Following the water crisis in Flint, Michigan in 2014, many people are asking, “What’s in my water?” You might be surprised to find that it’s not as crystal clean as you’d hoped. Is the purity of our drinking water important to our health? You bet it is!
Trust me, it’s not just Flint, Michigan. Most water companies both chlorinate and fluoridate your water. These chemicals have been connected to issues related to hypothyroidism. The chlorination of our tap water is a blessing up to your house as it protects us from bacteria. Although fluoride is added to most water to help us with our teeth, we can simply get it from our toothpaste. Our entire body does not need to be bathed in or hydrated with small amounts of fluoride or chlorine.
The problem is more than just chlorine and fluoride. Pesticides, herbicides, prescription drugs, and various toxins can infiltrate our water table. There’s no way a water system can guarantee you pure, clean water at your tap.
So the ball is in your court. If you want to drink and bath in clean water, then investigate installing a whole house water filter with a reverse osmosis system at your kitchen sink. Reverse osmosis guarantees you 99 percent clean water. In this imperfect world, you can’t get much better than that.
If you are in a temporary housing situation, you can buy reverse osmosis water for approximately $2.00 per 5 gallons. You must supply the container. Publix and some other stores also sell reverse osmosis water for 38 cents per gallon.
If you are not yet convinced that you should filter your water, read this article from The State newspaper on the water situation in Columbia, SC. Wake up folks. It’s not just Columbia . . . it’s everywhere! Microplastics are all around us, and they’re not the only chemicals entering our bodies from the water we drink.
Cleaning up your home water supply may impact your wallet, but my husband and I now believe it’s well worth the benefits for our health. After all, many toxic chemicals were discovered in my body and several of them were endocrine disruptors that I consumed through my water and food supply. You’ll have less in your wallet if you install a system, but then you can worry less about what’s in your water.
It’s best to pay a bit for prevention, than pay later for medical treatment. What are you doing to clean up your water? What systems do you use?
For your health,