There are many reasons to be worried about the new president and his actions. the crap that is going on makes me wonder just what country we live in!! What has happened to our basic human rights? Are we even the “Land of the Free” anymore? This is getting crazy! Indiana Water Filters highly recommends that everyone get a high quality home water filter to protect your family against the inevitable water contamination to come.
Trump administrations blocks EPA from talking to the media amid spending freeze reports
The new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s spending freeze on contracts and grants that’s been reported by national news outlets could potentially have big implications in Louisville and across Kentucky and Indiana.
While there’s a difference between a spending freeze and spending cuts, it’s hard to know how costly the move could be because EPA wasn’t providing any explanation after the Trump administration instituted a media blackout at the agency, according to the Associated Press.
It was also not clear Tuesday afternoon whether the action affects existing grants or contracts or new ones.
A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, declined to comment other than to say Congress was working on the federal budget.
The National Association of Clean Air Agencies said it’s trying to learn more about what the Trump administration did. “If true, this will be horribly disruptive to state and local air pollution control agencies,” said William Becker, executive director of the air association.
An EPA database shows what’s at stake – a steady flow of money from the federal government to state agencies, universities, cities and nonprofit groups, with much of that funding used for Louisville and Kentucky’s efforts to comply with federal clean-air and clean-water mandates. Spending in Indiana was for similar purposes.
The database shows EPA in the last decade has awarded at least $600 million in more than 400 grants to support Kentucky projects such as helping to improve drinking water systems, academic research, air quality monitoring and natural habitat improvements including projects in Louisville’s Olmsted Parks. The EPA has issued more than 500 Indiana grants over the decade, spending at least $700 million.
EPA provides the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District with about $760,000 annually for air quality monitoring and the permit program for Louisville’s largest industrial sources of air pollution, agency spokesman Tom Nord said.
He declined further comment because of the preliminary nature of the news.
Attorney Art Williams, a former state regulator who also formerly ran Louisville’s air pollution district, said he’s not sure that EPA has the authority to block the spending used to meet clean-air mandates. The air monitoring is used to demonstrate whether the city complies with standards for lung-damaging ozone and other pollutants.
Among numerous grants from the EPA to the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet was money for hazardous waste management, toxic substances compliance monitoring, water quality management planning, and other programs.
A review of government water analysis by an Environmental Working Group study reveals that 75% of drinking water in America is contaminated with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium – also known as chromium-6).
What is Chromium-6?
Chromium-6 or hexavalent chromium, is used in industrial operations such as chrome plating and the manufacturing of plastics and dyes.It has been linked to liver and kidney damage in animals as well as to leukemia, stomach cancer, and other cancers. Hexavalent Chromium has been found in the tap water of thirty-one out of thirty-five cities sampled.
Of these cities, twenty-five had levels that exceeded safety standards. Sadly, even if your water is not contaminated with any of these substances, it may still be unsafe to drink.
America’s Infrastructure Collapsing Into Third World Status
The deliberate poisoning of public water systems with fluoride, a neurotoxic chemical purchased in bulk from Chinese chemical plants (or sometimes acquired as a waste product from fertilizer manufacturing factories) is another systematic approach by the powers that be to cause havok upon the population.
With the claim that the nation is fluoride deficient, they blissfully pump our water supplies full of the chemical– a completely false and highly irresponsible claim.
In reality, many children suffer from fluorosis, a dark mottling and discoloration of the teeth caused by too much exposure to toxic fluoride.
Avoid fluoride. A highly toxic metal, fluoride accumulates in certain areas of the brain (the pineal gland and hippocampus) and has been shown to significantly lower IQ and interfere with memory and complex brain functions. Studies have shown that even concentrations of 0.5 parts per million (ppm) can damage cells and microvessels in the brain. Yet, 60 percent of our public drinking water is fluorinated at higher levels of 1 to 1.3 ppm.
