Toxins in Your Water

What are the Toxins Lurking in Your Home Water Supply?                        

Toxins in your drinking water

A compromised immune system is easily affected by drugs and other chemicals. Chlorine (bleach) is one of the chemicals added to your home water supply by your city’s water company that is used to “clean” our water. Currently, most cities have started adding ammonia to make the chlorine “stretch” further because chlorine is more expensive. The downside is that ammonia is another poison to the human body.

Good bacteria in the gut is destroyed by chlorine. The water that we bathe and shower in is easily absorbed through the pores of the skin. Heat from a hot bath or shower opens the pores to allow absorption of toxins in the water, additionally, the vapors can directly enter the respiratory system, carrying harmful bacteria and toxins. The skin is the body’s largest organ.

Water sources contain heavy metals or are added to them. Aluminum sulfate is used to treat public water. It is extremely toxic to the brain. Lead from old pipes and other sources is commonly found in drinking water. Lead affects DNA cell function, muscle control, and memory. If your home is newer it may be safe but schools and many public buildings have not all replaced their old lead pipes from which we drink. Even newer PVC pipes may still have old lead joints. Lead is toxic to the brain, especially in children. It is associated with aggressive behavior, poor learning, memory issues, and anxiety.

The American Dental Association has convinced many cities to put fluoride into drinking water. Fluoride is a known neurotoxin and increases the absorption of lead. As water flows through pipes it pulls lead along with it. Once fluoride is in your body it assists the absorption of lead into your tissues, including your brain tissue. Children and those with a compromised immune system are even more susceptible to the damaging neurological effects of lead.

What Can You Do to Filter Out Toxins in Your Water?

For accurate testing contact the National Testing Lab in Cleveland, Ohio. Price ranges are $25-$200, depending on what you need to test for.

Learn about top quality water filtration (http://santeforhealth.com/ )  for drinking, bathing, and your entire home needs. Chemicals and heavy metals are removed from these filters up to 99% (except fluoride which is difficult to remove). Your need for filtration depends on your water.

GGS Multipure AquadomeInstall a water filter. You can affordably protect your drinking water supply by installing an under the counter or over the counter model. Once you know what contaminants are in your water you may be able to better choose the right system for you. Multipure water systems are easy to install and reduce lead, chlorine and other contaminants. 

August is National Water Quality Month

Drinking Water Quality

What does this mean? It’s a time to look at what’s affecting our water supply, what contaminants it holds, and learn what we can do to protect ourselves. If you have infants, young children or are planning on having a child, the contaminants in your water pose an even greater health risk. The quality of our drinking water is crucial to good health.

After the Flint Michigan tragedy, counties across the nation became more vigilant about checking water quality. Homeowners, schools  and government municipalities started water testing and what they found was startling.

This last year we have seen headlines from all over the nation which have shown our drinking water supply to be full of toxic chemicals, lead and fluoride. The most recent startling discovery of lead in the water was in Portland Oregon, which prides itself on natural stream-fed drinking water. Now districts throughout Oregon and Washington are testing for lead in their water and finding it at unsafe levels.

The Center for Disease Control says “Lead in drinking water is probably absorbed more completely than lead in food. Adults absorb 35%-50% of the lead they drink, and the absorption rate for children may be greater than 50%.”

What can you do to protect your home drinking water supply?

  • Install a water filter. Start with purifying your drinking water by installing an under the counter or over the counter model. Once you know what contaminants are in your water you may be able to better choose the right system for you. Multipure water systems start at an affordable price and are easy to install. Multipure is certified by NSF International. They have passed the intensive scrutiny of NSF for certification to reduce a wide range of contaminants which affect our health including lead.
  • Research your city’s water quality on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.The  site has a link where you can signup for a report of the contaminants  in your drinking water. https://www.epa.gov/ccr.
  • Test your tap water. You can order an on line test from National Testing Labs.http://www.ntllabs.com/residential.html

How do you know if you have toxic lead or other chemicals in your body from your drinking water?

If you you think you have been exposed to lead in your water consider taking a home test to analyze the heavy metal build up in your system. We like the Genova Lab Toxic Element Buildup Test. 

What you can do to protect the drinking water supply at a community level?

  • not using antibacterial soaps or cleaning products
  • not flushing unwanted or out-of-date medications down the toilet or drain
  • avoiding using pesticides or chemical fertilizers
  • choosing nontoxic household products when possible
  • picking up after pets
  • not paving properties

 

What you Need to Know about Drinking Water

Why is Drinking Water Important?

We all know that drinking plenty of water is essential for good health. We are made up of 75% water. It’s vital for a healthy liver, lymphatic system and our skin.  It flushes out toxins, aids in good gut health, maintains electrolyte balance, keeps our organs, muscles and tissue healthy. As warm weather approaches it’s even more important to up our water consumption.

Is Your Tap Water Safe? 

Our tap water contains toxic chemicals used in treatment and pesticides from ground water. If you are wondering what’s in your drinking water check out this site from EWG. The Environmental Working Group has a handy tool where you can look up the contaminants in your water by zip code.  http://www.ewg.org/tap-water/whatsinyourwater/CA/San-Diego-Water-Department/3710020/

 Tired of Spending Money on Bottled Water?

Bottled water is good in an emergency but should not be your only source of drinking water. Bottled water manufacturers aren’t required to publish their water quality tests, therefore you may not know exactly what you’re getting. Bottled water may be contaminated with plastic additives that migrate from the bottles when heated or frozen. 

That’s why we encourage our clients to consider using a water filtration system to provide clean water for you and your family at an affordable price. 

GGS-lifestyle-aquadomeGood Gut Solution wanted to offer our customers easy access to tasty, clean, healthy water at an affordable price. We recently formed a relationship with Multipure to make it easy for you. The Multipure Aquadome countertop system installs directly to your faucet and uses the exact same carbon block filter as the undercounter models. It reduces over 65 contaminants of health concern.

Since 1970, Multipure has been the industry leader and manufacturer of solid carbon block filter technology. Multipure Drinking Water Systems meet the highest industry standards. Their philosophy is that everyone should have access to high quality water, free of contaminants for families, children and pets. We feel the same. 

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