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    Chlorine

    This is a disinfectant that is added to our water to kill bacteria and make our water "safe" to drink. Most people don't like the taste of chlorine, and any animal instinctively won't drink it if it has a choice.

    We are now learning that chlorine doesn't only affect the taste of our water but can also be inhaled as a gas into our lungs. The chlorine that is added to our water is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC). Which simply means when heated it aerates very quickly. That's why all the latest health studies are saying when you take a shower, do laundry, or wash dishes, you should open up all your doors and turn on your fans. Blow this chlorine gas out of your home. You don't want to be breathing it.

    Many people get dry itchy skin, irritated skin, and sometimes rashes. Becoming light headed or dizzy in the shower is not uncommon.

    HardnessHardness

    Calcium in the water will wreck your plumbing. Your clothes won't come out clean. Most people's skin will be dry. Frizzy hair is usually a problem. Appliances that use water may only last half as long as they should. When you clean the shower you have to use very harsh chemicals.

    With hard water you will use 3 or 4 times the amount of soaps and detergents that you would need to use in soft water.

    The cost of putting up with hard water is tremendous. It is always less expensive to fix the hard water than to put up with the problems.

    Lead

    Most people know that even at low levels lead can harm you because once it enters your body it does not leave. The less contact you have with lead the better off you are.

    Arsenic

    Recent changes of maximum contaminant levels from 50 ppm to 10 ppm are a great improvement. Unfortunately many believe this contaminant should be less than 1 ppm in our water. The Natural Resource Defense Council says that even under 10 ppm arsenic in your water your risk of developing cancer is too high.

    Nitrates

    We have all heard of blue baby syndrome. It has been found that high levels of nitrates in the water will not allow enough oxygen to flow through our blood. As healthy adults it will not affect us as much as infants or older Americans. The current maximum contaminant level for nitrates is 10 ppm.

    This means the government says it is "safe" for you to drink water with 9 ppm? No, this simply means the government is saying it is an acceptable risk for you to be drinking the water. The real question is would you like 9 ppm nitrates in your water or would you like 0 ppm nitrates?

    Disinfection By-Products

    Anytime chlorine is added to our water we will have disinfection by-products (DBPs) if there are organic chemicals present in the water.

    Organic chemicals are natural, they come from dead plants and animals.

    Unfortunately when we add chlorine to our water we actually spin off a whole new set of chemical contaminants in our water.

    Some are regulated by the EPA under a group called Trihalomethanes (THMs). These have been proven to cause cancer. Some of the disinfection by-products are mutinagenic. The problem is we don't really know what the long term effects of all these chemicals are.

    A California study found a miscarriage rate of 15.7% for women who drank 5 or more glasses of cold water containing more than 75 ppb TTHM, compared to a miscarriage rate of 9.5% for women with a low TTHM exposure.

    Total Dissolved Solids

    Our water contains different levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) daily. Everyday the water is different. The state is required to test for around 70 common contaminants in our water, there are over 700 chemicals that could have gotten into our water. The lower the number of TDS in your water the better your water.

     

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