Is Water Really Important to Your Survival and Our Planet? You Decide....
An interesting read from "Kris Carr" a New York Times and #1 Amazon best-selling author, wellness activist and cancer survivor.
Water, it’s essential to our health and survival. So it’s really important that we choose the best and most pure H2O available to keep us thriving.
But water can also contain lots of icky stuff we don’t want to ingest. From metals to chemicals, there’s a whole bunch of impurities that can make water look, taste and even smell bad (yuck!) Plus, some of these contaminants can be really, really bad for you.
So, how do we get rid of these pollutants? Water Filters! Filtering your own tap water and using a stainless steel or reusable glass bottle when on the go is really the best way to stay hydrated and healthy. And because bottled water is often just filtered tap, why not do it yourself? Especially when bottled water can come with issues that can find their way into our tissues (and our precious environment).
According to an investigation done by the Environmental Working Group, “PET plastics (the kind used to make plastic water bottles) can contain dozens of chemical additives, manufacturing impurities, and breakdown byproducts. That’s more than 80 additional contaminants that could be leaching into your water.” That’s not tasty or healthy
And if you’re an earth lover like me, did you know that around 80% of water bottles end up in landfills each year (and not recycled)? These bottles can release toxic chemicals as they decompose, chemicals that can find their way into the soil and waterways.
Speaking of water, according to Oceana an estimated 20 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. Sadly, many of our fish friends and other marine life often mistake the stuff for food! Plus, bottling alone uses up over 1.5 million barrels of oil in the U.S.
When you add it all up, the costs of bottled water are just too high for regular consumption. So let’s walk through how to clean up and drink your own wonderful water!
What’s in Your Water?
First, it’s helpful to know what’s in your water. Here are a few ways to find out the current condition of your H2O........
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