The Best Water Filters
First off let me say that this is the beauty of our system. We allow industry and such to pollute our air, water, food – and enable a few to get rich beyond comprehension – while we all then pay to remove what the profiteers put in…. namely poisons. I will try not to get political, but I find that more and more health, food, clean air and water are all political. And sadly, I observe oblivion until faced with the cliff. Meaning, I see so many people just brush it off as ‘oh well,’ until they have cancer and are getting dropped from their insurance, or blocked from treatments that their insurance won’t cover. Then suddenly, they’re interested. At any rate, I could go on and on.
The Best Water Filters
Is this even possible. And if it is – where does one begin?
5 Steps to finding a water filter:
1. Review your city or municipality report. Now bear in mind,they only report on chemicals that are mandated by the EPA (politics & health). So you can look at the EPA water regulations here. Here’s where when Congress gets together and talks about cutting funding for regulations – to save a handful of jobs and really just a couple fat profiteers – it affects our lives. You will see – and these are just regulated chemicals (here’s a list of unregulated chemicals that show up in our water everyday) – a list of effects from exposure include: increased risk of cancer, kidney & liver damage, increased cholesterol, increased blood sugar… Hey do any of these effects sound like the landscape of current chronic and exploding illnesses. But hey, it’s the sacrifice we give for 10 jobs and a CEO/owner/shareholder who makes a 6-10 figure salary – untaxed. Seems like a good trade.
2. After you’ve looked at your city report, I’d also recommend looking at the Environmental Working Group’s site – they simplify it visually. They’re research is a couple years old – but we all know things are getting worse on that front – not better. So it at least will give you a sense of what the numbers were. Also, I think it’s hard when you look at your city report – to take 3ppb (3 parts per billion) as a serious threat until you see that the health limit is 0 or 1 ppb. Bear in mind, if you are anything like me, fix yourself a cocktail before looking, because you will be ANGRY. The one hugely insane aspect is that health limits are usually about 1/10th the legal limit. So you’ll probably see a lot of exceeded health limits tests – but no legal ones. ‘How can that be?’ you ask. What a-hole established a legal limit that is 10x beyond the health limit. Oh, yes all the a-holes we supposedly elected to establish laws that protect our lives. I’ve pulled an example from Environmental Working Group’s site – EWG.org. This chemical is awesome – because the health limit is 0ppb, but the legal limit is 80ppb. Ok, what ass made this regulation!?!?!? Let’s hope he’s getting his full dose of the crap daily and then some.
The first column is chemical, the second column is average levels found 2/maximum level found underneath, the 3rd column is has the health limit been exceeded (yes/no) and the health limit (here is 0ppb), the 4th column is has the legal limit been exceeded (yes/no) and what is legal limit, last column is test dates (yellow means health limit violation).
MCLG: 0 ppb
3. Now comes the hard part. Figuring out which filters actually take stuff out. Again, this is partly regulatory because thanks to lax legislation there are legal limits of poison. Go figure. But I eventually ended up here, at the NSF site. This is not the National Science Foundation – this foundation is separate. At any rate, they have a searchable, if clumsy and eye-crossingly designed database. You can compare then contaminants and water filter systems.
4. Prepare for mass confusion and more anger. Most of these chemicals are not pronounceable – let alone removable. I was recently disturbed to find that there were health limit violations in our water system for halocetic acids. Which according to the super helpful woman at the NSF International place – some are removed as VOCs and others – well they haven’t found a way to effectively remove them. So, you can wipe some of these puppies down, but not all.
5. Prepare to bust your budget. Now, I will not necessarily list which filter I’m going to use – but I can say it’s not a 3M or GE product. These are the same cats putting the chemicals in the water. It’s genius really, make stuff, pour chems in the water, sell that stuff, fight regulation, and then make & sell filters to take some of the stuff you put in the water back out so people don’t fall over and die too soon.
I now understand why Gerson recommends that cancer patients not drink water. Although, I think it’s mainly since they are drinking so many juices on his protocol. And he was working nearly 60years ago. But still, it makes sense even more nowadays. Although, lest we forget that same poisonous water is used to water our crops that absorb the contaminants. For me, best solution – don’t let industry dump shit into the water in the first place.
I also think that – this does remind me of the Epidemic of Absence book again. Some of the contaminants are biproducts of disinfection. Not that I want antibiotic resistant bacteria in my water, but I’m still less concerned about some bacteria than chemicals.
Recent news on how impotent the EPA is in protecting our resources. Health and politics – a few get rich the rest get sick and die.
After a Powerful Lobbyist Intervenes, EPA Reverses Stance on Polluting Texas County’s Water – aka “Future Texas County Cancer Cluster.”
Anyways, hope this helps. Post your healing adventures.