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Hidden Dangers in Water

Structured water can neutralize all toxins that have invaded your water supply and your body.  Is your tap water really that bad? Sometimes, yes! The government allows over 80 regulated and dozens of unregulated contaminants in our water supply. Some of the most harmful:

    1. Aluminum – a heavy metal toxin linked to neurological, gastrointestinal and liver damage.

    1. Arsenic – a powerful cancer causing agent. Over 25 states have unsafe arsenic levels.

    1. Chlorine – this is used to sterilize our disease-ridden water supply. But it also destroys the beneficial microflora in our body creating immunity disorders and cancer risks.

    1. Fluoride – this is a free radical that damages neurological tissue, decreases immune function and interferes with thyroid function.

  1. Chemical residues from prescription and over the counter medication are leaked into our sewers and water tables. Secondary ingestion of these medicines cause adverse complications and allergic reactions by people drinking these contaminants.

contaminated household water supply

Clean and Contaminated Water

So bottled water must be safe, right? Not really. Read the label on the water bottle. Much of the packaged water you purchase is simply municipal water in a pretty bottle. Even when filtered, which negatively affects the water by removing it further away from the naturally pure water of structured water, bottled water still contains the same contaminants as tap water.

There are also economic and environmental issues to consider when purchasing bottled water and the bottles themselves contain harmful chemicals. Bottled water costs 240 to 10,000 more than tap water.  Millions of barrels of oil are used in the production and transportation of bottled water. Only 10% of our water bottles are recycled and throwing your empty bottle into the recycling bin doesn’t necessarily  mean that it  will be recycled. Often you’ll see wording to on the bottle to “check to see if this can be recycled in your area”.  I don’t believe many – if any – people will take the time to do so. There’s a reason plastic water bottles have such a low recycling rate. The majority of the water consumption takes place outside the home. People consume bottled water in the car, while at work, while exercising or enjoying outdoor recreation. There simply aren’t any recycling opportunities in these instances. The end result is that  67 million empty water bottles litter our landfills every year.

And they don’t go away…Ever. The rules of biodegradation – which relies on bacteria to break down our trash – don’t apply to plastic. Bacteria don’t like plastic, so the bottle may remain intact forever.

There are also health concerns when you drink from plastic bottles. The water in stored plastic water bottles contain phthalates, a substance added to plastic that seeps into the water. The longer the bottles are stored, the higher the levels of phthalates are present.  Most Americans tested by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention have tested positive for phthalates in their urine.  Rodents exposed to phthalates showed abnormal hormone level changes and an increase in birth defects.

There are legal limits for phthalates in tap water, but there are none for bottled water. Guess which industry fought and defeated the FDA’s proposal to setting a legal limit on this carcinogen? You guessed it! The bottled water industry.

You see plastic water bottles littering the landscape everywhere; the side of the highway, the park, at the beach. It’s not nice to look at, It’s a burden to taxpayers who have to clean it up and what isn’t cleaned up is killing our birds, mammals and reptiles.

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