According to the City of Keller Annual Consumer Confidence Report,
"Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population."
Who should be concerned about water? "Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers." 1
Should people with autoimmune disease be concerned about water?
Any type of autoimmune condition is the result of a hyperactive immune system. It is not uncommon for a person with one autoimmune condition to develop another over time.
Not every chemical or drug effects every person the same. Autoimmune patients or people with organ dysfunction often notice a change in taste and smell, often heightened to taste and texture.
For this reason it is reasonable for a person with autoimmunity to be extra conscientious about the foods they ingest and the water they drink.
How did the City of Keller's water test?
Here are a few of the highlights:
Would a Berkey Water Purification remove these contaminates? Yes.
BERKEY TEST RESULTS:
TRIHALOMETHANES – Removed to >99.8% (Below Lab Detectable Limits): Bromodichloromethane ; Bromoform ; Chloroform ; Dibromochloromethane. INORGANIC MINERALS Removed to Below Lab Detectable Limits: Chloramine; Chloride; Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine); Free Chlorine HEAVY METALS (HIGH & LOW pH LEVELS) Aluminum (>99%); Antimony (>99.9%); Barium (>80%); Beryllium (>99.9%); Bismuth (>99.9%); Cadmium (>99.7%); Cobalt (>95%); Chromium (>99.9%); Chromium 6 (>99.85%); Copper (>99.9%); Iron (>99.9%); Lead (>99.9%); Mercury (>99.9%); Molybdenum (>90%); Nickel (>99.9%); Vanadium (>87.5%); Zinc (>99.9%). 2
Where do these chemicals come from?
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs,
springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring
minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals
or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
• Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants,
septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
• Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban
storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
• Pesticides and herbicides, which might have a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water
runoff, and residential uses.
• Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts
of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water
runoff, and septic systems.
• Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or the result of oil and gas production and
mining activities. 1
Would Berkey purified water get rid of these contaminates?
Yes. In order to be classified as a water purifier, a water treatment device must remove at least 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria and reduce viruses by 99.99%. 2