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60 Percent of China’s Drinking Water Too Polluted to Drink; This is Where Most of Your Herbs, Protein Powders and Superfoods are Grown

China has a longstanding reputation as being the world’s worst polluting country. This belief has once again been affirmed following the release of  the latest government report on the quality of the nation’s drinking water. 

203 cities were water tested throughout China and with upto 60% revealing exceptionally high levels of contaminants, rendering the water either “relatively poor” or “very poor” on the safety scale.

Water in the “relatively poor” category can be consumed safely as long as it undergoes pretreatment, while the  “very poor” water cannot be used for drinking under any circumstances.

The Ministry of Land and Resources reportedly notified state media that an overwhelming 60 percent of the groundwater in China is now too polluted to drink, up from 57.4 percent two years ago.

The report suggests that the vast majority of China’s groundwater falls into one of these two categories – this means only a very small percentage of it is actually pure source. With China’s rapid industrialization and gradual takeover and implementation of American industry, it’s no surprise that China’s economic advantages have led to massive environmental pollution and destruction.

Other than the 203 cities surveyed, the water was also monitored in several thousand different and sometimes extreme rural areas. Unfortunately, many of these locations  were also polluted. The Implications of the study are mind-blowing

  • 43.9 percent of sites monitored in cities and rural areas were found to be “relatively poor.”
  • 16 percent tested as “very poor.”
  • And while 647 sites have seen water quality improvements since 2012, 754 others became worse.

An official article from the Chinese news reads:

According to China’s underground water standards, water of relatively poor quality can only be used for drinking after proper treatment,” source Xinhua. “Water of very poor quality cannot be used as a source of drinking water.

20 percent of Chinese farmland polluted with heavy metals.

What Does This Mean?

Pollutants first have to touch soil before seeping into the enventual watertable, therefore, farmland soil throughout China is also tainted – a fact reiterated by China’s environmental ministry in a separate but equally alarming report issued just before the water quality report.

Experts say that among the inorganic elements detected in the soil samples, many heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury have been detected. These elements have recently been reported to show up in many dietary supplements, protein powders, superfoods and other products.

The study suggests that as much as 16 percent of China’s total land area is severely polluted, with almost 20 percent of its farmland also affected by pollution.

An alarming fact that you need to be aware of is that many popular herbal and dietary supplements contain ingredients grown or produced in China. Many vitamin C products for example, often labeled with names like ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate, are made in China. This also includes many products that contain brown rice protein.

The Epoch Times reports:

China’s top vitamin and supplement production areas are among the most polluted in the country (and thus in the world). China-made vitamins are everywhere, and even those who do not consume vitamins and supplements can hardly escape.

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60 Percent of China’s Drinking Water Too Polluted to Drink; This is Where Most of Your Herbs, Protein Powders and Superfoods are Grown 60 Percent of China‚Äôs Drinking Water Too Polluted to Drink; This is Where Most of Your Herbs, Protein Powders and Superfoods are Grown Reviewed by Admin on 17:26:00 Rating: 5