Will the Japan Crisis Affect Your Drinking Water?

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Austin, Texas – March 22, 2010 – Last Friday, the United Nations reported that a radioactive cloud from Japan hit the West Coast and is expected to cross the United States, spilling radioactive contaminants into our environment. The radioactive particles from this will necessarily affect ground water, which becomes our drinking water.

Linda Lee, CEO of eFilterWater said, "While the Environmental Protection Agency’s acceptable Standard for radioactive contaminants is 15 picocuries/liter or .000015 microns/liter in public drinking water supplies, when any radioactive particles are ingested, the digestive system is affected.” Some radioactive particles, radium 226, radium 228 and uranium in particular, are absorbed and expose the kidneys, bones and other organs to the carcinogenic effects of radioactively; some radioactive particles are eliminated without long term side effects."

The timing in which this contamination will affect our ground water depends upon many factors, including the amount of precipitation (heavy rains or melting snow) an area receives and how porous the soil is.  In most cases, contamination is not immediate. So, while the Japan radioactive contamination will not immediately affect our drinking water supplies, radioactive particles from Chernobyl and other sources such as ongoing local farming, manufacturing and more, are probably already in the ground water from which you get your drinking water.

What to do? You can buy bottled water, but that is both expensive as well as harmful to the environment, with all of the discarded plastic bottles that end up in the landfill. Linda Lee, CEO of eFilterWater said, ”From a particle size perspective, the atomic diameter of uranium and radium is .000350 microns and .000430 microns respectively; most radioactive particles are larger than .0002 microns. Most reverse osmosis water filters remove particles larger than .0001 microns. To know the filtering ability of a specific reverse osmosis system, consult the Performance Data Sheet for that system.” Reverse osmosis filtering is much less expensive and significantly better for the environment than plastic bottles, and allows people to be absolutely sure of the purity of their drinking water because there is nothing to potentially contaminant water between filtration and consumption.

If you have ingested radioactive particles, many nutritional supplements have been developed for the purpose of detoxifying heavy metals, most of which contain algae and plant fibers. Spirulina, chlorella and algae-based supplements, and yeast, sardines, liver, anchovies, olive oil, cod liver oil and mackerel are just a few foods that will help remove these particles from the body.

About eFilterWater

eFilterWater believes our health is THE most important aspect in life. Without health, we suffer. This negatively affects every other aspect of our lives. With water making up 55%-65% of our body, contaminant free drinking water is critical to achieving good health. As such, eFilterWater is the industry leader in educating consumers about the tremendous impact that water has on our health and well-being and helping them consistently have the cleanest water, in a way that is eco-friendly and healthy for the environment, too.

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