19th September 21:48
Are u sure the water your drinking is pure?
I think a lot of us are unknowingly poisoning ourselves on a daily basis,
and don't even know it! I have concerns about the additives of regular tap
water friends. Do you? Here we are.....many of us are under the influence
that we're doing the proper thing by fully hydrating ourselves everyday as
it's often recommended that CPPS sufferer's drink the right amount of water
to aid our bodies help flush out toxic substances like medicines, help in
digestion, and to keep our cells fully functional BUT, is this tap water
were gulping down, bathing, and saturating our bodies with, really safe for
long term use? I'd like to explore this and see if we can't come to some
conclusion's. If however you do not any concerns and feel comfortable with
regular tap water consumption, I'd still like to hear your comment's. This
is not a debate, but rather an effort to reach some conclusion's.
There's nothing like the feeling of crisp, fresh water as it slides down
your throat, cooling you off on a hot day, or the invigoration of a shower
first thing in the morning. Water makes up an amazing two-thirds of our body
mass and is vital to many aspects of our health. Inside the body, water
acts to stabilize body temperature and it takes part in digestion, blood
circulation, absorption and use of nutrients, building new tissue,
lubricating the joints and nervous system, and carrying wastes out of the
body. We lose an average of 3 quarts of water a day through perspiration
and elimination, and up to 10 quarts daily with strenuous exercise or in
desert climates. Water must be frequently replaced to prevent dehydration.
Despite the critical role water plays in our health, the Environmental
Protection Agency warns that dozens of substances contained in public
drinking water can cause cancer and other illness (1). Rain falls through
polluted air containing bacteria, smoke, and chemicals. Our soils contain
pesticides, herbicides (weed killers), fertilizers, and many other chemicals
that wash into the rivers, lakes and streams -- the primary sources of our
tap water. Radioactive wastes and poisons from factories (arsenic, etc.) are
poured into water supplies.
CHLORINE is universally added to public drinking water as a disinfectant.
Drinking chlorinated water has been found to promote colon cancer, liver
cancer, and breast cancer, according to the British Medical Journal "The
Lancet". In studies of public drinking water, the cancer risk increased in
direct proportion to the amount of water consumed (2).
Sewage systems and animal waste runoff are sources of bacteria and viruses
that are introduced into tap water. In 1993, the town of Milwaukee,
Wisconsin suffered an outbreak of intestinal disease caused by infected
water. More than 400,000 people became ill and 100 died. The purification
methods there failed to eliminate the eggs of the Cryptosporidium bacteria,
which leaked into the water supply from fecal matter at an upstream dairy
FLOURIDE is frequently added to city tap water. The largest study ever done
on the effect of fluoride on dental cavities took place in India over the
course of 30 years. After much study, the researchers concluded that
cavities are actually caused by a high fluoride intake from drinking water
and a low consumption of dietary calcium (5). Fluoride can also contribute
to hip fractures in older women and men. Elderly people, and those with
heart and kidney problems, are unusually susceptible to the toxic effects of
New research has uncovered that drinking polluted tap water is far from the
only way people are exposed to dangerous substances. According to New
Scientist Magazine, taking long hot showers is a serious health risk.
During the shower, the chemicals evaporate out of the water and are inhaled
into the lungs and absorbed through the skin. This delivers up to 100 times
more chlorine to the person than if they drank the water -- and directly
into the bloodstream (7).
WATER FILTERS, purifiers and distillers are available for the home that can
turn toxin-filled tap water into healthy water for drinking and bathing.
Shower and bath filters generally do a good job of removing pollutants from
the water, and good kitchen models are available for the countertop, under
the sink, and refrigerator.
Look for kitchen filters that are certified by NSF International (The
National Sanitation Foundation) or that meet EPA (Environmental Protection
Agency) standards. Choose a shower filter based on how many gallons of
water it can clean.
Raw fruits and vegetables are especially good sources of chemically pure
water, which is 100 percent pure hydrogen and oxygen. Plants "distill" the
water they consume and convert inorganic minerals from the environment into
organic minerals, which our bodies can better assimilate (8). Because tap
water only contains minimal amounts of minerals, it should not be used as
one's primary source of minerals. A good supplement should be taken that
provides a full spectrum of minerals from a plant-based source. Especially
if you drink distilled water, which has had all of the minerals removed from
it. Keep pure water with you at all times and drink at least 8 glasses of it
each day. Also include raw fruits and vegetables in your diet for the pure
water they contain.
PROTECT YOURSELF and your FAMILY from toxic water, and supply your body with
the clean, pure water it deserves -- both inside and out!
1. Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories, Office of Water, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, Wash, D.C., Summer 2000
2. Lancet, 5 December 98, Volume 352, Number 9143 and Lancet 23 August 97,
Volume 350, Number 9077
3. American Museum of Natural History: Epidemic, 1993: Cryptosporidiosis In
4. Effect of monochloramine disinfection of municipal drinking water on risk
of nosocomial Legionnaires'
disease, The Lancet, Volume 353, Number 9149, 23 January 1999
5. Teotia SPS, Teotia M, Dental caries: a disorder of high fluoride and low
dietary calcium interactions (30 years
of personal research), Fluoride, 1994 April, 27:2, 59-66
6. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Toxicological
Profile for Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride, and Fluorine. US Department of
Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.
7. New Scientist Magazine, 18 Sept. 1986
8. Nutrition Almanac, McGraw-Hill Books