Water Water Everywhere — or Not. . .

Our human bodies are about 60% water. It is our most important non-nutritive substance, absolutely required to maintain life. This week the disturbing news came out that the water in more than 50% of US schools may be contaminated with lead — and one of the biggest challenges is testing to find out the reality.

Another article came across my desk indicating that many BPA-free containers have other harmful chemicals, yet the buzzword we look for is simply ‘BPA-free’.

What to do? Consider using glass or non-reactive metals to hold your water and consult the database at EWG.org for information on the purity of your tap water.

And, finally, don’t forget to drink plenty of clean, fresh water!

Julie Freeman