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Water & Air what’s in it? The EPA has determined that we need to test for over 225 possible contaminates on its primary list. More than 30 other things are on the secondary list. Each municipal water supply is required to test for these things on a routine from each day to every 9 years, that’s right every 9 years. Is it ok for your family to wonder if these things are in your Air & Water? Other things such as pathogens are once a month minimum depending on the size of the municipal supply. Inorganic heavy metals, organic contaminates or manmade chemicals every 3 years, Radionuclides depending on municipality every 9 years. The EPA reports that out of the 3500 municipal supplies in the U.S. more than half cannot conform the regulations. Which side are you on?

Known as endocrine disruption, chemicals found in computer screens and car seats, shower curtains and shampoo, plastic water bottles and prophylactics are skewing our odds against cancers and causing developmental delays and reproductive roadblocks, including sperm count. 10,000,000 in 1950 1,000,000 today (Theodoro Colburn international known scientist) 1996 co-authored the book Our Stolen future.

Their hypothesis isn’t whether these things are in our environment, but how severely they are stunting development and health. The federal gov’t has investigated with much timidity, if not contempt, operating a regulatory system beholden to the chemical industry.

We drink from plastic not glass or stainless. Our cans of food and plastic containers & beverages are lined with a compound called bispehnol-A. This compound leaches into our bodies. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control Study detected this compound in 93% of all Americans.

Inside us, bisphenol-A mimics estrogen, plugging into hormone receptors; this is endocrine disruption. In pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and young prepubescent children, it can have critical impacts, rewiring our developmental profiles and opening up our resks for cancers and physical and behavioral abnormalities. Chronic low doses may cause women to have greater risk of breast cancer and polycystic ovary syndrome, a leading cause of infertility, and men to have increased odds of prostate cancer and reduced sperm counts.

As we set at our computers and they warm up they emit a chemical known as (PBDE’s) polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

These compounds are flame-retardants, in couch cushions, tv’s cars, and carpets. PBDE’s have a similar chemical structures to thyroid hormones, and, according to lab tests, they can lower our bodies’ production of the real thing. Thyroid deficiency can hurt metabolism. Hypothyroidism causes fatigue, depression, anxiety, hair loss and waning libido. Women with low thyroid-hormone counts are five times more likely to have children with IQ’s that qualify them as mildly retarded, according to one study. In 2005 an experiment found that low dose of PDBE in rats resulted in a class of hyperactive rodents with low sperm counts.

These problems stemming from workspaces, living rooms and vehicles seem to cause a lack of aesthetics and sex drive in this generation. Then we’ve also got things called pthalates that are in plastic curtains, children’s toys, IV bags & shampoo that have been proven to cause sexual abnormalities.
Data suggests that since 1970 as many as 1 in 125 newborn boys are born with a condition in which the urethra does not properly extend to the penis, necessitating surgery. They believe this is from phthalates or other endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Congress passed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in 1976. Under this law manufactures register commercial chemicals and the U.S. EPA can test the safety of them produced after 1979 and regulate their use. This works only in theory of course.

From 1979 thru 2004 the EPA received over 32,000 chemical applications from companies looking to manufacture products. Agency personnel performed reviews on fewer than 1 in eight cases. 8 of 10 apps are approved with no restrictions. The agency implemented restrictions on 5 chemical classes even though in 1990 it reported that 16,000 compounds warranted concern due to structure or use.

We now have this thing called bioaccumulation. Some chemicals build up inside us and are passed on to babies from mothers thru utero or breast feeding. We also get a build up from the food we eat due to the animal receiving numerous chemical that they eat. Meat, dairy, sushi these things accumulated at the rate of half a microgram every 10 days of PDBE’s. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

We all have roughly 700 different synthetic chemicals in our body. That number probably won’t be going down soon. Every day the U.S. imports 42 billion pounds of chemicals, that’s about 140 lbs of every American. As you can see you are what you eat out of, and with, and around.

DDT the pesticide it is a lingerer and mimics estrogen and cases birth defects. It is fair to call DDT the O.G. of endocrine disrupting chemicals. Bans on DDT and other persistent organic pollutants have led to the new class of chemicals we use today. Have we traded obvious poisons for insidious ones.

Mills Lake in the Rocky Mountain National Park should have pristine water coming from the snowmelt of the Continental Divide. But the presence of “intersex” rainbow trout, males with some very female characteristics, suggests otherwise.

This February, the Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment Project indicate measurable levels of chemicals and heavy metals throughout “pristine” corners of our national parks.

Based on projects findings, contaminant counts correlate with local pollution in the surrounding snow-pack. These include mercury from power plants, chemicals from agricultural pesticides, levels of persistent organic pollutants including DDT which prove these compounds have lasting risks. Since 1972 DDT hasn’t been in the U.S. this points out that it could b coming from around the world where it is still used.

