There are growing public health concerns about atrazine in our water supply, an agricultural weedkiller sprayed on farm fields across the Midwest. In most cases drinking water is tested for the chemical only four times a year. The testing of the water is so infrequent that spikes atrazine in water are likely go undetected. In some instances very high levels of the herbicide can linger in tap water during the growing season, according to more frequent tests in some agricultural communities.
Spread heaviest on cornfields crops, atrazine is one of the most widely detected contaminants in drinking water. Studies have found that exposure to small amounts of the chemical can turn male frogs into females and might be more harmful to humans than once thought.
Manufacturers say their own research proves the chemical is safe. But alarmed by other studies, the Obama administration is conducting a broad review that could lead to tighter restrictions. It is also mulling changes in laws that require water utilities to test for atrazine just once a quarter or, in some cases, once a year.
Any wide spread public health concern, such as contaminates in our drinking water should gain the full attention of regulating authorities. Until this happens you can protect your drinking water from these and other potential water contaminates. The first step is to know what contaminates your water does or does not contain. To do this all you need simple Home Water Test Kit. After getting the results then you can take corrective actions by using a water filter systems such as reverse osmosis systems, water distillers, and whole house water filtration systems.
Spring is here and bountiful gardens, flowers, and vegetables are in full bloom. There are many factors that affect plant growth such as light, temperature, and soil, but arguably, one of the most important is water. Many water supplies contain chlorine. Chlorine is one of the most widely used drinking water disinfectants. While eliminating contaminates in our drinking water, the chlorine can also have adverse effects on the growth and development of many plants and gardens. The Rainshowr Gard'n Gro, Dechlorinator garden water filter system for your garden hose is a proven winner in building healthy gardens. Keeping the chlorine out of the garden promotes healthy plant nutrition and growth, by returning the natural balance to your soil, compost or mulch, and by protecting its beneficial bacteria.
Other Uses for Rainshowe’r Garden Gro
A dechlorinating garden water filter system can be used for more than just your garden and plants. Here are some more uses for the Rainshowe’r garden water filter system.
- Many Automobile enthusiasts spend a lot of time washing and waxing there cars for that perfect shine. Chlorine from your water supply can dull the richness of your car waxing. If you really want to bring out the shine and protect your car's paint job this garden hose filter system is just what you need
- Many people especially during the warmer months will bathe pets outside. The Gard'n Gro is a healthy alternative for bathing your pets, whose coats can become brittle and their skin dry and flaky when exposed to chlorine.
- If there is one thing that fish do not like it is chlorine. Some luck people have an outdoor water pond/ fountain that has fish. With the Garden Gro system you can safely fill your fish pond with out worrying about the potential harmful effects of chlorinated water.