Pure water, organic foods, no preservatives or chemicals… sounds good, right? A good pathway to healing and health! Well, pure water is getting harder to come by, so I would like to recommend something I use, (and I have no personal financial stake in, by the way!) I use a “ZeroWater” pitcher at home to filter tap water and reduce dissolved solids. It may not be the “be all and end all,” and I know may will say I should just use distilled water, but Zerowater is easier, and I have found that in my case, at least, if it isn’t easy to do, I sometimes just won’t do it!
So, check out Zerowater… I can personally recommend it, and it is the only water filtration system that has been certified, see the link below:
“In response to the study released on Monday by the Environmental Working Group (EWG,) Zero Technologies, LLC announces that its ZeroWater filtration system is the ONLY simple pour-through filter certified for chromium reduction per NSF/ANSI Standard 53. As the EWG sheds the light on the presence of cancer-causing hexavalent chromium – also known as chromium-6 – in the drinking water of 31 out of 35 US cities selected for the study, concerns have been growing regarding the safety of tap water across the country. ZeroWater has developed its five-stage, Dual Ion-Exchange water filter specifically to remove/reduce dissolved solids found in tap water, like – as in this case – chromium.
Doug Kellam, CEO of Zero Technologies, LLC, remarks, ‘We, at ZeroWater, are encouraged to see groups like the EWG raise awareness of potential issues with drinking water. Households concerned with the safety of their tap water are then faced with the dilemma of ‘what to do?’ Historically, you would need to buy an expensive built-in reverse osmosis system or bottled water. Since our product is designed to remove contaminants just like Hexavalent Chromium, our hope is to provide a more economical and environmentally sound alternative.’
The ZeroWater filtration system is unique in that it is designed to specifically remove virtually all total dissolved solids (TDS) from tap water. While most of these TDS are harmless and just make water taste ‘off,’ some, clearly, are harmful – such as lead or chromium-6. ZeroWater is the only simple pour-through filtration pitcher that is certified by the National Sanitary Foundation (NSF) to reduce Chromium (Hexavalent), Chromium (Trivalent), Lead and Mercury.
According to the EWG news release, ‘The authoritative National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has said that chromium-6 in drinking water shows ‘clear evidence of carcinogenic activity’ in laboratory animals, increasing the risk of gastrointestinal tumors. Just last October, a draft review by the EPA similarly found that ingesting the chemical in tap water is ‘likely to be carcinogenic to humans.’ Other health risks associated with exposure include liver and kidney damage, anemia and ulcers.'”