With all the different types of water out there, it can be very easy to get confused about which water is really best for your health. Most of us live in urban areas and need to rely on commercial water distribution systems that are often loaded with chlorine, disinfection by-products, fluoride, and many other toxins.
To make things worse, every year, a greater number of contaminants are uncovered in public and private water supplies. And with each passing day, we learn more about how these substances have the potential to harm our health.
What’s inside your glass of water?
If you’re like most people, you probably take your drinking water for granted. But did you know that the cleanest-looking water isn’t necessarily the healthiest? Sometimes, the greatest dangers with drinking water can’t be seen, tasted, or even smelled.
Impurities in your drinking water can come from a number of sources. There are many different toxic synthetic chemicals used in society today. And, unfortunately, the list grows longer every year. To be sure, your drinking water is subject to many, many potential points of contamination.
Four Sources of Water – What You Need to Know About Each
Tap Water – Easy and convenient. But how many pollutants are there in your water? And what is your associated health risk?
Bottled Water – Did you know that 40% of bottled water is actually TAP WATER? Worse, an independent test by the Environmental Working Group found arsenic, DPBs, and 36 other harmful pollutants hiding in bottled water. Plastic bottles are a less than optimal idea too. They can contain the potentially hazardous chemical BPA.
Distilled Water – Use with caution. Long-term use can invite health problems, because its minerals are evaporated out. So to try to maintain mineral balance as it sucks minerals out of your body.
Vitamin Waters – Vitamin waters contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), artificial colors, additives, and caffeine. Even worse, they use distilled water to produce these products – which as you just read, is one of the worst types of water you can consume.