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Why Buy an Automatic Water Distiller for Your Home

Powerful Cancer Causing Agent

TCP is a chemical that is found in drinking water sources around the country and has been called, by some, “one of the most powerful cancer-causing agents in the world.”  Not only is it unsafe to drink, but it is unsafe to shower in as one can inhale the chemical.  In parts of California, TCP levels are 6 times higher than what the state considers to be safe.

TCP is short for 1,2,3-trichloropropane. Originally discovered as an unwanted by-product in the manufacturing of other chemicals, especially pesticides, TCP has been on a short list of studies by the EPA for several years.  However, water municipalities are still not required to test for it or remove it.  Only some states, such as California, are moving to regulate this toxic chemical.

No Maximum Contaminant Level Set by the EPA

Unfortunately, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not yet set a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for this very toxic manmade chemical used as a cleaning and degreasing solvent and also as a pesticide.  Ironically, it did not even work as a pesticide and now millions of people are left with the legacy of TCP in their drinking water.

California and TCP

Specifically, there are lawsuits pending in California against DOW chemical and Shell.  While they knew that it was not effective as a pesticide, they realized that it was a cost effective way to get rid of the byproduct.  According to sources, they made nearly $10 million dollars a year between sales and the savings of having to dispose of the waste.  A DOW scientist even referred to it as “garbage”.

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has developed a Public Health Goal (PHG) for TCP of 0.0007 ug/L or 0.7 parts per trillion (PPT). At this level, the threat of consuming TCP over a life time of 70 years is considered to be insigniicant.  The maximum contaminant level (MCL) currently proposed by the California State Water Board is 5 ppt.  Confirmation is expected soon.

To help visualize the impact of the 5 ppt level, picture the following:  1 part-per-trillion is about 1,000 times smaller than a drop of water in an Olympic-size swimming pool!  Paul Tratnyek, a professor at the Institute of Environmental Health at Oregon Health and Science University, who studied TCP for the Defense Department said, “Even the slightest amount of TCP in the water would be considered to be a potential health effect.”

TCP Found in States

To date, this human carcinogen has been found in drinking water sources in 14 states or territories.  According to, the following states have contaminated drinking water in at least 1 public water system with nearly 4 million people affected in the United States.  Due to agricultural use, California has been hit particularly hard.  “Over 2 million pounds of pesticides containing 1,3-dichloropropene were used in California alone in 1978.” (Wikipedia)

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Virginia

Remove TCP from Your Drinking Water

So, what do consumers need to know and what can we do about this problem?  Consumers can choose to wait on government officials to fix the problem.  Frankly, that might take longer than you are willing to wait.  As a concerned consumer, you might prefer to take control of the situation by insuring the quality of your own home’s water.  We know that TCP may be in your water if you are in one of these states, but what about other chemicals that are yet unknown?  Shouldn’t you be protecting yourself from all toxins?

AquaNui water distillers are the perfect answer to this difficult problem.  The boiling point of TCP is 156.85 degrees Celsius, which is well above the boiling point of water. The vapor pressure is 3 mm of mercury at 20 degrees Celsius, so it is non-volatile. The density or specific gravity is 1.307 g/ml.  Therefore, distillation is a very effective way to remove TCP by leaving it behind in the boiling chamber as residue.  What you are left with is 99.9% pure water.

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Water Quality is a Top Priority

We wished, like you, that we lived in a world that had clean air and clean water.  With all of the chemicals being produced today, it has become necessary to take it upon ourselves to protect our bodies from unnecessary exposure and harm.  Many people take the time to eat well or buy organic food, but what about water?  We drink it every day.  We believe that it’s time to consider water quality a number one priority.

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Water Distillation in Times of Disaster

Recently, a friend of mine invited me over to see his brand new video game, Fallout 4, the highly anticipated next chapter in the Fallout saga. For those of you who may not know, Fallout is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where you, as the main player, have survived a nuclear apocalypse by living in a large underground vault. As you emerge from the vault, and make your way across the wastelands, water distillers become extremely important to your survival. In the game, you distill water for both drinking and as a means of making money. Since I am an advocate of drinking distilled water, my friend wanted me to see how important it is in the game.

While Fallout 4 is only a game based on survival, we face similar challenges in the real world. Our water quality is being threatened by biological, chemical and other types of contamination. Some of this contamination is manmade, but other kinds are a result of natural disasters or natural processes. For example, when severe weather strikes, sewer mains can break or overflow causing your home’s water to become undrinkable. Infrastructure can be disabled. What do you do if you can’t drink water from your faucet? Do you go to the grocery store to get bottled water, only to find that the shelves are empty? Do you try using a pitcher with a simple carbon filter only to find out that it can’t remove dangerous toxins?

By owning a water distiller, you can rest assured that your distilled drinking water is safe. You will have peace of mind knowing that you can distill your tap water into the safest, purest water possible for you and your family. By making your own distilled water, you are able to take care of yourself and perhaps even some of your neighbors. This is good for you and your community. FEMA, the Red Cross and other organizations work tirelessly making sure that everyone has clean water among other things. I am not suggesting you should charge for water like in Fallout 4, but being able to offer purified drinking water to others is one way a community can support each other. If everyone owns a distiller then disaster relief can focus on food or other necessities, as well as cleanup. This may be another reason to consider getting a larger distiller, or at least one with a larger storage tank. It’s a relief to have distilled water on hand, especially in cases where the power might go out. At AquaNui, we’ve designed our distillers so that even if you typically use a pump, you can always get water out of your storage tank.

When disaster struck the Fukushima plant in Japan of 2011, we had some radioactive contaminants tested by the University of Nebraska. Of those tested, we had very successful removal rates! If you remember, the tsunami heavily damaged the water cooling tanks and as a result millions of gallons of water was radioactively contaminated. Cleanup is still going on today because of the radiation’s effect on local streams and ground water, but also in the ocean itself. Our distillers showed a 99.8% reduction of Cesium, 89.6% reduction of Iodine and 99.5% reduction of Uranium. These are amazing results compared to other forms of water purification.

So whether you’re faced with a natural disaster or a man-made one, our distillers will help keep your family safe. More importantly, consider our distillers for your daily water needs now. Make sure that your family’s cooking and drinking water is consistently pure! In good times and in bad, buying an AquaNui home water distiller will provide you with peace of mind no matter what life throws at you.

By Jim Blakely

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