What’s In Tap Water?
My son overheard me asking the maintenance man at our apartments “what’s in our drinking water” here, where we live? He looked at me with a fairly puzzled look on his face. My son even knows what is wrong with drinking water these days.
I chuckled and told him the reason I was asking was because I had just done some internet research about “what’s in our drinking water” here in the United States and all of the toxins that have been found in our tap (drinking) water. He didn’t seem to understand but then wasn’t laughing either. Perhaps he just doesn’t care.
As far as I am concerned, our tap water needs to be turned off at the source. Or perhaps it should all be run through a reverse osmosis unit. Maybe subsidized by our government since they are the ones who seem to think that humans can tolerate these toxic substances.
But purchasing bottled water at the grocery store is not an answer either. Not anymore. I suppose if you trust bottled water manufacturers? I do not. I have read too much information about those companies too.
I read that water that is put into plastic bottles and marked as purified, could simply be water that is run through long lead pipes but before that happens, this water is put into large containment tanks to be held until bottling. What’s in our drinking water might seem safer than the bottled water from the store in many cases.
But don’t laugh at someone if they ask you “what’s in our drinking water”? People drink the tap water, coming straight out of their pipes and into their homes from the various resources in the cities, counties, wells, reservoirs, etc., without so much as giving it a second thought about what they might be drinking.
What’s in our drinking water? Here are some things that I found on the internet. If you become excessively upset or distressed at the thought of being lied to by our government and the EPA, or have reactions at the thought of slowly being poisoned, then perhaps have someone else read this blog post for you.
what’s in our drinking water? first and foremost, toxic poisons.
This is a very serious time for people here in the United States. This is an extremely long blog post because it has a lot of information in it. I wanted all of us to be aware of just how toxic our drinking water is.
But it’s not just our drinking water either. It used to be that we could trust the water coming from the faucet in our homes. It used to be that our drinking water tasted really good, especially in the winter when it is cold. These days, you’d better have your water tested for at least 13 different toxins or contaminants.
Do you like to swim in lakes and rivers? How about the oceans? As a kid we spent hours in the lakes and rivers and even the Oregon ocean with terrible undertows. We didn’t have to worry about poisons being emitted into the air and falling back to earth when it rained back then.
But now we have contaminated our earth’s water resources so badly that it is being said that the “Pacific Ocean is completely dead”. If you don’t want to drink what’s in our drinking water, especially after reading this blog post, I suggest you don’t swim in the earth’s estuaries either. Take a look at some pictures I found.
what’s in our drinking water?
first: twelve toxins!
Fluoride: is a neurotoxin and endocrine disruptor. Destroys thyroid and pineal gland.
Chlorine: purifying agent; it is added to drinking water to purify it. Chlorine leads to respiratory damage and cell damage. Long term damage can lead to memory loss and loss of balance. Helps in the corrosion of lead pipes that release ten times the allowed limit of lead into our drinking water. Children suffer hugely from stunted growth, deafness, developmental and behavior disorders, brain damage, learning disabled. Premature birth. Prostate cancer, reproductive issues for both sexes. Autism. Cardiovascular and kidneys.
Mercury: This is a product of mining. It lingers in the air; it has been known to travel with winds halfway around the world. Known for brain damage, blindness, nerve damage, cognitive disability, motor functions, headaches, weakness, muscle atrophy, tremors, mood swings, memory loss, and skin rash.
PCBs, (polychlorinated biphenyls) (banned in 1979) chemicals used for industrial purposes such as insulation, machinery, oil, paints, adhesives, electronics, and fluorescent lights and can still be found in landfills. Still being found in the snow and seawater thousands of miles away from production sites. Tests on animals found cancer, affected immune system negatively, the reproductive, the nervous, and the endocrine systems.
Arsenic: Poison but it is still used for many industrial processes. Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and even death. Skin cancer, lung and bladder cancer. In Taiwan there are forms of gangrene; death of the blood vessels and rotting flesh.
Perchlorate: This is an extremely nasty one. For our purposes here, these are manmade salts found in rocket fuels and fireworks. Of the domestically produced (high grade) perchlorate, 90 percent is manufactured for use in the defense and aerospace industries, primarily in the form of ammonium perchlorate.
“As of October 2009, perchlorate had been detected at varying levels in drinking water, groundwater, surface water, soil or sediment at private and federal facilities in 45 states, in 3 U.S. territories and Washington D.C. The maximum concentrations reported in any media ranged from less than 4 parts per billion (ppb) to more than 500,000 ppb.” See more below.
Dioxins: released during combustion, such as burning of hazardous waste, forest fires, cigarette smoke, and burning oil and coal. They settle in the environment and destroy water sources.
DDT: insecticide in the 1940s to combat insect-borne diseases like malaria and typhus. DDT molecules are persistent and can travel vast distances in the atmosphere.
