Drinking Water – Importance of quality water


Marilyn Vine’s Drinking Water page covers information on water being contaminated, high levels of heavy metals and farm pesticides being found in our water and the risks with cancer and heart attacks with chlorinated water.

Drinking water of a good quality is a $100 billion industry!    


Radium in American Tap Water


News Target on 4 April published this article “170 million Americans may have toxic levels of radium in their tap water”.

 

When are we going to stop reading stories like this?   Please take time to find out more.


Michigan in the news again with more lead in their water



 

Natural News dated 3 April 2018 published this article “More cases of lead poisoning in Michigan – this time in Grand Rapids”.   The article goes on to say:

 

“If you’re a resident of zip code 49507 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, chances are you’ve been exposed to high – or even dangerous – levels of lead. And unlike the ongoing crisis in Flint, the culprit is the paint on your windows, reported Wood TV.

 

Lead exposure has plagued Grand Rapids for years. And nowhere is the problem more prevalent than in zip code 49507.

 

According to a recent report by the Kent County Lead Task Force, the Grand Rapids zip code harbored the highest number of lead poisoning incidents in the state of Michigan during 2015 and 2016.

 

And things are not getting any better – 2016 and 2017 have witnessed a shocking 40 percent jump in the prevalence of lead-related health problems.


Microplastic contamination found in bottled water


GreenMedia on 16 March 2018 published this article “Microplastic Contamination Found in Most Major Brands of Bottled Water Globally.”   This is a very important article and everyone should read and understand the implications to their health.  The article goes on to say:

 

Fragments were found to be the most common type of microplastic particle (66%), followed by fibers (13%) and films (12%). The table below, taken from Fredonia’s data analysis, shows the polymeric content of the particles discovered.”



In my opinion, Governments world wide seem to have lost the plot in providing their citizens with quality, safe drinking water!    The addition of fluoride as an example has a damaging effect on our health.   If you don’t know much about fluoride and the consequences of drinking it then I suggest that you click this link to learn more.   Over the years I have learned that they add chlorine in an attempt to control contamination and again I have read that it doesn’t work and is useless and in fact can cause nearly as much harm as fluoride!   Aluminum is added to the water for clearness of the water and we all know its implications in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.   There is more information with regards to these additives shown below.


CDC tests reveals up to 3,800 more water supplies more contaminated than Flint Water


Activist Post dated 18 November 2017 published this article “Shocking CDC Tests Reveal 3,800 US Water Supplies Up To 400% MORE Contaminated Than Flint.”   Here is an excerpt and it is recommended that you read the full article to find out more about the contaminated areas:

 

“In fact, Reuters recently published neighborhood-level blood lead testing results from 34 states, as well as Washington DC, which were collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The results showed that 3,810 neighborhood areas have levels of lead that are at least double those seen in Flint. Close to half of these sites had levels that were actually four times as high as those in Flint.”


More damming evidence of the US’s contaminated water  


Environmental Working Group dated 7 September 2017 brings us this report.  The report goes on to say:

 

“A new analysis from EWG has revealed a hidden carcinogen in the tap water of 90 million Americans across 45 states. 1,4-Dioxane is an industrial solvent found in tap water across the country, as well as in cosmetic and household cleaning products.

 

Despite being linked to serious health effects like cancer and kidney damage, 1,4-dioxane remains completely unregulated”



Damning article on US contaminated water


Activist Post dated 29 July 2017 has issued this document “REPORT: Nearly All Of U.S. Drinking Water Contaminated With Cancer Causing Chemicals”.

 

In my, Marilyn Vine’s opinion

 

THIS IS DISGRACEFUL!

 

The article goes on to say:

 

“The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit research organization environmental watchdog, released a searchable database Thursday that shows almost 50,000 public water systems in the U.S. are contaminated with dozens of harmful chemicals.

 

Some of the chemicals found in your drinking water include – arsenic, hexavalent chromium, radiation, chloroform, perfluorooctanoic acid, Bromodichloromethane, Dichloroacetic acid, Barium, and Uranium; and that’s just scratching the surface of the 250-plus contaminants the group discovered.”

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Good reason to drink quality filtered water


Dr Mercola in an article dated 18 April 2017 advises as a first glance:

 

Only 15 percent of all food samples tested in 2015 were free from pesticide residues. In 2014, over 41 percent of samples had no detectable pesticide residues on them

Atrazine is the second most commonly used herbicide in the U.S., and the most common water contaminant. Recent testing also found three neonicotinoid insecticides in treated drinking water

EPA chief rejects petition to ban chlorpyrifos, the most commonly used organophosphate insecticide, and USDA has suddenly dropped its plan to test food for residues of glyphosate.

 

Click this link to read Dr Mercola’s article and here to learn more about glyphosates.  




Flint Water


Activist Post dated 16 June 2017 released this article “Involuntary Manslaughter Charges For Top State Health Official For Role In Flint Water Crisis”.  The article goes on to say:

 

“Michigan’s attorney general announced Wednesday that the head of the state’s health department and four others have been charged with involuntary manslaughter for their role in the years-long Flint water crisis.

