The Scary Side of Tap Water

Water is essential to life. Our bodies are between 55%(men) and 65% (women) water. If you want your body to be clean and pure, you’ll have to make sure that the things you put into your body are clean. We all know the old expression, “you are what you eat”.

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Let’s say you have a goldfish inside a fish bowl. After time, the water becomes old and stale. You find that you’re once energetic fish is now slow and less responsive. What should you do? Should you inject or feed your fish with chemicals? Or does it make more sense to clean the water in the bowl? Since our bodies are over half water, wouldn’t it make sense that it is important to be using clean water free of chemicals?

Healthguidance.org says in this article:

The chemicals found in ordinary tap water are known to be very common. Public drinking analysis done by experts have uncovered that tap water contains over 2000 different types of toxic chemicals. This makes owning a water purification very important. The only healthy and safe way to drink ordinary tap water is to use a water purification.

Some of these “common” chemicals include:

  • Chlorine
  • Fluoride
  • Trihalomethanes (THMs)
  • Arsenic, Radium, Aluminium, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Barium
  • Hormones
  • Nitrates
  • Pesticides

After reading this information, I find myself weary to even soak in a bathtub, or to brush my teeth with sink water, etc. There are options however, for filtration. I don’t recommend plastic bottles of water, the most reliable way to know you are getting the best water possible is to filter it yourself, at home. Please see “Dangers of Plastic” for more information on drinking from plastic bottles.

The cheapest way to filter your water at home is with a carbon filter such as a Brita or Pur. These filters remove the following: Chlorine, Zinc, Copper, Mercury and Cadmium. Carbon filters are cost effective, but have minimum performance (better than nothing though!).

Another option is a multi-stage filter. For example, The Ten Stage Filter greatly reduces the following: Chlorine,  THM, bad Odors, e.g., Hydrogen Sulfide which gives water a rotten egg smell, Pesticides, Herbicides, PCB’s, Lead, Cadmium, Organic Arsenic, Asbestos, and Micro-organisms such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.

Finally, the best filtration option -in my opinion- is water distillation. dr.davidwilliams.com says here (in reference to distilled water):

A very similar process occurs millions of times daily all over the planet. Ground water evaporates and rises in a purified form into the atmosphere, where it accumulates and eventually returns to earth as rain or other forms of precipitation. Back when our atmosphere wasn’t contaminated, rain was pure and clean, much like the distilled water you can make in your home today.

 

Listed below are the water purifiers that I recommend and have personally used and loved. There are more options available, so please do some looking around to find what works best for your budget as well as your lifestyle.

In addition to purifying your drinking water, you can also purify your bath and/or shower water. There are many options for these products as well, I haven’t had the opportunity to try any out yet. If you have any recommendations please share below!


  1. Distiller
  2. 10 Stage Filter
  3. Carbon Filter

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