Bottled water woes Who’s watching our water? part 2

In addition, bottled water companies are not required to test for “Cryptosporidium,” the chlorine-resistant protozoan that infected more than 400,000 Milwaukee residents in 1993. Bottled water companies, are not under the same strict accountability standards as are required by the EPA for municipal water systems. Bottled water companies may provide a significantly lower quality standard than you will typically find from your home tap water. Bottled water companies enjoy a major loophole. The FDA reported that water, that is processed, and sold in a single state, which by the way is most that are sold in the United States are not even covered by the FDA rules. This tells us that most bottled water companies have set up shop in every state. They diminish local water supple, process, package, and sell processed tap water back to local residents at a huge mark-up, with out any concern for the FDA rules ( let alone the more strict EPA guidelines for municipal water) and regulations that were created to protect consumers.

What is unfortunate, is consumers have no idea that these severe violations are taking place, and that unethical, illegal activities that are running rampant in an industry that clearly does not care, and is actually fleecing the public, and disregarding laws that are in place to protect us and our children.

Consumers need to take a proactive investigative approach to choosing which water they decide to drink, and have available to their families and friends.

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Bottled water woes who’s watching our water? part-1

Bottled water, because it is defined as a “food” under federal regulations, is under the authority if the Food and Drug Administration(FDA), while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under much stricter standards, regulates tap water( your homes water supply). Thus, bottled water, depending upon your brand, may actually be less clean and safe than your tap water. The EPA mandates that local municipal water treatment plants supply a detailed accounting of source results, and of contaminate levels found in  testing, to residents. That must be done several times daily to meet guidelines set by the EPA. Where as bottled water companies are under no such directive. The National Resources Defense Council studied and found 18 out of 103 bottled water brands tested contained “more bacteria than allowed under legal microbiological-purity guidelines.” One fifth of the brands tested positive for the presence of synthetic chemicals, such as industrial chemicals, and chemicals used to produce plastic bottles. Phthlate, a harmful chemical used in the manufacture of plastic bottles had leeched into the water from it’s plastic container. Processed water is heated to 185 degrees in processing and bottling.

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Kangen Water Used In Hospitals

Japan Uses Kangen Water In their Hospitals

Watch this video to see why:

Kangen Water is a great system and source of very healthy water. With the different types of water that you can choose from with the machines, are many health benefits and many things you can use the water for.  And as always make sure to visit our Enagic website for more information about Kangen Water Ionizers at www.veryhealthywater.net.

Researchers warn of legacy mercury in the environment

Why Water Purification Systems are Critical to Human Health

July 8, 2013 —

Environmental researchers at Harvard University have published evidence that significant reductions in mercury emissions will be necessary just to stabilize current levels of the toxic element in the environment. So much mercury persists in surface reservoirs (soil, air, and water) from past pollution, going back thousands of years, that it will continue to persist in the ocean and accumulate in fish for decades to centuries, they report.

“It’s easier said than done, but we’re advocating for aggressive reductions, and sooner rather than later,” says Helen Amos, a Ph.D. candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and lead author of the study, published in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

Amos is a member of the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), where researchers have been collecting historical data on mercury emissions as far back as 2000 BC and building new environmental models of mercury cycling that capture the interactions between the atmosphere, oceans, and land.

Their model reveals that most of the mercury emitted to the environment ends up in the ocean within a few decades and remains there for centuries to millennia. These days, emissions are mainly from coal-fired power plants and artisanal gold mining. Thrown into the air, rained down onto lakes, absorbed into the soil, or carried by rivers, mercury eventually finds its way to the sea. In aquatic ecosystems, microbes convert it to methylmercury, the organic compound that accumulates in fish, finds its way to our dinner plates, and has been associated with neurological and cardiovascular damage.

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