Apr 9, 2008

Tap Water

Water, water everywhere and we are duped into buying it bottled. Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing--producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy. Tap water comes to us through an energy-efficient infrastructure whereas bottled water must be transported long distance.

But most tap water is contaminated from some source:

  • Chlorine is a chemical added to the water. Chlorine is a highly efficient disinfectant, and it is added to public water supplies to kill disease-causing bacteria that the water or its transport pipes might contain.
  • Fluoride is added to the water. That's for help build strong bones and teeth. Hard to believe.
  • Lead and Industrial and Agricultural polluttants.

But alternatives to chlorination for water treatment do exist. Several European and Canadian cities now disinfect their water supplies with ozone instead of chlorine. That's does not mean it's better.

Let's examine the fluoride problem:

"I now hold a different view. …the fluoridation of community water supplies can no longer be held to be either safe or effective in the reduction of dental caries….Therefore, the practice should be abandoned."- Foulkes, 1992 - after he convinced Canada to add fluoride

It's so stupid! why add fluoride to tap water? It's not economically convenient, we drink maybe 0.1% of the tap water, and for that we pollute all water...

But not all country add fluoride (not everybody is inside the tunnel)

If fluoride is so great, why have the following countries either never fluoridated or else stopped when they found out how bad it was?:

  • West Germany
  • The Netherlands
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Japan
  • Italy
  • Scotland
The companies that produce fluoride are paid billions to add it to the tap water...

Then, if to choose from bottled water and Coca - Cola (http://killercoke.org/) and other chemical beverage it's obviously the first, but what to choose between bottled water and tap water? There is no guarantee that bottled water is better than tap water. The best thing to do is filter the tap water. How to filter it? It comes down to this choice: reverse osmosis or carbon block. Your choice.

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