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Fitz CV104.3 Radio Pandemic Causes Resurgence In Focus On Water Health

Fitz: 8:38. Okay, let’s do this again. Mr. Waterman, Rick from Crystal Clear Water. Good morning.

Rick: Good morning, Fitz. How are you this morning?

Fitz: I’m like everyone else. We’re doing what we’re supposed to do and yet trying to keep positive and in the zone, and yet we cannot wait to turn the page on this chapter, that’s for sure.

Rick: Well, I sure hear you on that one.

Fitz: In this day and age, Rick, we’re talking about water and talking about, I think, the silver lining in this is that people are gonna be hopefully paying more attention to their health, you know, and trying to take off a few pounds because, you know, preexisting conditions has not been a good thing for those who have gotten this COVID-19, and obesity and just all the things that people have been doing, not eating right and not paying attention to their diet and overindulging and everything and not exercising. I think your product falls into that. Trying to keep us clean, healthy, and keeping our insides clean with that crystal clear water so that we’re not ingesting that chlorine and chromium-6 and pharmaceuticals that has been proven to be in our drinking water and all that fun stuff.

Rick: Yeah, I think you’re right about that. I think there is gonna be a resurgence in focus on health, and this pandemic has made us take a look at where we are, each one of us, where we are physically. And in some cases, it’s not benefiting to be looking at the same four walls, you know, and taking out that takeout food and we want to keep doing that, though, because we have to support our brothers in the restaurant business.

Fitz: No doubt.

Rick: So, yeah, but you certainly can take control of the health in terms of the water quality in your home, and that definitely does fit into the package moving forward here because whole house filtration is extremely valuable and getting the chemicals and things out of the bath and shower water, because, as we’ve talked about before, that’s the greatest area of exposure that you have to the carcinogenic things that are in the water. And you know, our guys at the water districts do a good job of meeting the federal standards, but you still have a bunch of things in there that we shouldn’t need to be exposed to. And then on the drinking waterfront, of course, health-related supplies and bottled water is in and out of shortage, short supply in the grocery stores, and we want to be moving the water around.

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Fitz: And not to mention how expensive bottled water is, Rick.

Rick: Yeah. And just the physical act of moving water from the shelf to your house. And there’s a whole second layer of issues there with concerns about chemicals leaching into the water from the plastic. And especially in the Valley when as the temperatures get warmer, as those temperatures increase, that makes that a greater problem for us.

Fitz: For the next week we’re gonna be in triple digits. Here, we’re gonna hit like 101 today. So a lot of those pallets of water, when they’re getting delivered to the store, sit outside in the sun or the folks delivering put it back on the back gate and they can only take, you know, one-off at a time or whatever. And man, that is certainly a recipe for that plastic leaching into the water. People don’t realize that.

Rick: Yeah, it’s really a concern. I mean, in dealing with a lot of my healthcare and longevity people, I do have a very top-rated Orange County nutritionist who has a study out of Europe. It’s pretty old, maybe 10 or 15 years old now. And they studied the whole deal there and there. They came up with the fact or their result was that drinking water from the plastic bottles is equivalent to drinking liquid estrogen. And her whole concept in terms of Orange County being one of the areas with highest female cancers was that the affluence, you know, everybody carrying around a bottle of designer bottled water is a contributing factor to that. I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but I do hold some belief that it is.

Fitz: I’ve heard that before. That’s not surprising. So Rick, we encourage everyone to get in touch with you more important now if you’ve been on the fence and not to mention the fact that you’re giving 25% off now on these systems.

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Rick: Yeah, we’re trying to help, you know, where we can, and we’ve actually been quite busy because people get a chance now to sit down and reflect and say, “Hey, we have some of those things, some of those boxes we want to check for the home,” and doing whole house filtration and salt-free water conditioning should definitely be one of those boxes.

Fitz: And I’m sure when you or your representative comes out to a home, if someone’s interested, obviously you do all the correct social distancing and everything that’s being asked of us all now.

Rick: One hundred percent. In fact, we actually are doing the majority of business that we are doing right now is actually what I would call a phone order, where we actually can design and do the whole thing in terms of going on a water system for somebody without an actual personal visit to the home.

Fitz: That’s awesome.

Rick: And in most cases, we can actually do the installation physically and not go anywhere further than the garage. So that’s been really good in terms of ways to deal with this and make sure we’re 110% compliant with what we’re being told to do.

Fitz: Sure. And everyone has a different sized home, different needs. You can custom design a system. We encourage everyone to go to your parent company website and check it out, pureelementswater.com, and then give you a call. You’ve been great with our listeners through the years, Rick, and we thank you so much for that. You definitely know your biz, and you’re passionate about it, which is what it’s all about. 760-346-4850, 760-346-4850. Ask for Rick Allen. He’ll get back with you and find out how you can drink and bathe worry-free. Wash those vegetables, save the innards of your dishwasher and all your appliances from that hard water, and live a much more healthy than you would if you didn’t have the system.

