I’d Like a Water. Light on the Arsenic.
Let me start by saying I love water… Really. I drink it constantly.
I know the benefits of being hydrated. I drink water all day long. Water helps with circulation, digestion, skin health, anti-aging, joint lubrication, etc. I could go on and on. We all probably need to drink more of it.
Arsenic is a chemical compound used in the production of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides.
I’d rather not drink it.
Arsenic is often used in the USA as a feed additive to help with the growth of chickens and pigs. It helps promote growth and prevent disease, in the poultry and swine production industries.
Not so good for the chickens and pigs, and I’d rather not eat it.
Minimal research will answer to the prevalence of arsenic in our groundwater, which obviously becomes our tap water.
I became aware of this more after we moved to California. We didn’t do anything about it. Just drank bottled water. Out of sight, out of mind. Right? Wrong. After dealing with some health issues and looking into all the ways my husband and I may be poisoning ourselves unintentionally, we decided to skip plastic too, and just buy a filter. It worked out anyway, because we also use essential oils daily to stay healthy, prevent sickness, and detox our bodies. And essential oils and plastic don’t mix. (If you use essential oils in your drinks or water, make sure you’re drinking out of glass. Essential oils “eat” toxins/plastics…)
We found our answer.
After a tip from an acquaintance and a little research, we were led to the Berkey Water Filter. There are just two of us so we bought the Travel Berkey Water Filter. It’s about a gallon and a half and we refill it about once daily. I’m jobless so it was a bit pricy, but the investment is worth it. We’re enjoying our water sans arsenic.
A side tip for those of you who want to purify the bathwater for your kiddos, add a drop or two of Young Living’s lemon essential oil to the bath water, and it will take care of the chlorine.