Natural Gardening the Fast and Easy Way

Natural Gardening the Fast and Easy Way

What does the organic gardener do to get even more food out of their garden with less labor? They use their skills and common sense, the way our grandparents did. Natural gardening is one step up from organic gardening. It follows the same principles but adds these five simple steps.

1. Get your garden essentials free

You should have to purchase very little for your natural garden. Nature provides most of it free!

For example, do you really need to buy garden seeds, at least after the first year? If you select only those seeds that don’t state F1, F2 or ‘hybrid’ on the packet you can grow the plants then keep a few seeds at season’s end. Chances are, they’ll grow true to their variety next year. So you can save the seed again. And again.

Even better is to swap your saved seeds with gardeners of a like mind. Needless to say, this idea works with any garden item that you can barter or borrow. You’ll discover a host of interesting new friends and won’t ever have to buy anything for your garden again.

2. Discover natural weed suppression

Don’t buy herbicides and weed killers. They contain toxic chemicals that stay a long time in the soil, whatever manufacturers may claim.

Most annual weeds will die after repeated doses of fierce brine or strong household vinegar, say, from a pickle jar. As for those perennial nasties like horsetail, bindweed, quack grass and the like, a plastic membrane or old carpet does the trick. You just cut little holes and grow plants through them.

True, those pesky weeds will return once you take off the membrane but, over many years, you’ll be able to grow a lot of food in that area with little work.

3. Apply natural pest control

For every pest, there’s a natural gardening remedy. Most leaf-crawling bugs like caterpillars and aphids will succumb to a mix of vegetable cooking oil shaken with water and a little washing up liquid. Some folk add garlic, chilli or other spices as irritants but oil is the key ingredient. It seals the bugs’ breathing holes.

Likewise, water that’s just ‘off the boil’ will destroy insects with soft bodies. It won’t harm a large mature plant. Flick the liquid on with a brush.

If your soil has nematodes or other soil-crawling pests, plant French marigolds (Tagetes patula) around the plants you want to protect. (They have a great musky fragrance too!) Do note, they must be Tagetes patula. Other marigolds or calendula don’t work.

Got problems with flying bugs? Smear garlic paste on sticks and stake them around your beds. Carrot fly and the like won’t come near.

4. Organic disease preventives

Many old gardeners’ tricks really do work. For example, when you plant seed potatoes put soot or lawn clippings around them and it deters scab.

Late blight in outdoor tomatoes can’t easily be controlled, even with the latest copper-based chemical products. But you can stop blight taking hold simply by growing your tomatoes out of the rain. A simple transparent awning will work.

Fungal diseases can usually be prevented by not crowding your plants, keeping damp away and spraying an infusion of kelp or horsetail. Hundreds of other natural remedies for plant diseases exist, based upon common sense or organic solutions based on plants you can find in your own garden.

5. Make your own gardening gadgets

Don’t buy a labor-saving gadget! Consider instead whether – with just a little ingenuity – you could make your own for pennies. Or for free.

For example, all hoses become ‘leaky hoses’ in time. So you can make your own automatic irrigation device by perforating an old hose at six-inch intervals, stopping one end and attaching the other end to an outdoor tap or rain barrel. You’ll have a watering device as good as anything that’s shop-bought.

It’s foolish to buy plastic clips to fasten canes and trellises. Cut strips out of plastic milk bottles and staple them! Or you can collect the wire twists from discarded champagne corks. (Get them free from restaurants.) They make a strong durable ‘clip’ that can be twisted around wigwams of canes, at the top, and will hold them together even in a storm.

Don’t shop – think!

As Homer Simpson might say: ‘Duh! It’s easy.’ Once you learn to think like a natural gardener, you’ll save a fortune – and have a lot more fun in your garden. You can also laugh, politely, at your neighbors who exhaust their wallets to buy ready-made solutions to gardening problems rather than thinking their way out of them.

After all, the old time gardeners didn’t always have easy access to a garden center or farm supply shop. But they didn’t do so badly, growing food the natural way. If they hadn’t done so, you wouldn’t be around today to read this article!

Author Dr John Yeoman PhD founded the Gardening Guild, the world-wide center for natural gardening ideas. Discover a treasury of fresh and highly original ideas for growing more food in your garden, with minimal cost or effort, in his ‘how to’ manual Lazy Secrets for Natural Gardening Success. Download it at once, free at: http://www.gardeningguild.org/lazy

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Get Plastics Out of the Kitchen

Get Plastics Out of the Kitchen

All our kitchens are full of plastics. From plastic utensils, plastic plates, plastic cups, plastic containers, plastic wrap and more, they have become an indispensible part of our life. Even our appliances have many plastic parts.

