External Fluoride/Arsenic/Lead Reduction Cartridge

External Fluoride/Arsenic/Lead Reduction Cartridge
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External Fluoride/Arsenic/Lead Reduction Cartridge
Available in U.S. and Canada.

Capacity:  4,500 mg (1,000 gal est.)
Intended for use outside of your IonWays water ionizer machine.

Arsenic
How is it used?
Arsenic compounds are mainly used to preserve wood. They are also used to make insecticides and weed killers. Copper and lead ores also contain small amounts of arsenic. 

What are the health effects?
 Inorganic arsenic is a human poison. High levels of inorganic arsenic in food or water can be fatal and a high level is 60 parts of arsenic per million parts of food or water (60 ppm). Arsenic damages many tissues including nerve, stomach, intestines, and skin. Breathing high levels can give you a sore throat and irritated lungs and long term exposure to inorganic arsenic may lead to a darkening of the skin and the appearance of small warts on the palms, soles, and torso. Additional extended exposure to arsenic via drinking-water can cause cancer of the skin, lungs, urinary bladder, and kidney, as well as other skin changes such as pigmentation changes and thickening. 

Is there any harm from drinking and bathing in contaminated water?

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets limits on the amount of arsenic that industrial sources can release. EPA has set a limit of 0.5 parts per billion (ppb) for arsenic in drinking water. 

Lead 

How is it used? 
The largest use for lead is in storage batteries in cars and other motor vehicles. Lead may be used as a pure metal, alloyed with other metals, or as a chemical compound. Most lead today is obtained from recovery of recycled scrap and those batteries. 

Human activities, such as lead mining and smelting operations and manufacturing and use of lead products (e.g., leaded gasoline, lead-based paint), have resulted in the contamination of many industrial and residential areas with lead. Additionally, cosmetics contain lead notable amounts. Typical sources of lead in drinking water comes from aging lead based water pipes or solder used in building construction before 1978 in most states.

What are the health effects?
Short term effects: Lead can cause a variety of adverse health effects when people are exposed to it for relatively short periods of time. These effects may include interference with red blood cell chemistry, delays in normal physical and mental development in babies and young children, slight deficits in the attention span, hearing, and learning abilities of children, and slight increases in the blood pressure of some adults.

Long-term effects: Lead has the potential to cause the following effects from a lifetime exposure of stroke and kidney disease; cancer. Lead may also cause irreversible neurological damage as well as renal disease, cardiovascular effects, and reproductive toxicity.

Fluoride

How is it used?
Fluorides are important industrial chemicals with a number of uses but the largest uses are for aluminum production, drinking water fluoridation and the manufacture of fluoridated dental preparations. The concept of fluoridation (adding fluoride to foods and water) has been with us for decades. Some clever scientists noticed that organic fluorine is required with calcium for healthy teeth and bones. Extrapolating this, the scientists decided that more fluorine may mean more healthy teeth, (although they couldn't prove this) and suggested that water supplies be "enhanced" with ionic fluoride, which is not the same compound and has different health effects. Coincidentally, the scientists worked for large paper and aluminum manufacturers, whose industrial processes produce large amounts of fluoride! Ionic fluoride does not contribute to this process and instead causes the over stimulation of the parathyroid glands, resulting in abnormal bone growth, calcification of tendons and ligaments and interrupts the process which generates energy in cells. Wide variations in fluoride intake among children make estimating fluoride intake difficult and much controversy surrounding fluoridation and youth.

Today, cities all over the US purchase hundreds of thousands of gallons of fresh pollution concentrate from Florida - fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) - to fluoridate water.
Fluorosilicic acids composed of tetrafluorosiliciate gas and other species of fluorine gases captured in pollution scrubbers and concentrated into a 23% solution during wet process phosphate fertilizer manufacture. Generally, the acid is stored in outdoor cooling ponds before being shipped to US cities to artificially fluoridate drinking water.

Fluoridating drinking water with recovered pollution is a cost-effective means of disposing of toxic waste. The fluorosilicic acid would otherwise be classified as a hazardous toxic waste on the Superfund Priorities List of toxic substances that pose the most significant risk to human health and the greatest potential liability for manufacturers.
Phosphate fertilizer suppliers have more than $10 billion invested in production and mining facilities in Florida. Phosphate fertilizer production accounts for $800 million in wages per year. Florida's mines produce 30% of the world supply and 75% of the US supply of phosphate fertilizers. Much of the country's supply of fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation is also produced in Florida.

Phosphate fertilizer manufacturing and mining are not environment friendly operations. Fluorides and radionuclides are the primary toxic pollutants from the manufacture of phosphate fertilizer in Central Florida. People living near the fertilizer plants and mines, experience lung cancer and leukemia rates that are double the state average. Much of West Central Florida has become a toxic waste dump for phosphate fertilizer manufacturers. Federal and state pollution regulations have been modified to accommodate phosphate fertilizer production and use: These regulations have included using recovered pollution for water fluoridation.

Is there any harm from drinking and bathing in contaminated water?
Yes!!! On August 9, 2007 Fluoride Action Network signed by over 600 professionals calling for an end to fluoridation and a call to legislators in fluoridating countries to hold hearings to determine why, after the release of the landmark National Research Council report 2006, aggressive promotion of fluoridation continues. Now there are over 1,720 signers!

Signers included;

  • 247 PhD's (includes DSc, Doctor of Science)
  • 226 Dentists (DDS, DMD, BDS) 
  • 219 MD's (includes MBBS)
  • 208 DC's (Doctor of Chiropractic) 
  • 203 Nurses (RN, BSN, ARNP, APRN, LNC) 
  • 96 ND's (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine) 
  • 47 Lawyers (JD and LLB)
  • 32 RDHs (Registered Dental Hygienist and RDHAP)
  • 29 Acupuncturists (LAc - Licensed Acupuncturist, and, MAc -Master Acupuncturist) 
  • 28 Pharmacists (Pharm.D, B. Pharm, DPh, RPH) 
  • 18 DO's (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)

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