What's Lurking in Your Water? Protect Yourself from Chemicals in Tap Water

An estimated 60,000 chemicals are used within the United States, many of which find their way into our streams, rivers, lakes and, ultimately, our water supply.

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The following is an excerpt from The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers by Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz (Vanguard Press, 2011). The excerpt is from Chapter 9: Drink Up! 

Water Wasteland 

It’s ironic that the two most critical ingredients that create and sustain all life on earth—oxygen and water—are taken for granted as things to which we are entitled. We’ve been taught that the best things in life are free and, accordingly, we treat air and water as if they will be prefi ltered constantly and automatically by natural forces to maintain the quality required for us to live and grow.

In chapter 3, we discussed the importance of focusing on air quality in every room of the home—especially in the bedrooms, where much of our time is spent to replenish, repair, and renew our cells during sleep. Most of us are aware of the thousands of pollutants released into the atmosphere by our factories, power plants, and vehicles, and we are routinely notified by our TV weather commentators regarding the air quality or lack thereof for the coming week.

Air pollution, “the greenhouse effect,” and global warming dominate the primetime news. However, we almost never hear about the elixir of life itself: our water supply.

A Trace Too Much 

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