Polluted drinking water presents a significant public health threat that is terribly underreported and all too often ignored.
We’ve set up a google email alert for tap water, and every day we are shocked at the news of tap water contamination nation wide. As stated above much of it is not reported at all.
Have you ever asked yourself this question: How safe is the water I am drinking at home or anywhere?
Well Water Contamination
Unless you are getting your drinking water from a private well that is 800 feet or more beneath ground surface, chances are your well water has been contaminated by some, if not many, toxic substances that have been dumped into the ground soil. Over decades fertilizers like nitrogen, other common toxins are dumped by the millions of pounds into soil every year. Toxins like:
- Estrogen-mimicking hormones
- Drug residues
- Heavy metals
Many private wells in the United States are indeed affected by the above mentioned types of chemical and heavy metal waste from the surrounding ground soil. On top of the microorganisms that naturally occur in well water as well.
Pure and clean looking well water, has nothing to do with potential bacterial contamination or toxic pollution in the water. Many of the offenders in well water are much too small to be seen with the naked eye.
So if your home uses well water, it is advised to get it tested professionally, to see if any or which unwanted contaminants are streaming into your home, and then filter it accordingly.
Tap Water Contamination
Municipal tap water should be tested too. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates over 90 contaminates that may occur in tap water. However, there are more than 140 chemicals in U.S. drinking water supplies that are not regulated by the EPA. These include:
- Rocket fuel
- Prescription drugs and more.
What’s more alarming, more than 20 percent of U.S. water treatment systems violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act between 2004 and 2009 alone. Since 2004, the water provided to more than 49 million people has contained illegal concentrations of chemicals like arsenic or radioactive substances like uranium, as well as dangerous bacteria often found in sewage.
What’s the Best Option for Purifying Water?
There’s no doubt about it: Safe, pure water is becoming increasingly difficult to come by, even in otherwise affluent, developed nations. For most people, regardless of where you live, purifying the water you drink is more a necessity than a choice.
Bottled water from your supermarket is not a safe bet either. Bottled water is typically nothing more than bottled tap water that may or may not have received additional filtration, and the federal testing requirements for bottled water are actually more relaxed than those for municipal tap water supplies.
Ultra Water Filters
One of the best options to filter tap or well water may be Alkaline ionized UltraWater™. This way of purifying water ensures the healthiest drinking water possible at home. Ultra Water Filters remove 99.99% of contaminants, pollutants, chemicals and heavy metals. Watch this video below.
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