Nick Lyon, director of Michigan Health and Human Services, “failed in his responsibilities to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Flint,” state AG Bill Schuette said at a press conference Wednesday.”

 


Fluoride sabotaging your health


Dr Mercola dated 11 June 2017 in his story at a glance says:

  • While water fluoridation is purported to decrease your risk of dental cavities, fluoride needs to be applied topically for this to work. It doesn’t benefit your teeth when swallowed
  • Swallowing fluoride displaces iodine from your thyroid, as iodine and fluoride are both halogens. Without iodine, you cannot make active thyroid hormones, raising your risk for hypothyroidism
  • Fluoride is a mitochondrial poison that sabotages your mitochondria’s ability to create cellular energy in the form of ATP, and an enzymatic reactor, meaning it reacts with enzymes in your body

 


Also listen to Dr Mercola speaking with Dr Bill Osmunson, Dentist on this YouTube



Farm pesticides showing up in your drinking water

NaturalNews dated 10 April 2017 has published an article entitled Dangerous farm pesticides are showing up in America’s drinking water”.  The article goes on to say:

 

Despite the numerous debates and widespread outrage against neonicotinoids, research into how these popular insecticides affect environmental and public health is still relatively new. Opinions about their safety are divided. While one site suggests a strong link between neonicotinoid use and local pollinator collapses combined with adverse health effects in other animals, another site, consisting of agricultural research, contests the insecticides’ notorious bee-killing reputation.”

 

It is important that people understand that their drinking water is no longer safe.  One only has to read about the Flint Water episode in which so many people have been poisoned by lead and I understand the effects are irreversible!  


I have been filtering water since 1999 and both my husband and I found it difficult when we were away from home to drink the tap water where we may have been.   We found both the smell and the taste were not to our liking after having drunk highly filtrated water free of fluoride and the harmful heavy metals contained in the fluoride products, i.e. mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead are but a few of the constituents that have actually been identified and who knows what else it may contain as so many of these compounds come from China and Japan.  There are four pages on fluoride on this website that you can click into to learn more about the harm of artificial fluoridation and even high levels of naturally occurring fluoride.  Click this link to read the information.


The Negative Health Effects of Chlorine


Published in The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 15, 2nd Quarter 2000.  The article goes on to say:

 

Introduction

Federal regulations require chlorine treatment of the water supplied to urban and suburban areas of America and much of Canada from surface sources such as lakes, reservoirs and rivers, constituting about 75 percent of water consumed. Water from underground sources generally is not chlorinated unless it is supplemented by surface water. My hometown, Lacey, Washington, and some surrounding communities that are supplied water by Lacey, are fortunate to be among that group; I’d like to see that continue.

 

Chlorination is inferior water treatment on at least two counts. (1) Although it has greatly lowered infectious waterborne diseases in the U.S.A. and Canada, chlorination fails against a variety of water problems including parasites and can seriously harm people who use the water. (2) Its cost is unnecessarily high. As of 1996, Andover, Massachusetts’ new ozone treatment costs $83 per million gallons of purified water, only two-thirds as much as the old treatment process. The town saves $64,000 annually in chemicals costs alone,1 and uses less electricity.”

 

Please click this link to learn more about the chemical background of chlorine.

 


Chlorinated water
Cancer and heart attacks


NaturalHealth 365 dated 8 February 2017 provides information on research implicating chlorine in heart attacks and cancer.    Many years ago in Europe when they ceased the practice of artificial fluoridation it was found within a three year period that heart attacks and cancer rates dropped dramatically.    It is interesting that they have now identified chlorine as another ingredient.  Click this link to read the full article



Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl found in US Water supplies

NaturalHealth365 dated 4 January 2017 provides the following information:

 

“The toxic chemicals perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) have been found in alarming levels in drinking water around the United States. In fact, they exceed safe levels that have been set by the Environmental Protection Agency, and are threatening the health of over 6 million people around the country.

 

This disturbing news was uncovered by research teams from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and published August 9 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.”

 

This is just more information on the poor quality of water that Americans are drinking.  They are still reeling from the information that has been revealed on the Flint Water disaster.

 


Mildura, Victoria Australia


If the people of Mildura were not aware of the poison in their drinking water then they certainly are now!   Below that is a YouTube from a few years back which is a wonderful parody that I thought you might enjoy.





Toxic chemicals discharging into waterways



NaturalNews dated 8 November 2016 has written an article on oil and gas companies ignoring regulations and dumping fracking wastes into rivers.   This is one of many reasons why our drinking water has become so polluted.    Click this link to read the NaturalNews article.



Ireland and the action they are taking


NaturalNews dated 3 November 2016 advises that the The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action in Ireland and addressing water quality issues with a public utility company named Irish Water. The EPA has conducted audits at 19 public water supply utilities, and has issued 11 important directives to Irish Water. The public water utility is working with the EPA to fix some major issues that threaten the health of the public. These issues include addressing the increasing pesticide contamination of drinking water, the formation of carcinogenic trihalomethanes (THMs), and installing better treatment protocols to stop cryptosporidium parasites from entering drinking water.

