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:
- Filter your water
- Change your water bottle – either glass or stainless steel
- Filter your shower water
- Say no to bottled water
- Stop re-hydrating with sports drink
- 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.|