Nov. 1, 2012
-- NYC: In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy NY has assured residents that the tap water is safe to drink because they have added more chlorine to it. The irony of such a statement is staggering. Chlorine is a toxin. It is bad enough that NYC relies on this inferior method of sanitizing our drinking water under normal circumstances but the amount they have added now is alarming. If you live in NYC and question the validity of this... go to your sink turn on the water and smell it. The water smells like an over chlorinated swimming pool. Would you drink pool water? Well if you are using NYC tap water for drinking or cooking... sad truth is - you are.
If you doubt that drinking chlorine is health hazard just do a quick Google search on it. Here is a direct excerpt from health.ny.gov - "...ingestion of chlorine dissolved in water (e.g., sodium hypochlorite or household bleach) will cause corrosive tissue damage of the gastrointestinal tract."
There have been numerous studies which show that chlorinated drinking water increases the risk of numerous cancers, heart disease, birth defects, etc. With the increase of serious weather events in the NY area and residents starting to realize that we are not immune to weather disasters that can compromise the quality of our drinking water, now is the time to get a drinking water filtration system for your home. Pure Planet Waters provides numerous filtration options for residents and businesses throughout NYC, Long Island and NJ which will ensure that your drinking water is absolutely safe to drink. It is less expensive than bottled water, which contains another known harmful chemical - BPA. For more information call 1-888-NO BOTTLES or (718) 676-7900. http://www.pureplanetwaters.com