Every bit of these plastics are made with chemicals, and these chemicals are leaching out into our food and into our drinks. These chemicals are winding up in our bodies where they accumulated and are implicated in many of our modern health problems. These chemicals are also being detected in our unborn children.

Two of the worst offenders as far as chemicals found in plastics are PVC (polyvinyl chloride). The PVC pipes that carry your water are an example of this hard type plastic. Phthalates are chemicals that are added to the PVC to make it soft and pliable. These phthalates are the most common toxic substance found in the body.

Also commonly found lurking in our kitchens is a chemical called bisphenol-A, which is found in hard plastics such as baby bottles, drinking water bottles, and our ever popular storage containers. bisphenol-A or BPA is one of the top 50 chemicals produced today. It is found everywhere!

Here are some tips on how to reduce your exposure to the toxic chemicals found in plastics.
1. Foods should never be heated in plastic container. Even though they are labeled “microwave safe”.

2. Eliminate of severely reduce the amount of plastic wrap that you use. Most of these products contain phthalates.

3. Any container that has the “3” in the recycling triangle on the bottom should be eliminated from your kitchen.

4. Switch to glass or stainless steel drinking containers instead of plastic.

5. Avoid the use of paper plates, plastic silverware and plastic cups.

6. Avoid plastic cooking utensils. Use metal instead. You shouldn’t be using Teflon coated cookware, so the scratching issue is non arguable!

7. Use glass containers to store food, especially acidic foods.

8. Never wash plastics in a dishwasher or use harsh detergents on the plastic. Hand wash only.

In 3005, the European Union put a ban on using chemicals such as phthalates and others, in children’s toys. One of the commissioners of this Union, was quoted as saying “Toxic chemicals have no place in children’s toys”. So why in the world do we still allow these toxic plastics in our kitchens, food containers and drink containers?

In the United States, the City of San Francisco is attempting to ban bisphenol-A and some phthalates. A lawsuit is delaying the implementation of this ban. Even if this ban is put into law, more than city-wide bans are needed. It must be a global issue.

On the other hand, why do we need to wait until our governments wade through the red tape to get these toxic chemicals out of our lives? We can take measures ourselves to make our kitchens and homes plastic free.

It will only take a little effort on our part and a little thought to have a healthier, safer home.

Beverly Saltonstall is an Internet writer and lecturer who cares deeply about the environment.  Get a free pollution report at http://pollutionwebsite.com/freereport

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Bottled Water not the Best Solution to the Tap Crisis

Bottled Water not the Best Solution to the Tap Crisis

Water is essential to life. The right kind of water, that is. We know that drinking tap water is hazardous to your health. City water typically contains chlorine, chloramines and fluoride, and often contains pesticides, arsenic, lead and other harmful organic chemicals. Who knows what lurks in well water that is not treated at all.

People are listening to cautions raised about drinking tap water, as evidenced by the tremendous rise in the consumption of bottled water despite its costing 1000 times the price of tap water. Marketing campaigns have capitalized on these concerns, leading us to believe that all bottled water is superior to tap water. This is probably true in many cases, but some bottled water is no different than that coming from the tap.

There have been many times I have bought bottled water and it tastes just like I had gotten it from the tap. The reason is there are few standards regulating the quality of bottled water.

The astronomical difference in the price between the two is partly due to the costs of manufacturing the plastic containers for bottled water and the expense of transporting it by truck to stores. These expenses alone cannot justify the high prices, especially if the water is not even purified.

There are also other health concerns to bottled water. Since the bottles are made of plastic, toxic chemicals are released into the environment during their manufacture and disposal, and toxins are released into the water itself, especially if the plastic is cloudy. If you must drink water in plastic containers, buy it in bottles made of clear plastic, which is less toxic.

If you consume bottled water, make sure the label says it has been filtered by reverse osmosis and also sanitized by ozonation. Another option is to consume water from a spring source that you know for certain is clean. But how can you be certain? You can’t be certain with bottled water.

In my opinion, bottled water is not the best solution to the problem of toxic tap water. You can be the most certain your water is clean, have less plastic toxicity, save money and help protect the environment by getting a good filter for an unlimited supply of clean water at home.

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The Truth About Harsh Pet Stain Removers Chemicals That Are Hurting Your Family

The Truth About Harsh Pet Stain Removers Chemicals That Are Hurting Your Family

Ever Wonder Your Pet Stain Removers Are Created With?

