Public Water of 6 Million Contains More Than 25 Times the Safe Limit of Toxic Chemicals. Toxic Water Increases Chances of Cancer, Obesity & Other Health Issues Says Sharon Kleyne.
Scientists and researchers from Harvard University and other institutions, reporting in Environmental Science & Technology Letters, studied information about 36,000 samples collected nationwide by the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2013-2015 and found grim results.
Researchers discovered that chemicals known as PFASAs contaminated 194 out of 4,864 public water supplies. In addition, 66 water supplies produced at least one sample that was above the EPA safety limit.
PFASs, according to Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Water Life Science®/Nature’s Pharma®, The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio, are polyflouroalkyl and perflouroalkyl substances that can be used in food containers, non-stick cooking utensils, clothing, carpets and furniture. According to researchers, these chemicals are multiplying in the environment at an alarming rate, and there is a growing body of evidence that they can cause cancer, obesity and low birth rate. Evidence also suggests that they delay puberty.
The highest contamination of a water supply was found in Newark, Delaware. There the level of one kind of PFAS exceeded the ‘safe’ limit times 25. Across the study, the worst levels were found in watersheds near industrial sites, military bases and wastewater treatment plants. PFASs are also widely used in fire-fighting foam, and contaminated sludge from wastewater plants is often used as fertilizer on farms, which can lead to the contamination of groundwater.
Xindi Hu, lead author of the study paper, said, “For many years, chemicals with unknown toxicities, such as PFAS, were allowed to be used and released to the environment, and we now have to face the severe consequences.”
Kleyne hopes that scientists, researchers, industrialists and government officials can meet in the middle and find an affordable solution for such a serious problem. “We must remain curious,” says Kleyne, “and remember that the Earth itself offers many simple solutions we’ve forgotten.”
Hu and colleagues worry that the number of citizens drinking contaminated water could grow rapidly to 100 million.
Do you know if your water supply is contaminated? When was the last time you checked?
Kleyne teaches with a rhetorical question and answer: “What are you? You’re water.” Kleyne has demonstrated that each individual’s water crisis begins at birth when a process of body water evaporation is triggered that lasts until the moment of death. “Dehydration, the lack of proper hydration” Kleyne says, “is a major disease catalyst. Earth possesses fresh water, yet much of it is mismanaged and runs off to the oceans. And yet, all life depends on water.” Kleyne hopes that every person’s awareness of water deepens with water technology research and education. Kleyne also warns that water wars are inevitable and are coming in Earth’s near future.