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The Truth About Prescription Drugs in Drinking Water

 


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Recently, it has been reported that traces of prescription drugs in drinking water is being found across the United States and other developed countries. Although there is the FDA when it comes to the safety of health supplements and the food we consume, there appears to be little safety regulations when it comes to the safety and purity over the water we consume daily. What's worse is that our bodies are made up of 70% water, so it is actually the most important of all the substances we consume!

Even the so called pure and natural bottled water that many of us consume doesn't always avoid exposure of drugs in the drinking water. Whether you believe it or not, a lot of the bottled water being sold comes straight from the tap. Now, I am not saying that this is true for every manufacturer of bottled water because there are some ethical companies out there that do try to do their best to give us as consumer, natural purified water. However, many only use a basic filtration system or even the so called great reverse osmosis system, but they also get rid of the essential minerals that our bodies desperately need.

Some of these manufactures may have our best interests at heart, but the fact is many of the bottled water being sold doesn't do us much good at all. You may be wondering how prescription drugs in drinking water is being found, so let me explain further about how these drugs in the drinking water are getting in to our water supplies in the first place. When people take prescription drugs, much of the drug is not absorbed in to the human body. So, the rest of the drug gets excreted out of us and flushed down the toilet. This water ends up in our water supply, of course it is treated and purified so that it is made safe to drink, but much of the traces are still left in our supplies!

Because more and more people are turning to prescription medications to heal there ailments, and because more and more prescription drugs are being released each year, more and more people are flushing traces of these prescription drugs in to our water supplies. On top of this, many people will have left over medication and so they will flush that down the toilet too. Many people are actually told to do this with certain medications, so that is adding to the problem even further.

If you want to have a source that does not contain prescription drugs in drinking water, then we suggest you use a quality filtration system that keeps the essential minerals of water, but gets rid of the harmful drug traces, contaminants and other wanted toxins that do our overall health no good. The best system for this are known as multi chambered carbon filters, as they keep the essential minerals, but get rid of all the harmful substances.

It's not just the drugs in the drinking water you want to treat either. Because we shower, bathe and wash our vegetables with different water supplies, we need to protect ourselves from this too. The water we bathe in and brush our teeth with all comes in to our bloodstream through our body. That is why you need to think about having your whole house filtered for optimal health for you and your family.

John Collins is a content editor who focuses on a wide array of niche health topics. His latest website - Water Purification focuses on fresh pure water sources, and in particular, a natural water filter company our editors personally use with excellent health results known as - Best Water Filters

Be sure to check out our natural water filters of choice, as they are the water systems we use and recommend to friends and family, and have done for over 3 years.

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