Lead in your water

is there lead in your water?

Is YOUR Water Clean and Safe to drink?

Unsafe levels of lead has been found in the water in Flint, Michigan is all over the news. It has people wondering: Is MY water safe to drink? People are being poisoned, and it’s been going on for years. Children’s health is being irreparably damaged. But it can’t happen in YOUR neighborhood, right? You trust your city’s water- after all they test it and wouldn’t let you drink water with lead and other pollutants. 

WRONG. According to information uncovered by The Guardian, an independent online news source that originates in the UK (because US corporate news won’t tell you this), at LEAST 33 major cities in the US have hidden their water testing results that show unsafe levels of LEAD in their water supply! For over 10 years, these cities have deliberately defied the EPA’s testing methodology resulting in unsafe levels of lead going unreported.You and your family may be drinking leaded water!

Lead is not safe in any amount! Tiny amounts are associated with impaired development and behavioral problems in children, and exposure is linked to a propensity to commit violent crimes. The harmful effects of lead are not limited to children. In adults the severity are varied and quite destructive. 

The best treatment for lead exposure is to stop ingesting it immediately! Every time you drink water, use it for cooking (pasta, potatoes, vegetables), breath it in as you are bathing or showering, you may be exposing yourself and your family to lead (and other pollutants that you can’t even see). If you are a parent of young children, you need to know that the affect of lead is even worse on children!

You can protect yourself from polluted water

Buying water in plastic bottles is not a solution. There is no testing done on bottled water – and it could actually be the same water taken from your municipal water supply! Furthermore, buying water in plastic is more expensive than gasoline!

Water filtration in your home is the only way to assure your water supply is as clean as possible. A Brita pitcher is not a solution – look at this guide to compare water filtration systems, so you can get the best protection for your family.

Look, if your health is important, water is your first line of defense. The average adult human body is made up of 50-65% water. The percentage of water in infants is much higher, typically around 75-78% water, dropping to 65% by one year of age.

Make sure that water in YOUR body is pure! You can protect your home’s  water supply with water filters that can remove impurities and toxins, and even pharmaceutical drugs!

If you read the news or are health conscious, you probably realize that cancer and other diseases can be caused by toxins in the environment that you are breathing or ingesting. At least you can minimize your exposure in your home with a great water filtration system. In the long run, it may be the thing that saves your life!