Can you see which glass of water fills with you with contaminants as it quenches your thirst? Can you see which glass of water is nothing but pure H2O? The truth of it is this: if you don’t know exactly how your water has been treated from source to sip (whether bottled or from a well or tap) then the safety of that water is completely out of your hands.
Harms of Tap Water – Raw and Treated
Water that reaches municipal homes is acquired, treated, dispensed, and recycled from waste, retention, and sewage water by local water treatment facilities.
The only enforcing body for this water treatment is the federal law of the Environmental Protection Agency, and is mainly driven through the guidelines of the Safe Drinking Water Act. While poised to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water, the EPA only regulates 91 contaminants – despite the observations that there are over 60,000 chemicals ingested in the United States (and thus excreted into the water supply). This 60,000 estimate, by the way, comes from (you guessed it) the Environmental Protection Agency . Your water quality level may not be violating the law, but there’s no way it’s been cleaned to a level ensuring a minimal amount of chemicals or disease causing pollutants interact with you and your immune system.
If you’re surprised at the notion of “bare minimums” in a government regulated facility that concerns the safety of the public, here is the head of a Florida Utility Authority letting his words stand for themselves:“ ‘If it doesn’t violate the law, I don’t really pay much attention to it,’ said Stephen Sorrell, executive director of Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, which serves Pensacola, Fla. Data show that his system has delivered water containing multiple chemicals at concentrations that research indicates are associated with health risks. The system has not violated the Safe Drinking Water Act during the last half-decade.
The Times examined concentrations of 335 chemicals that government agencies have determined were associated with serious health risks. The analysis counted only instances in which the same chemical was detected at least 10 times for a single water system since 2004, at a concentration that the government has said poses at least a 1-in-10,000 risk of causing disease.
That is roughly equivalent to the cancer risk posed by undergoing 100 X-rays. “
– New York Times
Tap water drinkers might need to pause and accept this reality; take a brief moment. When anybody hears it for the first time it’s a shock – water is the fluid of life! The same percentage of water in the world is the same percentage that our bodies consist of – it is innate in nature! Everyone needs water each and every day, but it’s a hard fact that the publicly available water is in no way as clean as can be.
And if the level of removal isn’t to your liking, you won’t believe the dangers of what they’ll add to the water. Long story short, adding fluoride to water for fighting tooth decay doesn’t necessarily outweigh the research documented effects of lowered fertility, lowered IQ, and pineal gland calcification in subjected populations . Like most points of scientific inquiry, do your in-depth research and you’ll find there’s a lot to swallow.
Harms of Bottled Water – The Whole Story
Now I’m sure anybody who was #TeamTapWater may be thinking of jumping ship right now. Slow your roll, however, if your next turn is toward a cold, hard, shiny bottle of pre-packaged water. You might not be in the clear just yet.
It is a little known fact that the norm since 2009 was nearly half (48.7%) of bottled water facilities using municipal tap water supplies all the same. So right there the idea of a “safer source” can be thrown out the window as often as “heads” on a coin toss. And as far as the path it takes along the way… there’s not much to say on that. Running as private corporations they are inherently regulated even less than public tap water (and we just saw how thorough that can be) and in fact only 3 could be found to publish purity information at the same level as public facilities.
When it comes to the point of quenching your thirst, know that you may still be subject to foreign chemicals. Both Nicotine in significant quantity and 58 active pharmaceuticals were detected in 5 of 10 randomly sampled of bottled mineral water brands. Independent testing of bottled water conducted by the Environmental Working Group in 2008 also found that 10 popular brands of bottled water, purchased from grocery stores and other retailers in 9 states and the District of Columbia, contained 38 chemical pollutants, with an average of 8 contaminants in each brand.
Bottled water may offer the impression of a pristinely sourced, purified, and single-serving dose of clean water, but is all that worth:
- The energy equivalent of 32 and 54 million barrels of oil to produce and transport plastic water bottles used in just a year’s time
- A pollution rate of 75 percent, leaving empty plastic bottles in our landfills, lakes, streams and oceans
- Small towns around the world exploited for water resources to feed the manufactured demand of giant corporations re-selling public water
- The estimated that two liters of water needed to bottle every liter on the store shelf, resulting in approximately 72 billion gallons wasted annually worldwide
There are COSTS to leaving the responsibility of your drinking water quality up to a private corporation, a secluded and distant authority, who couldn’t possibly have the health and wellness of YOUR family at the forefront of their mind.
Take back Control to gain Awareness of what’s in your drinking water
If you don’t know for sure, then the only thing you can be sure of is that you have no influence on the ones who actually know the whole story of what’s in every sip you take; the composition of each drop that flows through your home. Your eyesight won’t tell you, you have to get deeper than that for yourself. And like every unseen element of nature, we never understand it until we test, ask questions, and find out just what it’s made of.
Take control today and Know Your Water by obtaining a free water quality test from a Life Enhancement Consultant.
- Environmental Protection Agency
- The New York Times
- Food & Water Watch
Patrons from the Greater Tampa Bay community as well as the Healthy Home Family gathered to discuss the Lifetime Business Opportunity through LifeVantage that has been driving us to success. Our CEO Mike Hudson, Pro 3, is pictured below welcoming the group as well as giving his testimonial on his success in this new and exciting venture.
