more osteoporosis. In the last decade, we’ve had more sports injuries than we had 20 years before because they’re all pouring down Dasani, Aquafina, Gatorade, Penta, and all these other drinks.
Another benefit of this water is that it helps your small and large intestines work better, so the colon doesn’t have to work as hard. It helps flush out your kidneys because it’s wetter water. This water also helps flush out your liver which is the filter of your body.
This water isn’t everything. You still excellent nutrition, you still need to exercise 3-5 times week, and you still need seven to nine hours of sleep. You get all of those and then figure out what little things you have left to get, and you’ve got it made. You can keep living with energy and life.
Alkaline water helps speed up your metabolism too. When you get a lot of the toxins and wastes out of your body, and you’re energizing your cells, your metabolism is going to kick up. You’re not as tired on this water either so you don’t have to eat something or gouge down these drinks to give you energy. They make you fatter. I recommend that when you get up first thing in the morning; drink 16-24 ounces of this alkaline water. It will trigger your metabolism. You can also add in some Bentonite Clay to help detox the body even more.
When your body’s pH changes from being acidic to slightly alkaline, it naturally speeds up your metabolism. The body’s metabolism slows down when the body is in an acidic state. I believe that getting the body back to a slightly alkaline state is going to be the leading area of weight loss in the future.
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Health Benefits of Alkaline Water
Drinking alkaline water HYDRATES, ENERGIZES, OXIDIZES and helps reduce ACIDOSIS! Additionally, regular consumption of the water aids in the prevention and reversal of the following:
Poor Blood Circulation
Muscle Aches After Exercise
|Induces Faster Healing||
|Uric Acid Buildup||
Uses For Alkaline Water
- Drinking Alkaline Water
Regular consumption of alkaline water improves regularity to the body. Unlike tap water, you can drink large amounts of alkaline water without bloating or stomach upset. Ideally, you should be drinking a minimum of 1/2 of your body weight in ounces per day and refrain from consuming excessive amounts beyond this goal or just before bedtime.
Additional therapeutic consumption guidelines:
- Gastrointestinal disorders and Diarrhea – drinking a few glasses on an empty stomach is useful
- Constipation – drinking 2 glasses 1/2 to 1 hour before a meal is effective
- Acid Reflux – drinking 2 glasses 1/2 to 1 hour before a meal is effective
- Hi or Low blood pressure – drinking on an empty stomach 1 hour before eating is effective
- Diabetes – drinking 3 or more glasses on an empty stomach is effective
2. Using in Processed Beverages
Compared to the conventional methods of beverage preparation, using Alkaline water will result in less coffee, tea, and juice concentrates being used. This is due to the greater absorption and permeability of water. The color of the tea is vivid; its astringency is lessened making it mellow and delicious. Coffee acidity is reduced imparting a strong aroma and smooth yet rich flavor. Preparing juice from concentrate, with alkaline water, reduces the acidity, extends the shelf life and maximizes the fruit flavor.
3. Uses in Cooking
Using alkaline water for cooking and food preparation allows you to minimize cooking time and maximize flavor. This is because of the smaller molecular structure size of the alkaline water, its permeability and its transfer of convection heat. The alkaline water will boil in half the time compared to regular water allowing food to be fully cooked in minimal time.
Specific guidelines for cooking and preparation:
Vegetables – Steeping, washing, boiling or steaming with alkaline water allows the vegetables to retain the chlorophyll keeping the color vivid, minimizing harshness, maximizing flavor and makes them easier to digest.
- Red Meats & Liver – When the liver and red meats are steeped in alkaline water for 20 to 30 minutes, the blood is drawn out, and odors are eliminated.
- Fish – Cooking with alkaline water allows fish to remain moist, firm and keep its flaky texture.
- Beans & Rice – Steep beans for 1 to 2 hours before cooking, depending on the size. Cooking both rice and beans with alkaline will extend their refrigerated shelf life.
References:[i]http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/private/wells/diseases.html [ii]http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/us/13water.html?scp=1&sq=clean%20water%20laws%20neglected&st=cse&_r=1 [iii]http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/28/us/epa-lead-in-u-s-water-systems/ [iv]http://www.ewg.org/research/chromium6-in-tap-water
Author: Gregory Ciola
Gregory Ciola began his publishing career in the year 2000 when he released a ground breaking book on the dangers of genetic engineering. The book’s title was, “GMOs – Beware of the Coming Food Apocalypse!”. Gregory Ciola was one of the first biotech whistle blowers in the natural food industry to alert the public to what was happening to a majority of our foods. Ciola also began publishing a hard-hitting national newsletter in 2001 called “CRUSADOR” that was renamed in 2015 to “The Investigator’s Report”. He is best known for his in-depth interviews with well known book authors and leading health experts.