Toxins in Water??? OH MY!!!
Water is a tricky one! We all need water to drink, cook, & bathe… and we have easy access, right? Unfortunately tap water isn’t as clean & safe as we might be led to believe.
“When you give your body water that is filled with toxins leached from plastic, or filled with by-products from chlorination, or with volatile organic compounds, or water that is contaminated by pesticides or hormones, you are asking your body to work twice as hard at detoxification, because it must first detoxify the water you are drinking, before that water can be used to fuel your organs of detoxification!” Read this article for more info!
Let’s run through a few water concerns, and I’ll give you some resources to help you dig deeper & make some changes.
The EWG Tap Water Database is a great resource for investigating safety of your local tap water.
For instance, Knoxville, TN city water shows to have 184x the safe levels of Bromodichloromethane (Bromodichloromethane ia a by-product of the chlorine disinfection process - also a carcinogen.) Do you remember the movie Erin Brokovich? Well Knoxville has 2.5x the safe levels of Hexavalent Chromium, the same carcinogen highlighted in the movie.
Once you check out this resource, I have a feeling you’ll be on the lookout for a water filtration solution!
Check out these 2 filters that I recommend (although anything is better than nothing!)
I hope your enjoying this series! Let me know in the comments!