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Episode Info: So much of us is composed of water, so it’s really important to pay attention to where you’re getting your water from and how you’re filtering it. In this episode, we break down the facts about what’s in our water supply, how it can affect the human body, and why we encourage you to filter your water when possible.   In this episode you’ll learn: Why it’s so important to pay attention to where your water comes from  Some common toxins that have been added to our water over the years About fluoride and chlorine and why they’re added to tap water  Some of the adverse effects of drinking tap water  About the EWG (Environmental Working Group) and how they approach water safety  How toxins in our water are evaluated for adverse effects That every human responds differently to different environments  The average person number of toxic chemicals in his/her blood and urine About multiple contaminants commonly found in tap water  That there are 316 contaminants in the public water supply, 202 of which are unregulated About contaminants found in tap water that exceed the EWG health guidelines  Some ways that the body naturally excretes toxins That the scientific community still debates what amount of these toxins are safe for to be in our water Why Chris and I chose to err on the side of caution and avoid unfiltered tap water  About anthropogenic contaminants and the variety of different risks they pose  Where some of the EDCs in water come from  That EDCs in the water can cause adverse reproductive effects in animals and humans About the disinfecting products in our water  About how chlorine affects the water  That chlorine can lead to an increase in DBPs and affect the microbiome in your gut About natural and synthetic estrogens found in our water  The 3 types of estrogen that are found in pregnant women’s urine and leak into the water supply That BPA is an endocrine disruptor and is in our water supply and other commonly used products  About ways to avoid BPA  Why we encourage you to filter your water source  About phthalates and some reasons they’re found in the water in such high amounts  That heat affects the amount of toxins that are leached into plastic products  How urinary concentrates affect the water supply  About some toxins that have been used as pesticides throughout the years That many synthetic organic pesticides are found in the water supply  That water quality and restrictions are much different in Europe than the U.S. Common sources of pesticides and how they’re leached into our water  That coffee is one of the most heavily sprayed crops in the world  About Fluorinated substances and PFAs  That the EWG has a database in it’s website where you can search what’s in the water supply for your zip code  How Brita water filters compare to carbon-based water filters like BIRKE  About reverse-osmosis water filters and why you need to add minerals to the water  Some more affordable/effective wat...
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