I have written in the past about the many hazards of tap water. The water that comes out of the faucet in our homes is loaded with chemicals, microoganisms, fluoride, heavy metals, and pesticides, just to name a few. (See previous article for more detail.)
Unfortunately, the quality of our tap water gets worse every year. If you are still drinking tap water or even water from your refrigerator dispenser, you are putting toxins into your body.
Many people think they are covered because their refrigerator has a filter, but refrigerator (and Brita-type) filters are not enough. Even reverse osmosis systems, which I personally used for years, is no longer a good option if used on its own.
Your body is 50 to 60 percent water, water that is used for many processes on a daily basis. If you are not drinking and cooking (and even bathing) with quality water, you will have a harder time optimizing your health.
The Worst Tap Water Offenders
Below are some of the more recent tap water offenders that could potentially cause problems.
Chloramines – More and more communities are switching from chlorine to chloramine as a means of killing pathogens in tap water. For example, our water in Nashville changed from chlorine to chloramines in 2014. The names may sound similar but they create different issues. Continue reading