Synthetic Chemicals in Water

It’s been a long time since we could really count on the purity and safety of the water we are drinking out of our taps.

The plain and simple truth of the matter is that if you are drinking contaminated water, you are harming yourself. Aside from the diseases contaminated water may bear, drinking it will also slow down weight loss, disrupt digestion, and slow down the proper absorption of nutrition. With that going on, it makes sense that your energy and focus on life would take a beating as well.

One of the things that you need to be aware of is the fact that there are well over 80,000 different synthetic chemicals in our drinking water in the 21st century. That’s right, over 80,000 man-made synthetic chemicals, and that does not take into account the other drugs manufactured and let loose in our water through a variety of ways.

If you’re wondering how synthetic drugs and other chemicals wind up in your tap water, you should be aware that runoff, wastewater leakage, flooding, flushing drugs down the toilet, improperly using chemicals, and the illegal release of drug-laced wastewater from drug manufacturing plants play a major factor in their presence in our taps. In other words, there are so many ways for drugs and other pollutants to get into our water, that it is virtually impossible to police them all.

So, aren’t these chemicals and other pollutants caught at municipal water treatment plants? While you might think that is the case, it isn’t. Very few water treatment plants have been upgraded into this century and currently rely on horrendously outdated technology to keep our water “safe.” The bizarre thing about water treatment plants is that they actually use a toxic chemical to disinfect your water – chlorine.

While chlorine does have a good reputation for killing bacteria and parasites, it’s not exactly the kind of thing you should be drinking, as it’s linked to an increased risk of having cancer. If you think that might be untrue, consider this: since chlorine came into use, cancer rates have gone from 1 in 50 people to 1 in 3. Those numbers ought to shock you into action.

If it was just chlorine in the water, it might be fairly easy to do something about filtering it out. However, along with the chlorine is its close companion, lead – considered to be a major threat to children. Add that lead already present in the water with lead leaching from fixtures, pipes and soldered joints and what do you get? A double dose of lead in your home plumbing system. If you live in a newer home, you may not have this risk, however it’s been estimated that just about 98% off all home plumbing systems have lead fixtures.

With all the crud floating around in our water today, there is really only one method that will ensure you have water that is safe to drink at home – a home distillation system. It’s the only water purification system that is able to provide the purest, freshest water for our health; 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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