Get The Lead Out: How is Your State Doing?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 27, 2019 10:48 am

Along with the rest of America, we’ve been talking about lead in school water recently.

There is a lot of information out there and sometimes, it helps to take a bird’s eye view of what’s happening and where:

  1. What Is My State Doing About Lead?
  2. What Is the Get The Lead Out Campaign?
  3. What Are the Goals of the Get The Lead Out Campaign?
  4. Are Millions of Americans Affected by Lead?
  5. Can a Water Ionizer Get the Lead Out of My Water?
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Is your state currently acting to get the lead out of schools?

What Is My State Doing About Lead?

Environment America has helpfully produced this state-by-state map along with some emotive language about how the regulations in place …

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Tax Refund Season is Here. How to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 23, 2019 5:43 pm

Have you made any big plans yet for your tax refund?

That time of year is upon us again and there are decisions to be made, so let’s have a recap of what Tax Refund Season means for all of us and crucially, how to spend your tax refund wisely:

  1. What Is a Tax Refund?
  2. What Is the 2019 Tax Refund Schedule?
  3. Where Can I Track My Tax Refund Status?
  4. How To Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely
  5. Is Using Your Tax Refund for a Water Ionizer a Good Idea?
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It’s Tax Refund Season! There’s no better time to invest in a water ionizer!

What Is a Tax Refund?

In simple terms, you receive a tax refund when you’ve overpaid your …

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Hey Kids…You May Want to Put Down That Fruit Juice and Drink from a Water Ionizer Now

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 7, 2019 6:52 pm

You’d be forgiven for thinking that giving kids fruit juice to drink is no bad thing. I mean…it’s helping them hit their “daily quota” of healthy stuff for the day and it is fruit…so it’s got to be good for kids, right?

Well…not anymore.

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Breaking News: Fruit juice is NOT a healthy choice for kids.

You might have caught a recent news segment about something lurking around in a “healthy” bottle of fruit juice that’s actually WAY more harmful than all the sugar that the juice contains.

The Hidden Dangers of Fruit Juice

Independent watchdog Consumer Reports, spot-checked 45 different types of juice, including those targeted at kids.

The results are alarming!

The findings include these scary statistics:…

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Guess Who Just Won The 2019 Water Ionizer of the Year Award?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 9, 2019 11:22 am

2019 has got off to the very best start possible with Tyent being honored with a major industry award as the 2019 Water Ionizer of the Year!

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Tyent just scooped up the 2019 Water Ionizer of The Year Award!

The Best Water Ionizer in the World!

We’re delighted to receive such an award that highlights the vital things that sets Tyent apart from other water ionizer companies while showcasing the essential benchmark that we strive to achieve: that Tyent Water Ionizers are the BEST in the world.

We’re no stranger to this honor – as we’ve proudly won the coveted title of Water Ionizer of The Year an unprecedented nine times since 2009.

So, we’re not just the best…we’re …

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These Women of Water Are Leading the Charge for Clean Water in America

Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 28, 2018 11:12 am

Did you read the recent Google Story about the six awesome girls (Women of Water) who are using their ingenuity, skills, and initiative to make sure more Americans drink clean, safe water?

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Women of Water – their incredible achievements! Credit: Google Stories

Familiar Faces!

We were especially thrilled to see that several of the women featured already had their achievements highlighted in this blog!

Almost exactly one year ago, we wrote about how Gitanjali Rao had won a major 2017 Young Scientist Award for her invention: a tool that works with Android technology to detect lead in water samples.

News From NASA

We were also thrilled to learn that the trio of youngsters whose incredible feat of using NASA-inspired technology …

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Young NASA Scientists: Winners Announced!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 15, 2018 11:03 am

Back in May, we featured a young scientist competition in which a group of East Coast youngsters were named finalists in the NASA “OPSPARC” Challenge.

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Is there a future Tyent water ionizer engineer here? Credit: bdpatoday

Their innovation?  Using NASA-inspired technology to clean up lead-contaminated water in schools for fellow students using a two-stage filtration jar, designed to filter the water and remove impurities.

The Winners are Announced!

We have some great news for anyone who followed the progress of these young scientists!

The winners have now been announced and we’re thrilled that Bria Snell, India Skinner, and Mikayla Sharrieff were awarded the second prize in the finals of the competition in the Grade 9 -12 category!

Tyent would

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Tyent Water Ionizers – Winning All the Way!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 25, 2018 9:34 pm

At Tyent, we’re not just about alkaline water and water ionizers – we also like to keep abreast of breaking water news, as well as applauding achievements.

With that in mind, we’re happy to pass on the news that the US Water Alliance has announced the winners of the US Water Prize 2018!

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Tyent Water Ionizers Win Again!

One Water, Six Winners

Presented at the 2018 One Water Summit, which draws together 875 key water leaders from around the country, the prestigious award recognizes outstanding efforts in the development of sustainable solutions to the challenges facing America’s water network.

Winners are drawn from the public and private sectors, as well as recognizing individual achievements, such as that of Louisville …

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From H2″NO” to H2O!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 22, 2018 7:00 am

 
Three students from Washington DC, Bria Snell, India Skinner and Mikayla Sharrieff, collectively known as S3 Trio, have been named as the only East Coast finalists in the NASA “OPSPARC” Challenge for coming up with an innovative way of cleaning up lead-contaminated drinking water.  

NASA student scientists: The future is in good hands.
S3 Trio at Work

The all-female team identified that water from public school fountains often contained impurities, putting the health of students at risk.  

“Our product will purify public school systems’ water by detecting impurities such as chlorine, copper, and bromine.” ~ S3 Trio 

Community Concerns

The dynamic 11th graders opted for a community project, working on the serious health issues posed

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LeeAnne Walters: An Everyday Hero

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 1, 2018 7:00 am

The Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to a small handful of people from around the world in recognition of their grassroots environmental activism.  

Heroes are not born, they are made…

Selected by an international jury, this year’s seven winners came from places as diverse as Vietnam, Colombia, South Africa…and Flint, Michigan.  

A Short History of Environmental Heroism

Just after Flint officials notoriously switched the city water source in April 2014 to save money, LeeAnne Walters started to become concerned that the water she and her four children were drinking was harmful.

She was, of course, right, but proving it was a struggle.  State authorities didn’t want to listen and LeeAnne worked tirelessly with the EPA and Marc Edwards, a

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The Sins of Saint-Gobain?  

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 10, 2018 7:00 am

Back in 2016, French multinational corporation Saint-Gobain ‘fessed up to releasing carcinogenic chemicals from its premises in Merrimack, New Hampshire, causing private wells in the area to become contaminated though the local groundwater.  

Industrial waste: Leaking into the landscape
Bottled Water Hand-Out

Following the spill, bottled water was provided to residents with a private well within a one-mile radius of the plant, which meant supplying around 400 properties with bottled water.  

The state gave Saint-Gobain strict deadlines to fix the problem, requiring the 350-year old corporation to conceive, design and install a water treatment solution to clean up the contamination.

A Satisfactory Solution?

Flash forward to March 2018, and state officials have reached “a monumental agreement” to ensure that

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