If you’re like most people, then every morning when you wake you pour yourself a nice glass of water straight from the tap. Not only does this help you stay hydrated, but its good for you right? Well, sort of.

You see, the water that comes out of the tap isn’t quite as safe or pure as you’d like to think. In fact by the end of this article you’ll be heading straight out to get a water filter system for your home!

So here are the 5 disgusting facts about the water from your tap…


  1. Its likely Acidic!


In most major cities, the tap water contains such large amounts of heavy metal’s and ‘disinfectants’ that it’s actually becoming acidic.

I recently tested our water here in Brisbane and its pH is a scary 6.8 straight from the tap.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Acidity & Alkalinity levels of the human body, here’s a quick crash course. Our bodies run at a pH of 7.2. Anything below or above that and you’ll start developing serious illnesses.

So by consuming water on a daily basis that is acidic, everytime you take a sip you’re slowing throwing your body’s organic environment out of whack.


  1. Fluoride has been linked to serious health issues.


Although great for the dental industry, fluoride has been linked to serious health issues in both infants and children.

There have been over 34 human studies and 100 animal studies linking fluoride to brain damage,3 including lower IQ in children, and studies have shown that fluoride toxicity can lead to a wide variety of health problems.


  1. It contains heavy metals and parasites


Even here in Australia where we take pride in the quality of our drinking water there have been several large scale accounts of our drinking water being unsafe for consumption.

For example, in 1998 just before the Sydney Olympics, there was a case where one of Sydney’s largest water plants got contaminated by parasites. Although it was eventually cleaned up, if it wasn’t for the whole world watching us, would it have been picked up?


  1. There are 230 chemicals that aren’t monitored


One of the major concerns for many Australians is that our water is only tested for 70 chemicals, whereas there is 300 that are known to cause a health risk. Many of these untested chemicals are found in pesticides and pharmaceutical products so can easily find their way into our estuaries and water supplies.

Bottom line: At the end of the day even here in Australia our tap water sadly isn’t’ as safe and as pure as we would have hoped. However there are 2 alternatives to the issue.

  1. Buying bottled water – This is a very convenient option for many, however there have been numerous studies that some of the cheaper brands are no different to what you get from the tap.
  2. Get a water purifier – A quality water purifier can remove 99.99% of all toxins from your tap water, and although they can be expensive to purchase initially, you’ll get your money back on saved medical bills alone!

Elizabeth Marks

Having been overweight and unhealthy her whole childhood, Elizabeth turned things around 6 years ago and hasn't looked back. Her passion for health and weight loss is only second to her immense knowledge and creativity for delicious low calorie cooking. A Marathon runner, Entrepreneur, Soccer Lover and fan of all things Diamond.