Nov 6, 2013 in Blog Articles

Do you know what is in your water supply? Prescription drugs, chemicals, insecticides, plastic leachings, personal care products, the list goes on and on. Are these contaminants harmful to your health? Well the scientists don’t really know.Talking about Bisphenol A (BPA) a ubiquitous compound in plastics, endocrinologist Retha Newbold of the U.S.National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences reporting on detectable levels of BPA’s by-product in urine samples, says “In animals BPA can cause permanent effects after very short periods of exposure.”…since 1936 it has been known that BPA mimics estrogen.Could the problem of fish feminization be related? Fish feminization which causes males to develop characteristics of females and to decline in numbers is a global problem that is growing as a result of increasing chemicals like natural human reproductive steroids, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, shampoos, and soaps (and I have added BPAs) making their way into waterways, says David Norris, a professor of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.No one has connected the dots as to the effect on humans because dosages ingested are too small …an example offered by one scientist is caffeine, found in coffee, tea, chocolate, sodas etc which is fine ingested in small amounts but 50 times greater and it will kill you.Then how does one explain that at least some of the lithium in waterways is residue from prescribed anti-depressants and its presence may have a large-scale anti-depressent effect? Researcher Nestor Kapusta, from the University Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy at the MedUni Vienna, believes that the presence of lithium in drinking water is contributing to lower suicide rates. In small doses?There is no doubt that water is being polluted but advanced water treatment processes, such as ozonation, advanced oxidation, activated carbon and membranes are able to achieve high removal rates of the contaminants. Filcon Filters can help you with filtration, treatment and disinfection of water. Filcon Filters…providers of clear solutions.