When making baby formula, no water can compare to safe distilled water. Both formula manufacturers and pediatricians recommend distilled water for baby formula because it is toxin and contaminant free. Water distillers are able to remove 99.9% of bacteria, nitrates, viruses, lead and even uranium! The most amazing aspect of owning a water distiller is that you can rest easy knowing that your water is safe. No need to guess what’s in your water. You don’t have to run hundreds of tests. You don’t need thousands of dollars or access to expensive labs. Distillation is by far the most effective form of water purification and that’s why Pure Water distillers are an investment in your baby’s future as well as your own.
If you are from the Midwest, or other farm areas, you should be aware that nitrates might find their way into your water. Those with well water need to be extra vigilant. High levels of nitrates in water have caused blue baby syndrome marked by diarrhea, vomiting, and lethargy. The baby’s lips and skin may appear blue as the red blood cells are robbed of oxygen by nitrates in their blood. If not quickly treated, it can lead to death. Elevated nitrate levels may suggest the possible presence of other contaminants such as disease-causing organisms, pesticides, or other inorganic and organic compounds that could cause health problems.
The disaster in Flint, Michigan taught everyone that the government may not always warn citizens of health issues in a timely manner. Lead in drinking water has negatively affected countless children and adults. Lead can never be removed from the body. There is no safe level of lead. It can cause a number of health issues including learning disabilities, lower IQ, shorter stature, anemia, hyperactivity, and impaired formation and function of blood cells. It can also lead to coma or death.
Viruses & Bacteria
Perhaps one of the scariest things you could be mixing formula with is bacteria or viruses. There are thousands of boil alerts a year in the USA. Since distillation boils water and captures clean steam, it is healthy and safe for babies and adults too! E.coli, Salmonella, or Legionella can be devastating to an adult. A small baby can get extremely ill and some bacteria and viruses sadly can lead to death.
No parent wants to feed their brand new baby pesticides. But, did you know that over 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used each year in the USA? “Although the EPA regulates and monitors several drinking water contaminants, many pesticides are not regulated contaminants.” (Source: National Pesticide Information Center http://npic.orst.edu/envir/dwater.html) Pesticide levels may vary from state to state and from one season to another? Having a water distiller provides parents peace of mind. No need to worry about what’s in the water, because toxins and contaminants are removed through the distillation process.
What you don’t know can hurt you…and your baby. While your local tap water is regulated, it is not screened for everything. It would be too expensive. Local municipalities focus on the majority of people and the majority of toxins. While is deemed “safe” for most people, it’s not necessarily the healthiest drinking water. “One study found several pharmaceuticals in treated tap water, including atenolol (a beta-blocker), carbamazepine (an anticonvulsant), gemfibrozil (an antilipidemic), meprobamate (an anti-anxiety medication), and phenytoin (an anticonvulsant).” (Source: PBS.org https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/pharmaceuticals-in-the-water/) Distilled water for baby formula is, by far, the safest choice for parents and caregivers.
The Healthiest Drinking Water
Using distilled water for baby formula is the safe choice. In fact, it is the healthiest drinking water for adults too! Many of our customers realize how fresh and clean it tastes and drink it regularly as well. Pure Water distillers are proudly made in the USA and we are honored to provide safe water for families around the world.
Other Uses for Distilled Water
Distilled water is the best drinking water, but it also has so many other fantastic uses! Get the most out of your distilled water by making sure you use it for ice, coffee, tea, baby formula, humidifiers, irons and so much more.