Drugs in your drinking water
The contamination of our water supply is the biggest public health crisis that no one will talk about – probably because at least some of that poison is put in on purpose.
The latest incident starts out innocently enough: Researchers in Washington studying the Puget Sound have spices in the water. If you're a salmon there, you may have even noticed a distinct vanilla flavor these days.
But these fish aren't getting some kind of treat. They're getting a bi-product of human waste, because everything we eat and excrete is making it right back out into the environment.
Then, it goes into the ground water... and eventually into your tap water.
Think about that next time you fill your drinking glass or coffee pot.
Sure, you're probably thinking, "Dr. Douglass is just being paranoid. This water is treated and filtered, right?"
Right – and if you could see how ineffective this process is, you'd never touch the faucet again. And vanilla flavoring is the least of your worries.
In Spain, researchers recently ran 24 water samples at a treatment plant –AFTER the H20 underwent supposedly rigorous filtering. Twenty-two of those samples tested positive for cocaine byproducts.
In Italy, researchers say 44 pounds of pharmaceuticals flow down the Po River each day.
Think it's better here? Stop reading now and you can keep thinking that.
Antibiotics, painkillers, sunscreen, hormones, drugs and so much more are routinely found in U.S. waters. In some parts of our nation, male fish are growing female parts because they're literally swimming in hormones.
Most cities don't even bother testing for meds in the drinking water. When they do, they inevitably find them – pharmaceuticals have been found in the drinking water of 51 million U.S. homes. If we tested everywhere, I'm sure we'd find them everywhere.
Tests have even shown that American drinking water is contaminated with perchlorate – the chemical used to make rocket fuel. Still feel like drinking eight glasses a day of this stuff?
And that's not all! Take a look at this shocking video out of Fort Lupton, Colorado. A natural gas leak there has contaminated the water supply. They can actually set fire to the water as it comes out of the faucet!
Remember, natural gas is completely odorless – that rotten- egg smell is added later to help detect leaks. So if this stuff is getting into the water supply because of sloppy drilling practices at the source, you wouldn't know unless you had the water tested... or set it on fire.
All this and I haven't even touched on the dangerous noxious chemicals our own government proudly adds to the water, junk like fluoride and chlorine.
There's only one truly effective way to block most of these poisons – a reverse osmosis filter, installed where the water enters your home.
If you want to know more about the problems with our water and how to protect your family, read the September issue of The Douglass Report. You'll never look at your sink the same way again.
And if you just want to stop drinking H2O altogether, that's fine too – keep reading to learn more.
About the author
William Campbell Douglass I.I., M.D. has been called "the conscience of modern medicine."
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