Haas reports that toxic substances found in municipal drinking water across the U.S. to have been indirectly linked to many chronic, degenerative diseases, including Alzheimers, cancers, infertility, Parkinsons, and arthritis. The problem with allowing small amounts of toxins in drinking water is no one knows the effects of their accumulation in the body over years of use. Haas has expressed concern that our government will wait too long to correct current water problems, much like modern Western medicine focuses on end-stage disease rather than on preventive medicine.
Types of filtration:
-Active carbon/ Solid carbon block- most common, carbon can remove organic chemicals and chlorine but not heavy metals such as lead or mercury. The size of the filter pores will determine the amount of particles that can be removed. Carbon filters can hold only a limited amount of sediment and thus need to be changed regularly.
-Reverse osmosis- may be the best way to purify tap water. Units usually have 2 or 3 filtering segments and only need changing once a year.
The downfall of filtering or distilling water is that along with impurities many of the naturally occurring minerals are removed. This simply means the need for minerals in food is greater. The initial cost of having a filtration system installed may seem pricy. However, think about how much moneys is spent on bottled water not to mention the cost to health if clean water is not consumed.
For more information on home water systems you can contact Superior Water Conditioning, Inc. You can have a free water report done and set up an appointment for someone to come out to your home to discuss different filtration options. 1-888-WATER-99; Tampa (813) 961-1051; Clearwater (727) 442-2550
Information on another local water purification company can be found at KangenIonizers.com
Books for more information:
Staying Healthy with Nutrition by Elson M. Hass, MD
This book has a very detailed chapter on the importance of clean water for health.
Health and Nutrition Secrets by Russell L. Blaylock, MD
This book provides a very informative chapter on fluoride and why its such a toxic substance to health.
The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto
This is a fascinating book about an experiment done by Japanese scientist, Masaru Emoto, who discovered that molecules of water are affected by thoughts, words, and feelings.
DVDs for more information:
Blue Gold World Water Wars- bluegold-worldwaterwars.com