Hoboken Water – Do you distill?
Scary to think about what’s in Hoboken water!
Hoboken resident Elizabeth cares very much about what she puts in her body. She distills her water – and sent the following picture:
She said that just distilling one gallon of Hoboken tap water, typically results in a 1/4 cup of sediment and particles (around 2 dry ounces!)
Why Distill your water?
“We typically have the same white grey powder stuff in Hoboken but it has been colored, the dark looking matter becomes more disgusting whenever there are water breaks (dirt, sewage get in the line during water breaks) which is why you may notice a stronger chlorine smell.
We have not had it officially tested. Sometimes it is black – sometimes it is brown, sometimes it is orange.
I use distilled water because it helps remove toxins form your system and it get most of the contaminants out of the water. Did you know we have 250 pharmaceuticals in our water supply?
Distilled water is the purest water. Distillation produces the best quality water for transporting nutrients and for eliminating wastes from the body.”
The Problem with the water supply
Chronic toxicity is very difficult to assess, especially when more than one contaminant is involved. The fact is, the volume of research needed to assess drinking water risks has just not been done, because no one knows where to start.
Risk assessment is a complex process. Risks involved in bottled or tap-water consumption may never be fully assessable, largely due to the overwhelming numbers of toxins that are now seeping into water supplies. And EPA has established “safe levels” for many toxins without analyzing the cumulative risk. Only in acute outbreaks of poisoning do the dangers of drinking bad water come to light, for a time.
What impurities are not removed?
Distillers can allow 0.3 to 0.5 percent of water impurities to exist in the storage container after distilling.
Some volatile organic contaminants (VOCs), certain pesticides and volatile solvents, boil at temperatures very close to water (207-218 degrees Fahrenheit). These types of contaminants will not be substantially reduced in concentration by distillation. Properly equipped distillers can reduce VOC concentrations effectively.
Although bacteria are removed by distillation, they may recolonize on the cooling coils during inactive periods.
Now, purified water and filtered water are pretty much two phrases meaning the same thing. Water can be purified by Distillation, by boiling or by reverse Osmosis filtration. Filtered water means it was run through a filter. Which kind? Who knows? Depends.
Most tap water is highly filtered and often reverse osmosis purified. About 80% of bottled water is straight tap water.
You can also read more about Pharmaceuticals lurking in U.S. drinking water by searching the web. The University of Arizona also has a piece on that.
Do you worry about what’s in the water you drink?