A Water Purifier
Have you ever bought something that you really thought you needed and could not wait for it to arrive, and then over five years later, you have still not taken it out of the box? That is how it is with my water purifier. I was so proud of myself for doing something about my drinking water and could not wait to get the purifier delivered. However, there were more steps than putting tap water into it and pushing a button and Wa-La out would come great, healthy water.
Water is the universal elixir of life. It makes up more than 70 percent of our total body mass and covers about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. We can live without food for a month or more, but we will perish in a matter of days without water. It’s widely known that drinking enough water each day is an essential key to health. The quality of the water we drink, however, often gets overlooked.
We are blessed with remarkable convenience in obtaining the water we drink. While some people still hike for miles to find fresh water, we simply turn on a faucet or run to the nearest store. But do we know the qualit5y of water we drink?
Basic chemistry tells us that water is composed of two hydrogen atoms and a single oxygen atom. Unfortunately, this does not mean that all water is created equally.
Most of the global water supply is no longer the pure substance that cultures have cherished for millennia. Water is now widely tainted with chemicals and inorganic materials. According to many sources I have read, pollutants from farming, industrial dumping and decaying pipes are among the biggest threats. Despite extensive water treatment methods, trace amounts of chemical substances often remain in drinking water.
In the U.S. the fluoridation of water has been another controversial topic. Fluoride is added to water as a type of medicine for the masses, with the stated objective of creating stronger teeth and bones. Opponents of fluoridation make the following distinction: chemically derived sodium fluoride, a by-product of the aluminum industry is added to drinking water, not the naturally occurring calcium fluoride. Studies have shown small amounts of calcium fluoride strengthen teeth and bones. From what I have read there have been no studies to prove the same for sodium fluoride.
So what was I going to do with this knowledge? (It was a popular topic in the county I live for several years.) Buy a water purifier of course. Now I need to make the counter space and the commitment to use it. Ask me in a few months how that is coming along!
What do you use for drinking water for yourself and your pets? Anyone have suggestions about not being bothered about how much counter space my purifier takes? I would love to learn from your experiences.