Clean Water …. day 27

By on 4-27-2014 in Clean in 30 Days

BodyCompClean water is core to good health. While there are many factors that determine how much water makes up the human body, the average is some where around 65%.   When broken down into various organs water makes up  75% of our brain, 80% of our blood, and 96% of our liver.  Amazing, huh?   There’s no getting around it.  Water is important in nearly every aspect of our health.  We know that drinking enough water each day is essential.

We need to make sure that this water that we are taking into our bodies is clean water.  But it’s not just the water that we drink that is important, but also water that we bath with, cook with and play in.  These can affect our health as well.  When the streams, rivers and lakes are polluted, the fish and wildlife that rely on that water are also affected.  In the long run this affects us in a bad way.

While Shaklee has developed cleaning products that are environmentally friendly and bio-degradable, that was just not enough.  Going a step further in their Get Clean line, Shaklee has developed GET CLEAN® WATER to provide us with clean water in our homes.

What Shaklee Has to Say

What’s in Your Water?
Chemicals that can be harmful to your health can actually turn up in the water your family drinks. Heavy metals, industrial pollutants, pesticides—these harmful contaminants can enter our water supplies and have the potential to create long-term health challenges. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the water we drink is responsible for up to 20% of lead exposure in humans. And an EPA report demonstrates that at least 13% of the nation’s water treatment systems have violated the Safe Drinking Water Act in each of the past five years.

The water from your tap may look clean, but exactly how safe is it? Relax. Cleaner, healthier water is just a pitcher away.

Introducing Get Clean Water                                                                                                                                                   Get Clean Water is a revolutionary new water-filtration pitcher system certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) to reduce up to 99% of lead1, as well as dozens of other nasty contaminants that can turn up in your water and may be harmful to your health.Unknown-1

Multipatented Get Clean Water uses a solid block of carbon to filter and clean your water. Each Get Clean Water filter handles 80 gallons of water, twice as much as Brita® and PUR®2, and each filter is made from sustainable coconut shell carbon using a zero- emission process. Plus, it’s the first pitcher with a refillable carbon-block filter system, so there’s less waste going to the landfills.

Cleaner, healthier water and a cleaner, healthier planet? We can all drink to that!

Beats Leading Brands

  • Certified to reduce up to 99% of lead (Brita® and PUR® water pitchers are not3)
  • Certified to filter 80 gallons—twice as much as Brita® and PUR®2
  • First-ever pitcher with a refillable carbon-block pitcher filter system, so there’s less waste going to the landfills

The Smart Choice

  • The first pitcher with an automatic meter that shows gallons filtered, so you know exactly when to replace your filter—no more guessing!
  • Healthier, cleaner-tasting water for only pennies a gallon


The Shaklee Difference 


✔ Certified by the WQA to reduce up to 99% of lead1; Brita and PUR water pitchers are not2

✔ Certified to reduce many harmful contaminants that can turn up in your water

✔ Pitcher is made from food-safe, BPA-free plastic


✔  Each Get Clean Water filter is certi- fied to handle 80 gallons—twice as much as leading brands3
✔  Reduces contaminants that can actually turn up in your water and be harmful to your health
✔  First-ever pitcher with refillable car- bon-block filter system, which means there’s less plastic to throw away
✔  Each filter is made with sustainable coconut shell carbon made with a zero-emissions process, which is better for the
environment than traditional carbon production
✔  Each filter is capable of handling the equivalent amount of water contained in 600 16.9 fl. oz. bottles of water, meaning that Get Clean Water can save you money while eliminating waste

✔ Costs only pennies a gallon for cleaner, healthier water

✔ First automatic filter life meter that shows how many gallons have been filtered—no more guessing!