Wendy and I are spoiled. We can vouch for it. Everything we say does happen and works. And Rick, you’re the best. So 346-4850, give Rick Allen a call. Find out how you can get your own crystal clear home water, total property water filtration system. Rick, always a pleasure. Keep doing the right thing. Stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to turning the page on this chapter here sooner than later, of course.

Rick: Boy, I hope so. So, hug those close to you. Say hello to lovely Wendy for me.

Fitz: I will.

Rick: And we will talk soon. Thank you very much.

Fitz: All right. Thank you so much, Rick. Make it a fantastic Friday. Safe weekend.

Rick: All right. You, too. Bye-bye.

Fitz: Stay cool.

Report on Laguna niguel tap water notes a number of cancer causing contaminants

It can be difficult to educate the public as to the dangers in our tap water.  A recent article once again states what is starting to sound like a broken record.

“A report released Wednesday, though, found more than 270 harmful contaminants in local drinking water across the nation, including in Orange County.  The substances are linked to cancer, damage to the brain and nervous system, hormonal disruption, problems in pregnancy and other serious health conditions.”  The article is here:  https://tinyurl.com/y6g3oe3j

In the article, it is discussed that a lot of the legal limits are outdated.  What was once thought to be okay levels of contaminants and chemicals are now known to be unsafe.  This is scary stuff if you give it some thought.

The nonprofit Environmental Working Group did testing of the Moulton Niguel water district and found 8 dangerous contaminants.  That is the Laguna Niguel and surrounding cities’ water district.  You have to read the article and read down that list.  It is shocking.  https://tinyurl.com/y6g3oe3j

We thought this quote from the Environmental Working Group is especially telling and rings true for us.  “The regulatory system meant to ensure the safety of America’s drinking water is broken. The inexcusable failure of the federal government’s responsibility to protect public health means there are no legal limits for more than 160 unregulated contaminants in U.S. tap water.” 

Our whole business is based on filtering out chemicals and contaminants like the ones mentioned in the article.  Check our main website for information https://pureelementswater.com as well as our informational hub site https://pureelementswater.net

Are you at risk of getting cancer from your tap water?

It is hard to know what to think when it comes to tap water. Our government says it is mostly good. They say that the contaminants they test for are within the legal limits. But what does that mean? How many contaminants do they not test for? Just because tested contaminants are within legal limits does that mean it is healthy to drink? Do you feel good about drinking the water or want to take the chance in case the government is wrong?

Many independent groups do studies that say water quality is not good and not to be trusted. A recent study by an environmental advocacy group called Environmental Working Group believe that 15,500 cases of cancer in California could be contributed to the chemicals found in the water supply.

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“Researchers from the environmental advocacy group Environmental Working Group estimated that the contaminants found in public water systems in California could contribute to about 15,500 cancer cases there over the course of a lifetime. These contaminants include chemicals such as arsenic, hexavalent chromium and radioactive elements such as uranium and radium. The study was published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health.”

“We need to look at contaminants as a group — not just one at a time. It’s more important to analyze co-occurring contaminants to understand the real world exposure,” said lead author Tasha Stoiber, a senior scientist with EWG. She explained that cancer risks are typically determined at the individual element level.”

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power believe the report is over the top. Marty Adams stated “California water agencies are subject to very strict water quality standards. Anyone living in an urban California city should be absolutely confident in the quality of the tap water,” the utility’s COO Adams said. “Although not the norm for California, it is important to note that there are a handful of small, mostly rural communities that may have challenges with contaminants in the drinking water, and the state is helping to address that.”

Read the original article and watch the video found here:

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So who do you believe? Do you want to take the possible risk of tap water when the problem can be solved easily with a high quality whole house water filter?

In this additional video, famous environmental activist Erin Brockovich discusses why you cannot take the chance of not filtering your water. The Health risks are too great. “We are in a national water crisis, you just don’t know it.” Erin Brockovich.

Do You Know What’s in Your Water? https://youtu.be/eCYQvlKthVs

Cancer Possible When You Bathe in Chlorine – Get a Chlorine Water Filter

How aware are we, and what can we do?

This may seem like a strange question, but how much do we really know about the effects of bathing in water with chlorine added by our municipalities?

Everyone is aware that without some form of bacteriological kill, we would suffer disease and waterborne bacteria could threaten our health.  We can credit chlorine disinfection in our water, introduced in 1908, for dramatically reducing our potential for acquiring serious diseases like typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera and Legionnaires’ disease.  And we appreciate the fact that chlorine is a very inexpensive chemical, even though it is classified as a pesticide that is effective in killing living organisms.

However, it is not uncommon today to find levels of chlorine in our tap water that exceed those recommended as safe for most swimming pools.

