August is National Water Quality Awareness Month. You’re probably already aware that our tap water is in a state of crisis: with new stories breaking every day about how bad things really are, it’s time to firm up a few facts.
1. What Contaminants Are in Your Water?
Lots, but not all are bad ones. This is only because the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) defines anything that isn’t actually a water molecule as a contaminant. In other words, even essential minerals in water are technically contaminants.
Of course, for the most part, we’re not worried about dissolved minerals being present – it’s the toxic contaminants that we’re concerned about.
2. What Dangerous Contaminants are in Your Water?
That’s the right question to ask. Potentially, lots of them. There are a bunch of reasons for this, among them:
- Old, cracked pipelines
- An increase in the use of dangerous industrial chemicals
- An increase in the use of toxic herbicides, pesticides and other chemical soil treatments
- Aging water infrastructure and inadequate water processing facilities
- Population increases
Toxic tap water contamination is a huge problem. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) break down the list into physical, chemical, biological and radiological categories, so that toxins are generally referred to as one of the following:
- Physical sediment or organic material
- Naturally occurring or man-made chemicals
- Microorganisms such as bacteria, parasites, viruses and other biological elements
- Radiation-emitting elements such as plutonium, cesium and uranium
3. What’s in the Groundwater?
Millions of homes across the US rely on groundwater for drinking water. Over half of the country has municipal or well water from groundwater supplies. That’s potentially a problem as it can become contaminated easily, with:
- Human waste from ill-maintained septic systems
- Hazardous waste
- Battery acid, paint, household cleaners etc. from landfill
- Agricultural run-off
- Road salt
4. How Does Lead Get into Your Water?
The prevalence of lead in tap water is extremely worrying. It can have a catastrophic impact on health – particularly that of children – and yet it has no taste or smell and cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Lead often gets into the water supply via corroded pipes, solder and holding tanks, and is rife in homes, schools and communities across the country.
Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and EPA agree that there’s no safe amount of lead that can be consumed.
5. Is Bottled Water the Answer?
In short, no it isn’t. Apart from those plastic bottles being an environmental disaster, and the high cost, bottled water can bring its own risk of contamination, with plastic bottles leaching chemicals into the water itself.
In addition, bottled water is frequently just tap water that’s been filtered and bottled.
In other words, there is little to recommend switching to bottled water.
6. Is YOUR Tap Water Safe to Drink?
If it is, then you’re one of the lucky ones: around half of all homes in the US have radiation in their water, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and tens of millions of Americans live day to day without drinkable water.
You can check out what’s in your water with our FREE Water Report and analysis.
7. How Does a Water Ionizer Help with Water Quality?
Tap and jug filters help a little with reducing contaminants from water, but that’s not enough. Reverse osmosis machines remove contaminants, but they cannot differentiate between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ elements, and so remove all essential minerals that are vital for health.
A Tyent water ionizer is different. Plumbed into your regular water supply, Tyent filters remove deadly toxins, while leaving essential minerals intact and bioavailable.
99.9% of Chromium-6
90-95% of fluoride
99% of lead
A Tyent Water Ionizer = Peace of Mind
Clean drinking water is fundamental to life. The water crisis is real, and it’s hurting and harming millions of people every day.
A Tyent water ionizer gives you absolute peace of mind that you and your loved ones are drinking safe, clean water every day. Tyent alkaline water tastes amazing and is infused with thousands of bubbles of therapeutic molecular hydrogen to support good health.
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