Did you know that older pet stain removers were developed to make your pet pee more. You daily household pet stain removers do have so many secrets. What do you really know about them?

I am about to tell you what you are cleaning pet stains with and when you leave your pet alone what type of chemicals you are leaving behind.

In this article you will learn about the health effects your children, pets and the earth are suffering from simply because you may have not known better.

Important Facts That Open Your Eyes

1. Many childhood problems such as eczema, asthma, and learning disabilities are induced by toxins from household cleaners and toxic raw materials.

2. EPA Considers Common Household Cleaners “Hazardous Waste” – household over cleaners, drain cleaners, wood, tile and grout cleaners, tub cleaner and bleach.

3. Around the year in 2005 218,316 reported poisonous exposures from your common household cleaning products. That is about 9 out of 10.

4. In the United States the common household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste per year. In fact the average home will accumulate 100 pounds of household hazardous waste.

5. According to a Toronto Air Conference that was done for 15 year study women who have done work at home had a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who worked away from home. The study came to find that it was a direct relation to the increased exposure to toxic chemicals, many which have been found in your common household cleaners.

6. Only a small percentage of the registered chemicals in household cleaning products have been actually tested for human health concerns.

Natural Cleaning Products In The Home Need To Be Safe

Your home should be the safest place in the world for your family and pets.

Although natural cleaning products seem to be available they do not seem to work as well. Especially in the terms of pet stains and odors.

In fact did you know that pet stain removers in the past were developed with ammonia which is toxic, but also this ammonia raw material was known to have your pets continue to pee in the same spot.

Simply because animals have ammonia in there urine and believe when you clean the stain with an ammonia based pet stain cleaner. Another dog is in fact peeing in that spot.

This was grand marketing scheme for some larger corporations and we are addressing this.

Not only do pet stain removers need to be organic and safe they must soothe the soul.

With this in mind a new Green Bean Cleaning Product has been developed to not only clean pet stains, odors, but also using an aroma therapy like fragrance which soothes the users. Imaging coming home to clean carpet that has zen like fragrances that will relax you.

This product will not mask odors, in fact it will encapsulate the carpet fiber. While encapsulating it neutralizes the odor and stains. So no matter how old the stain is, it literally no match for Stainerizer.

How Green Pet Stain Remover Is Completely Different

When Your Green Bean Cleaning It Is Entirely A Different Experience

Do not have to worry about toxic chemicals and in fact will be making your family healthier.

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· Sustainably sourced natural ingredients
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Try A Free Sample Of Stainerizer Risk Free.

Be apart of the Stainerizer launch to receive a free sample, free shipping, and additional bonues.

When you sign up for the Stainerizer launch you will be included with videos and educational informational that will open your eyes to our lab testing and product developments.

The pet stain remover launch will amaze you as you will see case studies of the product in use. You also will receive amazing bonuses that no one else will receive.

Additional bonuses like free shipping, launch discounts, free pheromones added to your order and inclusion in the product launch so you receive the product first before it hits the market at regular price.

For a limited time, get a free sample of the new organic carpet pet stain remover risk free at http://www.mycleaningproducts.com/pet_products.html.

Discover how to stop pet stains with the new organic pet stain remover. Remove pet stains and keep them away for good with a organic solution that includes pheromones to keep pets from urinating ever again in the same spot. Shop for organic cleaning products the stars are talking about. MyCleaningProducts.com is 100% organic manufacturer.

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Drinking Water Containers: Glass or Plastic?

Drinking Water Containers: Glass or Plastic?

 

 

Now that you have taken the necessary steps to ensure that your water is properly filtered and safer for you to be drinking, have you taken into account what kind of drinking water containers you should be using? At first, a drinking water container may not seem that important, but if you are going through the trouble to drink water that is the most healthy for you, you should understand the choices that you have available to you.

When you were searching for a filtration system, you probably took some information into account. Part of this information could have revolved around the many studies that have been completed that tell us that there are over 2,100 toxic chemicals present in our tap water. You also probably found a system that filtered out chlorine, lead, VOC’s, and cysts, while leaving the natural traces of minerals that are so important for you.

Why would you not put the same type of vigor into looking for drinking water containers that keep the water healthy for you. You may have heard the recent discussions as to the harmful effects of plastic drinking water containers.

The problem with these plastic containers is that the plastic leaks byproducts into the water that you have worked so hard to make safe for your family. One of the agents leaked into the drinking water from plastic drinking containers is BPA, or Bisphenol A.