In 2004 scientist observed other transsexual fish downstream of Colorodo Springs’ wastewater treatment facilities with sexual deformities. Other findings indicate downstream of sewage plants in Boulder and Denver difformaties and on the South Platte River no male white suckers could be found.

High concentration of steroids and synthetic estrogen used in birth control & synthetic testosterone used to bulk up livestock, & pharmaceuticals are higher in streams below waste treatment plants. Wastewater treatment plants or community water treatment plants are not geared to remove these compounds.

Research indicates that a complex mixture of endocrine-active chemicals in Boulder Creek include bisephenol-A, steroid hormones and alkyphenols, which are strong estrogen mimicking compounds used in air fresheners and laundry detergents, and as a spermicide on condoms, diaphragms, and other contraceptives.

Autism seems to be linked to this as well. Teflon, plastics, formaldehyde and other household chemicals are seen as leading drivers behind this outbreak. Again endocrine disrupting chemicals are involved.

If I have this correct the farmers & homeowners put chemicals on the ground year round yet the EPA says we should only test for these things between 3 & 9 years. This includes all chemical compounds that end in the letters ane, ene, ide, ate, (examples Benzene, Chlordane, Chloride) or in that are used killing weeds & bugs or growing produce. Look in your cabinet, how many of these things do you put on or around your home yearly?

The emissions of industry, metalizing plants, animal farms and autos & homes & many others all can float in the air and deposit themselves anywhere, in a stream, lake, river & pond or on the ground and make it into ground water. Our waste is getting bigger & not disintegrating.

Many of these things are considered by the American Medical Association to be Cancer Causing. Other compounds that are put in our water for the purpose a sanitizing or flocculation, sedimentation or clarity are also cancer causing in the wrong amounts. Chlorine & organic compounds cause Trihalomethanes these are carcinogens. Ammonia is used in agriculture as well as water treatment. This compound is known to eat up the highest quality of rubber components. What is it doing to our internal organs?

One good thing about chlorine as a disinfectant is we have very little if any Virus, Coliform, Legionella, or Cryptosporidium outbreaks in the U.S. On the inverse side our Cancer rate since the inception of this product is tremendous. This doesn’t kill you quick it kills you slow. (This is my personal opinion but many studies prove this by the AMA) Many other countries do not use this technology for disinfections.

Other natural occurring compounds that are in the earth have the ability to reach our groundwater on a speratic basis based on rainfall. These include things like Arsenic, Asbestos, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium +3 +6 &organic complexes, Copper Cyanide, Fluoride, Lead & Mercury. These things are also emitted into our air by the burning of fossil fuels then end up in our water.

Think about this the U.S. uses 25% of the globes oil, this oil comes from other countries without standards for emissions. These emissions are in the earth they pull the oil from we burn it in our homes, industries & vehicles. What exactly are the byproducts?

Why are so many people today sick with allergies?
Why are more people today Overweight?
Why are there more Cancer societies than wellness societies?
Why is medical insurance out of control?
What have you done to check into this?
Could these things above be a factor?
This is your family’s health and well being take charge!

Water is the fuel for your body. Without it you will die within 4-5 days it is not just a thirst quencher. Your body is 60% to 70 % water. According to Dr. F Batmanghelidj, Author of “Your body’s many cries for water” weight loss, headaches, cramps, arthritis, bone spurs, allergies, fatigue, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, pain, angina, stress & depression, back pain, ulcers, these are just a few indicator’s your body is dehydrated.

Toxins are either consumed by eating food, breathing the air, ingesting a beverage or medicines. These toxins are removed with water through the skin, kidneys, liver or lungs. Without an abundant amount of water your body will produce fat & store these toxins in fat cells.

Water is the carrier of current that sends signals from the brain to areas in the body that need to do a specific function. If dehydrated the signal will not get to the specific area of the body to know what it is supposed to do. Water is also used to produce enzymes that help in the digestion of food & liquid. Nutrients from the foods & nutritional products we ingest are only delivered to the cells with water. When the body senses a lack of nutrients it triggers a need to eat to satisfy this need. Water helps with metabolism, metabolism creates energy, a lack of energy means lack of activity & exercise.

Water regenerates all of our organs, cells & tissue. When there isn’t enough, new construction is put on hold. Some symptoms are body thinning and weakening, like blood vessels, intestinal walls, stomach lining, skin on your hands and face as you age, these are all signs of dehydration.

A guide to knowing proper hydration is after urination for first time after waking urine should be colorless and remain that way through out the day.

Maximizing your water consumption.
1. Drink @ room temp “cold drinks disrupt the flow of energy in the body and shocks it “ Chinese medicine
2. Consume 8 oz prior to meal
3. Limit liquid to 4 oz during meal.
4. Drink water every 30 minutes; don’t drink it all at once your body needs time to process it.
5. 4 oz every half hour & 8 oz prior to meal that is 100 oz per day.
6. Drink pure clean water. Not tap, not well, not chlorinated (reverse osmosis or distiller) purchase one or buy this type.

