If you don’t filter your water, your body is the filter! – Guest Post by David Schulhof
As a parent, I strongly believe it is our responsibility to protect our children from harm. Once my daughter was born, I became much more aware of the challenge of providing clean, healthy water for her, my wife, as well as my own health.
Did you know:
• According to the EPA study in 2013, 55% of all waterways in the US were considered in poor condition.
• In a German study, which sampled water sold in plastic bottles from around the world, found an average of 24,500 chemicals, including maleates and fumarates. In adults, these chemicals can trigger diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Effects on children can include stunted growth, early puberty, premature birth, infertility and early menopause.
• A study conducted by the Associated Press discovered a vast array of pharmaceuticals or byproducts in treated drinking water of at least 41 million Americans including antibiotics, mood stabilizers and sex hormones.
So how do these pharmaceutical and byproduct contaminants get in our water? As an EPA representative put it, “People think that if they take a medication, their body absorbs it and it disappears, but of course that’s not the case.” Our municipal water treatments do not remove these, so they just continue to build up in our water supply.
These types of contaminants can create dangerous health issues to people especially young children, pregnant women. Currently, the federal government doesn’t require any testing and hasn’t set safety limits for drugs in water. As a matter of fact, there are many contaminants in our water that are not regulated.
Part of the challenge is that our water system infrastructure is heavily underfunded, and it is being strained by growing populations and economic development.
If you don’t filter your water, your body is the filter. I certainly don’t want my daughter to be the filter.
What can we do to help more kids and families get affordable healthy water?
Join our water project and help making healthy water more accessible for everyone. We just launched Stanford Water System, a compact, portable, and affordable water filter system. Via Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform, we are seeking additional funds to help fund a volume production and obtain the necessary certifications to make this product accessible to lower income families using Government subsidies. On top of that, for every funded unit on Indiegogo, our company will donate $4 to Charity: Water, a non-profit organization that brings safe and clean water to people in developing nations.
Quick Overview of the Stanford Water System
• The Stanford Water System is a compact and portable water purifying system using Reverse Osmosis technology. Reverse Osmosis is capable of removing contaminants that filter pitchers like Brita can’t, including lead, mercury, arsenic, fluoride, pharmaceuticals, coppers and many others. (See the Precipitator Test above, water with contaminants resulted in a darker color).
• Connects and disconnects in seconds for storage.
• And unlike its predecessors the Stanford Water System is much smaller; it is as compact as a 16oz water bottle. You can take it for traveling and camping. The economy factor also sets this product apart. For only $79 in filter costs, your Stanford Water System can produce 400 Gallons of filtered water a year.
About David Schulhof: David Schulhof is an entrepreneur with twenty plus years of experience co-founded companies like Betty Mills, Dexxa, and Envisions. But now he focuses on solving a more important problem than he ever has before. David founded Living Sunlight (Launching April 4, 2014), a health and wellness platform, which makes it easy for people to live a healthy and affordable lifestyle. The company just launched Stanford Water System via Indiegogo.
Source: Governing.com, Gracelinks.org, and USA Today