How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

How Safe is Your Tap Water?

Is Your Drinking Water Safe?Not all bottled waters are what they claim to be. Many are simply filtered City Tap Water! Be sure to investigate the source of your favorite brand to be sure it’s really spring water! Drinking water from most municipal water supplies is tested to be free of only a minimal number of contaminants as defined by law. These levels are often dangerously high. Make sure you know the water you are drinking is as pure as possible.

Would you pay $1 to $3 a bottle for City Tap Water?

Did you know many popular brands of bottled water are actually bottled in big warehouses located in industrial parks in big cities? It’s true. Sure the water is filtered before it’s bottled but that doesn’t mean that it is natural. Many companies put pictures (cartoonish in nature) of Glacial Capped Mountains and have fancy names with words like “spring”, “mountain”, “fresh”, etc. But the true source of the water is often no different or safer than your own filtered tap water.

I have read several articles on this subject and I’ll be adding brands and tests and bottled water resources so you can compare your favorite brands for purity. Some bottled water tested actually had dangerous particulate matter in parts per billion. So what you may think is pure may not be pure. This is also true of the part of the country in which the water is packaged. For example water bottled under one brand name in California may be pure and clear yet in another part of the country it may have dangerous or potentially dangerous substances within it.

It’s not enough to drink “safe” water what about the water you wash your dishes in, your hands, or even shower and bathe? Get the Tap Water Facts:

The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act has regulated tap or “city” water since 1974.

However, this does not guarantee that tap water is safe because government standards do allow contaminants to be present in tap water.

Is My Filtered Water Safe?

Here’s something the filter industry doesn’t want you to know: No filter exists to remove every contaminant. Your filter is better at removing certain contaminants and worse at removing others. And many filters are only good at improving the taste and odor of your water.

Plus, are you using unfiltered water to:

– Shower
– Bathe
– Wash your hands
– Wash laundry
– Clean food and beverage utensils
– Cook
– Etc.

Science has proven that water contamination enters the body thru:

– The water you drink
– Inhaling steam vapor from showering
– Dermal (skin) absorption from water used to wash hands, shower, bathe, cook, etc.
– Residue left of glasses, dishes and other utensils, washed in contaminated water
– That’s why drinking filtered water isn’t enough!

Source: AquaMD

While the amount of contaminants the Federal government allows to be in tap water are believed to be set at safe levels, the health effects information used to establish drinking water standards do have some uncertainty. And, there is always concern about finding new or emerging contaminants, like the gasoline additive MTBE, that are not yet regulated.

Information provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency reports that recently there were 27 million Americans served by water systems that violated health standards.

Overall, the quality and safety of water provided by the nations public water systems is good. But obviously there are problems.

Posted by on Jul 6th, 2008 and filed under Drinking Water, Nutrition. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response by filling following comment form or trackback to this entry from your site

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