Water and air are essential for maintaining life on earth and are widely accepted as unlimited resources. Sadly, as we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, these vital resources we take for granted have become carriers of toxic chemicals and disease-causing pollutants.
For the past 150 years, we have polluted the earth with toxic industrial and agricultural chemicals, heavy metals, and other noxious waste products, causing the air we breathe and the water we drink to be dangerously contaminated. According to the Environmental Protection Agency , despite efforts to clean up our planet, the pollution of our air and water supplies continue to threaten our health and welfare. The risks to both public health and the environment are “substantial and far-reaching.”
In many parts of the world, the water is not potable and contributes to an array of health disorders. In the U.S., thyroid conditions, chronic degenerative disorders, and certain types of cancers are related to contaminants found in much of our water supplies. Toxic PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) commonly known as “forever chemicals” are among the most insidious contaminants facing Americans today and are present in the air, our soil, and (at last count) 83% of waterways tested.
Years of exposure to contaminants that accumulate in our body, starting in the womb, damage our immune system leading to an epidemic of preventable diseases caused by the pollution of our planet.
A wealth of scientific evidence links air pollution to health disorders such as allergies, chemical sensitivities, fatigue, asthma, and respiratory conditions. Both indoor and outdoor pollution may also contribute to a growing number of insidious, debilitating health disorders like autism, Ischemic heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and even brain cancer.
Earth Day is a reminder that we must do our part to not only help to preserve our planet, but to protect ourselves and our families from the long-term effects of exposure to toxic substances. There are several ways to do this:
- Use nontoxic cleaners in your home. A great company to consider for your household needs is Branch Basics. The founders are dedicated to the “power of pure” and are living proof that switching to a pure, natural lifestyle is powerful even for those who consider themselves healthy.
- Choose organic fruits and vegetables when possible. The NIH reports that organically produced foods have lower levels of harmful toxins, including heavy metals, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticide residues. According to The Templeton Wellness Foundation , eating organic cuts cancer risk by as much as 25%.
- Avoid bottled water. Bottled water often contains as many contaminants as most ordinary tap water as well as microplastics that are able to enter your body and may even contribute to chronic conditions such as liver disease, diabetes, and cancer.
- Choose the proper air cleaning system for your home. A quality air filtration system for your home is crucial, particularly if any family member suffers from respiratory problems. Proper filters can ensure that the air in your home is free of harmful viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants that can impact your health.
- Consider a customized whole-house water filter system for your home. Such a system can be customized with the technology and proper filtration materials necessary to remove specific toxic contaminants detected in the source water in your location. It is the ideal solution for your family’s drinking water, as well as the water you cook with and the water you use for bathing or showering.
Of all these suggestions, one of the best investments in your family’s health is to install effective air and water filtration systems in your home. Here at Clean Water Revival, our goal is to reduce harmful contaminants using customized water and air purification equipment solutions for your indoor environment.
We may not be able to control our outside environment, but we certainly can clean up the inside.
For more information and a complimentary consultation, contact:
Dr. Roy Speiser
Clean Water Revival, Inc.
1-800-444-3563 toll free or 1-772-919-8700 outside the U.S.