What are the Toxins Lurking in Your Home Water Supply?
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.
Install 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.