A Chemical Cocktail: Straight From Your Tap

Ever wonder how clean your drinking water is? It may surprise you that the very medications and toxins that you purposely avoid are flowing right from your tap. Yes, that means they come from your tap directly into your body. Scared yet? You should be. The startling reality of the public water supply is borderline criminal. The contaminants go far beyond what you ever knew to worry was in your water. Here is a shocking list of dangerous chemicals commonly found in our water:
BPA (bisphenol A, plastic byproduct)Atrazine (an herbicide)
Carbamazepine (an anticonvulsant)
DEET (insect repellent)
Estrone (hormone)
Fluoxetine (Prozac, an antidepressant)
Ibuprofen (pain reliever)
PFOA (perluorooctanoic acid, used in non-stick cookware)
PFOS (perflourooctanesulfonic acid, stain repellent)
Primidone (anticonvulsant)
Sucralose (artificial sweetener)
Sulfamethoxazole (antibiotic)
TCEP (flame retardant)
Tonalide (fragrance)
Trimethoprim (antibiotic)
What’s the answer? FILTER, FILTER, FILTER….but not just any filter! Bottom line: a whole house carbon filter (filters as it enters your home from the street) will protect you from being exposed to most of these contaminants. The whole house filter will offer you a line of defense between you and the shower, the dishwasher, the washing machine and of course, your taps. Don’t underestimate the effects of the water you DON’T drink. Water from the shower and dishwasher creates steam which pollutes the air in your home. Breathing the air with these chemicals is much more dangerous than drinking the water with the same chemicals.
There is a lot to know about protecting your family from the chemicals in our water. Making healthy choices is never easy and is rarely cheap. Trust that the investment in a whole house carbon filter will be a wise investment that your whole family can benefit from immensely. Like we always say at Ribley Family Chiropractic; Prevention Is The Best Cure.