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FriendsofWater.com Responds to the National Acadamy of Sciences Report that Millions of Americans Get Sick Yearly from Contaminated Water
Date:2/23/2010

Several recent national studies, including a National Acadamy of Sciences study, show that the drinking water of millions of Americans contains contaminants including drugs like sedatives, hormones and antibiotics. Friendsofwater.com explains the implicactions and how households can assure healthy water for their families.

(PRWEB) February 9, 2010 -- Drugs, pharmaceuticals and other contaminants are in the drinking water of millions of Americans. A National Academy of Sciences study notes millions of Americans get sick every year from contaminants. The combined results of several recent studies documents the scope of the challenge. Many chemical and organic contaminants in the water are not tracked or regulated. Legal and illlegal drugs, and other contaminants like fuel additives, are in the water supply. Their levels, and the ways in which they combine, vary by time and location. It is virtually impossible to research all the variations. Drugs are designed to alter human physiology. People should take the steps needed to minimize their exposure to unknown combinations of pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs. Friendsofwater.com provides extensive information on how families can filter the full range of these contaminants.

An Associated Press study identified the presence of antibiotics, sedatives, sex hormones and dozens of other drugs in their supplies. The EPA is just now beginning to study an additional 200 contaminants.

"There are tens of thousands of chemicals that can contaminate our waters and that haven’t been assessed for their risks." reports Peter Gleick, President of the Pacific Institute. Households should take steps now to protect their own health by filtering their home water. The Environmental Working Group created an online database of water quality test results from 45 states. Their analysis shows that water agencies across the country have detected a total of more than 300 pollutants in supplies, more than half of which are not regulated by the government.

“People don’t understand that just because water is technically legal, it can still present health risks.” said Dr. Pankaj Parekh, director of the water quality division for the City of Los Angeles. The report by the National Academy of Sciences suggests that millions of Americans become sick each year from drinking contaminated water, with illnesses from upset stomachs to cancer and birth defects.

The US has had one of the best water supplies in the world in large part because dangerous organic compounds are removed by disinfection. As is now clearly shown however, many other types of contaminants are building up in the water. Research is available on the risks of some of these contaminants, but many others have yet to be tested at all.

Turning to bottled water will not solve the problem. 40% of bottled water is from the tap and there are multiple other issues with bottled water. Families should be filtering their water at home. But there are so many types of filters made and sold - and they are described in so many different ways - that it can be befuddling to select a water filter that will remove those contaminants and leave healthy water with the trace elements the body needs.

Friendsofwater.com provides information on water issues, including the risks of chemicals in the water, and offers products to filter and save water. The company continually hears from people who must remove chemicals or contaminants from their water to maintain their health. Often they are sent by healthcare professionals. Many have been helped with minimizing symptoms, reclaiming their health, and avoiding health problems. How many more people are there who don't know that their health problems are caused or aggravated by contaminants in their drinking water?

To protect their family's health, individuals should now filter the water in their home. Research can begin at friendsofwater.com. Learn more about drugs in the water, fluoride, and types of water filters.

Friendsofwater.com is a family-run web site with a free ezine and an online store. Visit friendsofwater.com to learn about the risks to water and see 150 products to save water, filter water, and celebrate water.

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