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Water Benefits Health News -- Health Risks of Chlorine and Fluoride in Your Drinking Water
March 05, 2013

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #15

March 5, 2013

Hello, Water Friend,

Did you know that each glass of tap water is like a chemical cocktail? If you are not filtering your drinking water, your body IS the filter.

And if you think you are safe drinking bottled water, think again. Reliable sources such as the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) and the Food and Watch Organization tell us:

Nearly 40 percent of bottled water is actually re-processed tap water!

In this issue, we are focusing on two of the most common unhealthy chemicals that are added to municipal water – chlorine and fluoride. We trust that when you read these articles, you will want to find out if these chemicals are added to your municipal water and invest in a water filter system that removes them.

As bad as most tap water is in the United States, the home water-filter solution is fairly simple and relatively inexpensive (compared to buying bottled water). The higher quality drinking water filters are the counter top and under sink models. But even the faucet-mounted filters and the water filter pitchers offer a base level of filtration.

You might want to check out our water filter reviews to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of drinking water filters.

If you already have a water filter system at your home of office, congratulations! Spread the word and tell your family and friends about the advantages of a home water filter system over tap and bottled water.

To your health and hydration,

Nancy Hearn, CNC


What Is in Tap Water – Why Every Home Needs a Drinking 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 don’t 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 . . .


Related Articles

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

Fluoride in Water – Do Not Swallow What You Have Been Told

Mercury in our Water – Causes and Effects On Our Health and Environment

Tap Water Filters – A Simple 3-Step Selection Process


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Nancy Hearn is a certified health and nutrition consultant, hydration specialist, fitness advisor, and freelance web writer. She is the author of,, and and has published numerous health articles and eBooks.


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