As a parent, you do the best you can to keep your children safe and healthy. But have you considered the water they drink could be unsafe?
Did you know, most municipalities use harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach to treat water. The chemically treated water may meet government water standards for adults, but what's safe for children?
Existing government water standards are based on what is considered safe for an adult (154 lbs)
When it comes to the water standards used to manage your local water, it's important to know, these standards are set for a fully grown adult. What's safe for developing children is not taken into consideration, which is a scary thought.
According to ewg.org, "Compared to adults, children drink more water per pound of body weight, resulting in greater exposure and greater risk. They’re also more vulnerable to harmful contaminants because their bodies are still growing and toxic chemicals cause more harm to developing organs and tissues."
Furthermore, these standards are managed by local municipalities who do not always meet the requirements. Additionally, there are myriad man-made contaminants so new that they are not managed/regulated, yet.
The EWG estimates 21,000,000 Americans drink water that violates US health standards!
What's even more alarming is that "drinking water supplies in America can potentially have higher amounts of contaminants than scientists consider safe, even if the water gets a passing grade from the federal government." according to EWG’s Tap Water Database.
Many of these chemicals are carcinogens, and harmful to the development of fetuses and linked to brain and nervous system problems. Get your tap water score at ewg.org, and find out what's in your water.
What can you do?
Investing in a water purifier like Berkey Filters can protect you and your family from harmful contaminants. Over the past 20+ years, millions of families have relied on Berkey Filters to restore their water to a pure and natural state, without the use of harmful chemicals.
Berkey filters remove sediment, rust, organic and inorganic contaminants; like bacteria, viruses, parasites, cysts, heavy metals, and chemicals (ie the chlorine used to treated municipal water). In total Berkey filters remove 200+ contaminants from water, in addition to eliminating bad tastes and smells - significantly more than what other filters are capable of removing!
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