Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Debate over rocket fuel in tap water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is purportedly going to make a final decision between today and December 1st regarding allowable perchlorate levels in tap water, according to a document leaked to the Washington Post. Perchlorate, one of the components of rocket fuel, has been linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women, newborns and young children – resulting in a loss of IQ and an increase behavioral and perception problems. A report by the US Government and Accountability Office (GAO) found that perchlorate has polluted the soil, groundwater and drinking water in 35 states, including Washington D.C., and has contaminated 153 public water systems in 26 states.

The EPA has been working to regulate perchlorate since 2002, but is under pressure from the White House and the Pentagon to NOT set a standard for the chemical in drinking water. A clean up of the chemical, which primarily stems from improper disposal by rocket test sites, military bases and chemical plants, would cost hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars. According the article in the Post, "The new EPA proposal -- which assumes the maximum allowable perchlorate contamination level is 15 times what the EPA had suggested in 2002 -- was heavily edited by officials of the White House Office of Management and Budget. They eliminated key passages and asked the EPA to use a new computer modeling approach to calculate the chemical's risks."

While the government tries to save money and minimize politics of fear in an election year, the EPA claims their final decision will be based purely on science. All we know is that DrinkMore Water remains the safest and best choice for water for you and your family. At DrinkMore Water, our custom-engineered 10-stage purification process ensures the highest quality for every drop you drink! The heart of our system – reverse osmosis – is one of the only purification technologies that specifically removes perchlorate.

It seems as though every time you turn around, another chemical or potentially harmful compound is found in the tap water. The reason why this happens is simple – detection technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade. Scientists can now see and detect much smaller quantities of many more chemicals. The list keeps getting longer. It's not because these chemicals weren't there 10 years ago – it's just that we couldn't detect them back then. Believe me – they have been there all along!

Now, we can detect them. That is really the whole philosophy behind the DrinkMore purification system. Our system removes more than 99.5% of ALL impurities found in the tap water. 99.5%!! So, ask yourself – you know when you hear media reports that suggest that many bottled waters are just tap water? The reality is that those media reports are incredibly shallow and simplistic. The reporters simply don't know anything about water or water purification. To suggest that DrinkMore Water is just tap water or the same as tap water is about as idiotic a statement as a journalist could possibly make.

Finally, it should make you wonder why some environmental groups are always berating bottled water. They claim that people should drink tap water. That supposedly would be better for the environment. What they don't tell you is that when you drink tap water you get a nice dose of perchlorate. Funny how they forgot to mention that. They don't mention aluminum, barium or chromium. That's in there, too.

So, when you're thinking about the health and well-being of you, your family or your co-workers, you can rest assured that DrinkMore Water is your safest choice. And thankfully, it's also the best tasting choice by far.



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