This was the first of what is now a weekly event in which different Pros in the LifeVantage Opportunity are able to share their passion and belief in the products and enterprise with all who would like to listen. Visitors also had the opportunity to sample and learn more about both Protandim and TrueScience at our newly opened LifeVantage Kiosk
Our May 29th evening featured discussion from Pro 3 Bobby Kim, Pro 6 Matthew Waldrop, and Doctor Cobb, and each is pictured below. If you missed out on the fun to be had, we’ll be seeing you next Thursday!
Two weeks ago the home of neighborly retired resident of Sun City Center, Alice*, was opened to our life enhancement consultants upon a call for our standard no-cost water quality testing, though what panned out was a surprise to all. In discussing her water analyses bouts of coughing and scratching of the eyes were impossible for Jonathan, the consultant, to overlook and he inquired whether or not she had a respiratory condition. She spoke of it in terms of an unwelcome development, having been a picture of fitness in her younger years though now affected with regular allergy symptoms, coughing, and dry eyes. Having started up in just the past ten years, she tied this affliction to her move down to Florida upon retiring from an administrative career in Pennsylvania. Rumors from friends beforehand told her to expect a whole slew of environmental differences, so at the onset she logically assigned blame to the different grasses, flowers, and the range of diverse plant life floating in the Tampa Bay winds. It was on suspicion of water contamination from local construction that she looked up our Water Quality department and gave Healthy Home a call.
Jonathan (a specialist in both water and indoor air quality) offered to help her investigate if there were any environmental solutions to be implemented through an Indoor Air Quality Analysis. The first step of this was conducting a True Laser Particle Count with the Air Quality Monitor carried by each consultant to accurately gauge the air pollutants in the home. Alice couldn’t believe that air quality and allergy relief technology was at this point, as she had never previously had a laser particle count in her household. The disbelief shifted to Jonathan once he whipped out the monitor and the digital reading appeared, showing Alice had a whopping 32,700 particulate pollutants PER CUBIC FOOT OF AIR in the center (and most open area) of her home. No amount of Claritin and cough drops was going to fix that kind of indoor air quality DISASTER.
Alice could not believe that the air inside her home was worse than the outside, but it’s sad to say it’s an all too common situation. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has observed levels of indoor air pollutants as high as 2 to 5 times that of outdoor in various studies, and the homes of Florida are no different. The implementing of energy-efficiency products and practices also greater seals in air and allows pollutants to re-circulate with less ability to escape through ventilation. The cause could be anywhere from Alice’s air conditioning system to her ducts, or ventilation, or air handler, or dirt caked into the surfaces of her entire home, the list goes on… so Jonathan got right to work.
As is included with every free indoor air quality consultation he utilized the Purestar 1000 Air Purifier in her polluted bedroom to perform an Air Wash: a deep decontamination of the airspace with the power of the HEPA filtration to demonstrate the state of a clean airspace. During the duration of the Air Wash, he inspected the condition of her A/C filters, her return filter and also inquired about her household activities relating to air quality to see what may be bringing. With this information he was able to refer her for the HVAC inspection that led to the discovery of a duct contamination problem that seemed to have been in effect since before she purchased the home. Upon walking back into her bedroom when the Purestar Air Wash was completed and with a deep breath of the filtered crisp air she knew her troubles would be coming to an end.
If you have NEVER gotten a laser particle count for the airspace of your home, have recently moved into a new home, or are not 100% SURE you could get a zero particle reading from our air quality monitors:
Last week we were pleased to welcome Joseph Urso, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aerus, and Neal DeLettre, President of Safeway Water, as they visited the Healthy Home Plaza over their short stays in Tampa, Florida. In his time here Mr. Urso reminisced with old friends such as our Owner and CEO Mike Hudson whom he has known for over eighteen years and worked with in each the Aerus and Healthy Home business endeavors. In addition, Mr. DeLettre commended the developments in Healthy Home’s water division, an expansion resulting from our recent business partnership. Both the old and new faces of the Healthy Home Team were able learn more about these leaders through hearing their perspectives on growth, industriousness, and success (in every sense of the word). In addressing the entire Healthy Home Family, Mr. Urso shared the story of his start in business, and his personal qualities that led to realization of his aspirations for not only his companies but his way of life. Embracing honorable values such as honesty, fairness, and integrity made him an individual that attracted people wanting to do business with him, and he speaks of applying such principles personally to start on your way to visualizing achievement. Over the course of his time striving for his goals it enabled him to become a difference maker; one whose products support and better the lives of others each day, an opportunity realizable for each person at Healthy Home. Mr. DeLettre sustained the excitement and positivity by praising the growth of Healthy Home’s water division, growth that Safeway Water is a part of since we’ve engaged in distribution from July of 2013. He discussed how a sale cannot occur without a need, and the size of the water treatment industry illustrates the great extent of this need. The systems from Safeway Water, like Aerus, are retailed by Healthy Home precisely because they robustly fulfill our customers’ needs for a water quality solution. Following this meeting everyone had a smile on their face and was better equipped to visualize improvements for their lives. With the company lunch afterward everyone was able to meet and break bread together, better relating to Mr. Urso, Mr. DeLettre, and each other member of the Healthy Home Team.
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