Our bodies are made up of 70% water. Water maintains the balance of bodily fluids and is a necessary component in food digestion and optimum health. Every living thing on this planet needs water in order to survive.
Staying hydrated is a daily essential and the amount of water you drink every day is very important. It is usually recommended that people consume at least eight glasses of water per day.
However, the quality of the water you drink is just as important as the amount. It is critical that you are aware of the hidden toxins and chemicals that can be found in public water supplies as well as bottled water. And toxins aren’t just absorbed from the water we drink – we can also be exposed during showers, from laundry, and in public swimming pools.
Most of the toxins found in water supplies are considered “runoffs”; leftover human materials.
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Are There Toxins In Your Water?
Here are a few of the toxic chemicals that have been found in drinking water:
As a metal that is considered poisonous to humans, lead can cause damage to the brain, blood, and nervous system. It commonly enters water supplies from corroded pipes, and is especially dangerous to pregnant women and children as it can also lead to developmental disorders.
This lethal chemical has been used as an insecticide and unfortunately has shown up in water supplies. It has been linked to cancer and diabetes. DDT is commonly found in waterways due to runoff from landfills and farms.
Mercury can be found in drinking water from factory and agricultural runoff. The symptoms of mercury exposure are mostly psychosomatic; including tremors, psychotic reactions and even suicidal tendencies.
Although chlorine is a necessary element for human life, it is only safe in trace amounts. In higher doses, it is toxic to the lungs and has been linked to various cancers. It has also been linked to food allergies, since it can weaken food tolerance in some people.
Fluoride is commonly used in toothpastes because it helps to keep teeth clean. However, it is one of the most toxic substances found in drinking water. It is even more toxic than lead, and some countries have banned the process of fluoridation in their water supplies. Alzheimer’s and dementia have both been linked to high exposure levels of fluoride.
Unfortunately, there are many other toxins and chemicals found in drinking water aside from lead, DDT, mercury, chlorine, and fluoride. Drinking water with toxic components has serious health implications, including: cancer, diabetes, migraines, memory loss, and abdominal pains.
What Can Be Done?
So, what can you do to avoid consuming these toxic chemicals in your next glass of water? A purification system is the best method of eliminating toxins from your water supply. Distilled water and clean well water are the next best options. Also, consuming foods rich in sulphur, such as onions, eggs, and garlic, can help remove toxins from the body. It is also important to install shower filters as your skin can absorb many toxins during bathing.