Your municipal water department knows what they are doing to provide you with safe water, right? Don’t be so sure. Nearly three dozen cities were found to have lead contaminated water during an investigation last year. Other areas are experiencing water pollution from drilling, pesticides used even decades ago, and other activities. The truth of the matter is that there are several toxins that could be in your drinking water right now, even if you are on city water.
- Fluoride – Back in the 1940s, there was concern that oral health was in bad shape due to the lack of fluoride, so it was decided to add it to drinking water to give everyone the benefit. The problem is that in these quantities, it can be toxic. It can damage your thyroid and pineal gland.
- Lead – Lead is a bigger problem than you might think since it is toxic to nearly every organ in your body. Health effects include cardiovascular damage, kidney damage, learning disabilities, brain damage, deafness, stunted growth, developmental issues, premature birth, autism, reproductive problems, and prostate cancer.
- Chlorine – Chlorine is often used for water purification, but it is not completely safe either. Long-term effects like memory loss, impaired balance, respiratory problems, and cell damage can result from chlorine in your drinking water.
The best way to protect you and your family is with a specialized water purification filtration system to remove these and other contaminants that could be lurking in your drinking water. To find out more about a water purification system for your home, call us at Minyard Plumbing Inc. Our family-owned, third-generation company is dedicated to protecting your home’s plumbing and your family’s health.