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Are there estrogen (hormones) in our drinking water?

More and more research shows that hormones are found in drinking water which does not naturally belong there. One health concern for chronic consumption is that it can affect the sexual development of pre-pubescent teenagers.

Hormones in water supplies are typically at very low concentrations (ppb or ppt levels).  More and more research shows that chemicals are found in drinking water which does not naturally belong there.

Estradiol

Estrogen appears in the drinking water in the form of estradiol. Estradiol is a type of estrogen coming from contraceptive pills which are flushed down at toilets into the water supply. This is the most potent form of estrogen.

Health concerns

Scientists have found out that there is 80% of this hormone in more than 50 sites that underwent tests.  Nowadays, several experts are worried about hormones - more than other pharmaceuticals - because with hormones even small amounts can have a severe impact on the body. One health concern for chronic consumption is that it can affect the sexual development of pre-pubescent teenagers. Another one is that it can greatly affect men. They can possibly develop more breast tissues and struggle with abnormal development and functioning of the prostate.

Reverse Osmosis water filters and activated carbon filters

An option to remove estrogen from drinking water is through the use of reverse osmosis filters with a post and pre-activated carbon filter. With this system, you are assured that the water is safe from hormones. For an optimal effect, Supreme Osmosis is recommended, this new technique focuses on the specific contamination in your drinking water and puts all the power on there.