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The BEST Ways to Get Cleaner Drinking Water
There has been so much controversy lately about the state of the water supply in the Western world. It seems that no country is immune to the possibility of having toxic water. America and Australia have been the worst offenders lately.
Have you seen all of the news on the junk found in water? Here are just some of the recent reports:
Radiation from Fukushima Now Causes 100% Infant Mortality Rate in West Coast Orcas
Huge Sinkhole Contaminates Florida Drinking Water
New report finds ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical in US drinking water
You can check this interactive map to see if your town or county has found high chromium-6 in the water.
And you can check out my previous post on Fluoride, the neurotoxin in our water!
All of these reports has people asking, “How the heck do we get clean water?!”
There are many solutions. It seems like there is no “perfect” way to get clean, affordable, and safe water but there are plenty of options depending on your budget and location.
- Find a local source of Spring water. Find A Spring has spring locations for 8 different countries! Many of the spring sources test annually for contaminants, but you have to verify that with the location that you end up choosing.
- Find the perfect filter based on your needs. There are way too many kinds of filters out there, but luckily, EWG has a guide for finding the best filter based on a few options: budget, effectiveness, which contaminants it filters, and if you need to soften hard water. It also gives options for pitchers, sink attachments, and whole home systems. Picking a filter depends entirely on what you are aiming to do.
- My filter choices: Looking for something affordable that focuses on common contaminants as well as getting at least 93 % of fluoride, chlorine and other toxic chemicals: go for a Home Master Jr for your sink. ProOne is another excellent brand that has many options for drinking water, whole house filters, and shower filters.
- Reverse osmosis and distilled water can actually negatively affect the body over time. I do not recommend those for the most part. Reverse osmosis is essentially dead water and runs the risk of leaching minerals from your body. Sure, it might be clear of all contaminants. But we need MINERALS to help with hydration, not just the water itself.
- If you have a well (or plan on making one) make sure you are testing it often for contaminants! Check the EPA Site for more information.
- Recently, there have been many reports of Berkey filters not doing what they claim to do. I would recommend making the switch to a better brand if you’ve been using Berkey. There have been reports of issues for years already, and things are just getting worse.