Making this possible
1. Fill container (glass-no toxins) with amount you need daily
2. Squeeze full fresh lemon in it. This helps clean liver & balance body’s pH
3. Mix 1 ounce unsweetened cranberry juice with 7 oz water. Eliminates wastes from lymphatic system and clean up cellulite.
4. Use cup & mark 4 oz line
5. Set reminder on computer, watch or timer
6. When leaving home take proper amount with you
7. Juice, tea, coffee, soda, beer, liquor do not contribute to the consumption amount they cause that much more to be consumed. (SORRY)

This is only one way to help your body but it is the MOST important. Water has eclipsed the sale of all other beverages including carbonated soft drinks, juice, milk, coffee & yes even beer. More than 8.6 million gallons of bottled water was consumed in 2008. This is up from 4.7 million gallons in 2000. The average person consumed 28.5 gallons of bottled water a year. The average person should consume more than 240 gallons per year. This rise can be attributed to convenience & the assumptions of healthier and safer water in a bottle. Globally 53 billion gallons of bottled water were consumed.

This statistic alone will send hundreds of billions of plastic bottles to our landfills that will take up to 1000 years to deteriorate. Our country only recycles 1 of 4 of these bottles. The process of making these bottles requires millions of barrels of oil daily. The energy we waste using bottled water is enough to power 190,000 homes. More than 1 billion dollars worth of plastic is wasted yearly. The amount of bottles to landfills yearly would reach from the earth to the moon and back 10 times if stacked end to end.

What can a person do?
This is a simple question. The bottling companies would surely not want you to take revenue out of their pocket so they hide their process of treatment & hide behind government regulations. If a person were to look at the different water that is marketed they would find that there is different types.

1. Spring water (Filtered)
2. Artesian water (Filtered)
3. Flavor water (Filtered)
4. Purified water (Reverse Osmosis) Distilled

#1 and #2 are the same kind of water. Their process usually involves taking water from the source were it comes from the earth. This water is usually heavily mineralized with inorganic minerals that come from the earth. They typically run that water through a particle filter than through a carbon filtration process to remove volatile organic chemicals, then though an ultraviolet light when it is dispensed into a bottle or container for disinfection. This water typically has a taste of whatever minerals are left behind.

#3 this water is usually tap water from a municipal supply that has been regulated & conforms to the EPA standards for potable water. This water is usually run through carbon filtration process to remove chlorine bad taste & odor. This is typically what we see as soda, tea, juice, coffee, beer, milk, and flavored water & is used in mfr process.

#4 this water is by far the highest in purity. If testing this water with a dissolved solids meter a person would find that this water is usually has less than 30 parts per million total dissolved solids. What does that mean to you? This water has been through many different processes. Including

1. Sediment reduction by micron filtration
2. Bituminous carbon filtration for chemical reduction
3. Membrane technology for metal and dissolved solids removal to .0005 microns
4. Coconut carbon filtration for polishing
5. Ultra violet or Ozone to disinfect
6. Distilled uses heat to drop out solids, boil off chemicals, and sanitize.

Today’s technology allows you the consumer to choose any of these for your home. This helps the environment, the crunch for oil, & gives you $$$$$$$$$ in your pocket.

What is the cost of a homes plumbing? Typical home of 1500 to 2000 sq ft is $200,000 so the plumbing is 10 to 16 thousand dollars. What does this cover? All existing plumbing for potable & sewer water, toilets, showers, sinks, fixtures, washer, dishwasher, water heater, humidifier, ice maker, garbage disposer, filters, some case pressure tank, pump, switch & any external faucets or pressure regulating devices.

What is the average life of these things? That depends on quality, quantity & use of course. For budget purpose consider builder products to last 4 to 8 years. High-end equipment can last up to 10 years.

What is the determining factor? Water Quality. Water with high concentrations of minerals (well water, municipal water treated with lime, iron or manganese) other factors include (disinfection products, sediment, thermal expansion) can cause premature replacement in up to as little as 2 years. You should budget $100 per year per fixture or appliance for replacement if you don’t have a water conditioner.

What kind of things can happen? Many symptoms can show up such as scale, discolorations in sinks, toilets, faucets, dirty dishes, plugged up aerators, low water flow from ice maker, dishwasher, washing machine & humidifier, high and low heat out of water heater or even no water & eventually a leaky water heater. The Department of Energy indicates 30% higher fuel or electric consumption on heater for dishwasher or water heater. Rubber components in fixtures, appliances & toilets can swell & or leak. National Laundry Institute indicates more than 75% more soaps, cleansers, fabric softeners, & skin creams are used.

What can I expect with a water conditioner? 1. 2 to 3 time the use & life of existing appliances, fixtures & clothing.
2. Less cleaning time by 6 hours per month.
3. More money in your pocket.
4. Better feeling skin & hair
5. Higher performing water heater & dishwasher
6. 75% less cleansing product waste (environmentally friendly)
7. Better water through the whole house
8. ROI return on investment in as little as 2 years