I Want Clear, Refreshing Water. What are my options?

There are many things you can do to water. You can ionize it, ozonate it, magnetize it, alkalize it, zap it with ultraviolet , talk to it and bless it. Do whatever you want, but first let’s remove all the chemicals, heavy metals, bacteria and keep it pH neutral.

TAP WATER

Forget it. Go HERE for info on tap water.

Click HERE to read the real facts on municipal treated tap water.

(news from October 2018 is that the increased plastics in our drinking water is increasing cancer significantly)

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Facts on Bottled Water

(Freshly purifier water costs as little as 2 cents a litre. Imagine having to pay $8.50 for this small bottle of water that was sitting on my hotel room dresser)

Large bottles and multi-packs heavy and inconvenient to carry
No disinfecting agent (Chlorine) to prevent bacteria build-up during storage, which is usually months or years. (check expiry date)

Prolonged storage leads to leeching of trace toxic chemicals from the bottle into the water. (Phtylate, Bisphenol A and Vinyl Chloride).

Despite perceptions that it’s healthier, there is little difference between bottled water and tap water.

According to the FDA, “Companies that market bottled water as being safer than tap water are defrauding the public.”

1.5 million tons of plastic used to bottle water every year.

Toxic chemicals released into the environment during the manufacture and disposal/recycling of plastic bottles.

Often healthy minerals and salts are lost when water is filtered.

Even spring water is subject to aquifer contamination.

Click HERE to see a presentation on the facts and enviromental impact of bottles.

SMALL PITCHER OR FAUCET MOUNTED FILTERS

Fairly low initial cost.

A small gravity filter, while able to remove unpleasant taste and odours, is not effective in the removal of heavy-duty pollutants such as harmful bacteria, toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

Quote from Brita water filter cartridge packaging.
“Caution! The Brita water filter is not intended to purify water.”

Reduced chlorine gives the impression water is clean, but it’s not.

Quote from City of Ottawa Water Purification web site
” The presence of organic nutrients in carbon filters
can promote bacterial growth, as quickly as overnight.

Water Works Association has described small cartridge units in a pitcher or that attach to the tap as “totally useless”, because of their size and the brief exposure time.

SMALL PITCHER OR FAUCET MOUNTED FILTERS

Fairly low initial cost.

A small gravity filter, while able to remove unpleasant taste and odours, is not effective in the removal of heavy-duty pollutants such as harmful bacteria, toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

Quote from Brita water filter cartridge packaging.
“Caution! The Brita water filter is not intended to purify water.”

Reduced chlorine gives the impression water is clean, but it’s not.

Quote from City of Ottawa Water Purification web site
” The presence of organic nutrients in carbon filters
can promote bacterial growth, as quickly as overnight.

Water Works Association has described small cartridge units in a pitcher or that attach to the tap as “totally useless”, because of their size and the brief exposure time.

REVERSE OSMOSIS FILTRATION SYSTEM

Does not kill or remove all bacteria.
Produces pure water that is flat and tasteless.
Removes all the vital natural healthy minerals. (Read more about this here)
Wastes up to 8 gallons to produce 1 gallon of purified water.
Very slow process, taking hours for one glass of water.
Holding tank is subject to bacteria contamination.
Chlorine and hot water adversely affect the RO membrane.
The RO membrane can rupture without indication, allowing unfiltered water through to your stored water.
Large and bulky system.
Expensive to maintain and susceptible to metal deterioration.
High initial capital cost.

It will incease body acidity, the risk of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, premature aging and cardiovascular disease.

W.H.O. PROOF THAT R.O. WATER IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH UNLESS IT IS REMINERALIZED

(CanAm Wellness had an RO system developed for them that put all the natural minerals back into the purified water. This system is ideal for people with salt softeners.)

Click HERE for the difference between our purifiers and an RO system

WATER DISTILLATION SYSTEM

Removes the Calcium and healthy minerals producing water with a flat taste.

Expensive to maintain with high electricity consumption.

Holding tank is subject to bacteria contamination.

Many pollutants are not removed.

Large and bulky system.

Typically not effective at removing organic compounds such as pesticides and Trihalomethanes (THMs-known carcinogen).

High initial capital cost.

Distilled water is energetically dead.

(Go here for more details)

Calcium helps to reduce risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure as well as colon and rectal cancers.

Treated water devoid of calcium and natural minerals acts as an active absorber.

It will incease body acidity, the risk of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, premature aging and cardiovascular disease.

IONIZED WATER

You won’t find anything about the benefits of alkaline water in any standard textbook on nutritional biochemistry, and anyone with training in physiology or biochemistry would consider the claims in favor of it ludicrous, but the alkaline/ionized water quacksters and scammers have woven a nexus of scientific-sounding nonsense and outright lies in order to convince a gullible and scientifically-naïve public that drinking partially electrolyzed water (produced by their over-priced “machines“) is the key to health.

Click HERE for all the facts on Ionized Alkaline water.

HYDROGEN WATER

More snake oil on tap?

Click HERE for a recent article on Hydrogen water.

Magnets, enhanced oxygen content, vibrations, pi-particles and acid/alkaline balance

There is no scientific basis for claims that these waters are significantly different from ordinary filtered drinking water, or that they confer any special health benefits.

No evidence is offered to suggest that these devices are any more useful than an ordinary filter-equipped water pitcher. The claims relating to magnets, enhanced oxygen content, vibrations, pi-particles and acid/alkaline balance are scientifically absurd.

GRANULAR ACTIVATED CARBON FILTERS

Will not remove harmful bacteria or heavy metals from the water.

Does not require holding tank, but filter can become a breeding ground for bacteria, requiring regular filter replacement.

Most units are sealed and not cleanable (No replaceable cartridge).

Granular carbon permits water under pressure to forge channels through the granular carbon allowing unfiltered water through.

No pre-filter to prevent premature clogging of the filter.

THE CANAM WELLNESS WATER PURIFIER WITH THE WASHABLE PORCELAIN CERAMIC PRE-FILTER

According to a quote from the ‘Alive’ health magazine in an article comparing all water filtration methods; “The best type of filter to buy would be an activated carbon block filter with a sediment pre-filter to remove bacteria and parasites, and an automatic shut off point when the filter has reached it’s limit.”

Removes all harmful bacteria, parasites and viruses including Gardia Lambia Cysts, Cryptosporidium, E Coli, Fecal Coliforms, Hepatitus B and Salmonella.

Removes all toxic chemicals including dioxins, arsenic, asbestos, Benzene, nitrates, PCB’s and 100’s more.

Removes all heavy metals including lead, mercury, aluminum, iron, copper, zinc, and silver.

Removes carcinogenic chlorination bi-products (Trihalomethanes.)