A report just in from the journal, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: A chemical known to be widely used in tap water chlorination and as pesticides for produce has been discovered to be associated with increased risk of food allergies.
The study revealed that those with high levels of dichlorophenols in their urine have higher odds of developing/having a food allergy, all due to this chemical in tap water.
These findings are also based on a survey conducted between 2005 and 2006 by the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in which 10,348 people particicpated. Of those, 2,548 had detectable high levels of dichlorophenols in their urine, and of those people, 2,211 were actually used for this study.
Researchers found that 411 of the 2,211 people had food allergies, while 1,016 of them had some sort of environmental allergy.
"Excessive use of dichlorophenols may contribute to the increasing incidence of food allergies in westernized societies," the researchers wrote.
You may have relatives, friends or children that have allergic reactions to certain foods, according to this news the culprit may be in your municipal tap water. The way to know for certain according to researchers is to get your urine tested for this chemical.
But hold on, stopping with drinking dirty tap water is not the only answer, researchers cautioned, because the dichlorophenols also comes from pesticide-treated fruits and vegetables. So, you may have to seriously think about shopping for organic foods and effectively filtering your tap water with the trustworthy Alkaviva ultra water filtration.
If you’re thinking I’ll only drink bottled water from now on think again.
An independent, four-year study of the bottled water industry was completed in 1999 by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The report of the results along with a petition to the FDA stated that there were “major gaps in bottled water regulation and that bottled water is not necessarily safer than tap water.”
See more recent disturbing studies on bottled water, here.
Independent testing showed bottled water to contain traces of bacteria, chemicals, fluoride, endocrine disruptors such as BPA and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PET is the main ingredient in most clear plastic containers used for beverages and condiments worldwide and has previously been generally assumed not to be a source of endocrine disruptors.
Storing the water in the PET and BPA plastic water bottles, especially after being exposed to heat during transportation and storage causes the water to absorb the dangerous chemical compounds from the plastic.
You want your drinking water to be clean and healthy, right? Well, with a trustworthy water filtration system that is effective at removing all these dangerous chemicals you can take back your tap and provide clean and healthy water for your families well being.