Several days ago the news reported that tap water in Tokyo registered levels of nuclear radiation, even though Tokyo is quite some distance from the Fukushima nuclear disasters. But the next day radiation levels were said to be OK. What are they today? My guess is the Japanese people don’t know.
I have no idea what the possibility is that our own water could become contaminated with radioactivity from Japan. I suspect the chances are pretty slim. But I’m no expert. Do you think those who are the experts would tell us the truth?
What if our water becomes polluted from a nuclear accident, or worse, somewhere in the U.S.? You may have asked yourself the same question when you heard the news reports about Tokyo’s tap water.
I asked Jeff Gleason, the Berkey Guy, if Berkey filters would remove radioactive iodine from water. He sent the following reply: “We have no tests confirming it would remove radioactive material at this time.”
That doesn’t mean Berkeys won’t take out radioactive iodine. It just means the company can’t say officially that they can. They’re taking the high road and don’t want to make false or inaccurate claims.
A friend who is well versed in chemistry doubts that iodine can make it past the charcoal of a Black Berkey element. Plus, info on the Black Berkey Purification Element says it will remove Radon 222 to below detectable limits.
That sounds good to me. Obviously, if you’ve got a Berkey filter, you’re far better off than someone without any kind of water filtration at all.
But if you want to be doubly sure—the belt and suspenders approach—distill your water. That’s where the MegaHome countertop water distiller comes into play.
Distillation takes out all minerals from water. According to Amazon.com, this particular distiller has the following features.
* Distill 1 gallon in 5-6 hours
* Up to 4 gallons per day output
* Safety Shut-Off, UL Approved
* 1 Year Warranty / 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
* Best rated, most popular distiller on Amazon
This countertop water distiller comes with charcoal filters and residue cleaner. The fact that the system uses charcoal filters is like a one two punch that gets water as clean as possible.
However, if you’re still concerned about volatile elements passing over in distillation, distill the water again.
This distiller uses electricity. Therefore, you wouldn’t be able to use it if power is out, unless you’ve got an alternate source of current. You may wish to consider a solar still.
Of course, if you’re content that a Berkey filtration system is adequate for removal of radioactive iodine, by all means use it. After all, it doesn’t require electricity.
But if you’d rather distill your water, then get the ‘White Enamel Countertop Water Distiller by MegaHome. Click on its image below, and you’ll be taken directly to the Amazon.com page where it’s featured. Add it to your cart to start the order process.
There’s no need to panic over radioactive contamination of our water. Who knows if it will ever happen? But preparedness means considering “what if” situations. Be prepared. Get what you need to make your drinking water as safe as possible.
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