ARE YOU DRINKING CLEAN WATER?
Take a look at a glass of water. It looks refreshing, hydrating and invaluable to your survival. Before you take a sip though, how do you know that the water you consume is free from disease-causing organisms? Did you know that only 1 out of 10 people can actually be sure that their water is clean and safe to drink? Most People are aware that water safety is incredibly important to the human body. The quality of the water you drink greatly impacts your overall health.
There are many types of water on the market which have their own characteristic, claims and marketing message. Unfortunately, there are also lots of false claims, deceptive sales pitches, inaccurate water quality data, and scare tactics used by some water treatment companies to sell expensive types of water for your home and office.
Therefore, what type of water should we consume?
You need to stay hydrated — that’s clear — but is the tap water in your home safe?
When your drinking water leaves a treatment plant on its way to your house, it must meet strict safety standards. That doesn’t mean that your water is free of all contaminants, but that the levels of any contaminants don’t pose any serious health risk. However, what causes the risk is the delivery system where your tap water can become contaminated as a result of breaks in the water line. One of the biggest problems is lead getting into the water from pipes. Even ”lead-free” pipes can contain as much as 8% lead which is not possible to remove by boiling.
Tap water is good to use for household cleaning but is not suggested for consuming unless you test the water quality regularly.