HCB – Until 1965, HCB, or Hexachlorobenzene, is a pesticide. Production has been banned, but it is still formed as a byproduct from the production of other chemicals. Large dose; death. Small dose; liver disease, skin lesions. Probable cancer source.
Turkey in 1950’s, 4500+suffered HCB poisoning from tainted grain. 500+ deaths. 30 years later in follow-up studies breast milk of women in the same area shows 150 times the amount of HCB allowed in cow’s milk.
Dacthal (dimethyl tetrachloro terephthalate, or DCPA): herbicide contaminates soil and water. Still in use today. Animal testing damaged adrenal glands, kidney, liver, thyroid, and spleen.
MtBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether): gasoline additive can render huge areas of groundwater undrinkable. In 1996, Santa Monica, CA had to shut down 50% water supply and pay for replacement water. Animal testing; kidney damage, seizures, fetal development.
What are the environmental impacts of perchlorate? What are the routes of exposure and the health effects of perchlorate? Are there any federal and state guidelines and health standards for perchlorate?
Because Perchlorate is essentially a really bad, really nasty toxin, I decided to give just a bit more information about it and where exactly you can find EPA and government issued information, possibly warnings, about it and when, if necessary, we need be really concerned for our health and safety.
Primary pathways for human exposure to perchlorate are ingestion of contaminated food and drinking water. The thyroid is destroyed with Graves Disease (hyperthyroid). At this point the thyroid has to be destroyed either with radiation or surgically removed. (Mine was poisoned in W Germany after the accident at Chernobyl and I developed Graves Disease but I was not about to swallow more radiation to kill it; I had it surgically removed).
Perchlorate is readily adsorbed after oral exposure and can migrate from the stomach and intestines to the bloodstream. Short-term exposure to high doses of ammonium, sodium or potassium perchlorate may cause eye, skin and respiratory tract irritation, coughing, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Long term exposure can show corrosion to eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Can cause sore throat, coughing, labored breathing, deep burns, loss of vision, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The thyroid gland is the primary target of perchlorate toxicity in us. Thyroid hormones play an important role in regulating our metabolism and are critical for normal growth and development in fetuses, infants and young kids.
I have not seen any studies done on humans specifically looking at metabolism and thyroid hormones that have been interrupted or totally disrupted. Since metabolism plays a specific role in what our bodies look like and if our thyroid hormones have been destroyed, or if our metabolism is completely non-functioning, then how does a human keep their weight at a level that is healthy? Could this possibly be an endocrine malfunction, showing obesity as an end result? And a lifestyle destroyed because of what’s in our drinking water? Imagine.
After reading everything that I have mentioned above, it is my opinion that any and every citizen who wants to know “what’s in our drinking water”, should be able to find test results based on a weekly test completed in every county; a test completed and paid for by the federal government on individual counties drinking water.
A test that every individual can access on the internet, or by telephone, that indicates every single toxin found in a specific county’s and surrounding counties, drinking water.
Not just the drinking water, but all tap water too.
It is with tap water that we bathe, wash our clothing, cleanse items for sterilization needs, clean all kinds of hospital surfaces, boil for many uses including cooking, and even brush our teeth.
I am truly a believer that we are way beyond the point in time where we can control what’s in our drinking water but tests would certainly tell us. I also truly believe that the government knows far more than you or I will ever be told.
But it’s high time that we get concerned and become involved before what’s in our drinking water is a moot point and our safety concern will make no difference for our children and our children’s children.
what’s in our drinking water?
secondly: toxin number 13!
There is more bad news right here because not only have all twelve of the above toxic poisons been found in 44 states drinking water, there is definitely a 13th toxin not listed here in the first twelve.
This toxin has at least three separate parts that have to be removed by a special process known as triple water filtration with reverse osmosis.
The thought at first was that this 13th toxin could be cleaned out of our drinking water by “reverse osmosis”. However, it is now said that reverse osmosis is not enough to catch one of the toxic parts of this number 13 toxin.
This number 13 is radiation poisoning. And along with radiation, they have found “Iodine 131” which is a gas and as it is a gaseous product, it has to be removed from our water in some other way. Plain ole reverse osmosis won’t remove it.
Part of this is the also radiation from Fukushima that I refer to and it has been found in almost every state of our country. Coming to us from the other side of the world via the ocean and in the air. It is also now being volumized that the “Pacific Ocean” is now considered “dead”. Can you imagine the toxins found in these waters?
Imagine that every toxin I have listed and told you about can be found in the Pacific Ocean. Would you eat a fish from these waters now? Think of it; the health and nutritionist advocates are telling us to eat fish at least twice or three times a week.
