February 15, 2015
The water company leads us to believe that our water is safe, but just how safe is our water and what is their definition of safe?
Did you know that the water we use gets reused five times before it’s let out to sea? We have chemical water plants that are supposed to kill off a lot of the problems… but do they? Tap water contains nitrates, trihalomethanes, lead and aluminium which are toxic to our bodies and are known to cause cancer and neurological conditions.
In the UK and US the levels of toxins in our water exceed safety limits. Another major concern is the amount of pharmaceutical drugs that end up in our water supply, especially the contraceptive pill. The chemicals that they add to the water to kill off the ‘contaminants’ is chlorine. In a 2002 report done by the US Geological Service they discovered that the water supplies have microbial and viral contaminants, pharmaceuticals and hormones which the chlorine did not get rid of; it’s still in our water.
The chemical used to 'clean our water is toxic! Studies have shown that it can cause cancer such as colorectal and pancreatic and even a slight increase in brain cancer. The strongest link caused is bladder cancer and studies show that it’s also linked with miscarriages. Another great concern is fluoride, it's added to our water even though it causes dental fluorosis, a weakening of the tooth and bone. You may think that ‘I filter my water and drink bottled water’ but how safe is that? Even though you may have alternatives for your drinking water, what about the water your bath in, the skin is a porous surface so contaminants can still get in.
How safe is bottle water? Recent research shows that bottled water is not all its made out to be, there are still contaminants in that and what’s worse is the government hasn’t legislated that they need to write and tell you what’s in their water, they are allowed to add fluoride without there being a law to tell you. In 1999 the NRDC (National Resources Defence Council) did a report on the bottled water industry in the US, they found that 35 out of the 103 brands had contaminations, many had ‘bacterial overgrowth’, others had high levels of arsenic, chloroform, trihalomethanes or fluoride, some had high levels of arsenic and phthalates that aren’t even allowed in tap water.
Do you use plastic bottles? Just how safe is plastic for us? Plastic bottles leach BPA's that are known carcinogens. Plastic has a long shelf life but the longer the water is in there the more it is contaminated with BPA. We all know that heat causes the BPA to leach more into the water, so be careful if it is stored in a warm place before it's been put in the fridge.
Parasites can be in the local water, it's what lead me to write this article. A client of mine couldn’t get rid of her parasites so I started to think there must be a continual infestation from somewhere. I decided to test the water, she brought some from home but also brought in her bottled water that she had been drinking. With muscle testing and using homeopathic vials we found that there were indeed parasites in the local water; although she only uses that water to bathe in and brush her teeth, she stopped brushing her teeth with that water and within 2 days the parasites were gone from her body. My client felt instantly better but what was more alarming was when we tested the bottled water through muscle testing it showed that there was arsenic in the water.
Thames water tested this and it was within the 'normal' limits, but my client was sensitive to it and for her, it was not ok. She has now stopped drinking that water and has had 4 brands of glass bottled water tested and only 2 out of the 4 tested ok for her. This client was upset with Thames water and got them out to test the water, they don’t have a test for parasites the test was inconclusive.
So how many of you are still drinking bottled water and not filtering it? My recommendation is to install a water filtering system where the water enters your house, you can get one for around £300. A report returned from Thames water doesn’t actually test for any metals, drugs, parasites or hormones, it only tests for e.coli. So I ask you, just how safe is our water?
Do this simple parasite test to determine if you have a problem.
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