Friday, March 18, 2011
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Our bodies are made mostly of it (up to 70%) and we can’t survive without it for more than a few days. However, this precious resource is something most of us take for granted.
Many of us do not know that New York City’s water is considered one of the best and our city is one of the five large cities not required to filter it’s drinking water.
This is pretty radical considering most of the world’s pure water supply is scarce.
However, I still recommend using a water filter to remediate chlorine and fluoride, which is added to meet state and federal requirements. It is also important to know that bottled water is not necessarily a better alternative to tap. In fact, many studies show bottled water can be just as polluted as a tap water.. And that’s not even considering all the plastic involved in bottled water!
Our attitudes about the quality of our water continue to evolve as more people become educated about specific contaminants, which now include rocket fuel and the numerous chemicals from Hydraulic Fracking fluid. The current issue of ‘Fracking’ should be of great concern for everyone, not only those living in or near a watershed, but for all of us. I believe we all live in a watershed. We know that water sustains all living things—humans, plants and animals— and travels through watersheds, it is also important to understand what a watershed is and what each of us can do to help protect the quality of the water flowing through our watersheds. “Watersheds are sacrosanct.”
Our quality of life is linked directly to the quality of water we drink.
March 22rd is World Water Day– and a great day to dive into the issues surrounding Earth’s most precious element!
And my personal favorite: Dr Emoto’s Hidden Messages in Water
Warm (and Pure) Watery Blessings, ~ Cheryl