Our children today live in an environment that is fundamentally different from that of 50 years ago. In many ways, their world is better. The traditional infectious diseases have largely been eradicated. Infant mortality is greatly reduced. The expected life span of a baby born in the United States is more than two decades longer than that of an infant born in 1900. Yet at the same time, today’s children face hazards that were neither known nor imagined a few decades ago. Children including the embryo, fetus, infant and all life stages until the completion of adolescence, are often at a different and increased risk from environmental hazards and exposure to thousands of new synthetic chemicals, than that of adults.
Since World War II, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been invented. Most of these chemicals did not previously exist in nature. Many of these chemicals have been dispersed widely into the environment. Some will persist in the environment for decades and even centuries. Nearly 3,000 high-production-volume (HPV) chemicals are widely dispersed in air, water, soil, and waste sites; they are used extensively in our homes, schools, and communities.
Meanwhile, local water supplies have to meet standards on only 99 of the 84,000 chemicals known to exist. Your drinking water maybe “legally safe” yet still contain very harmful contaminants; drinking Tap Water is not the best choice for health and well-being – even when you use a Carbon Block or Activated Carbon filter.
Without investigation, most naturally assume the tap water is safe, in reality that water you draw from the faucet is potable and always contains Fluoride, Chlorine and other disinfectants; it may also contain very dangerous chemical and pharmaceutical contaminants as well as heavy metals such as lead – which build up in the body over time and have very adverse effects on health and well-being. The switch to bottled water is a logical choice, however it has its costs, inconvenience, a heavy price for the planet with all that plastic waste and most importantly you’re at the mercy of the water distributor.