Bacteria and Contaminants
We are all 70% water.We need water to survive. However, the quality of our water is horrendous, to say the least, due to all the chemicals including pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and so on that is not being filtered out. Are you drinking filtered water?
This is a summary of what could potentially be (and probably is) in your tap water:
- Heavy Metals, including Arsenic
- THMs – Trihalomethanes
- Petroleum Contaminants
- Perchlorate [oxidant in rocket fuel]
- Radiological Contaminants
- Herbicides and Pesticides
Animals know. Their sense of smell is at least 40 times better than ours. I can even smell the chemicals, so I can only imagine what they detect.
We filter heavily in the house, using a Big Berkey specifically, for our drinking, cooking, and humidifier water. https://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com The water tastes fresh and the animals have no problem drinking it, they choose it over the tap water. They are very clear.
A lot of people say to me “my animal does not drink water.” There could be a few reasons for this, assuming the body is medically sound.
1. They can smell the chemicals. Fluoride is heavily linked to thyroid malfunction because it depletes iodine in the organ, thus body.
2. It is reverse osmosis water and this has no “life force.”
3. If they are fed a lot of raw fresh meat, fruit and vegetables, then they are getting their water from these sources and their need to drink is minimal. In the summer, I assume they drink more water after exercise.
Self-Selection Example: Cat Drinking from Tap
What is this cat doing? Self-Selection. He/she is trying to kill gut bacteria with the chemicals in the tap water.
If your animal is sourcing tap or toilet water, while some may think this is cute, this “has a purpose”. What your animal is trying to do, is use the chemicals in the water to kill bacteria in their gut. This is a massive SOS to you, the pet parent.
Take this seriously, for them to do this, means they have a toxic load which they are not able to source the minerals they need to kill off the bacteria.
Please reach out. This will be impacting their entire system.
The bottled water industry sold us 13.7 billion US dollars of plastic water in 2017 alone, so clearly the public has bought the message that bottled water is best. But drinking from plastic poses serious health threats. There is also, of course, the monumental environmental impact to consider, as shown below. Our oceans are drowning in plastic.
More Bottled Water Facts
• Bottled water is not from organic clean sources, as they lead consumers to believe. There are many studies and reports about how filthy and corrupt the water is. This is just “greed in a bottle”. [Please stop supporting these corporations.]
• Most bottled water, if not all of it, has been in transit for a very long time. It has likely been exposed to high temperatures, then stored at high temperatures, so it has been cooking in the plastic you are drinking from for probably months and months.
• Plastic leaches into the water, so when you drink from a plastic water bottle, you are literally drinking “plastic water.”
• We know plastic contains BPA, unless this has been removed. BPA interferes with our endocrine systems [hormones] and sits in our body indefinitely. Time Magazine reports: The government’s National Toxicology Program has concluded that there is some concern about brain and behavioral effects on fetuses and young children at current exposure level.
Microplastics in bottled water: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6141690/
Please do not give your animal (or yourself) any water or food out of any plastic source.
Animal’s water and food dishes should not be plastic, either.
Please protect the environment and do not buy any water in plastic bottles ever. By doing so you are sending a message to corporations such as Nestle, that the world’s water resources are not to be corporately owned.
And with gratitude to Avaaz for highlighting the fact of Western non-recycled plastic dumping:
The world’s recycling is in chaos. Here’s what has to happen (Wired)
Norwegian proposal to place trade controls on waste plastics gains support (Resource)
America’s new recycling crisis, explained by an expert (Vox)
Bangun, a village built from imported waste (Jakarta Post)
Meeker, J. D., Sathyanarayana, S., & Swan, S. H. (2009). Phthalates and other additives in plastics: human exposure and associated health outcomes. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 364(1526), 2097–2113. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2008.0268
How the planet is drowning in plastic and recycling is “a joke”: