How clean is my drinking water

There are many things that affect our drinking water. In many parts of the world increased levels of chemicals and drug residues in drinking water poses a real threat. We need to ask ourselves how children will thrive if they are exposed to small amounts of pharmaceutical residues all their lives? The fact is, we don't know yet, because this is a new phenomenon.

In 2001 researchers in Sweden sounded the alarm about estrogen and drug residues in Stockholm water. The actual concentrations of pharmaceuticals don't have pharmacological effects, but the question is if a lifelong intake of low concentrations can effect a child later in life? This will probably depends on the child's chemical or environmental burden and their liver's and kidney's ability to cleanse.

But Swedish politicians don't seem to think that that their constituents consider this to be important. It costs around €100 per person per year to filter these chemicals centrally, while a home water filter costs about €200 to buy. It's easy to see that central filtration is more cost effective.

But although Stockholm's former environmental Director Åke Wennmalm fought for this water issue for over 10 years he found it difficult to get politicians to act as they didn't seem to think that their consituents considered this to be a relevant issue.

So how important is clean water for you and your family?

There are several ways to affect the purity of our drinking water.

  • You can read How clean is my drinking water?
  • You can also join the Facebook Cause - Rena dricksvattnet!

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