Could it be that tap water isn’t as clean and safe as we always think? Is is possible chemicals used to treat it, or the things it picks up along the way to reach our taps, could be harmful?
Water companies claim it’s safe, so it must be right? There’s no way that clear liquid could contain chemicals and contaminants is there? Unfortunately the fact is that tap water MUST contact chemicals because how else could it go from toilet back to kitchen tap?
If you’ve read Healthy Secrets, you’ll know that drinking water is critical for aiding the following bodily functions:
1. Chemicals need to be added to make tap water safe to drink.
These include: liquid chloride, fluorosllicic acid, aluminium sulphate, calcium hydroxide, sodium sllicofluride! These might be registered as ‘safe’ according to the water companies, but anything that can’t be pronounced very easily, should be approached cautiously.
2. Tap water travels through a vast network of pipes before it reaches you.
Some pipes could date back to Victorian times (if your country’s history goes back that far), so it’s possible the water might contain some of the following contaminants: chlorine, flurine compounds, trihalomethanes (THMs), salts (i.e. arsenic, radium, aluminimum, copper, lead, mercury, cadmium, barium), hormones, nitrated and pesticides. Umm, nice!
3. Many horrible diseases are on the increase.
Try Googling the following words: ‘tap water disease‘. Enough said!
On a brighter note, water filters have come down a lot in price; it’s now possible to buy them on Amazon for less than the cost of an Indian Take Away. You get stung on the replacement filters of course, but if you change those ‘sparingly’, you can keep the cost – and chemicals+contaminants – to a minimum!