CRY FOR THE WATER| part 1
CRY FOR THE WATER| part 1
Point blank the water you drink could be contaminated. CRY FOR THE WATER is a call to action. You need to take it upon yourselves to do something about it. Let us examine why you need to protect yourself and the ways that you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
I have watched the world’s resources get/be plundered and auctioned off to the highest bidder. Now, the world is in crisis and we are at a crossroads. A resource like freshwater is the difference between life and death.
Across this nation alone, we are being exposed to contamination and shortages in our water supply. We are supposed to be at the height of human achievement, but due to greed, our society is being undermined.
The basic municipal necessities that we depend on are degrading. Remember, once you know the truth, the truth is your responsibility. Even if you don’t have control over the truth. You must not relinquish your power to change your condition.
The truth is that you need clean water. Let’s take a substance like lead. Just a small amount of lead can degrade mental capacity, especially in children. No amount is safe!!!!!! I’ll start with lead because many of our municipal pipes were constructed using lead decades ago and now those pipes have reached their life span and are degrading. The degradation is slowly killing us.
It’s not just cognitive decline, there are associated illnesses as well. Think about the insidious nature of an illness caused by contaminated water. Lead for instance accumulates in the cells of your body, in your bones. Over time slowly but surely it wreaks havoc on your fine motor skills and your ability to live. It’s not just Flint, Michigan. All across our nation, the same thing is happening. It is our responsibility to make contingency plans in the wake of this truth.
The objective is to empower you and the hope is that you will empower someone else. You can save yourself but you have to know and understand what it is you need to be saved from. THIS IS IMPORTANT.
*The Safe Drinking Water Act requires that EPA regulate the water provided by Public Water Systems.
The most common source of Lead contamination occurs due to corrosion of lead-containing solder, fixtures, and pipes within a building’s plumbing system. This corrosion occurs when the water has low pH or is acidic, and/or when the water has low mineral content.
Purification: Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids, and gases from water. The goal is to produce water that is fit for specific purposes.
Filtration removes impurities by lowering contamination of water using a fine physical barrier, a chemical process, or a biological process. Filters cleanse water to different extents for purposes such as providing agricultural irrigation, accessible drinking water, public and private aquariums, and the safe use of ponds and swimming pools.
5 main contaminants found in our waterways
Aluminum is the third most common element present in the earth’s soil, water, and air and therefore it can quite easily find its way into our water systems. In recent years, specific attention has been given to the presence of aluminum as a contaminant in our tap water and links to dementia have been made in communities with high traces of aluminum present in their drinking water.
Other aluminum-linked health effects include nervous system damage, kidney diseases, and anemia.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found within the earth’s soil and has long been considered a helpful additive for water sources to help combat tooth decay. Since the 1940s, compounds containing fluoride have been added to our water systems. But recently, evidence is beginning to show that fluoride may be doing more harm than good. Extreme levels of fluoride can cause fluorosis, a change in tooth enamel that can lead to white spots and staining. Fluoride in high levels can also become concentrated in the bone, which can inevitably weaken the skeletal system.
Nitrates are chemicals that are most often found in fertilizers, manures, and liquid waste coming from septic tanks and plumbing systems and therefore are one of the most common forms of water contaminants, especially in rural areas. When nitrogen in fertilizer is either left over by plants or carried off by runoff, it can quickly form with our sources of groundwater and convert into nitrates
Short-term exposure to water with above-average nitrate levels can be dangerous, especially to infants as it can lead to methemoglobinemia or the “baby blue” disease, a condition that decreases the blood’s ability to carry oxygen, creating bluish pigmentation. For infants, this condition can be fatal.
Arsenic is a metallic substance found organically in small amounts within nature. Arsenic can find its way into your drinking water in two ways. Mineral deposits found in a very small percentage of regions, such as Illinois, can contain a micro amount of arsenic deposits. More commonly, arsenic can contaminate your water as it comes into contact with hazardous waste produced by arsenic manufacturing industries.
Studies on arsenic have found that the compound can produce a variety of health effects such as thickening and discoloration of the skin, digestive problems, numbness in the feet or hands, and has been linked to a variety of skin cancers. Arsenic cannot be detected via sight or smell, and therefore water testing is required to determine whether a water source has been contaminated.
Microorganisms, Bacteria, and Viruses
To some extent, all water hosts some degree of bacteria and protozoans. And while most of these little creatures are harmless, some, such as E.Coli and Legionella Pneumophilia can cause quite a lot of damage. These microorganisms and diseases can, in fact, cause severe damage and for infants and the elderly-specifically, can in some cases lead to death.
As of 2019 EPA has promulgated 88 standards for microorganisms, chemicals, and Radionuclides. The standards are organized into six groups:
- Disinfection byproducts
- Inorganic chemicals
- Organic chemicals
As you see we have a lot of information to process. We will get into case studies that deal directly with the effects of contaminated water use. We will look into the most contaminated waterways in America. As well as future projections for our water supply here and abroad. New innovation in water reclamation and purification. As well as the things you can do to ensure your water supply in this 5 part series CRY FOR THE WATER.