If you don’t filter your water, your body is the filter! – Guest Post by David Schulhof

As a parent, I strongly believe it is our responsibility to protect our children from harm. Once my daughter was born, I became much more aware of the challenge of providing clean, healthy water for her, my wife, as well as my own health.

Did you know:

  • According to the EPA study in 2013, 55% of all waterways in the US were considered in poor condition.
  • In a German study, which sampled water sold in plastic bottles from around the world, found an average of 24,500 chemicals, including maleates and fumarates. In adults, these chemicals can trigger diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Effects on children can include stunted growth, early puberty, premature birth, infertility and early menopause.
  • A study conducted by the Associated Press discovered a vast array of pharmaceuticals or byproducts in treated drinking water of at least 41 million Americans including antibiotics, mood stabilizers and sex hormones. Source: Governing.com, Gracelinks.org, andUSA Today

So how do these pharmaceutical and byproduct contaminants get in our water? As an EPA representative put it, “People think that if they take a medication, their body absorbs it and it disappears, but of course that’s not the case.” Our municipal water treatments do not remove these, so they just continue to build up in our water supply.

These types of contaminants can create dangerous health issues to people especially young children, pregnant women. Currently, the federal government doesn’t require any testing and hasn’t set safety limits for drugs in water. As a matter of fact, there are many contaminants in our water that are not regulated.

Part of the challenge is that our water system infrastructure is heavily underfunded, and it is being strained by growing populations and economic development.

If you don’t filter your water, your body is the filter. I certainly don’t want my daughter to be the filter.

What can we do to help more kids and families get affordable healthy water?

Join our water project and help making healthy water more accessible for everyone. We just launched Stanford Water System, a compact, portable, and affordable water filter system. Via Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform, we are seeking additional funds to help fund a volume production and obtain the necessary certifications to make this product accessible to lower income families using Government subsidies. On top of that, for every funded unit on Indiegogo, our company will donate $4 to Charity: Water, a non-profit organization that brings safe and clean water to people in developing nations.

Quick Overview of the Stanford Water System

How it works 

  • The StanfordWater Systemis a compact and portable water purifying system using Reverse Osmosis technology. Reverse Osmosis is capable of removing contaminants that filter pitchers like Brita can't, including lead, mercury, arsenic, fluoride, pharmaceuticals, coppers and many others.(See the Precipitator Test above, water with contaminants resulted in a darker color).
  • Connects and disconnects in seconds for storage.
  • And unlike its predecessors the Stanford Water System is much smaller; it is as compact as a 16oz water bottle. You can take it for traveling and camping. The economy factor also sets this product apart. For only $79 in filter costs, your Stanford Water System can produce 400 Gallons of filtered water a year.
Stanford Water System Giveaway

One lucky reader will receive one Stanford Water System along with 1 T.D.S tester to measure the total dissolved solids in your water ($119 retail value). Simply follow these three easy steps:

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*This giveaway is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) and are 18 years of age or older. No purchase necessary. Limit one entry per person. Can't be redeemed for cash or used as payment for prior purchase of Stanford Water System. Only free shipping to US. Giveaway ends April 2, 2014. Due to production schedule, shipment date is June 2014.


  1. Thanks so much Angie for your support to healthy water

  2. I know for a fact if you don't filter your water, your body is the filter. My liver got so bad that my skin took over.

    1. Hi Terry, thanks for sharing, and I am sorry to hear that. How is your condition now?

  3. I have never thought about my body being the filter. How scary! I filter the water we drink, so not a biggie, but think about all that tap water I drank as a little girl. Wonder if that's part of the cause of my autoimmune disease.