What’s astonishing in all this is just how quickly America’s infrastructure is collapsing into “Third World” status under the rule of a corrupt political establishment. The education system has become nothing more than a propaganda indoctrination system; the food supply is inundated with unlabeled GMOs and toxic herbicides like glyphosate; and now the water is too toxic to drink almost everywhere.
California, a corrupt regime run by incompetent communists and “progressive” idiots, went right along with the toxic chemical industry to allow an astonishing 500 times higher levels of chromium-6 than what’s known to be safe.
From the EWG report:
The California scientists based their public health goal of 0.02 parts per billion solely on protecting people from cancer and other diseases. Public health goals are not legally enforceable, but legal limits are supposed to be set as close as possible to health goals while considering cost and technical feasibility.But the California Department of Public Health relied on a flawed analysis that exaggerated the cost of treatment and undervalued the benefits of stricter regulation, and adopted a legally enforceable limit of 10 parts per billion.
But, wait… according to the lunatics selling contaminated “superfoods,” chromium-6 is all just fine because it’s “naturally occurring”…
There also exists some highly unethical superfood / raw foods companies that claim eating heavy metals is actually GOOD for you as “lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium are all naturally occurring.”
Well then, according to the EPA, chromium-6 causes cancer and it’s also “naturally occurring.” I guess that means you’re supposed to drink more, right? From the EPA website:
Chromium-6 is naturally occurring in the environment. It’s a by-product from the erosion of natural chromium deposits.
If you Aren’t Filtering Your Water, You’re Committing Chemical Suicide
- The President’s Cancer Panel Report stated: You should not drink tap water unless it has been filtered through a carbon filter!
- The Silent Spring Institute stated: You should not drink tap water unless it has been filtered through a CARBON BLOCK FILTER!
- If for no other reason, your friends and neighbors should have a Multipure system in their home to remove the chlorine or chloramine from their tap water.
- You are providing a great service to human kind. Make sure you do not let a day pass without sharing your knowledge.
Alvin Rice, Co-Founder
With so much information about the contamination of drinking water supplies in the news lately, many people run right out and purchase a home water filter to reduce and remove contaminants of health concern. While we agree, the best way to battle the ever increasing threats to our drinking water is to use a water filter, not all filters are created equal.
Turns out the most popular water purification products DO NOT reduce or remove the most dangerous water contaminants. As consumers, we have a right to know if the products we buy do what they say they will do. For water filtration, we expect the unit purchased will clean our water and make it safe to drink. But, is the filter purchased doing the job? How do we know?
NSF International is an independent agency dedicated to public health and safety. NSF does not mean National Science Foundation as some may think. NSF was founded in 1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation, they changed our name to NSF International in 1990 and expanded their services beyond sanitation and into global markets. The letters in the organization’s name do not represent any specific words today.
Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF International for the development of public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment. Their mission is to protect and improve global human health. As an independent, accredited organization, they develop standards, and test and certify products and systems. They provide auditing, education and risk management solutions for public health and the environment.
NSF and Water Purification
When making a water filter purchase, it is important to do the research. Look for the NSF seal of approval. Then read the fine print. Products are certified for many aspects by NSF. The seal on some water filter products is actually not for the contaminants it reduces, but rather for the durability of the unity itself. So look at the fine print to see what is actually certified. Or better yet, visit NSF International’s website and look up the brand you are considering. Find out why it is certified.
Here is a good image comparing some popular home water filtration products.
Everyone should use a quality home water purification system to insure that their water is safe to drink. The purchase of a water filter must be taken seriously so the correct filter is purchased. There is a lot of information on the quality of home water treatment products. Make sure you are purchasing the one that will reduce the most contaminants.
With the publicity of the Flint Water Crisis come questions about the rest of the country’s water safety. Many contaminants are found in drinking water no matter where it comes from. Public water supply or private wells are often contaminated with something that is a danger to health. Most never know what contaminants are in their water. They just assume that their water is safe unless a problem is notable by a discoloration or foul odor. The fact is most of the contaminants that can harm health, do not smell bad or are visible to the naked eye.
