Japan Nuclear Crisis Affect Drinking Water

United Nations reports a radioactive cloud from Japan hit the West Coast.

PurePro USA delivers Reverse Osmosis Solution

United Nations reported that a radioactive cloud from Japan hit the West Coast and is expected to cross the United States spilling radioactive contaminants into our environment. The radioactive particles from this will affect ground water supplies which becomes our drinking water.

While the Environmental Protection Agency acceptable Standard for radioactive contaminants is 15 picocuries/liter or .000015 microns/liter in public drinking water supplies, when any radioactive particles are ingested, the digestive system is affected. Some radioactive particles, radium 226, radium 228 and uranium in particular, are absorbed and expose the kidneys, bones and other organs to the carcinogenic effects of radioactivity; some radioactive particles are eliminated without long term side effects.

The timing in which this contamination will affect our ground water depends upon many factors including the amount of precipitation (heavy rains or melting snow) an area receives and how porous the soil is. In most cases, contamination is not immediate. So, while the Japanese radioactive contamination will not immediately affect our drinking water supplies, radioactive particles from Chernobyl and other sources such as ongoing local farming, manufacturing and more, are probably already in the ground water from which most drinking water is gotten.

What to do? Buy bottled water, but that is both expensive as well as harmful to the environment with all of the discarded plastic bottles that end up in the landfill. From a particle size perspective, the atomic diameter of uranium and radium is .000350 microns and .000430 microns respectively; most radioactive particles are larger than .0002 microns. Most reverse osmosis water filters remove particles larger than .0001 microns. To know the filtering ability of a specific reverse osmosis system, consult the Performance Data Sheet for that system. Reverse osmosis filtering is much less expensive and significantly better for the environment than plastic bottles, and allows people to be absolutely sure of the purity of their drinking water because there is nothing to potentially contaminate water between filtration and consumption.

Elevated radiation levels can be reduced with treatment, according to some environmental agencies that tell homeowners with private wells that standard water softeners can reduce radium and that more expensive reverse-osmosis systems can remove uranium and radium. Reverse Osmosis is the only quickly deployable technology to effectively deal with radioactive contaminants.

Reverse osmosis is highly effective in removing several impurities from water such as total dissolved solids, turbidity, asbestos, lead and other toxic heavy metals, radium, and many dissolved organic. The process will also remove chlorine, and also can remove nuclear radiation such as radioactive plutonium or strontium in the drinking water. Therefore, reverse osmosis combined with activated carbon seems to be the most advanced water purification method developed so far.

In the event of having ingested radioactive particles, many nutritional supplements have been developed for the purpose of detoxifying heavy metals, most of which contain algae and plant fibers. Spirulina, chlorella and algae-based supplements, and yeast, sardines, liver, anchovies, olive oil, cod liver oil and mackerel are just a few foods that will help remove these particles from the body.

We believes our health is THE most important aspect in life. Without health we suffer. This negatively affects every other aspect of our lives. With water making up 55%-65% of our body, contaminant free drinking water is critical to achieving good health. As such, we are the industry leader in educating consumers about the tremendous impact that water has on our health and well-being and helping them consistently have the cleanest water, in a way that is eco friendly and healthy for the environment, too.

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(1) To protect your drinking water from radioactive contaminants, the best filtration equipment solutions include the use of; reverse osmosis, special resin tanks placed on the main pipe and filtration systems designed to remove radioactive particles. http://www.healthiertalk.com/could-radioactive-fallout-japan-effect-us-water-supply-3598

(2) The reverse osmosis units do have the capacity to remove certain small levels of radioactive contaminants. http://www.watermissions.org/update-on-water-missions-internationals-response-to-japan-devastation

(3) A number of treatment methods are available to remove radioactive radium from water. reverse osmosis are the most common and can remove up to 90 percent of radium present. http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/factsheets/radium.htm

Why use Reverse Osmosis purified water?

Reverse osmosis have become the water purification method of choice for drinking water in many households and bottling plants throughout the world. No wonder, as reverse osmosis has become the best and most efficient method to purify polluted and undesirable water into pure and tasty water.


If your family currently buys bottled water you will enjoy significant savings. Owning a reverse osmosis system will ensure that your family has a virtually endless supply of bottled-quality water available at the touch of a button.