Chlorine is most effectively used when it maintains a residual until the time the treated water is ready for use.  So this means we need it delivered to our front door, but should we let it into our home?

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I believe the answer is a resounding “NO”.  Chlorine and the altered version chloramines (chlorine and ammonia intentionally mixed together) can have an adverse effect on us when we consume it.  Thinking logically:   If chlorine kills organisms by destroying the cell wall, what is it doing inside our bodies?  Some have suggested that, if we monitor and keep the levels low enough, our bodies will simply neutralize the chlorine we ingest.  But scientists agree that higher levels of chlorine introduced into our bodies have a detrimental effect on our cells, and therefore negatively affect our heath and well-being.  And the jury is still out about prolonged exposure through consumption.

This article, however, is not about ingesting chlorine and chloramines from our drinking water.  A much greater danger lurks in our bath and shower water.  There is an increased risk of cancer and other ailments caused by bathing in water treated with these chemicals.  Because chlorine is a poison that kills waterborne pathogens, it has a detrimental effect on humans by attacking delicate tissues when absorbed into our skin or through respiration into our lungs.

Inhaled air containing chloroform and other chlorine byproducts (such as organochlorines) can contain up to 100 times the chemical levels of the incoming water, because chemicals readily vaporize into the steam in the bath or shower. This chemical-laden steam causes harmful chemicals to enter directly into our bloodstream, rather than being processed by kidneys and the digestive system.  Exposure to these chemicals increases production of free radicals, causes damage to cells, and provides prolonged exposure to carcinogens.

Numerous studies over the past 50 years have shown a correlation between chlorine and serious disease, including breast, rectal and bladder cancers.   Chlorine has been proven to be a contributory factor in damage to the heart, lungs, kidney, liver and central nervous system, as well as to the stomach. Other diseases connected to chlorine include atherosclerosis and respiratory problems, and some research has shown that chlorine destroys body protein.

One of the newest (and most disconcerting) findings relates chlorine directly to breast cancer, which kills many women each year.  One out of eight women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer, and recent studies conducted in Hartford, Connecticut have linked the accumulation in breast tissue of chlorine byproducts (called organochlorines) directly to breast cancer.  Breast cancer patients were shown to have organochlorines levels of 50% to 60% higher than women without the disease.

Chlorine and chloramines in the bath and shower also cause dry, flaky skin and increase skin-related irritations.  Hair becomes dry and brittle, with increased dandruff and dryness of the scalp.   Skin, the largest organ of our body, soaks up chemicals like a large sponge in an environment with warm water and steam.  This phenomenon occurs because the warm temperature of the water causes our pores to become enlarged, creating sites eager to instantly absorb gaseous chemicals.  Eyes, sinuses and throat tissues become unnecessarily irritated with this exposure.  Chlorine and its byproducts can also be extremely dangerous to the delicate tissues in our lungs.  Researchers have shown that after 10 minutes in the shower, people show measurable increases in chloroform concentrations in their lungs (averaging 2.7 parts per billion).

Our children suffer the consequences of chloroform in the bath and shower, too.  Chemical exposure while bathing is considered to be directly related to the 300% increase in asthma and bronchitis in children in the last twenty years.  According to Dr. Lance Wallace of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of chlorine in the water.”

So what should we do?

I believe that knowledge is power, and we have taken a brief look at the threats posed to our bodies by unnecessary exposure to chlorine, chloramines and their byproducts.  Armed with this knowledge, it is time to seek out a solution by taking control of the levels of exposure to these chemicals in our homes.  The most effective answer is to install a fully automatic, multimedia whole-house chlorine water filter at the point where the water enters your home.  This allows you to maintain the disinfecting benefits of chlorine to the front door, while completely removing it from your household living environment.  This further contributes to home wellness by eliminating the resultant airborne chemicals, and provides great tasting water from every faucet and to ice makers.

Choose the whole-house water system not only based on performance, but also on its Green characteristics.  Stay away from old-fashioned water softeners that add sodium or potassium chloride to the environment (and your drinking water).  Stick with technologies that have no adverse affects on the environment, and that use no salts or chemicals in their operation.

Be wary of smaller shower head and faucet mounted filters, as they will provide some benefit but act more like a band-aid.  These products are flow rate sensitive, meaning they may be totally ineffective if you run your shower or faucet at wide-open levels.  Moreover, the size limitation means the amount of effective filtering material is small, so regular replacement is necessary to maintain any type of consistency.  These products may look slightly better than they actually work.

Effective, environmentally sound whole-house technology is here, and reasonably affordable, to provide a chemical free home as it relates to water and resultant air contamination.   So take control – Protect yourself and your family from the cancer risk posed by chlorine and its byproducts in your water, bath and shower.

Newport Beach, CA and other Orange County cities have chlorine and other chemicals in their water supplies.  A high quality water filter is a good idea to protect yourself if you live in the area.