water

Protect yourself from increasing radiation levels in drinking water

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by: T.M. Hartle
Tags: radiation, drinking water, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
5 powerful antibiotics that don't require a prescription
Delicious
(NaturalNews) Growing concerns about radiation from Fukushima has led many Americans to take precautionary actions to protect themselves against rising radiation levels. Radiation has now been detected in the drinking water of over a dozen U.S. cities. As the radiation levels continue to rise it will become increasingly important to find a pure source of drinking water.

Rain water tests in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Washington have all shown elevated levels of radioiodine-131. Radiation in rain water can seep into ground water and contaminate sources used for drinking. EPA officials claim that radiation levels are still too low to affect human health at this time. Regardless of current radiation levels, it is wise to take precautions to protect your family against increasing radiation in drinking water.

Samples of drinking water taken from 13 cities have tested positive for elevated radioactive iodine-131. The EPA has reported elevated radiation in drinking water at .28 to .48 picocuries per liter in cities across the country. The EPA limit for radioactive iodine in drinking water is 3 picocuries per liter. Contamination has not yet risen above EPA limits but the radiation disaster is far from over. It may be wise to filter out radiation in drinking water to avoid risks from steadily increasing levels of radiation or long term exposure. There are several water purification methods that will effectively remove radiation from drinking water.

Distillation is one of the most effective ways to remove radiation from drinking water. Despite its efficacy, distilled water can taste flat due to the loss of minerals from the water. If you are concerned about mineral loss this can be rectified by adding mineral concentrates after distillation. Distilled water has the benefit of being very effective with virtually no water waste. Distillation is an excellent option, but it is not the only choice available.

Reverse osmosis is very effective at removing nuclear radiation from drinking water. Some believe reverse osmosis to be superior to distillation because there is no concern over the loss of minerals from the water. The biggest drawback to reverse osmosis systems is waste water. These filtration systems can waste 4 gallons for every gallon of reverse osmosis water produced. It is important to weigh the benefits, drawbacks and cost of each system available and make a decision that fits your needs and desires.

There are a wide range of options available depending on your budget and personal preferences. Many health food stores have reverse osmosis and distilled water available by the gallon for those who do not wish to purchase their own system. For those on a limited budget countertop distillers or reverse osmosis filters can be purchased fairly inexpensively. Whole house filtration systems are available, but they can be cost prohibitive for most people. The best defense is to utilize a combination of an affordable filtration system and water storage just in case there is a disruption in water supply. Be prepared by selecting a source of purified water for your family before radiation levels rise to those that bring may mass panic.

Sources:
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/radiation-...
http://blogs.forbes.com/jeffmcmahon/2011/04/...
http://www.pbchd.com/spotlight/acreage/cance...


About the author

T.M. Hartle has a Bachelors degree in Natural Health Science with a concentration in Clinical Nutrition as well as a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. She is a student midwife who teaches pregnancy nutrition courses to midwives and childbirth educators throughout the country. She has a certificate in the Essentials of raw culinary arts from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and is the Owner and Chef of The Peaceful Kitchen. http://www.thepeacefulkitchen.blogspot.com
http://www.kid-healthy-recipes.com
http://www.healthydietplanrecipes.com

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.