BPA has been considered an endocrine disruptor, and may induce chronic toxicity with long term exposure.

Another byproduct to be aware of with the use of these plastic containers is phthalate. Phthalates are plasticizers added to PVC to make it flexible and less rigid. This byproduct may be carcinogenic, and more studies need to be conducted on its harmful effects. You can tell which bottles are made with Phthalates, as they are marked with a 3 in the triangle on the bottom of the bottle.

Another area of concern for these plastic containers is that the longer the water is sitting in these containers, the more contaminated it becomes. There also becomes a concern when these bottles are exposed to heat, which has been thought to release even more of the harmful byproducts. How many times have you left a water bottle in your car, only to put it in the fridge, and drink a few hours later?

Clearly, a safer alternate for your drinking water containers would be utilizing glass. This seems the only way to keep your water truly fresh and pure. Glass is a better alternative for your drinking water container for several reasons.

First of all, you avoid the byproduct seepage that can happen with a plastic drinking container. You will not have to worry about whether or not your water has harmful byproducts or worry that leaving your water in your car will cause harmful health side effects in the future.

You also will be able to be confident in the fact that you are not contributing to the wastefulness in our landfills of the sixty million plastic drinking containers that go there on a daily basis. You will also know that you are helping to stall the production of these plastic bottles by using a drinking water container that can be reused for years and years.

You will notice immediately the fresh and natural taste of your water. Glass drinking water containers will maintain the pure quality and taste of your freshly filtered water. You may be surprised to learn that you will naturally begin drinking more water when you see it sitting in the fridge in the glass container, and taste how fresh and natural the water tastes. Glass drinking water containers also are perfect for using fresh fruit to enjoy your water even more.

Glass drinking water containers are clearly superior to plastic containers, and with their use you will be drinking more and more fresh, pure, and healthy water. You will be feeling better in no time, and you will also be helping the environment by using glass containers that can be reused over and over again.

Fran Taylor is a passionate advocate of living a healthy lifestyle and a researcher of water purification systems. Visit her site now at http://www.WaterPurifierInfo.com to discover which water filtration systems Fran recommends after extensive comparisons.

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Drinking Water Containers: Glass or Plastic?

Drinking Water Containers: Glass or Plastic?

 

 

Now that you have taken the necessary steps to ensure that your water is properly filtered and safer for you to be drinking, have you taken into account what kind of drinking water containers you should be using? At first, a drinking water container may not seem that important, but if you are going through the trouble to drink water that is the most healthy for you, you should understand the choices that you have available to you.

When you were searching for a filtration system, you probably took some information into account. Part of this information could have revolved around the many studies that have been completed that tell us that there are over 2,100 toxic chemicals present in our tap water. You also probably found a system that filtered out chlorine, lead, VOC’s, and cysts, while leaving the natural traces of minerals that are so important for you.

Why would you not put the same type of vigor into looking for drinking water containers that keep the water healthy for you. You may have heard the recent discussions as to the harmful effects of plastic drinking water containers.

The problem with these plastic containers is that the plastic leaks byproducts into the water that you have worked so hard to make safe for your family. One of the agents leaked into the drinking water from plastic drinking containers is BPA, or Bisphenol A.

BPA has been considered an endocrine disruptor, and may induce chronic toxicity with long term exposure.

Another byproduct to be aware of with the use of these plastic containers is phthalate. Phthalates are plasticizers added to PVC to make it flexible and less rigid. This byproduct may be carcinogenic, and more studies need to be conducted on its harmful effects. You can tell which bottles are made with Phthalates, as they are marked with a 3 in the triangle on the bottom of the bottle.

Another area of concern for these plastic containers is that the longer the water is sitting in these containers, the more contaminated it becomes. There also becomes a concern when these bottles are exposed to heat, which has been thought to release even more of the harmful byproducts. How many times have you left a water bottle in your car, only to put it in the fridge, and drink a few hours later?

Clearly, a safer alternate for your drinking water containers would be utilizing glass. This seems the only way to keep your water truly fresh and pure. Glass is a better alternative for your drinking water container for several reasons.

First of all, you avoid the byproduct seepage that can happen with a plastic drinking container. You will not have to worry about whether or not your water has harmful byproducts or worry that leaving your water in your car will cause harmful health side effects in the future.

You also will be able to be confident in the fact that you are not contributing to the wastefulness in our landfills of the sixty million plastic drinking containers that go there on a daily basis. You will also know that you are helping to stall the production of these plastic bottles by using a drinking water container that can be reused for years and years.

