Clean water in the United States is taken for granted.
We assume that when we turn on the kitchen tap, clean water suitable for drinking is what comes out. We’ve all grown up with instant access to drinkable water anytime we choose and we all assume the water is clean and healthy.
Now, though, we’re starting to hear stories of our tap water not being what we expect.
Cities and municipalities have, for decades, treated water that comes out of our taps. They source the water from lakes, rivers, or underground aquifers and begin a process of de-sludging it, filtering it, and adding chemicals to kill bacteria, make it taste better, and even improve our teeth.
Flouride, as we all know by now, is a neurotoxin that is often added to city water supplies. Tap water can also include:
- Fluorine compounds
- Trihalomethanes (THMs)
- Salts of: arsenic, radium, aluminum, copper, lead, mercury, cadmium, and barium
An article on Dr. Joseph Mercola’s site says even pharmaceutical drugs can be found in drinking water. The article goes on to say,
Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), 11 of which were found in this most recent government test, have become so ubiquitous that many of them are now detected in humans—including children. According to the CDC’s “Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals” published in 2009, a dozen different types of perfluorinated compounds were detected in Americans tested.
We also know from recent events that city water supplies across America have actually been poisoned and made people extraordinarily sick. That list seems to expand every day.
Today we start a new series that looks into those recent events, the chemicals that are causing people to get sick, and how you, as a water-consuming human who wants the best for his or her well-being, can put a stop to it and guarantee your health.
Tap water, while conveniently piped directly to your home, can come from mysterious sources and the fluid that comes out when the tap turns on could contain chemicals that will hurt you and your family.
Stay tuned as we explore the safety of tap water in America.