Berkey is now available in Brunei!

The article below first appeared in the Borneo Bulletin on 16th Aug 2015. If you are residing in Brunei and you wish to find out more about Berkey water purification systems, please contact Ms Lim at 8308989.


Berkey: World’s most powerful, low cost portable water purification system

BERKEY Natural Purification Systems are the ultimate in portable water purification systems. They can be used in both homes and offices and are also ideal for personal protection while on the road. They are used worldwide in normal, hostile and emergency environments to provide the cleanest, purest, sparkling water possible. Compared with other systems available in the market today, the Berkey Systems stand out by providing the most delicious, freshest, healthiest drinking water possible for just pennies a day. According to a press release, Berkey Systems are the world’s most powerful and cost-effective personal water purification systems providing reliable and user-friendly water purification in both normal and hostile filtration environments.

Berkey Systems can purify both treated (tap) water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds, drains and water supplies in third world countries where water regulations may be sub-standard at best. The system is so effective that it can even remove red food colouring from water, yet it will not remove the beneficial minerals the body needs. It is perfect for everyday use, and also a vital tool in hostile environments where, electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The body contains more than 60 per cent water by weight. This proportion is even higher in children and infants. People who are health conscious know that the foundation of a healthy life and body is clean and fresh drinking water. Water-borne diseases are the leading cause of death in most third world countries. Even in industrialised countries, the contamination of drinking water sources has led in many cases to widespread health issues. The availability of clean and pure drinking water is the foundation of life.

Even in developed countries, access to clean, good tasting, wholesome drinking water may be harder than one might expect. Water from the purification plant has to travel through many kilometres of pipes to reach the home. Some of these pipes have been laid for many years and even as old as 100 years. Treatment by chlorination, though essential, invariably produce unpleasant tastes and odours. Hence most families tend to boil their water before using it for drinking and cooking purposes, as boiling does remove this chlorine taste.

Berkey water purification system

However, boiling water to remove the chlorine taste and smell has its setbacks. Firstly, it costs money in terms of gas or electricity bills. Most important, if the water has bacterial or other organic contaminants, boiling the water can actually cause the chlorine to chemically react with these contaminants which may lead to the creation of highly toxic products. Boiling water does not remove the chemicals present in the water.

Berkey Water Systems have long been recognised as the world’s ultimate in water purification. It is simple, highly effective method of using gravity was first developed almost 200 years ago. Yet it still produces some of the finest, healthy drinking water available.

The Berkey Water purification systems is marketed by Water For Life Pte Ltd at Eunos Tech Park, Singapore.


New Evidence of Harm from Fluoridation

Just when you thought the evidence against fluoridation couldn’t get any more damning, several new studies and reviews have been published so far in just the past five months that ought to condemn fluoridation to the history books once and for all.

New research links public water fluoridation to significant increases in ADHD in the US and hypothyroidism in the UK.

Water-Fluoridation Fluoride is an endocrine disruptor. New IQ study shows links between dental fluorosis and IQ damage in children. There are now over 100 animal studies and over 43 human studies proving fluoride’s neurotoxicity.

In April this year, the US Department of Health & Human Services admitted that Americans are being over-exposed to fluoride. Evidence has been uncovered showing government agencies trying to hide disproportionate harm to minority communities caused by fluoridation.

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Review Of Water Fluoridation In Singapore?

With the growing evidence of health risks related to water fluoridation, it might be time for Singapore to also review its policy on this and the mainstream media has finally caught up on this.

“It is time for the Ministry of Health to review the appropriate and safe level of fluoride in our water supply, and to reconsider if Singapore should continue with its water fluoridation,” The Straits Times reported.

Israel Bans FluorideIt also explained that, “On Aug 26 last year, Israel declared the end of mandatory fluoridation of drinking water, and joined the vast majority of countries in the world in which fluoridation is not mandatory.”

In 2010, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that Singapore started putting fluoride into our water supply in 1954.

MOH said that fluoride has been effective in reducing dental caries. “Fluoride is most effective in preventing dental caries if a low level of fluoride is constantly present in the mouth,” it said.

Water fluoridation is also the “most cost effective preventive public health measure” for tooth decay, MOH said.

MOH also quoted the Cochrane Collaboration Oral Health Group, and said that there is no evidence of health risks with water fluoridation.

“The latest WHO guideline prescribes it at 1.5 mg per litre. In Singapore, we have over the years progressively reduced our fluoridation level to its current concentration level of 0.6mg per litre in our tap water. This is well within the WHO’s prescribed safety level,” MOH had said.

“Some 40 countries, including the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Ireland have water fluoridation schemes in place,” it also said.

Associate Professor Patrick Tseng, the Chief Dental Officer at MOH, also said in 2012, that, “In fact, fluoride is a natural element that is already present in various forms around us, such as in the air, our food and water, but in insufficient amounts to have any dental benefits.”

“Current levels of fluoride in our water system are low, safe and constantly monitored,” he also said.

However, the latest evidence is saying otherwise.

For example, a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health linked fluoride to higher rates of hypothyroidism.

This can in turn lead to depression and weight gain.

Another research by the Harvard School for Public Health (HSPH) also found that “fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children”.

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The above article is taken from The Real Singapore.

Whether or not Singapore will review water fluoridation, there is something that you can do now for you and your loved ones. If you are of the view that that you should remove fluoride from your drinking water, Berkey Water Filters, with its optional PF-2 fluoride reduction elements added, is the ideal solution.