WHAT IS BEING DONE?
One of the things we can control is the bacteria in our city water supplies. Over a hundred million people obtain their drinking water from one of our great rivers, which are little better than great sewers. When this water is picked up by the water companies in the various cities, they do what they can to improve the great mass of water they must process. At best this consists of a very simple process which removes the large parts of fecal matter, and supposedly kills all of the germs. This process is called chlorinating. Our water supplies began to be treated with chlorine in 1910. Chlorine is a chemical that disinfects and kills waterborne bacteria and is used by 60,000 municipal water treatment plants in America. It’s the law.
BUT IT IS NOW BEING RECOGNIZED THAT CHLORINE ITSELF IS A DANGEROUS POISON!
LET’S LOOK AT THE DEFINITION OF CHLORINE:
Webster’s dictionary: Chlo’rine, Chlo’rin N. (Chlor-and-ine). A greenish-yellow, poisonous, gaseous chemical element with a disagreeable odor used in the preparation of bleaching agent in water purification.
Mosby’s medical and nursing dictionary: Chlorine has a strong, distinctive odor, is irritating to the respiratory tract, and is poisonous if ingested or inhaled.
Is the water we drink safe?…. Maybe not according to the experts - whether it’s municipally treated or well water your family’s health could be in jeopardy.
The Environmental Protection Agency states in its booklet
A Drop to Drink, “there are thousands of toxic chemical compounds in use today. New chemicals are developed each year and many of these can enter and contaminate both surface and underground water.”
Experts are learning that increasing numbers of aquifers, (underground fields of water) saturated porous rock and sand on which some 108 million Americans depend for their water supplies have slowly been contaminated over the years by a potent array of chemicals and industrial wastes.
The principal sources of contamination, researchers say are associated with the post-World War II chemical age by an estimated 181,000 industrial ponds and pits, 20 million septic tanks discharging one trillion gallons of waste each year, 24,000 mining impoundment's and 16,000 municipal landfills.
Out of every 10 American families - 8 are drinking contaminated tap water!
Today's drinking water fell to earth as rain 50 to 100 million years ago. Because water is natures universal solvent, it can dissolve almost everything it touches. It washes down streets, buildings, etc carrying with it the pollution of mankind. Guess where most of it ends up?
We have little or no control over the toxic waste disposal that contaminates our drinking water...
Toxic chemicals don’t just disappear when they seep into the ground. They end up in our drinking water!
On the ABC National Network news program, it was reported: “Because so little is known about the problem, the contamination is usually discovered only when it strikes people.” We have become the main detection system. The water we drink is becoming for many a threat to life itself.
“Communities with drinking water contaminated by chemicals are being hit with strange patterns of illness. Some experts believe that the poisoning of our drinking water is the greatest threat to public health in our time.” ABC goes on to say: “Over 700 chemicals are found in our drinking water. All levels of our government have been slow to act.
Meanwhile more and more chemicals are showing up in the water supply of American cities and towns.” “Most Americans don’t know they have chemicals and contaminants in their drinking water and those that do are frustrated, angry and frightened.”
IF YOU'RE PRESENTLY DRINKING BOTTLED WATER,
HERE ARE SOME FACTS YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER.
BOTTLED WATER ISN’T WHAT IT’S “JUGGED” UP TO BE!
“Despite attractive labeling, 70% of the bottled water in the United States is actually obtained from municipal sources and reprocessed. Since the standards for bottled water are no more stringent or more rigorously enforced than those for drinking water delivered to the tap. There is no assurance that this water is any more or less free from toxic chemical contamination.” (CBE Environmental Review)
.....And what a surprise! Look what the EPA found out about bottled water....
In a bottled water study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that surveyed 25 bottling facilities and 50 different bottled water samples, some interesting facts emerged:
None of the 25 bottlers reported ever having a complete chemical analysis of finished water.
Sanitary deficiencies were found in all facilities surveyed.
NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTTLED WATER AND TAP WATER....
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established quality standards in effect for tap water, However, there is no monitoring program for bottled water as there is for tap water....
US Environmental Protection Agency Criteria and Standards Division.
“BOTTLED WATER AT THIS MOMENT IS REAL RUSSIAN ROULETTE”
According to Dr. John Christman, Director of Research at Loyola University, “Anybody could go out and buy a bunch of bottles and sell tap water,” he said. “As long as the water doesn’t cross state lines, it is of no interest to federal agencies. There are no federal regulations governing bottled water which is not sold in interstate commerce. Nor is there any requirement that such water be dated. Water that you buy could have been sitting on the shelf for seven months or more.” Christman said. “That's really dangerous, especially when it’s warm, because warm temperatures speed up the growth of bacteria.”
Dr Christman, who has conducted water quality control studies for the EPA, after 16 months of study concluded that home water treatment systems may be the only feasible way of ensuring that water is fit to drink.
Water Pollution in today's news…..
Ralph Nader: devotes 700 pages to document the stark facts that tens of millions of Americans are drawing drinking water from "poisoned lakes and streams." Chemicals and viruses are actually passed into households for everyday use and can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage.
Eric Johnson: Executive Director, American Waterworks Association, accuses the "bottled water" industry of fraud and causing potential health hazards. He says much bottled water is nothing but tap water-filtered and sold at prices up to 1600 times their initial cost.
U.S. News & World Report: "Today an estimated 40% of the U.S. population is using water that has been used at least once before for domestic or industrial purposes. In some cities water flowing from taps has been used as many as five times by other human beings."
This Week Magazine: "In the incredibly short time of 20 years at least half a million new chemical compounds have come into existence. We manufacture these substances, we use them, and in a good many cases discharge them into our rivers and streams, or dump them on the ground to let them seep into our underground water supplies and then, days or months or years later(in minute quantities, it is true) we drink them."
McCalls: "One out of every two Americans is drinking water of unknown quality or water that may not measure up to federal standards. These are the shocking figures uncovered by McCalls researchers, working with evidence supplied by the United States Public Health Service. Millions of Americans live under the potential threat of water contamination."
Los Angeles Times: "Drinking water in the U.S. seldom meets standards. There is increasing likelihood that a cool glass of 'fresh water' can be hazardous to your health. The problem of nitrates in California underground is increasing."
Congressman Jim Wright: The U.S. Public Health Services says our water and sewage problem is "critical" and prevails throughout the entire country. If you want vivid examples of what is happening, read U.S. congressman Jim Wright's book 'The Coming Water Famine' but don't read it before dinner unless you have a strong stomach.
Joseph M Price M.D. in his book 'Coronaries Cholesterol Chlorine' has long held that the chlorine in our drinking water-not the cholesterol in our food-is the major cause of coronary disease. In this courageous book he challenges the medical establishment with his own bold theory. A thorough and thoughtfully frightening examination of the water we drink-that is taking our lives.