Category Archives: Water
by S. D. Wells
(NaturalNews) Everything you purchase, whether it is to eat, drink, or put on your skin, is a choice you make which either supports life or supports death. What are you buying next? Are you buying aspartame, MSG, GMO, bleached foods and fluoridated water? Are you buying medicine that was made in a lab that makes you sicker, or are you buying organic food, nature’s food, and herbs and natural remedies? Do you know about Superfoods, or are you not even aware of that choice? It’s time to double think every choice, to plan ahead and make informed, educated choices. Are you buying organic seeds? Are you growing your food in organic soil? Are you watering that soil with non-fluoridated, non-chlorinated, non-medicated water? In fact, are you buying spring water to drink, and I mean real spring water, not bottled tap water?
Are you buying synthetic gum, formaldehyde candy, and insecticide corn sugar, or are you buying healthy food that fuels life, that fuels sustainable life? Are you sustaining planet Earth? Ask yourself right now, because YOU make the decisions, not the TV or the radio, not the ads in the magazines, or the stores or the politicians. You make the decisions, every moment. Every thing you buy either supports pollution or supports the environment. You choose. You make the choice. Use your brain and forethought to plan, to research, to live organic.
It’s all about control and you using forethought to examine what is REALLY out there. Every choice matters. Every dollar matters. Every purchase is a vote. Carefully examine what you do all day to either support health or destroy the environment. You have control. Take for example your skin, which is your largest organ. What are you putting on it daily? Do you know it goes right through to the blood, just like food, just like water? Which shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, lotion, sunblock, suntan, cosmetics, toothpaste, powder, lip balm, lipstick, etc. are you using? Do you know about parabens and phthalates? Do you know the dangers of talc and petroleum? Everything is a choice.
What water are you drinking? Did you know most bottled water is tap water and contains BPA (bisphenol-A), fluoride, chlorine, and maybe prescription medications? Most flavored water, Gatorade and Powerade contain chemicals. Nearly all sodas, sweet tea, corn syrup loaded “juices” and other popular beverages are made with tap water, have no doubts. This compounds the problem. This makes the bad health “drive” exponentially dangerous. This is mixed medication hidden inside sugary drinks and now, bottled water. This is very, very underrated by the general public. Toxic painkillers and artificial growth hormones are found in tap water. (http://www.thenhf.com/article.php?id=99)
“The Washington area’s drinking water contains trace amounts of six commonly used drugs that typically turn up in wastewater and cannot be filtered out by most treatment systems. The pharmaceuticals – an anti-seizure medication, two anti-inflammatory drugs, two kinds of antibiotics and a common disinfectant – were found in very small concentrations in the water supply that serves more than 1 million people in the District, Arlington County, Falls Church and parts of Fairfax County. But scientists say the health effects of long-term exposure to such drugs are not known.” (http://www.washingtonpost.com)
This was published in The New York Times back in 2008: “Scientists have known for a decade that low concentrations of antibiotics, heart medications and other drugs regularly find their way into drinking water supplies.” In other words, they’ve known this for 15 years. So now you have some new choices to consider, daily. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/04/nyregion/04water.html?_r=0)
Please, do not drink weed killer and bug killer water
NaturalNews informs millions of readers weekly about not eating cancer causing foods that support huge corporations and the “Biotech Industry” of pesticide food, insecticide food, herbicide food and fungicide food. Don’t eat bug killer! Don’t buy worm killer food! DO NOT drink weed killer and bug killer water. Never choose RoundUp water as a beverage (http://articles.mercola.com). Your central nervous system needs nutrients and organic supplements, so don’t “vote” for evil and food poison by buying it – not for yourself or your family, or your children.
What are you eating? What will be “contained” in your next bite? Are you eating cancer? You can choose not to eat it. Knowledge is power: (http://programs.webseed.com/Dont_Eat_Cancer__TV.htm)
Protect your assets, including your money and your health. You have control every moment of every day. Organic is not more expensive anymore. Just look at the rewards for good health. As a human being, every choice you make regarding food, drinks, and skin care products results in a “vote” either for sustainability and health or the destruction of health and the environment.http://www.naturalnews.com/036301_Rand_Paul_GMO_labeling_Senate.html)
Are you spending your money to help evil forces wreck our earth, or are you spending money to help people and promote a healthy way of life? Shop at local farmer’s markets and make that difference. The choice is always yours.
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very much depends on where you live.
It’s now easier than ever for consumers to find out what’s in their tap water. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) today released the results of a three-year investigation of municipal water supplies across the U.S.
The research and advocacy group looked at water quality tests performed by water utilities since 2004 and created an extensive database that contains info on the contaminants found in 48,000 communities in 45 states.
EWG also rated 100 big city (population over 250,000) water utilities. Below are the top and bottom results.
Cities with the best water:
- Arlington, TX
- Providence, RI
- Fort Worth, TX
- Charleston, SC
- Boston, MA
- Honolulu, HI
- Austin, TX
- Fairfax County, VA
- St. Louis, MO
- Minneapolis, MN
Cities with the worst water:
- Pensacola, FL
- Riverside, CA
- Las Vegas, NV
- Riverside County, CA
- Reno, NV
- Houston, TX
- Omaha, NE
- North Las Vegas, NV
- San Diego, CA
- Jacksonville, FL
If you live in one of the few areas that weren’t investigated, you can get an annual report of what’s in your public drinking water. If your water comes from a well, then see the EPA’s guidelines for those who useprivate wells.
The results of the investigation raise some concerns about municipal water supplies in the U.S. EWG says 316 different contaminants were found in the nation’s tap water. The group also points out that more than half of those contaminants aren’t regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Establishing more effective source water protection programs and developing enforceable government standards for contaminants would go a long way toward improving the nation’s water supply, according to the EWG.
In the meantime, no one is suggesting that you go out and start drinking bottled water (although, of course, in emergency situations it can be necessary). Experts still agree that drinking tap is preferable to drinking bottled water. Bottled water is much more expensive than tap, it takes a huge toll on the planet, and it’s not necessarily any safer than tap. “Bottled water is not regulated in the same way as tap water,” says Olga Naidenko, a senior scientist at EWG. “With bottled water, consumers often do not know what they are getting, and 25 to 40 percent of bottled water on the market is simply tap poured into a bottle.”
Knowing what’s in your water is the key. Once you know which contaminants are present, you can find the best filter to get rid of them.