Water is everywhere. The earth is comprised of 70% water. Our bodies are made of 75% water, nourishing every cell in our bodies. Learn why it is important to invest in a quality water filtration system.
Pollution and toxic waste in water
Through the years, we have polluted almost every single water supply. Over 700 pollutants are regularly found in drinking water.
Our water is supplied by Lake Ontario, where chlorine is added to kill microorganisms, fluoride to apparently keep your teeth healthy and sulfur dioxide and ammonia to remove excess chlorine. The Canadian Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) monitors just 300 potential chemical contaminants, leaving approximately 30,000 possible hazardous pollutants without regulation.
Human, industrial, pharmaceutical and agricultural waste ends put a large strain on fresh water. In China, 80% of the country’s major rivers are so polluted that it can no longer support fish. Over 2 million tons of toxic waste is dumped into the sea annually.
Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals, from antibiotics, hormonal drugs and painkillers to hormonal compounds and chemotherapy medications are left in the water. To put it in perspective, drinking 3 litres of water per day for 80 years may contribute to antibiotic resistance or endocrine disruption.
Water filters for home
We recommend a 5-stage water filtration system to minimize exposure to heavy metals, chlorine, fluoride, prescription drug metabolites and other waterborne toxins.
At KX Yorkville, we use a 5-stage reverse osmosis water filtration system with an additional remineralization stage to fuel and help you recover through your workouts. All our teas, espresso, pre and post workout shakes are made from our 5-stage reverse osmosis filtration system.