You will notice immediately the fresh and natural taste of your water. Glass drinking water containers will maintain the pure quality and taste of your freshly filtered water. You may be surprised to learn that you will naturally begin drinking more water when you see it sitting in the fridge in the glass container, and taste how fresh and natural the water tastes. Glass drinking water containers also are perfect for using fresh fruit to enjoy your water even more.

Glass drinking water containers are clearly superior to plastic containers, and with their use you will be drinking more and more fresh, pure, and healthy water. You will be feeling better in no time, and you will also be helping the environment by using glass containers that can be reused over and over again.

Fran Taylor is a passionate advocate of living a healthy lifestyle and a researcher of water purification systems. Visit her site now at http://www.WaterPurifierInfo.com to discover which water filtration systems Fran recommends after extensive comparisons.

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Is Tap Water Cleaner Than Bottled Water Sold At Stores-Find Out The Disturbing Truth Here

Is Tap Water Cleaner Than Bottled Water Sold At Stores-Find Out The Disturbing Truth Here

It never fails to amaze me that when people ask, is tap water cleaner than bottled water sold at stores, and I reply that it\’s really no different, they are a little shocked! The truth is they are both as bad as each other.

 We have all presumed that the bottled variety is cleaner as it is sold to us as coming from mountain springs, in some distant magical land, well you get the picture!

The truth is it very often comes from the same source as what comes into our homes. So the question should be not, is tap water cleaner than bottled water sold at stores, but which is worse?

Around 60% to 70% of all bottled water is exempt from the FDA\’s standards, because it is bottled and sold within the same state.

Unless it is transported across state lines, there are no federal regulations that govern its quality!

This means there are fewer regulations for bottled water than from the tap. When you also consider it costs more per gallon than gas and contributes to the 60,000,000, yes, count the zeros, plastic bottles thrown away everyday in the US, you can see what a terrible waste it is.

Now don\’t get me started on tap water! We have all known for a while the dangers here, but a recent study showed we have over two thousand toxic chemicals coming out of our taps, among them prescription drugs, herbicides and lead.

Our treatment plants simply can\’t cope, and it is not cost effective for them to make all of it pure as only a tiny amount is used for drinking.

The only way forward, as millions of people have found, is a home filtration system. Then the answer to, is tap water cleaner than bottled water sold at stores, would be a resounding yes!

We have to step up and protect our families against this toxic invasion, so look for a good quality multi-stage filtration system, which uses a carbon filter and ion exchange. 

The very best ones will remove 99% of all contaminants, a rare feat, plus they will leave in all the essential minerals which other systems, like reverse osmosis, strip out.

So I hope this clears up the question, is tap water cleaner than bottled water sold at stores, and you make it a point to safeguard your health not only for now, but for the future too.

If you would like to learn more about the types of filtration systems that I personally recommend and use, visit my website below.

 

Discover the best home water filters available today.

 

Ray Hamilton is a dedicated advocate and researcher of the incredible benefits of safe, clean, healthy filtered water. Take a moment to visit his site now at http://www.healthy-filtered-water.com and discover which products he recommends after extensive research.

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Why There Are No Winners From The Tap vs Bottled Water Camps

Why There Are No Winners From The Tap vs Bottled Water Camps

You would think that out of the tap versus bottled water debate, one would emerge victorious! Unfortunately unless the tap water in question was filtered they are both potentially harmful to your health.

The main problem with the bottled water vs tap water scenario is that it does not give the third and most important choice: health filtered tap water.

If we look at recent studies on tap water we find thousands of toxic chemicals in it including herbicides, pesticides, prescription drugs, lead and chlorine, all of which can lead to cancer, especially the chlorine which should always be removed before drinking.

So when people go on about tap versus bottled water my answer is clear, neither are good enough!

When it comes to bottled water, in a way it’s even worse because you specifically select and pay anywhere from – a gallon for it, so you expect it to be pure. The truth is that over 80% of it is not subject to any regulation at all as it is bottled and shipped in the same state.

Many times it has the same toxins in as ordinary water and can come from the same source making a farce of the bottled water vs tap water debate!

The visions they sell you of pristine mountain streams and natural landscape are just clever marketing ploys and the other factor is that they are an environmental disaster.

In the US more than 60,000,000 plastic bottles are thrown away each day!

So instead of confining yourself to the tap versus bottled water issue, look at quality home filtration so you can have great tasting healthy water and bottle your own when you go out.

