The whole planet has a smoke ring around it; the Pollution Cycle affects all of the water of our planet. When rainwater falls from the clouds as rain, it falls through air filled with bacteria, dust, smoke, smog, chemicals, minerals, gases, and radioactive fallout. By the time it reaches the earth it is so saturated with acids, decaying matter, dirt, and chemicals that under a microscope, it has a yellowish-white tint.
Let’s examine the real price of burning fossil fuel. Acid rain is a broad term referring to a mixture of wet and dry deposition (deposited material) from the atmosphere containing higher than normal amounts of nitric and sulfuric acids—as a result of burning fossil fuel. Acid rain occurs when sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide react in the atmosphere with water and other chemicals to form sulfuric acid and nitric acid.
Acid rain causes a cascade of effects that include harming or killing fish and other wildlife species, elimination of some fish species from bodies of water, and decreasing biodiversity. Acid rain also kills trees, crops, other vegetation, and reduces soil fertility. Damages also show up in land animals, affecting their behavior and feeding patterns. It accelerates the decay of building materials and paints, buildings, statues, and sculptures; corrodes copper, galvanized steel, and lead piping; damages such manufactured things as automobiles; and reduces soil fertility. Acid rain raises the level of heavy metals, many of which are carcinogenic, teratogenic, mutagenic, reproductive toxins, or neurological toxins in drinking water supplies. It is called hard water!
“Water hardness (excess inorganic minerals in solution) is the underlying cause of many, if not all, of the diseases resulting from poisons in the intestinal tract. These (hard minerals) pass from the intestinal walls and get into the lymphatic system, which delivers all of its products to the blood, which in turn, distributes to all parts of the body. This is the cause of much human disease.” Dr. Charles Mayo of the Mayo Clinic
Let’s do a brief geological, biological, and medical assessment of acid rain. The effect of acid rain on the environment depends greatly on the ability of soils to neutralize the acid; limestone and other rocks and soils containing calcium are most effective. When this acidic water is consumed or absorbed when bathing, our bodies require minerals to buffer the acids, so it pulls minerals from the bones, which will eventually result in a loss of bone density, fractures, joint replacements, arthritis, etc. Acid rain exponentially erodes the earth, which creates hard water. It is relatively obvious that we have a serious problem when dishes come out of the dishwasher opaque, the water you bathe in destroys plumbing fixtures, appliances, and pipes, and there are rust stains on sinks, toilet bowls, swimming pools, etc. Water pollution alone has the power to end the world, as we know it. The diseases caused by impure acidic water are numerous and fatal.
Iron is the third most prevalent mineral in the earth’s crust, and the number one element on the planet, because it is relatively soft. Acid rain releases mass quantities of inorganic iron. Once inorganic iron has entered the body there is normally no physiological mechanism for disposing of the excess inorganic iron (unless one considers menstrual bleeding in women). Inorganic iron antagonizes copper and chromium, which knocks out your insulin and glucose; this will cause type 3 diabetes. Inorganic iron will also gradually accumulate in various tissues, causing morbidity and mortality.
Acid rain changed the pH of the ocean; the ocean is 30% more acidic since the Industrial Revolution. Acid rain changed the pH of rivers and lakes, and it changed the pH of the human race! An acidic pH of the body will interrupt all cellular functions, including molecular transport, reproduction, and energy conversion, which will make people prone to many serious degenerative diseases. Just as acid rain can damage almost everything it comes in contact with, these acids can likewise destroy body cells and tissues by slowly gnawing away at our veins, arteries, tissue, and bones like rust oxidizing iron. Unfortunately, there is no test clinically available to diagnose metabolic acidosis.
Hard acidic water then is your greatest enemy. It will destroy every fond hope you have by striking you down when you should be enjoying the fruits of your labors. Crippled joints, repeated surgeries, enlarged hearts, hardened arteries, gall stones, kidney stones, hearing problems, forgetful minds, all draw your activities from the great out-of-doors into creaking rocking chairs, and finally into bed-ridden old folks homes.
The average person drinks about a gallon of water per day. Adding up the cups of coffee, tea, soft drinks, food, and water, this gallon isn’t too much. At a gallon a day, the average person drinks up to 450, 12 ounce glasses of solids during their life. Think of it… 450 glasses of mineral solids in your system during a lifetime.
Our public water supply is chemically treated with a variety of products that can include chlorine, chloramine (ammonia with chlorine), soluble silicates, aluminum sulfate, phosphate, polymers, hydrated lime, potassium permanganate, hydrofluorosilicic acid (fluoride), acrylamide, and many other chemicals. The addition of any kind of chlorine to water creates hydrochloric acid and hypochlorous acid. When chloramine combines with hydrofluorosilicic acid in water, it becomes so corrosive, that it will extract lead from plumbing systems. The water already contains sulfuric and nitric acids from acid rain. Our public water supply contains acids, heavy metals, fluoride, chemicals, disinfection by-products, acids, and a laundry list of other toxins that pose serious health threats.
The pollutants in much of our water also include chemicals from industry, such as lethal chlorinates, obnoxious phenols and tannins, plus commercial chemical fertilizers, weed killers, and poisonous pesticides, that are washed into streams by runoff or put directly into the water by fertigation injection, chemigation, and injudicious overspray, which evaporate and end up in rainwater. Also present is radioactive cesium and even benzene, a known carcinogen.
Another nail in the coffin, in the last decade pharmaceuticals and personal care products have been reported in the water cycle, including surface waters, wastewater, groundwater and drinking water. Pharmaceuticals include chemicals such as over-the-counter medicines, cosmetics and other personal care products, as well as antibiotics and growth hormones used with livestock (agricultural uses of antibiotics account for about 80 percent of all antibiotic use in the United States).
Water cannot be destroyed, but it can be defiled! Man with his chemical additives and injudicious activities have violated the laws of God. We can always expect a repercussion whenever we violate the natural order.