Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink


| 2/20/2017 10:49:00 AM


Tags: safe drinking water, municipal water treatment, chlorine, chloramine, fluoride, water filtration, Blythe Pelham, Ohio,

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It always starts with the planting of a seed, however small. Many years ago, a close family friend planted such a seed in my normalized brain. At the time, I heard it (even though he may not have thought so) and it fell into one of the crevasses of my brain. Several years later, a different friend shared another piece of wisdom along the same lines and it nuzzled in next to the first morsel.

Time moseyed along, my mind slowly gathering more bits and pieces in that little but growing crevasse… and then, Flint!—followed very quickly by The Water Protectors. Still, I sat in my supposedly safe little world where my husband and I fetched our water in 2 and 3-gallon jugs from a neighboring town that we deemed to be more carefully treating the drinking water.

A quick sidestep takes us to recent treatments by a chiropractor due to our being in a minor car accident. We’ve had quite a bit of back and forth with him about our various beliefs and findings, each sharing tidbits new to the other. During one such visit, imagine our shock when he proclaimed that we should never use the very water we had been fetching (without his knowing that we were already partaking). “That city fluoridates their water.”

You might guess our car ride home was full of questioning conversation. As soon as we could, both my husband and I were sitting side by side, eye-deep in research. While he was chasing down the fluoride pathway, finding great articles like the one I quote below, I was busy tracing tangential trails about chlorine and chloramine (also detailed below).

That particularly noteworthy article about fluoride has the catchy title, 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation. It contains such points as:




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