Mamavation spends a lot of time talking about the safety of what goes into our bodies and onto our skin. However, what often gets overlooked is something that we probably come in contact with more than food or personal care products? Water, and water filtration.
There are an estimated 80,000 contaminants in our drinking water, yet only 91 of these are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Yikes! (via EWS Water FAQs) With so many impurities going unregulated, water can be an overwhelming topic. That’s why this Monday on Mamavation TV, we have a called in an expert of the topic of water, Howard Esbin of EWS Water.
We will be discussing water filtration for your drinking water and whole home, as well as clearing up common misconceptions about water filtration.
WHAT’S MAMAVATION TV?
Mamavation TV is a weekly show that is hosted by Leah Segedie that is broadcast live on Google+ and YouTube every Monday night at 6pm PST/9pm EST. Each week the show brings a guest expert, panel, or community theme that will encourage or educate in the topics of activism, food, fitness, sustainable living, life detox, and the Mamavation boot camp. Leah also presents the top food news of the week to keep you informed about what’s happening in the fast moving world today.
Our Guest This Week
A bit about Howard Esbin of EWS Water:
Water is in our blood. I created EWS in 1987 after the birth of my daughter. Her pediatrician told us to open the bathroom window, keep the bathroom door open, and use any vents available so she would not breathe the chlorine that would aerate from the shower, as it would be bad for her lung development.
Upon further research, I discovered three things:
One, that it wasn’t just an issue of chlorine and the bad taste it produces. I found there was a whole host of other substances forming a chemical cocktail in our tap water. Chlorine, its byproducts, and many other chemicals present in our water disrupt the body’s natural processes. Many are carcinogenic or endocrine-disrupting, contributing to cancer, thyroid issues, weight gain, diabetes, and birth defects.
Two, that is was necessary to filter water for drinking, skin absorption, and inhalation.
And three, that bottled water and most filtration available was based on the deception of taste only, and not the actual quality of the water we use to live and thrive.
I had a great career in finance for major firms in New York City, but I knew this was my calling. I wanted to make a difference. I am passionate about providing high-quality, long-lasting water filtration so we can all enjoy clean water that will help our skin and hair, help prevent cancer by removing chlorine and other carcinogenic compounds, and alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms.
I am proud to say that EWS is the top choice again and again for individuals and families that deal with disorders that can be reduced or controlled with the help of our filtration appliances. I love how many things come full circle. My grandfather owned the West End Mineral Water Company in New York City in the 1920s and 30s. Perhaps it was only natural that I would provide quality water to people two generations and nearly a century later.
This week’s giveaway is an Essential Drinking Water Systems (retail $344.25) from EWS Water. Not only have they been generous enough to provide this filtration system, but EWS Water is offering a coupon for those that participate and want to purchase any EWS product at an authorized & participating online distributor. www.waterontheweb.com. Be sure to watch the show for the coupon code.
If you would like to win, enter using the Rafflecopter from below. There are multiple entries available, so be sure to get yours by RSVPing to the LIVE Google hangout and watching the show. You can also enter by participating in our blogging carnival with the Rafflecopter below.
Each week, we give away prizes – if you are participating in the live show by commenting on the Google+ event, then you will receive double entries to the giveaway. For other entries, you can check out this Rafflecopter form: