It washes over me just like waves, waves of contaminated water – in Tacoma Washington this time.
An estimated 1700 homes are likely affected by water containing lead, and that’s just the initial disclosure. One home was found to have over 26 times the EPA level of lead in the water.
Every time I hear of water impurities impacting our present and future health, especially that of our youth, I flash back on an endless list of water impurity events I’ve witnessed since pointing my (somewhat obsessive) attention at the problem over a decade ago. Surely, heavy metals and other contaminants make humans less healthy, less self-dependent, less able to fully participate in life. I wonder what is in my water every time We take a sip, cook, or bathe. Do you?
Question for You: How can you Think, er – Drink for Yourself on the matter?
I’ve pondered it at length, and though not obvious to most folks, the answer is very easy – you need to know about your water Before your drink it! Yep, it’s that simple. The harder part comes in making sure there is a solution as easy to use as it is to imagine (to see the example you need to enable geo-tracking.)
You have a smoke alarm, a carbon monoxide alarm. Why not a Water Alarm??
The answer here is there is no good reason to not have one these days. Check this out, it’s a Bluetooth-based device that mounts directly in your water line to sample the general level of impurities all the time:
Tacoma Washington today, Flint Michigan yesterday, your family tomorrow… Why on earth would we not come together over this? There is no morally acceptable answer in my humble opinion, especially when we’re talking about the most vulnerable part of Our population; mothers-to-be and children 0-3 years old.
Drink for Yourself. Watch Your Water. H2Observe – Jason