The EPA sets forth standards that all public water supplies must adhere to. Certain levels of some contaminants are allowed to be present in water tests. There are guidelines for reporting testing results of municipal water filtration plants. While this sounds good in theory, in practice many officials at municipal water plants know how to make their test results meet these standards when they are tested. Some have questioned whether or not these would be different at other times throughout the year.
From 2013 to 2015, Indiana has had water system testing in high schools. Out of almost 1,400 schools tested, about 40 tested for lead levels exceeding the minimum requirements of 15 parts per billion. North Vermillion High School along with the Baugo Community Schools in Elkhart, Indiana are among the 40 high schools.
When it comes to lead poisoning, one school with elevated lead levels is too many. The adverse health effects of lead poisoning are often life changing. In the case of North Vermillion High, early testing showed lead levels more the 3 times the EPA guidelines. More recent testing has resulted in better results, still any amount of lead in water children are exposed to.
Dr. Bruce Hatton stated that the highest tested levels were after a break when water was idle. The old water pipes leached lead into the standing water. Some of the water lines have been replaced which will help lower the levels, but my question is, is any amount of lead in a child system a good thing? And just how long have the children been exposed?
Most schools in the US are not required to test their water for lead. This is due to the fact that their water is provided by a public water supply that is tested regularly. Water testing kits are cheap. For as little as 30 bucks every school could test their water for lead. So why don’t they?
With all that has happened in Flint, a measly 30.00 or less would insure lower chances of lead exposure for children. Why would schools not make this part of their regular maintenance routine? Or better yet, require all schools to use a quality water filtration system? While a water filter system for an entire school would be costly, the right filter would reduce many contaminants giving our children access to clean, healthy drinking water throughout the school year.
Become familiar with what contaminates that could be making you or your family ill. Review Indiana’s ISDH water supply information. Contaminants such as lead are easily controlled with the use of a water filter. There is really no way of knowing at any given time what is contaminating water. Anyone can have their water tested at a reputable facility. If anyone questions the quality of their water, either test with a kit or send it off. Always be sure your water filter is listed with the NSF for truth in advertising.
Seriously, you are reading correctly, Indiana water is the worst in America. But why is Indiana’s water so bad?
Information provided by the independent research group, Environment America. Their research shows that 206 million pounds of toxic waste was dumped into US water in 2012. Over 17 million pounds of this toxic mess was dumped in Indiana. This is more than any other state in the USA.
Why Indiana Water is The Worst
Environment America gathered their data from the EPA. Along with the self reported industrial data, their information also comes from a report from the government referred to as the Toxics Release Inventory.
Indiana officials claim the data is not totally true. Amy Smith, a spokesperson for IDEM claims that the Environment America study does not have the whole picture of what is really going in with the water in Indiana. The Toxics Release Inventory report only charts data from a few industrial factories and plants. The study does not consider pesticides and other farming chemicals nor does it include chemicals spewed from the vehicles that travel Indiana’s road ways.
The IDEM tests samples from rivers, streams and lakes. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management really must start doing a better job reporting and cleaning up Indiana rivers, streams and lakes. Monitoring is just not enough. It is one thing to know what is contaminating the water and quite another entirely to clean up the problem.
There are times when you may find people fishing the St. Joe River. Some even eat their catch. But if they read study from the Environment America, they might think twice about eating anything that comes out of that river.
Where Does Indiana Water Pollution Come From?
There is not only industrial waste dumped in Indiana water. There is also storm drain runoff flowing freely. What is in the storm drain runoff? A toxic mix of car pollution with oil and anti-freeze, PCBs degreasers and who knows what else, are all flowing freely into the nearest body of water.
The complete studies from the Environment America visit their website here.
For more information on what industrial companies are near where you live in Indiana, go here. Enter your address in the space provided and find out just what hazardous waste just might be in your Indiana water.
