Remember being a little kid playing outside on a hot summer day? Having so much fun you’d trash the idea of running inside the house to get something to drink. Rather you would go to the water hose outside and take a drink of that refreshing cold water straight from the hose. Off you were back playing with your friends. Well turns out that same fresh water, may not be so fresh after all. As news continues to come out, of how America’s water systems are killing us.
It’s going on well over 100 years since some of the pipes that feed our cities their water supply across America have been put in. Pipes that were built to last 75 to 100 years, but science is different than how it was back then. Research has discovered that from several of decades of industrial dumping, farming pollution, and deterioration of the pipes themselves have taken their toll on our drinking water.
Chemicals and contaminants found in our drinking water have been linked to cancer. Chemicals known as arsenic, nitrates, lead, and carcinogen are linked to cancer individuals all around America. Our body made of 60% water, contains the same contaminants found in our tap water. If our water plants can’t filter them out, what makes you think our bodies can?
America Can’t Catch Up
Funding projects to effectively to filter out these contaminants across the nation would be in the billions of dollars and would be a very massive project. Something that America as a whole, is just not ready for. Some people say that our water is at a safe level, but who says that safe level is acceptable. Over the years, years those same contaminants store up in your body to create what might just be known as a tumor. Cancerous, or not, we need to act to protect ourselves, and the people we love.
Do your research? See what you can do to make a difference in your water quality in your local community. Change your mindset. Just because someone says you are at a safe level, or you are the cleanest, does that really mean that you are safe? Check and see what local resources you can use to help purify your water additionally from its source. And remember, just because they say its filtered doesn’t mean its always clean, healthy water.