Is Water Turbidity Safe to Drink?
It’s been a long held Urban myth that cloudiness in your drinking water, also known as water turbidity, is safe to drink. That’s not exactly true.
Turbidity is usually caused by undissolved sediment in your water. The sediment, usually in the form of alkaline minerals, is normally safe. In fact, the potassium and calcium and magnesium is actually good for you. But, at least 10 recent studies have linked high turbidity to people getting sick. So what’s going on?
Water Turbidity: Germs in Your Drinking Water
It turns out that the cloudiness in your water is not just undissolved solids. It is also germs, bacteria, and other contaminants. That’s why people have reported stomach aches, vomiting, diarrhea, and even acute gastrointestinal distress!
Seeing cloudiness or water turbidity is a sign that you need to take action. It is more important now than ever to filter your water to remove bacteria and germs before you drink it. But you shouldn’t stop there.
There are other contaminants in water that can also cause you to get sick. In fact, chemicals like chloramine, which is ammonia combined with chlorine, have even been linked to cancer. Fluoride, which is supposed to be for keeping our teeth healthy, is a hardening agent that can cause cognitive problems in adults and children.
Other Water Contaminants That Are Dangerous
There are other chemicals in our water that are dangerous. Water companies use chemicals to clean pipes and keep minerals from building up. These chemicals are dangerous to our health. The movie Erin Brockovich is about one of these chemicals called hexavalent chromium that was linked to an outbreak of cancer in her small town. She won her lawsuit but hexavalent chromium is used all over the US!
Even Clean Water Can be Dangerous
Even if you treat your water for all of these chemicals and turbidity, there is still the problem of it being stagnant. Any water that is treated municipally has been sitting around for days even weeks before it gets to your house. This makes it stagnant water. Stagnant water has lost all of its antioxidants. In fact, tap water is oxidizing to our body just like bleach! That means it is damaging our cells, which affects every system in our body.
The only good solution for treating tap water is a water ionizer. The 16 stage water ionizer filtration system removes all of the heavy metals, fluoride, chlorine, chloramine, ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, leftover pharmaceutical drugs, hexavalent chromium, and everything else that you don’t want in your body. But then a water ionizer takes the next step. It uses water electrolysis to restore the antioxidants to your drinking water just like the sun!
So next time you get a glass of water from your tap and see water turbidity, it is time to take care of it before it becomes a real problem for your health. But you should also treat all of the other dangerous chemicals in your water and restore the antioxidants in order to get the best drinking water. Check out our latest line of water ionizers to pick the model that’s just right for you!