What kind of water is safest for us to drink? The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that the biggest polluter of US rivers and streams is commercial agricultural chemicals that are sprayed onto crops, and then run off into the waterways. It is questionable whether other countries are much better. Is tap water really safe enough?
If possible, install a whole-house water filtration system in order to filter out these agricultural chemicals, as well as chlorine, heavy metals and other contaminants that are frequently found in water supplies, even in cities. If the water turns your tub green, you don’t want to be drinking it, and you don’t want to be bathing in it as your skin absorbs about 70% of those contaminants. If you live in an apartment or condominium, it may be easier to install tap and shower filters. The water tastes better, and makes for softer skin in the bath or shower. Filtering your own water is better than buying bottled, as many of the bottled waters are not contaminant free and are sometimes worse than tap water, AND the plastic bottles cause an enormous amount of garbage.
For more information on water, please read Your Body’s Many Cries For Water by Batmanhelidj. To get information and ratings on water filters, go to www.bestfilters.com. If you would like to get your water tested so you know what contaminants you need to filter out, go to www.aquamd.com.