 


Quality of the World’s Water
Very disturbing information


New information dated 5 November 2016 from Dr Mercola with a YouTube and advising what is poisoning America’s water.    Click this link to access the article and the YouTube.


Dr Mercola provides information dated 1 October with regards to the world’s water supplies.   In his story at a glance he provides the following:

 

“Nearly 60 percent of the groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic Basin contains unsafe levels of arsenic. The water is not even usable for irrigation due to contamination levels and excess salinity

Pollution levels in rivers and lakes now put more than 320 million people in Asia, Africa and Latin America at risk for cholera and typhoid. Newer pathogens linked to neurological problems in children are also emerging

In the US, 12 to 18 million cases of water-borne diseases occur annually; 16.5 million Americans have detectable levels of PFAS in their water; 16 million have perchlorate in their water, and lead contamination is on the rise"


Make sure you click this link to read the full article and then take time and watch the YouTube.  Sorry the YouTube has been removed.



Unfiltered drugs in US water supply



Prevent Disease on 16 September 2016 provides an article entitled “Cocktails of Dozens of Drugs In Our Water Supply Remain Unfiltered”  The article goes on to say:

So-called safe drinking water supplies coming out of our taps are now proven to contain industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals linked to toxicity, developmental problems, tumour growth and hormonal disruptions. One glass of tap water now contains hundreds of contaminants that are not filtered through federally approved guidelines which monitor safety standards servicing millions of people.”



Increasing your intake of water


Prevent Disease released a very good article dated 30 August 2016 on how increasing your intake of water could help to control weight and reduce your sugar, sodium and fat intake.  Click this link to read the full article.

 


Erin Brockovich


On 22 August 2016 we have an article in NaturalNews regarding Erin Brockovich on “Millions of Americans' tap water posioned due to EPA standards.”   Please click the link to read the full article.



Over 5,300 U.S. Water Systems are in Violation of the Law — Poisoning Millions



Activist Post on 30 June 2016 provides an article written by Claire Bernish on water systems in the US poisoning millions of people.  The article goes on to say:

 

“According to a new report, some 18 million Americans “live in communities where the water systems are in violation of the law.”

 

Flint apparently marked the tip of a nefarious iceberg, and lead isn’t the only contaminant polluting drinking water for millions in the United States.”

 

Click this link to read the full article.


Americans   
You should be on high alert!



NaturalNews on 21 June 2016 released an article on how the EPA has been caught out covering up high heavy metal pollution across United States cities.  The article goes on to say:

 

“Our citizen-powered EPA Watch program has now resulted in the open source publishing of heavy metals contamination tests of 230 municipal water samples across America. The results show that two to three per cent of the U.S. water is highly contaminated with toxic heavy metals, poisoning an estimated 10 million Americans with brain-damaging contaminants that surpass EPA limits.

Yet the EPA has not alerted Americans to these toxic heavy metals in their water. Just as in the case of Flint, Michigan, the EPA is systematically covering up irrefutable scientific evidence of heavy metals water contamination across America.

 

Click here to view the data now at the Natural Science Journal, sorted by zip code.

 

In Flint, Michigan, three local water officials were charged with felony crimes for committing deliberate scientific fraud to hide lead contamination from the public. Yet as this exclusive Natural News investigation reveals, the EPA is engaged in a far wider conspiracy of silence about the heavy pollution of municipal water supplies all across America. Somehow, nobody from the EPA ever gets charged with a crime or goes to prison... is anyone surprised?”

 

Click this link to read the full disclosure.


Molecular Hydrogen Institute


The Molecular Hydrogen Institute (MHI) contains a great deal of information on Molecular Hydrogen:  an emerging medical gas with therapeutic potential.     On this website they cover diseases vs hydrogen and a great deal more.   Click this link to visit their website and see what they have to say.


Molecular Hydrogen


NaturalNews dated 5 August 2015 provides information on “Cheaply produced, homemade molecular hydrogen (H2) delivery found highly effective at treating illnesses”.    The article goes on to say:

 

Over 200 papers have been published on the ability of molecular hydrogen to treat over 60 disease models including:

  • cancer,
  • metabolic syndrome,
  • neurodegeneration,
  • radiation exposure and
  • aging.”

 

Click this link to read more


I did a quick search on PubMed and found that there were quite a few studies available on the benefits of drinking hydrogen enriched water.   I made a short document of some of the information.  Click here to read what I found.


Cardiologist on Drinking Water


The Mayo Clinic has put out information on cardiovascular disease and the importance of drinking water.  Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

  • It has been determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration.
  • Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack.


Correct time to drink water.


The cardiologist suggests that drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

 

  • 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
  • 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
  • 1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
  • 1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

 

It has also been suggested that drinking water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps.  Your muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up.   I know a lot of people don't like drinking water before bed for obvious reasons, but it can have it's benefits.

 

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