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Water Filtration & Cancer

The President's Cancer Panel on May 17, 2010 reaffirmed what the Water Quality Industry has long suspected, filtering home tap water or well water can decrease exposure to numerous known or suspected carcinogens or endopcrine-disrupting chemicals.  The President's Cancer Panel recommended the use of home filtering devices to decrease exposure to cancer-causing agents.

The May 24, 2010 issue of Time, a Health Memo, "Cancer, Cancer Everywhere" made 10 Cancer Panel Recommendations!  The first recommendation, "Drink Filtered Tap Water".  This same Health Memo states "The true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated."

Safer drinking water is easily achievable, using drinking water filters that are affordable and easily obtained.  Point of use water filtration should be a standard appliance in every home in America.  A highly effective replacement carbon block filter for cooking and drinking water filtration is available for less than $5.00 per month, for a family of four.  Bottled water on the other hand is several times more expensive and creates environmental waste.  "President’s anti-cancer panel recommends home filtered water, says (filter) systems can decrease exposure to carcinogens"!  See full article below.

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Press Release

For Immediate Release— May 17, 2010

President’s anti-cancer panel recommends home filtered water

Says systems can decrease exposure to carcinogens

Lisle, Illinois In its official annual report, the President’s Cancer Panel is recommending that people use home filtering devices to decrease exposure to cancer-causing agents.

“This reaffirms what independent testing shows,” said Peter J. Censky, executive director of the Water Quality Association. “Home water treatment is a proven final barrier against many harmful chemicals.”

The report is entitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risks: What We Can Do Now.” In it, the panel states, “Individuals and families have many opportunities to reduce or eliminate chemical exposures. For example, filtering home tap water or well water can decrease exposure to numerous known or suspected carcinogens or endocrine-disrupting chemicals.”

The President’s Cancer Panel is a three-person body that reports to the President of the United States on the development and execution of the National Cancer Program. Members serve three-year terms, and at least two of the three panel members must be distinguished scientists or physicians. The President appoints one of the members to a one-year chair position.

In addition to cancer-causing agents, water quality experts are examining other emerging contaminants, such as those found in personal care products and pesticides. Many of these are endocrine disrupting chemicals which interfere with normal hormonal function. WQA provides Gold Seal certification for products that remove a variety of contaminants.

Consumers can learn about different treatment systems and find locally certified dealers by visiting the WQA Web site’s Gold Seal and Find A Water Professional features. The Gold Seal program uses independently developed standards to certify devices. A copy of the panel’s report can be obtained at pcp.cancer.gov.

The Water Quality Association is a not-for-profit international trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Its membership consists of both manufacturers as well as dealers/distributors of equipment. WQA is a resource and information source, a voice for the industry, an educator of professionals, a laboratory for product testing, and a communicator with the public. WQA has more than 2,500 members.





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