There’s WHAT in the Water?

Looks good, smells good, tastes OK – then it must be OK? Right? If you’re talking about American tap water, just because it looks OK, smells OK and the taste isn’t bad, doesn’t mean it is all right to drink.

It’s sad, but true, that water may look just delicious, but in reality over the long-term it may be deadly. Yes, the water on tap in your home. The one you make tea from, mixed drinks, and just pour a cold glass on a hot day. That very water may have things in it that may shock you. Well in fact, it will shock you.

How happy would you be if someone told you that the water you have in your morning glass of fruit drink has a kitchen sink full of chemicals in it from pesticides to household cleaners, and from antibiotics to sex hormones? If that hasn’t made you stop drinking tap water, then we don’t know what will.

Drinking this stuff is a problem; it’s just that simple, and using it to cook or bath in isn’t a super idea either and here is why. Research has shown that most cancers we develop have been linked to low levels of chemicals in tap water – the leading culprit? The number one chemical that causes numerous cancers is chlorine, which is noted to cause rectal cancer, breast cancer and bladder cancer.

Pesticides, herbicides and other similar chemicals leach into the ground water and eventually make their way into our tap and our bottled water. Right – the bottled water. Surprised? You shouldn’t be, because at least 25% of the bottled waters on the market come from a tap and they are not subjected to the same tests our water at home may be.

It’s one thing to be an adult and drink contaminated water, as our immune systems are more fully developed than a child’s. So think about this. That tap water may have a mega load of dangerous chemicals in it and our children are consuming it. Kids aren’t able to flush out toxins like that. They need to be drinking purer water.

Have you taken a look lately at your local water plant? If not, it might be time that you did. The trip will open your eyes like nothing else will. Our urban infrastructure is deteriorating rapidly and upkeep is second to last on the list of things to do. These older structures are simply not able to keep up with the increasing load of contaminants that find their way into our water. Remember that plant is sending water to your house and you have no idea what it in it.

Consider this as well. If you regularly drink tap water and have stomach problems did you give some thought to the connection? More than 35% of gastrointestinal difficulties are the direct result of drinking contaminated water. It’s time to put that glass of water back down on the counter and do some serious hunting for a system to purify your tap water.

The only water purification system that is able to provide the purest, freshest water for our health is distillation; the only process that ensures the water is clean and safe to drink. No other water purification method is as effective as distillation.

Larry Wardell is with, a provider of water distillers and water distillation systems. To learn more about water distillers, water distillation systems, water purification systems, visit

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