If you think Flint Michigan is the only place with a catastrophic water event, think again. They are just yelling the loudest and finally being heard. I don’t care where you live, if there are people, factories, farms or cars, the water is likely polluted with something that public water systems cannot remove, or are in your private well. Every home in Indiana and beyond should have a water filter.
Think Flint, Michigan is the only place in the US with lead in their water? Think again. Lead in many different levels all over our country. There is really no way of knowing exactly where the lead contamination is. The fact is lead in household paint is more tested and regulated than lead in water.
The answer to this should be easy to find out, but in fact, there may be more states that have just as bad of a lead contamination problem as Flint, and no one knows. Why? you ask. Well lets see, it is really hard to say for many reasons. But really, should we not know were the contamination is?
- Lead has no taste or smell. You could very well be ingesting it and not even know it.
- Not every child is tested for lead poisoning.
- Not all states are required to track and test for lead.
The data from states that do report high levels of lead in children show some counties have more contamination than that of Flint, Michigan. Nine counties report statistics of ten percent or more children have tested for high levels of lead in their blood. In Louisiana, four Parish’s reported high lead levels in their children. Two Alabama counties also reported high lead levels. Other counties are located in Kentucky, Indiana, West VA and Oklahoma.
The rates of high lead levels in these counties are higher than the reported levels in Flint. Makes one wonder why we don’t hear more about it.
Many counties have programs to help people get lead paint and other building materials out of their home, there is not much that can be done about lead in water. The water contamination can come from anywhere in the labyrinth of pipes that take the water to homes. The infrastructure of many cities water supply is aging and sometimes made from materials that today we would never think of using to transport water. Yet they are still being used. Why? Perhaps the officials don’t have the budget to replace miles of water transporting pipes. Or maybe they don’t think the problem is “that bad”. Still others pawn the problem off on water companies or even residents.
Facts are facts. No amount of lead is safe. Lead causes many health problems. Exposing our children to deadly poisons and not doing anything about it should be a crime.
How Can I Remove Lead From My Water?
The only way to reduce or remove lead from water is by using a high quality home water filter. Look for a solid carbon block and ideally, the filter should be certified to remove the contaminants it claims. There are many water filters on the market today that claim they can remove lead from water, very few are certified for this claim. Multipure is one of the highest quality home water filters that can back its claims up with NSF certification.
Boiling the water will not remove or even reduce lead. The only sure way to reduce this contamination is to filter your water with a good filter.
Drink to Your Health!
Clean, safe drinking water is essential to healthy life. If you are concerned about contaminants in your water, I highly recommend sending a sample to an independent lab for testing. Once you know what is in your water, choose the appropriate filter. Bottled water should not be a log term solution for contaminated tap water. While it is good for an emergency, the goal should be to figure out how to remove what you don’t want and drink your own tap water. Especially if you pay for it.
Flint Water Crisis Could Happen Anywhere, Anytime
Flint water is deemed undrinkable. Are you prepared? Do you think it couldn’t happen in your community? Well the people of Flint, Michigan didn’t think it would happen to them either. But it did.
While the residents are show images of brown, dirty looking water, that doesn’t show the lead. Lead will not be physically visible in your water, you won’t know its there, till it is too late.
What Can You Do If The Flint Water Crisis Worries You?
If you have a Multipure Aquaversa water filter installed, the chances of the lead effecting you and your family is very slim.
There have been reports that the filters that are supplied for free to residents of Flint are not reducing the lead content to a safe level. The supplied filters are NSF certified to handle lead up to 150 parts per billion. Water is testing at over that.
How did the lead get into the water supply in Flint? Well, simply put, in order to save money, the city council of Flint voted to cut ties with the Detroit and stop getting their water supplied by them. To replace it, they were to join a newly formed Karegnondi Water Authority who were building a pipe line to get water from Lake Huron. This pipeline was not built yet. It was slated to be finished in 2017. Detroit found out about their plans and stopped selling water to Flint.
