Is Tap Water Our Poison?
Tap water is very unhealthy not just because it contains fluoride in some areas of the UK, chlorine and lots of other additives poisonous to life, but there are a great deal of pollutants that simply are not removed by the water companies. These include hormones from the contraceptive pill and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). From tap water samples taken in the U.K. benzotriazole and tolytriazole were among the many chemicals detected in all 80 samples analysed.
See http://www.brunel.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/news-items/ne_64256 for the full study conducted by Brunel University.
As we are made mostly of water, it makes perfect sense that we should use the cleanest possible source we can find. Water pumped through metal pipes, be they copper or lead, or even ceramic, is not a good solution for drinking water.
Un processed water flows down streams, waterfalls and rivers. Many scientists believe that this movement not only helps to add natural minerals but also 'charges' the water in the Earth's natural magnetic field. This has been confirmed using cryogenic flash freezing of water and viewed using a dark field microscope.`
There are various different ways to clean polluted water:
The four main types are:
Activated carbon filters can clear away certain organic contaminants that affect taste and smell. Some systems are also designed to eliminate chlorination by products, solvents, and pesticides, or certain metals such as lead or copper.
Ion exchange units with activated alumina can extract minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which make water hard. This is often used in combination with another filtration method, such as carbon absorption or reverse osmosis.
Reverse osmosis units with carbon can clear away nitrates and sodium as well as pesticides and petrochemicals.
Distillation units which boil water and condense the steam, creating distilled water.
Our preferred solution is to filter our water using a pre filter and Aquasana rhino which gives us water that I feel is pure enough to wash, shower and bathe with.
For drinking and cooking we then use a Pure Water midi classic plumbed in distiller and Nikken pi mag optimizer to replace minerals and "charge" the water.
Please see our product page for full details of this equipment.
These are pre filters that remove the large contaminants from our mains supplied tap water, on the left is a filter after 4 weeks use, on the right a new unused filter. Clearly there is mud, soil, sand and no doubt another very common brown substance in our tap water.