How to avoid harmful contaminants in your drinking water

Did you know that your tap water can have harmful contaminants like chlorine, hormones, prescription drugs, antibiotics, bacteria and heavy metals?

Scary I know.

As pollution of our waters continues to rise with the world’s population, it’s important to know what you are putting into your body and even more important to eliminate these toxins.

Sometimes my tap water smells like I’m drinking water from a swimming pool.

Generally, I find tap water to be clear, cold and chlorinated. Some days worse than others.

Most water is chlorinated these days as this has been the most common way to kill disease-causing pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoans, that commonly grow in water supply reservoirs, and in storage tanks.

That’s good… but, there are still downsides and dangers. After all, this is chlorine. It’s very toxic and has even been used as a chemical weapon.

“drawbacks” to Chlorine…

Here’s what Wikipedia lists as “drawbacks” to Chlorine…

Chlorine can react with naturally occurring organic compounds found in the water supply to produce compounds known as disinfection byproducts (DBPs). The most common DBPs aretrihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Trihalomethanes are the main disinfectant by-products created from chlorination with two different types, bromoform and dibromochloromethane, which are mainly responsible for health hazards. Their effects depend strictly on the duration of their exposure to the chemicals and the amount ingested into the body. In high doses, bromoform mainly slows down regular brain activity, which is manifested by symptoms such as sleepiness or sedation. Chronic exposure of both bromoform and dibromochloromethane can cause liver and kidney cancer, as well as heart disease, unconsciousness, or death in high doses.

Not sure I would classify liver and kidney cancer a drawback but whatever…

Regardless, we don’t really want to take the chance anymore and continue drinking pool water, so we bought a Santevia Alkaline water system and it’s great.

At first, I was skeptical about an expensive water filtration system. Before I did any research, I thought, water is water and here on the west coast of Canada, we have some of the best water on the planet.

It’s true but like almost every other city, the water is still “treated”.

More than just a filter

The Santevia system is more than just a filter. Not only does it filter out the chlorine, it filters out all the bad stuff and gives you pure mineralized alkaline water.

Here’s what it does:

The Santevia system has an 8-Stage Filtration Process.

Stage 1: Ceramic Pre-Filter

Constructed from highly compressed and fired diatomaceous earth with a pore size of 0.3 of a micron, this pre-filter removes rust, sediments, bacteria, germs, and parasites.

Stage 2: Granular Activated Coconut Carbon

Highly porous coconut carbon charcoal offers an astounding 65 acres of purifying surface area. It filters chlorine, herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, trihalomethanes (THMs), heavy metals, organic chemicals, odour, taste, colour and particulates. This stage also contains a KDF filter medium that inhibits the growth of bacteria in the filter and neutralizes heavy metals. Magnesium granules improve the Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP).

Stage 3: Volcanic Mineral Zeolite

This stage inhibits bacteria and neutralizes heavy metals including lead, nickel, cadmium and mercury through an ion exchange process. It filters detergents, ammonium, certain radioactive ions, agricultural chemicals and other toxins.

Stage 4: Mineral Stone Infusion

Highly porous Maifan mineral stones infuse ionized minerals into the water that aid in oxygenation and alkalization.

Stage 5: pH Mineral Balls

Mineral ions encased in diatomaceous earth add calcium, magnesium and other trace minerals to fortify the water and increase the pH.

Stage 6: Energy Balls

Constructed from highly compressed and fired earth and mineral oxides, the energy balls assist with pH balancing and emit beneficial infrared energy into the water.

Stage 7: Mineral Stone Immersion

During this stage, mineral stones continuously release easily absorbed, ionized minerals into the water, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and other trace minerals.

Stage 8: Magnetic Energy

Embedded in the Santevia water spout, aligned magnets are suspended in the water, simulating the magnetism emitted by the earth’s core and the forces created as water flows over magnetic, mineral-rich rocks in nature.

The magnetic energy breaks the water molecule clusters into smaller structures for greater bio-availability and maximum absorption.

Pretty Awesome hey?

If what you put into your body is important to you, then you will want to consider a filter system like the Santevia system. I did my research and found this one to be the best for truly creating the best possible water to consume.

Learn more and get yours here.

You won’t regret the investment.

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