Now the city was left with no public water supply. This is what lead to the rash decision to use the Flint River. At a tremendous cost to the city, the water treatment plant was upgraded to handle treating the river water for distribution to residents and businesses, ultimately saving millions of dollars.
Once the switch to using the Flint River for supplying water to the city, the complaints began. Water was found contaminated with many different things including fecal matter. GM stopped using the water from the river. It was causing corrosion to the engine parts.
The city water authority sent notices that the water was contaminated with trihalomethanes (TTHM) in January, 2015. TTHM is a deadly combo of chemical leftovers created by over processing water. Shortly after this, the Detroit water offered to reconnect Flint and even waived the reconnect fee. Flint turns them down.
It all boils down to Flint was totally unprepared to treat polluted river water. In February, 2015 it was announced that the water may be discolored, but it was safe to drink. The TTHM levels were down and all is good with the safety of the water.
All this time, the corrosive contaminants in the river were allowing lead from the plumbing to be leached into the water supply. Very high levels of lead. In September, 2015, lead was found in more than 10% of homes and babies and children were testing for high levels in their blood. By October 1st, the water in Flint was deemed undrinkable and residents should stop drinking it.
Finally, the city reconnected with Detroit, but it was too little, too late. At this point, the only logical answer to fixing the problem is to totally re plumb the entire system in. The current plumbing is too damaged to be used for safe drinking water.
The Best Christmas Gift Ever- Water
Shopping lists are organized. Water may be a common thread. Ideas are jotted down. Let the shopping begin. The Holidays are here.
While you are making your shopping list, think of the many ways water can play a role in unique gift giving. Yes, I said water.
It is wonderful! Some people on your list may think it is necessary for the most fun. They love to swim, sail or catch the ultimate wave.
Others are extremely health conscious and are always sure to get their 8 to 10 glasses per day. And still more may be conservative and environmental, fighting to clean up life essential agua.
Water for the Holidays
No matter how, there is a good chance that it is part of everyone on your list’s lives.
Of course those who enjoy playing in water will absolutely love a gift of new goggles, flippers, or other accessory.
For the health conscious, perhaps they would enjoy the benefits of a bottle with its own filter? Or if they travel a lot and frequent different cities with questionable contaminated, how about a portable filter that they can take with them where every they go.
For the environmental aware, donating to a charity that supplies clean water to third world countries or resources to clean a polluted supply.
No matter how big your list or who is on it, chances are the gift of water will fit nicely and be a gift that they will treasure for many years.
Consider gift giving for an entire family. A countertop filter or an under counter one would make a perfect family gift of health. Not only does a family gift make sense, it makes perfect cents. Giving a gift to the entire family, rather than each one their own will save your gift giving budget.
It is a proven fact that installation of kitchen faucet filter helps you attaining a good health. Consuming clean water will prevent diseases like asthma, ulcers, arthritis, and other common forms of headaches. Usually multi block purification systems are considered to be the best.
These filters use a combination of different filtration methods like ion exchange, micron filtration and carbon filtration which does away with various impurities from the water. Natural water posses important minerals like potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium etc .
These minerals are essential for the proper functioning of the body. Therefore these units help in retaining the important minerals and remove all the impurities. Often these filters come with a convenient custom made option like installing the filtration system either over or under the counter. Moreover this unit requires minimal plumbing and can be used and maintained easily.
A good Kitchen Faucet Filter comes at a reasonable and fair price. So all you need to do is to discover the unit that meets the needs of your family. Besides, the costs of these filters vary based on the technology adopted and the brand that makes the sales.
You can even purchase dual filtration units at an affordable price. It is important to check the certifications obtained from the Government Health Departments by the manufacturer. The most important advantage of these units is its quality. There are lots of products available in the markets who strive to keep up their promises. One can be assured to have the purest form of water using the kitchen faucet filter.