Get Clean Water Refillable Filter Housing Kit fits many other pitcher systems, including the BestWater®      PerfectPitcher®


“Gets the Lead Out” and More

images-1Get Clean Water is certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) to reduce up to 99% of lead, which Brita® and PUR® are not.3 This first-of-its-kind water-filtration pitcher system is also certified to reduce dozens of harmful contaminants, including:

Heavy Metals

Lead; Mercury; Cadmium

Disenfection By-Products

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) – Chloroform, Bromoform; Haloacetonitriles; Haloketones

Agricultural Pollutants

Atrazine; Alachlor; Carbofuran; Dinoseb; Methoxychlor; Simazine; Endrin; Lindane; 2,4-D; 2,4,5-TP (silvex)

imagesIndustrial Pollutants

Benzene; Chlorobenzene; O-dichlorobenzene; 1,2-dichloroethylene; Tetrachloroethylene; Toluene; 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene; Hexachlorocyclopentadiene; Styrene; Xylenes; Carbon tetrachloride; Ethylbenzene; Hexachlorobutadiene; Trichloroethylene; 1,1,1-trichloroethane; 1,1,2-trichloroethane

Substances reduced may not be in all users’ water.

Did You Know?

✔  An Environmental Working Group (EWG) study found a total of 316 contaminants, including 97 agricultural and 204 industrial contaminants, in the tap water of 45 states. More than half of the contaminants de- tected have no drinking-water safety standards.*

✔  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, public water utilities have violated the Safe Drinking Water Act more than 700,000 times in the past seven years.**

✔  Unlike public water utilities, the bottled water industry is not required to publicly disclose the results of any contaminant testing it conducts.

✔  Bottled water may not be contaminant free. The EWG found a total of 38 contaminants in the water of 10 popular brands.***

✔  In 2007, 8.8 billion gallons of bottled water were consumed in the US.****
✔  In 2007, 1.64 million tons of bottled water packaging materials were produced in the U.S.; only 34% of those materials were recycled.****
✔  According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ resolution, it takes 1.5 mil- lion barrels of oil every year to facilitate the production of water bottles made for use in the U.S. That’s enough oil to power 50,000 cars for a year.
A few years back, Greg and I had the opportunity to have our water tested.  We always get the water evaluation from the city, but when we got the solicitation call about having our water tested, we couldn’t help but be curious.  When the tests Deer in Snake Riverwere done…right in front of us…the results were amazing.  The stuff that was floating in our water turned to a nasty green color and filled the glass.  I was so disgusted.  I had the representative test a bottle of spring water too.  There was a little discoloration, but not so much to gross me out.  The rep said that some of those particles in the bottled water came from the plastic containers and not just the water.  It got me to thinking that if things from the plastic can be in the water, what about what is in our water lines?  I mean, who cleans those? And since they don’t get cleaned…..eewwwwwww!!!  Of course, the rep was here to sell me an entire water filtration system for our house…for every water faucet, toilets, showers….EVERYTHING.  I can guarantee you had we had 10 grand to do it, we would have eagerly paid for the system.  Not many of us have that just laying around.  I knew Shaklee had the water system pitcher and after saying good bye to the rep, told Greg that we were going to use that.  He agreed and now our clean water comes from Shaklee.  I use it for cooking and drinking.  It’s not quite enough to bathe in (haha), but at least it’s a start.  Make your start to clean water with a Shaklee water system!!  You’ll be glad you did!
For those of you who have a little extra cash on hand, Shaklee also has BESTWATER®…an above/under the counter filtration system that works wonderfully as well.  Not to mention it makes it so much easier than refilling a pitcher.  Here’s a testimonial from a Shaklee user who has both the water and counter filtration systems……
Ella McBride
Henrietta, Texas
                “We have the counter top version!  It is awesome!  And, we really found out HOW awesome when we moved to
                Henrietta…where water tastes, like Sevin dust smells – AWFUL!  We even gave one to the church – you could NOT
                drink the tap water, tea or coffee without gagging!  Not anymore!  If you look in the catalog, you can get all the
                info as well as on the BestWater pitcher.  Our daughter in Florida had a Brita and her girls refused to drink it so
                she was having to buy bottled water.  We went to visit and had taken our water pitcher.  They tried it and said it
                was even better than the bottled water.  They now have two pitchers and NO MORE bottled water!  Some friends
                came to visit when we lived in Carrollton – we gave them some water and they both wanted to know what it was –
                said it reminded them of Spring water from back home in Rhode Island!”
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