Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Erin Brocovich week!

But my kids have been eating Nutella out of the jar with their fingers while I do my detective work.

This week I've been emulating the sassy Erin Brocovich, and doing some detective work about our water supply.

So far I've:

  • Researched lead and fluoride effects on the body
  • Given out a lot about the fluoride, lead and chlorine in our water
  • Had the city council out to excavate the stopcock outside our house
  • Discovered we have lead pipes leading from the mains into our house
  • Phoned the water division lab to come and take a sample of our water to test the lead level
  • Organised for a plumber to remove the lead pipes and replace them with plastic
  • Been told by council officials to run the water for a while to get the high lead content out of it
  • Been thinking about our general health and attributing some of it to the shit in our water 
  • Bought loads of Indian foods, spices, pulses and nuts, to improve our health through diet
  • Researched water filtration systems
  • Organised for a water filtration system to be installed in our house
  • Marvelled at the amount a bored housewife can get done if she sets her mind to it
I will keep you posted. I'm on a mission. I'm going to revamp and detox our bodies and one lovely side effect may be that I get back into my bag full of smaller-ass trousers, and that my finger joints stop hurting. 
Nee x

1 comment:

  1. The water filtration system will make the world of difference to your hair, skin and the amount of detergent you use when doing the washing. I hope you get sorted with the lead pipes.

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