Do you know what’s in your tap water? 🚰 🤔
The other day, I was looking at a post from a bottled water company, and many people commented that people should just drink tap water to save money.
In the short term, sure, it’ll save you some cash.
But at what cost long term?
While there are protections in place for the US, they only cover 91 chemicals. And this doesn’t mean these chemicals don’t exist – there’s an upper limit on what they allow.
Legal does not mean safe.
The guidelines haven’t been updated in 20 years.
Plus, there are many others that get into your drinking supply that are not regulated at all.
Many of these chemicals are toxic and can have long-term effects on our health.
Chemicals such as:
- Atrazine (pesticide)
- Byproducts of disinfectants
- Radium and uranium
- Nitrates (from use in fertilizer)
- Radioactive contaminants
- Vinyl chloride
These can affect the many systems in our body and lead to fatigue, liver congestion, gut issues, hormonal imbalances, migraines, thyroid issues, and more.
Long term, they’ve identified a link to cancer from drinking tap water.
Go research what’s in your local water supply. It’s easy to do. If you’re in the United States, head over to www.ewg.org/tapwater
They have a database that shows the list of contaminants in all the various municipalities across the country.
I suspect you’ll be surprised by what you uncover.
A quick search for my zip code showed 22 contaminants. 🤯
11 of those exceed health guidelines. 🤯
8 had no legal limit at all. 🤯
Here’s a screenshot showing part of that page for my town:
I can’t believe that some of those are hundreds of times greater than what’s recommended.
And we’re putting this stuff into our bodies with everything we drink or eat that has been cooked with water.
Drinking clean water is one of the most important things we can do for our health.
It’s not enough to use a fridge filter or one of those counter filters. They are ok but not going to do the job.
And unfortunately, bottled water often contains just as many contaminants as our tap water. The regulations around that are limited and a bunch of states where the bottles are filled have no regulations at all around them. Some brands are okay, but many are not.
Rather, invest in a high-quality filtration system like a Berkey or Pure Effects because they do a much better job.
I get asked a lot about Reverse Osmosis. While they do an amazing job filtering toxins out, they also remove the good stuff – the minerals that our body needs to thrive. So they do almost TOO good of a job.
My boyfriend and I recently bought a home and put one of the Pure Effects filters in. It was super easy to install and I have confidence that I am not disrupting my hormones, thyroid, gut or anything else by trying to stay hydrated.
If you’re curious – this is the one we purchased.
Give yourself the gift of clean water – your body will thank you for it!