Drinking Purification Water


Author: Karen Ngo


Article: Why do we need to drink purified water?


We all know that water is essential. It does more than sustain life; it can actually improve our health, our fitness and our appearance. Human body contains about 75% water. What kind of water is good for the body? It has to be clean, clear, odor less, contaminants free, fresh and has trace of minerals. It has to be pure!


Water is good for you only if it's good, pure water.


Potable water has become a major concern for many people today. The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) maintains that the number of Americans exposed to water contaminant above EPA standard is growing.


Do you know what is in your tap water before it is in you?


We often take the purity of our tap water for granted - and we shouldn't. There are endless reports of contaminants in our tap water. Aging pipes can break, leach contaminants into the water they carry and breed bacteria - all potential prescription for illness. Old-fashion water treatment -built to filter out particles in the water and kill some parasites and bacteria, generally fails to remove 21st century contaminants like pesticides, industrial chemicals and arsenic.


Chlorine is used to disinfect water there is chlorine in tap water. Chlorination process at the Municipal Water Supplies can form chemical compounds called trihalomethanes (THMs) which are carcinogens resulting from the combination of chlorine with organic compounds in water. These chemicals do not degrade very well and are generally stored in the fatty tissues of the body (breast, other fatty areas, mothers' milk, blood and semen). It can cause mutations by altering DNA, suppress immune system function and interfere with the natural controls of cell growth. Chlorinated water can destroy polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E in the body while generating toxins capable of free radical damage (oxidation); Chlorinated water destroy much of the intestinal flora, the friendly bacteria that help in the digestion of food and protect the body from harmful pathogens.


Tap water may contain:

• Lead from soldered pipes. Lead can result in anemia, low birth weight in children, increase blood pressure in adults.
• Microbiological growth inside pipeline or tank
• Particulates from corrosion and rusting inside pipes or holding tanks
• Pesticides from leeching industrial runoff
• Mercury, which may cause kidney damage
• Radon from land decade can increase the risk of stomach cancer
• MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether), a cancer causing chemical
• Bacteria and viruses.


EPA estimates that 2-10% of bladder cancer may be from contaminated drinking water. The use of at source water purification devices is strongly recommended to protect you and your family's health.


There are a wide range of water filter or purification systems on the market. Most pitcher filter or the faucet mounted filter will eliminate some of the chlorine in the water, thus improving the taste, but are not effective in removing contaminants and bacteria. Some like the reverse osmosis filtering or distillation systems are removing everything in the water, including the minerals, which are beneficial to our health. These systems need high water pressure and waste as much as 75% of it. The best in home filtration system to date is the combination of carbon block filtration and ultraviolet light. A multi-stage carbon block filter can trap particulates 300 times smaller than a human hair and reduce lead, mercury, organic and inorganic contaminants, but it will leave in all the beneficial minerals. Ultraviolet light can destroy 99% of waterborne disease causing bacteria and viruses.


To maintain good health, purify your water before drinking, when cooking and even when washing food, fruit and vegetables. Watch a video demonstration at my blog.


About the author:
True beauty comes from a healthy body. True happiness is raising a healthy family. Karen is proud to take charge of her family of 4 and they never have to take medications of any kinds including cold or flu medicines, no matter how bad the flu season is in school or their working environment. Visit her at http://beautyfrominsideout.blogspot.com/ for some of her Beauty from The Inside Out commonsense.