Water Works

31 Aug

Depending upon our age, our body is somewhere between 50% and 75% water and that water is used to perform many functions including:

  • Regulating body temperature
  • Humidifying the air we breathe
  • Helping organs assimilate nutrients
  • Helping organs expel toxins and excess salt
  • Helping to keep blood pressure down, thus reducing the probability of a heart attack


It’s no wonder that the attention to water quality has been such a concern lately.

In the Environmental Working Group’s Water Treatment Contaminants: FORGOTTEN TOXICS IN AMERICAN WATER report from February of this year, “studies have shown that there are more than 600 unwanted chemicals created by the interaction of water treatment disinfectants and pollutants in source water.” This study was released along with another report which focused on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the drinking water along the East Coast. That report goes into great detail about potential cancer causing effects of trihalomethanes in drinking water supplies.

Bottled water may be a good source for water, but it presents a whole set of other issues on the environment due to the use of plastics.

That leaves home purification systems as a solution. The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service offers a good guide explaining the available home solutions and their relative benefits for quality water.

It remains important to stay focused on your source of water to insure your personal health.

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