The 8 glasses of water you’re drinking a day for your health may not be doing you any favors.
What if your water isn’t good for you, but just…legal?
Legal Water meets minimum EPA requirements set by the political process called “rule-making.”
When you drink Legal Water, by definition, you take risks with your health.
That’s because EPA’s process is to knowingly allow some cancer, some brain damage, and some organ damage because water utilities say they can’t afford to provide contaminant-free water.
EPA decides for you what risk of cancer, heart disease, and brain damage you will take when you drink legal tap water.
To be clear- EPA has not set your risk at zero!
Legal Water nearly always has known carcinogens in it (chlorine and chloramide) and many places have Lead and Arsenic and surprisingly, even Uranium in their water. All legal.
E.P.A. Acknowledges Health Risks From Legal Contaminants
E.P.A.’s website lists these health issues from legal contaminants:
Brain and Nervous System Damage
Blue Baby Syndrome
Blood Diseases and Circulatory Problems
Hair and Fingernail Loss
Adrenal Gland Changes
Thymus Gland Problems
Stomach and Intestinal problems
Thousands of water utilities serve water to millions of people that’s not legal.
This water does not meet EPA rules for things like lead, arsenic and even uranium, sometimes for years.
Some utilities report it, and some hide it.
The EPA knows that “under reporting” of contaminants is widespread.
There Oughtta Be A Law!
EPA regulates only 90 contaminants.
Unregulated contaminants are in the news-
Recently, the Pentagon paid out $2.2B to pay for illnesses caused by Perchlorate contaminated water at Camp LeJeune.
People in upstate New York are struggling with cancers caused by PFOS contaminated water.
Here’s a very partial list of very nasty contaminants that are not regulated in water at all:
- Gasoline and other Petroleum Products
- Hexavalent Chromium (chromium 6)
- Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)
- Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
- Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)
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In The Evening
Most people find it convenient to have two pitchers or containers, and dedicate one to tap water to fill the unit's top chamber, and the other to capturing the purified water from the unit's bottom chamber. Fill the top chamber in the evening before bed. Purified water will fill the lower chamber, ready for the morning.
In the Morning
Pour off the purified water that has collected in the lower chamber, and store in the refrigerator. Refill the top chamber and the bottom chamber fills quickly with purified water. Using the Big Berkey as an example, this provides about 5 gallons of water for drinking and cooking daily, plenty for a family of four. Refill Pure Berkey as often as works for you.