"Water has an important role in delivering contaminant minerals, toxic organic and inorganic chemicals, particulate matter, and radiation to the human organism. . . . City water, much of it second hand, contains from 100 to 10,000 times as many synthetic compounds as natural spring water."1
William J. Rea, MD, and colleagues have treated over 20,000 chemically sensitive patients under various degrees of environmental control in Dallas, Texas. Following Dr. Randolph's pioneering example with environmental control units, they have found that in order to test patients accurately for food and chemical sensitivities, not only must they have an environmental control unit that is as uncontaminated as possible, but also their patients must be able to drink compatible water. They have found that 90 per cent of their patients react to water contaminants so that they must be using safe water before they can be reliably tested for any food or chemical sensitivities.
1Rea, William J. et al, "Considerations for the Diagnosis of Chemical Sensitivity," Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: Addendum to Biological Markers in Immunotoxicology, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 1992, p. 174.
2Ibid., pp. 181-2.
Article from NOHA NEWS, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, Winter 1993, page 2.