THE TRUTH ABOUT WATER
by Dr. Robert O. Young
Someone once said that life is a race between education and catastrophe.
That statement could not be more true than when it comes to educating
ourselves about water and its relationship to our health.
A vast array of pharmaceuticals-including antibiotics, anti-convultants,
mood stabilizers and sex hormones-have been found in the drinking water
supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press
investigation reported recently after a five month-long study.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Despite the small concentrations of pharmaceuticals, and despite water
utilities insistence that their water is safe, there is much evidence to
The presence of so many prescription drugs and over-the-counter
medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen that have been flushed down
toilets are easily found in much of our drinking water and is
heightening worries of long-term health consequences.
Unfortunately, water providers rarely disclose results of pharmaceutical
screenings, unless pressed. They claim that the public does not know how
to interpret the results and might be unduly alarmed.
Because of information like this, and because of many other abuses of
our water system-sewage waste, poisons used in agribusiness, acid rain,
industrial and household chemicals just to name a few-I have for many
years now gone on record as stating that a good, dependable water
ionizer has already become a necessity for every family in America.
Even users of bottled water and many of the home filtration systems
don’t necessarily avoid exposure. Bottlers, some of which simply
repackage tap water, do not typically treat or test for all toxins,
especially pharmaceuticals, according to the industry’s main trade
I have been researching water for over two decades. I know beyond a
shadow of a doubt that the contamination of our water supply in the US
is a clear and present danger. I have personally tested the water
supplies of nearly every major city in the U.S. and there is NO safe
water to drink that is clean, pure and alkaline. Even the majority of
the bottled waters being sold in the U.S. and around the world are
questionable at best.
A National Assessment of Tap Water Quality found 260 contaminants in our
nation’s tap water; 141of these contaminants have no enforceable safety
limits. Of the 141 unregulated contaminants utilities detected in water
supplies between 1998 and 2003, 52 are linked to cancer, 41 to
reproductive toxicity, 36 to developmental toxicity, and 16 to immune
system damage, according to chemical listings in seven standard
government and industry toxicity references. Despite the potential
health risks, any concentration of these chemicals in tap water is
legal, no matter how high.
Clean drinking water is something that the public has pretty much taken
for granted for the past hundred years. The public has little
idea-perhaps understandably-just how contaminated our drinking water has
Our environment has changed, new biological transformations are
emerging, drinking-water systems are aging, and governments often seem
more interested in ensuring business in the global marketplace than in
ensuring the safety and health of the world citizens.
Health scientists throughout the world are now echoing what I have been
saying for two decades. When it comes to your health, whether you are
trying to reverse an illness, prevent an illness, or simply create the
healthiest body possible, the #1 thing you must do is to change your
A good water ionizer must alkalize, ionize, purify and structure the
molecules of the water. In order to neutralize and reverse the
over-acidity of the body, the pH of our water supply is critical.
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