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Water Benefits Health News -- Tap Water Contaminants and How to Get Clean Drinking Water
September 25, 2014

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #27

September 25, 2014

Hello, Water Friend,

Do you know what is in your tap water?

In most U.S. cities, tap water often contains toxic heavy metals such as mercury, lead and copper; herbicides and pesticides; water treatment additives such as fluoride and chlorine; as well as certain bacteria and viruses.

The good news is that investing in a high-quality drinking water system for your home and/or office is a relatively inexpensive investment compared to the value and health benefits you get.

Bottled water is not a good solution, for a number of reasons. Check out the related articles below to find out why we say this.

Drinking enough clean filtered water on a daily basis is the foundation of good health.

Thus, I encourage you (if you haven’t already done so) to find out what is in your local drinking water (as a starting point) and then determine the best water system that meets your water needs and budget.

In our feature article What Is in Tap Water, you can find out if the annual water quality report for your local area is available online.

For those of you who are following our Healthy Eating Nutrition series, the second article in this series is Healthy Food Nutrition—8 Fundamental Basics.

To your health and wellness,

Nancy Hearn, CNC

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What Is in Tap Water? Why Every Home Needs a Water Filter

It is virtually impossible to know what is in tap water at any given time because municipal water quality as well as private well water varies from place to place, season to season, and house to house.

The United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world, for which I am extremely grateful.

However, our local water quality reports do not tell the full story.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), drinking water from the tap “can reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.”

Municipal water treatment systems simply cannot deal with all of them and many contaminants are not even being tested for.

In addition, federal and state government water policy impacts the availability and quality of drinking water.

Read more here . . .

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Related Articles

Drinking Water Filter Reviews and Recommendations

Bottled Drinking Water: Know What You’re Getting

Chlorine in Drinking Water – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly News

Healthy Food Nutrition Overview – 8 Fundamental Basics

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