About 4 months ago, I learned I had lead in my body. Since I drink reverse osmosis (R/O) water, eat organic food, have no lead paint, replaced my water pipes with no lead soldered copper pipes, no lead feeders from the city water, I was shocked. More shocking, the doctor who ran the test had no idea what to do about it and referred me to the EPA. The EPA only seemed to want to discover the source. I wanted to get rid of the poisonous lead. In any event, I’ve been stuck in a circuitous loop in the medical community. So, I began to study the problem in earnest.
Here is what I’ve learned so far. R/O water may not be at all good for me, or you. In fact, R/O and distilled isn’t even good for your goldfish. It is considered dead water, missing minerals we actually need. Bottle water and distilled water also have major drawbacks. Tap water has ‘permissible’ levels of such things as Arsenic, Lead, even Bacteria .
The good news, for avoiding much of the water pollutants, is there may be a solution. I’m researching that, right now and will report back shortly.
More shocking news is the doctors I’ve talked to, have little knowledge of water quality problems. Since a third of our independent franchise owners are medical professionals, I hope we can start to spread the water quality news.
The saddest news is that my lead is likely in the bones and has been for some time. It is very difficult to get rid of. It makes me wonder how many of you have lead from breathing leaded gas fumes, water feeder lines from your city water, and how many can afford to do anything about it.
Is it dangerous? Google it. From cognitive issues on down, it is very scary. Where you left your keys may have more to do with environmental causes than advancing age.