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Please Don't Drink Tap Water

Dr. WaterWhy? Here are two good reasons. . . .

Municipal water is treated with chlorine to kill organisms in the water, and to guard against contamination that may enter throughout the entire aging distribution system. Federal law mandates that chlorine residual remain in the water from the treatment plant to the end-users' tap.

  • Chlorine is defined by the US EPA as a pesticide, whose sole purpose is to kill living organisms. Chlorine was first developed as an agent of warfare, to kill people with!
  • When chlorine is added to water, it combines with other natural compounds to form Trihalomethanes (chlorination byproducts), or THMs. These chlorine byproducts trigger the production of free radicals in the body, causing cell damage, and are highly carcinogenic.
  • According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, "Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine"
  • Breast cancer, which now affects 1 in every 8 women in North America, has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford, Connecticut, the first of its kind in North America found, "Women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines (chlorination byproducts) in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer"
  • The United States does not use chlorine because it is the safest or most effective form of disinfection, it is used because it is the cheapest form of disinfection.

There are over 70,000 synthetic chemicals produced and used in the U.S. Many of these chemicals find their way into waterways, ground water and the water treatment plant.

  • Prescription drugs, hormones, antibiotics, birth control drugs, steroids, caffeine, pesticides, herbicides, industrial chemicals, petroleum products, unidentified chemicals and... new compounds formed by the combination of many chemicals.
  • There is no way to identify, test for and especially REMOVE all of these contaminants from our drinking water!

The Crisis of America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Crumbling Water Pipe
Crumbling Water Pipe

The nation's drinking water system is so troubled, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave it a grade of D minus, in its 2009 Report Card of America's Infrastructure. Here are just a few facts about the U.S. water infrastructure:

  • States with largest 20-year needs: California, New York and Texas
  • Systems serving 100,000-plus: 30 percent of pipes are between 40 and 80 years old
  • Leaking pipes = 7 billion gallons wasted water daily
  • Dripping faucet once per second: 2,700 gallons per year
  • Total cost to fix U.S. water systems: $334.8 billion over 20 years
  • Yearly U.S. water main breaks: 240,000
  • Every time there is a break in the system bacteria enter the water supply.  
  • Sources: American Society of Civil Engineers, EPA

Municipal water systems can:

  • Fail
  • Break down
  • Be tampered with (al Qaeda documents show dams and water systems)
  • Become contaminated (recent event in Portland)

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