Take a look at my website to learn more about the types of high quality home filtration I personally use and recommend.

 

 

Discover the best home water purifier today.

Ray Hamilton is a dedicated advocate and researcher of the incredible benefits of safe, clean healthy water. Discover which products Ray recommends after extensive research.

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Just What is the Difference Between Bottled Water and Tap Water Today?

Just What is the Difference Between Bottled Water and Tap Water Today?

What is the difference between bottled water and tap water is a popular question today as more of us question the point of paying from – a gallon for our bottled water. The truth may come as bit of a shock!

In most cases the difference between bottled water and tap water is nothing at all as many times they come from the same source and not the pristine mountain streams that they sell it to you with.

In fact as there is no regulation on 70% of bottled water as it is bottled and sold in the same state, tap water, although full of toxic chemicals, does have more regulation.

The Natural Resources Defense Council report concluded that, “therefore, while much tap water is indeed risky, having compared available data, we conclude that there is no assurance that bottled water is any safer than tap water.”

So what is the difference between bottled water and tap water? Just the fact that the tap variety has more regulation, costs far less and doesn’t add to the 60,000,000 plastic bottles thrown away each day in the US.

Home water filtration is the easiest, most effective and most economical way to have safe, healthy water for you and your family.

The ultimate solution is to have a home filter and bottle your own water, saving your health, saving money and also helping to save the environment.

The only effective ones recommended today by the US EPA are activated carbon block systems with the best using a multi stage process with sub micron filtering to remove 99% of all the harmful contaminants.

I hope that I have helped to answer the question, what is the difference between bottled water and tap water, and that you can see that neither is the healthiest alternative.

Visit my website today if you would like to learn more about the types of water filtration systems that I personally recommend and use.

 

 

 

 

 

Discover the best home water purifier today.

Ray Hamilton is a dedicated advocate and researcher of the incredible benefits of safe, clean healthy filtered water. Discover which products Ray recommends after extensive research.

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Bottled Water Vs Tap Water-Discover The Disturbing Truth Here

Bottled Water Vs Tap Water-Discover The Disturbing Truth Here

So the debate goes on, bottled water vs tap water, with no clear winner in sight. Make no mistake about it, neither of these are the best solution, as both carry health dangers with them. Let me explain why.

We seem these days to be caught up in the tap versus bottled water argument, but failing to see that neither is acceptable. The bottled variety has been proven to be no healthier than tap, as the US FDA says: \”Companies that market bottled water as being safer than tap water are defrauding the American public.\”

Many times in this bottled water vs tap water debate people forget the huge downside, that we throw away over 60,000,000 plastic bottles a day here in the US. This is a truly mind boggling amount and reason for some states to start charging an extra tax, as they have.

Remember, there are no government standards requiring it to be any better, purer or safer than tap water.

Similarly in the tap versus bottled water deliberations, we must bear in mind that a recent study has said there are 2100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer in our tap water, including herbicides, pesticides and pharmaceuticals.

Out of 29 states quality tested, everyone had traces of at least one weed killer in every glass. US EPA chief Carol Browner says: \”The way we guarantee safe drinking water is broken and needs to be fixed.\”

So who is the real winner if both lose in the bottled water vs tap water debate? Well the answer is home filtered water. This is the way millions of Americans are already protecting themselves and the environment, by taking responsibility for their own well-being. So much for the tap versus bottled water argument!

Forget the reverse osmosis systems you may have heard about, as they are very wasteful, expensive to maintain and do not filter out all the dangers. They also remove the vital trace minerals we need for our long term health like calcium and potassium.

They should be included in the bottled water vs tap water debate as they are just as bad, except you pay a lot of money for the privilege!

The most effective on the market today are multi-stage carbon filter systems. Look for one that employs a sub micron filter and ion exchange to remove an amazing 99% of all contaminants.

They are also recommended by the US EPA as the best technology to fight today\’s contamination.

In conclusion, it is a great shame that there are no winners from the bottled water vs tap water camps, as there really should be.

 I hope I have shown the need to safeguard our own health and our future health, the futility of the tap versus bottled water argument  and by investing in the right system, with today\’s technology, we can all have great tasting, pure healthy water with none of the health worries.

Visit my website below to learn more about the systems I recommend after my own extensive research.

 

Discover the best home water filters available today.

 

Ray Hamilton is a dedicated advocate and researcher of the incredible benefits of safe, clean, healthy filtered water. Take a moment to visit his site now at http://www.healthy-filtered-water.com and discover which products he recommends after extensive research.

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