In 2006, 2008, and again in 2012, elevated levels of lead were found in drinking fountains in city schools, but officials did not “chart a a comprehensive attack on lead” until 2013, The New York Times reported yesterday. The report comes as lead contamination in urban areas has come under closer scrutiny. But despite lead levels being elevated up to 60 times the federal threshold at eight schools in 2006, students were not switched to bottled water until two years later, The New York Times reported. By 2013, all but six Jersey City schools had lead contamination, with one fountain testing at 853 times the accepted maximum, the report states.Lead poisoning is exceptionally dangerous for children and can result in nervous system damage and even death. There is no safe minimum for lead exposure and the fact that it’s showing up in schools is reason to send children to school with bottles of clean water from home. Lead is showing up in school drinking water all across the country, from Seattle to Ohio to Michigan to New Jersey, and will very likely appear in more cities. The biggest reason is because of lead pipes that are many decades old. Water absorbs chemicals from whatever it travels through, and old lead pipes are notorious for poisoning drinking water. The best way to avoid lead is to drink bottled water that is regularly tested. Castle Rock Water is pure, fresh mountain spring water loaded with natural electrolytes and healthy minerals. People all across California are having it delivered right to their homes and offices so they can have drinking water that they can feel good about serving to their families. If you’d like information on home delivery, just contact us and you’ll be on your way to a life without lead in your water.
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.
In most cases, utilities place their intake pipes at deep parts of the river, so as to avoid drawing in oil and other debris floating on the surface. Sometimes this raw water is temporarily held in settling ponds to let some of the solids drop out, or else it is pumped directly to the treatment plant. Typically, a coagulant such as alum is added at this stage and the water is mixed, creating clumps of particles in a process called flocculation. These clumps or “floc” are then allowed to settle to the bottom of a clarifying basin, after which the sludge is removed. The water is then filtered. Many municipalities now use synthetic membrane filters, which are composed of thousands of tightly knit polymer strands.Wow. So the water is taken from potentially polluted rivers, moved to sit stagnate in a pond, gets additives to coagulate all the junk, has sludge removed, then goes through a filtration process. True, the resulting water is drinkable, but at what cost? Water that is treated extensively and allowed to sit stagnate loses its energy, its vitality, and its structure. The water essentially dies and all beneficial minerals are lost. Tap water in most municipalities is not unhealthy, but it’s not going to provide the benefits that nature intended either. Castle Rock Water, on the other hand, is pure living structured water. The water is never touched by humans, it’s not artificially filtered or modified, and it never sits stagnant. Nothing is ever added. Castle Rock Water starts as glacier melt on the top of the mountain and is filled with oxygen isotopes. It spends the next 100-10,000 years percolating through the mountain, which acts as one of the largest water filters in the world. This ancient water flows through lave tubes, streams, moves over precious metals and stones, and twists and turns down the banks of Mt. Shasta. The water becomes energized on its journey. It actually gains energy. Because it’s constantly moving and naturally filtered as it flows, it gains structure and is infused with many beneficial minerals from the material deep inside the mountain. The body uses these minerals to stay properly hydrated. Water that has a living structure is better for the vitality of humans and promotes a well-being that tap water can’t match. Read the description again of how tap water is filtered then decide: Which water would you rather have in your body?
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