Serious Water Quality Problems in US Tap Water
There are serious water quality problems in US tap water. According to the EPA, only nine U.S. states are reporting safe levels of lead in their water supply. These include Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee. If your state isn’t listed, then the lead in your drinking water exceeds safe levels.
Tap Water Quality Problems Not Just a Flint Issue
That means that the heavy metal Water crisis that made headlines in Flint, Michigan is not just about Flint, Michigan. It is also about Manhattan and Brooklyn and all the surrounding areas. It’s also about Boston, Washington DC, Portland, Chicago, and all their surrounding suburbs. It all boils down to the fact that America’s infrastructure is crumbling. And the stopgap measures they are taking, like putting chemicals in the pipes to coat them, are flat-out not working.
Exposure to Lead is a Serious Health Issue
Why is exposure to lead such a problem? Because lead exposure in our children leads to neuro-cognitive problems. It decreases their IQ, it reduces their hand eye coordination, and makes them susceptible to developing disorders of a cognitive or motor nature.
That alone should be enough reason to make getting home water filtration system a number one priority for your family. But lead also affects adults in rather severe ways. It can lead to the development of renal failure, gout, hypertension, and neuropathy.
If You’re Poisoned, You’re Out of Luck
It’s also hard to prove that any one particular source caused your lead poisoning. If you’re drinking high levels of lead at your job, your home, your school, and you get sick, you may be stuck with the inability to work AND the inability to recover damages. Meaning the medical bills will be all your own.
Already, there is a percentage of Americans who are developing these disorders and don’t realize it’s their drinking water that’s causing those disorders.
It’s not just lead you need to worry about in your drinking water. Harsh chemicals like chloramine, which is ammonia and chlorine combined, are also added to clean the pipes. Chloramine has been linked to cancer.
Fluoride in our drinking water is a hardening agent and also has been linked to neuro-cognitive problems. That’s because the fluoride hardens our organs, including our brain.
There are also leftover pharmaceutical drugs that get into our tap water by way of people flushing their medications down the toilet. This alone has been linked to hormonal imbalances complete with mood swings in both men and women.
These contaminants in our tap water should not be taken lightly. A simple carbon filter sold at Walmart is not going to take care of all of these issues. You need a multi-stage filtration system. For example, each stage of the dual filtration system in Water for Life USA Water ionizers is designed to target specific contaminants.
The sediment filter is designed to take out larger contaminants. Each of the ceramic stages targets different contaminants like chlorine and chloramine. The ion exchange resin targets heavy metals and fluoride. The carbon filter removes basic contaminants. The activated carbon filtration system targets smaller contaminants like leftover pharmaceutical drugs. We are also recommending a heavy metal prefilter to go along with any of our water ionizers. The heavy metal prefilter, also known as a KDF filter, will remove the majority of heavy metals from your tap water before it is filtered by our water ionizer filtration system. This will take the load off of our water ionizer filters so that they last longer and you don’t have to replace them as often.
The end result is that you end up drinking water that is 99.99% pure of any contaminants. But more than that the water is electrolyzed or ionized, which restores the antioxidants to your drinking water. Not only is it clean and safe to drink, it is alkaline and full of antioxidants to detoxify your body.
As Americans can’t sit and wait for our local and federal governments to replace all the infrastructure in our country fix the water quality problems in US tap water. We have to take matters into our own hands. Everyone needs to invest in a home water filtration system like a Water for Life USA water ionizer. It’s the only way to know for sure you and your family are safe.
To your health!