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FITNESS BLOG: ALL WATER IS NOT EQUAL

Our tap water is laced with toxins, including pesticide runoff, pharmaceutical residues, and hormone impersonators.

In 2010, the Environmental Working Group, a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, reported that tap water from 45 states contained more than 300 containment’s.

Every time you have a sip from the rap, cook a meal with tap water, or take a bath or shower, you’re exposing yourself to fluoride.

Here are some ways to limit the amount of toxins entering your body:

  1. Filter your water
  2. Change your water bottle – either glass or stainless steel
  3. Filter your shower water
  4. Say no to bottled water
  5. Stop re-hydrating with sports drink
  6. Stay informed – here at epa.gov/sagewater/ccr/whereyoulive.html. You can find all the containment’s found in tour water supply.

Contaminants in Tap Water

Toxins Potential Adverse Health Affects
Aluminum May cause cognitive decline in the elderly.
Arsenic May contribute to cancer, organ failure, reproductive
Chlorine May increase cancer risk
Chromium Causes allergic dermatitis (skin reactions) and may increase cancer risk
Fluoride In excessive amount, may cause bone fractures in adults and developmental problems in children; may increase cancer risk.
Gas, oil May damage kidneys, liver or other organs
Lead Can cause learning, neurological, and behavioral problems in children
Microbes (bacteria and viruses) Linked to upset stomach, diarrhea, and more serious illnesses.
Nitrates Associated with birth defects and miscarriages
Perchlorate Can decrease production of thyroid hormones, which are important for normal metabolism and good mental function
Pesticides May damage kidneys, liver or other organs
Prescription Drugs May increase cancer risk, cause organ damage, and promote the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

 

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