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iThe solution is to distill your own water and drink from your own reusable containers!

Knowledge is power, without knowledge fear can consume. Knowledge is not obtained from one source of information. One must collect data, facts, and details from multiple sources, evaluate them, understand, and then determine the best solution. Only then can one take action and implement solutions. With that said, our suggested answer for healthy water, water pollution, wasting plastic, filling landfills, wasting energy, and wasting money:

Go with your own Homemade steam distilled water in your own reusable container
for a reliable answer with our health, energy, financial, and environment situations.

Why is Distilled water being suggested?

Watchdog in Action:
Health Wise:
It has been reported that we should drink almost 200 gallons of water per year. That is almost 3,000 glasses of water and depending on the water you drink, you can put into your body almost 500 pounds of inorganic and organic matter during your lifetime. That is 500 pounds of waste that your body has to find ways of excreting. When young, the body can do an excellent job getting rid of this crap, but as we age, the results are never that good. Why put this stuff into your body in the first place? Think about the contaminants cumulating over the years and the possible negative burden on your life.
Distilled is the purest.

The photo on the right shows the bottom of a water distiller soiled with the contaminates left behind from the distillation process. Just use organic white vinegar to clean once a week - see next page.

pure drinking water
After two weeks, depending on your water supply,
you can have this much "crap" build up at the
bottom of the water distiller. Nobody wants to drink that.

In any scientific lab where specimens have to be prepared for testing, only three things will be used to wrap, store, or transport specimens so that they are not contaminated. Plastic is not one of them. Also the longer amount of time spent inside a plastic container or wrapped in aluminum foil the more contaminants can transfer.

How long has the water been in that plastic bottle sitting on that supermarket shelf? Plastic have and can leach carcinogens such as BPAs into water over time. Only three things DO NOT put carcinogens into our food or drinking water - They are:

Only 3 Non-Toxic items don't contaminate our food and drink
Wax Paper
Glass
Porcelain
wax paper porcelain

Health News Alert:
Starting on April 14 , 2008 news reports about BPA, bisphenol A in plastic, hit the air waves. Like most reports, they were not done well. Confusion and public fear were the results. Scientific studies regarding bisphenol A are well documented and address the safety of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. What are the long term results or the bottom line? We are not in a position at this time to make a suggestion or state an opinion on this topic. You will have to search out several reliable sources to make you own decision. The same holds true about studies discussing potential problems when you heat up dairy products in plastic or use a microwave to heat dairy products.

However, we will suggest that you no longer wrap sandwiches in aluminum foil or a plastic sandwich bag unless the sandwich is first wrapped in wax paper. Not because if you don't you will have problems, the fact is there are no short term problems reported. Nevertheless, in the lab, results for various tests have been distorted by specimens that were contaminated because they were wrapped in items such as aluminum foil or plastic.

Watchdog in Action:
How do we know this?

We know the above statement is true, NOT because we read this information somewhere else, we know because a scientist at energyhotwire.com worked in a lab.

Health News UPDATE: January 2010

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a WARNING that recommends families limit exposure of BPAs to children. Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, may lead to cancers, diabetes and other issues. BPA is a chemical found in thousands of household products, such as canned goods, plastic containers and even some pizza boxes.

Solutions are: Wrapping sandwiches in wax paper, buy glass water pitchers like grandma use to have, buy tuna in glass jars, juice in glass bottles instead of plastic, snack items should be in bags lined with wax paper, bring and use your own mug or glass at work, make your own pizza - taste much better and far less in cost. Making Pizza? Check this out

Watchdog in Action:
Energy Smart:
It has been reported that to make one plastic water bottle, the amount of oil consumed would fill 1/4 the bottle.oil to make plastic bottle

 

Plastic is made from oil and if oil is consumed to produced energy to manufacture the plastic bottle that fact is not surprising. Next thing is to think about the energy used throughout the infrastructure of packing, labeling, shipping, delivering, storing, displaying, and cooling water in a plastic bottle. Oh yes, one more thing... the energy consumed for disposing of the plastic bottle. Bottom Line: A major waste of energy!

 

 

 

Watchdog in Action:
Financially Astute:
If you consumed about 10 gallons of water a week through purchased water in gallon jugs and water bottles you will have the following average expense:

plastic water bottles

Half the water is from one gallon jugs at $1.00 each for a total of $5.00
The other half is from water bottles at
$1.30 each for a total of $84.50
(based on 12 ounce bottle)

Grand Total per week: $89.50

Grand Total per year: $4,654.00

Grand Total for Two years: $9,308.00

water distiller

Now let us compare the cost to make and bottle your own Distilled Water:

After your initial purchase cost for a water distiller: (starting around $120.00)

Base on the 2007 average Kilowatt rate in America, the electric bill for making one gallon of Distilled Water is:

Approximately 30 cents per gallon...

Grand Total per week: $ 3.00
Grand Total per year: $ 156.00
Grand Total for Two years: $ 212.00


By drinking your distilled water from you own reusable mug, container, thermos, or bottle,
you will be saving approximately:
$9,096.00 in two years!
Vacation anyone?

plastic water bottle PCB free

(If any of these are made from plastic, make sure they are BPA and carcinogen free)

Even if you bought only gallon jugs of water and refilled your own reusable bottles
because it is less expensive, you still will be spending $520.00 per year.
Compared to making your own Distilled water costing only
$156.00 per year,
you will be saving yourself $364.00 in one year!
Weekend away anyone?

Post Script: Water Distillers come small enough to be portable. You can bring them with you on vacation.

Watchdog in Action:
Earth Friendly:
Making you own Distilled water and using your own reusable container doesn't put plastic bottles into our environment! If you use a plastic bottle, RECYCLE so we can slay the Plastic Monster! Better still stay away from plastic, especially the plastic with recycle numbers 3, 6, and 7 because they will have the greater possibility of containing BPAs. Use porcelain or glass lined containers, you know, like the old thermos bottles we had when kids. If you dropped one, you heard the glass break inside.
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