New EPA Proposals to Allow Higher Levels of Radiation in Drinking ...www.foodandwaterwatch.org/…/new-epa-proposals-allow-higher-levels-radiation-dri…
CDC Radiation Emergencies | Drinking Water Safety emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/watersafety.asp “Fukushima may turn out to be the world’s worst nuclear disaster and may continue to release radiation for many years.
“Texas authorities actively hid evidence of radiation in drinking water” You simply must read this article. Because if you think we are being told the truth about the level of radiation in our drinking water? You are in for a real live wake up call.
(NaturalNews) TV station KHOU of Texas, has reported a cover up; a conspiracy regarding radioactive levels in the Texas drinking water in May 2011. The cover up efforts were known as high as the Texas governor Rick Perry’s office and allowed to continue.
In a small but very huge way, this attempt to hide or cover up what was happening with the drinking water in Texas, is a reflection of what has been taking place all over the U.S. because of the Fukushima incident. This doesn’t just affect us however, the rest of the world must be feeling these same repercussions.
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If what’s in our drinking water has any of the above elements that I have described or mentioned, there might be some solutions. We have to go from what was once a good solution and now consider what the best solution to this contamination or poisoning will be.
In the beginning, “reverse osmosis” was the best solution we had but because an added contaminant has now been found, we had to vacate a simple reverse osmosis cleanup and look for something that would now remove a gaseous poison from tap water.
But like I said, it’s not just our tap water anymore. The question that we have to now consider is “what’s in our drinking water”, which would mean almost all water since so much water is put through a cleaning process to run through the pipes into our homes.
Iodine 131, which is a part of the radiation poison/toxin that is now being found in our drinking water, is a gas and since reverse osmosis doesn’t remove gaseous products from water, there is yet another recommended or “best solution” for the removal of Iodine 131.
what’s in our drinking water
There are three parts to this “best solution” treatment process. By combining activated carbon, reverse osmosis, and ion exchange, water can effectively be treated and the outcome is, drinkable tap water.
Treatment through one of these triple catch systems has been tagged by companies that are now saying “If one doesn’t get the iodine-131, two others have a chance to capture this form of radiation through other means.”
There are water treatment systems that can be purchased for a great price. In fact, you might be surprised at the low cost of these systems and the outcome of saving yourself and your family from possible radiation poisoning from at least twelve other known toxic poisons that have been identified as “what’s in our drinking water”; if it’s not already too late.
These water treatment systems have been manufactured for use in our homes and they can be installed either on top of the counter (for temporary users such as renters with a small household family level) or they can be installed below the sink (for larger home-owners who have larger families to protect or are well established and own their homes).
Both are extremely affordable. Especially when you are contemplating the other side of the health hazards that I mentioned above. How about just one disease or outcome? What if everyone in your home got sick with some form of cancer? Think of the cost of treatment.
the reasons i included undrinkable water with type ii and pre diabetes blogging
Because I am trying to get type 2 diabetics and even prediabetics to stop drinking soda pop and other drinks sweetened with sugar. But we are also pushing diabetics to stop drinking drinks that are sweetened with aspartame and other chemical sweeteners.
This particular post is essential for people with this disease and I have included a post about the dangers of our drinking water here in the United States.
As type 2 diabetics, we already have a plate full of problems with our health! We don’t need the added complications that might come with water contamination too. We don’t need our kidneys to shut down or our lungs to collapse because of toxic water poisons.
Our bodies are made of water and therefore it is so important that we drink water throughout the day to replace what has evaporated from our bodies. In fact, it is one of the most important things we can consume. It is a well known fact that the human can live without eating for a much longer period as long as we are hydrated regularly.
So the drinking water thing is pretty important for everyone, but in this case, it is especially important for people with disease like type 2 diabetes.
I’ve also just read a magazine article that said if we could get a unit that would not only purify the water we drink but also remove the hydrogen from the H2O molecule, that we would feel so much better by ingesting the hydrogen portion unattached and free.
This is exactly the answer to what’s in our drinking water, should be. H2O with the H(hydrogen) removed from the water. This is the way we were meant to consume our water.
Unfortunately, I haven’t seen a filtration unit that does this. I sure would love to try it though. I’m wondering if I couldn’t find someone who knew how to do this? It would be wonderful to feel great all of the time from just drinking water.
I wish you all the best in this world. I am praying that we will some day take this world back from the leaders who have grown so accustomed to the thinking that they are the “entitled” and damn the rest of us. We are all important. So please, take a moment to reflect upon what I have shown you here today.
Get a water filtration system in your home. They are not expensive and you will gain peace of mind knowing that the water you can now drink from your faucets is clean and even smells good. Make sure it has the 3 phases of filtration though.
Go and get one installed now. It’s not difficult, it may just look that way. The water from the pipes in the wall are attached to one end of the filtering and osmosis system. What comes out of the end of that system will be fresh and clean drinking water. Think of the plastic bottles we can do away with. Think of the smell and taste of fresh and clean water.
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