So, weâ€™ve laid bare the extortionate costÂ of bottled water and highlighted the practice of selling tap water in bottles at a hugely inflated profit. Â Persuading people to buy filtered tap water in a bottle with a slick label is quite a coup for the drinks industry. Â
BPA is Here to Stay?
But itâ€™s not just the ever-rising cost to both your pocket and to the environment. Â Bottled water is problematic in other ways as well.
“Certain chemicals found in plastic bottles can have effects on every system in our bodies. Â They can affect ovulation, and increase our risk of hormonally driven problems like PCOS, endometriosis and breast cancer, among other things.”
The PR job is a good one, to be fair. Â When it comes to bottled water, people are prepared to throw a lot of money at it, regardless of the environmental price and the sky-high cost to their pocket. Â
Bottled water costs more than tap water. Â A lot more. Â In fact, a new report from The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that some people are paying an astonishing 10,000 times more per gallonÂ for bottled water than they are for the water that comes out of the tap.
But hereâ€™s the next shocker: frequently the water that you buy in a bottle isâ€¦ermâ€¦tap water. Â
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 20, 2018 7:00 am
Thereâ€™s a new generation of smoothies out there, and theyâ€™re just waiting to be discovered. Â Whatâ€™s awesome about them is that instead of relying on milk or yogurt for the liquid factor, these amazing smoothies contain water. Â So just make sure you use antioxidant-rich, hydrogen-packed Tyent Water for the ultimate health boost!
Pack Some Energy Into Your Smoothie!
Whatâ€™s fantastic about this is that you get even more goodness in every glass! Â The vitamins and minerals from the fruit, seeds, nuts and vegetables combine with the energy-and-immune-boosting properties of Tyent Water to make ultra-delicious and nutritious smoothies! Â
Weâ€™ve rounded up three fantastic recipes to make life that little …
Water is big news. Â Of course it is, itâ€™s a massive part of our lives. Â We depend on it for life itself and yet weâ€™re all guilty of wasting it from time to time. Â So how did we become so complacent …
The cancer-causing contaminant Chromium-6, brought to the public gaze by Erin Brockovich, is at levels exceeding public health goals in 50 states.
Millions of people are trying to find a workable solution to protect themselves and their families and to avoid drinking contaminated water. Â
What Reverse Osmosis Water Does to the Pipeline
A reverse osmosis water system is sometimes touted as a possible solution on both a domestic and municipal level. Â After all, it removes contaminants and thatâ€™s the goal, right?
Unfortunately, reverse osmosis is not a solution on either front. Â On a city-wide basis, aside from the prohibitive cost of building the plant, the stripped-back water â€“ though admittedly free of contaminants …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 1, 2018 12:00 pm
According to this report published in January by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), 173 million people – around half of all Americans – have been exposed to radiation in their drinking water. Â That means an increase in the possibility of developing certain types of cancer and can also have a detrimental effect on fetal development. Â
The “Erin Brockovich” Chemical
By studying 50,000 water systems countrywide, the EWG found that millions of people across 50 states are drinking water that containsÂ radioactive contaminants; including the most commonly-occurring radioactive element, radium.
In Texas â€“ one of the worst affected states – up to 80% of homes are supplied with water containing potentially dangerous levels …
Something else has been identified as a potential health hazard in our water. Â To add to the cocktail of potential contaminants that flow out of taps across America, salt has recently been identified as the latest water worry. Â
How Our Soil Gets Salty
Increased use of road salt is a major cause, as is mining, fossil-fuel production and the use of some fertilizers. Â The salt seeps into the ground where excessive sodium dislodges the stable soil minerals such as calcium and potassium, changing the composition of the soil itself.
Of course, whatever is in the soil will end up seeping through to our water supply. Â The salty water eventually trickles through the layers …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 18, 2018 12:00 pm
The latest trend that seems to be gathering attention in 2018 is the craze for drinking so-called “raw water.”
When a small, Oregon-based start-up companyÂ started selling “pristine mountain spring water” to people in the San Francisco area, they tapped into the fashionable notion that the more “natural” something is, then the better for you it will be.
What is “Raw Water”?
Raw water is, quite simply, water that springs from the earth; or in this particular case, from “an ancient aquifer.” It is completely untreated and unfiltered.
One of several companies selling raw water around the country says that filtering and treating water to remove contaminants “disrupts healthy bacterias” that would …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 7, 2017 12:00 pm
There has never been running water here. Â Some of the dwindling number of residents, all of whom live in poverty, recall that there were wells up until around 30 years ago, where locals could draw water. Those wells are now dry or contaminated. Â People who live here have to make a seven-mile journey to buy water or depend on donations made to the local Baptist church.
Welcome to Sandbranch, just 14 miles southeast of Dallas, the fifth wealthiest city in America. Â
There hasnâ€™t been any investment here for a long time. Â The community doesnâ€™t have trash collections, proper sewerage or street lighting â€“ yet most of the residents donâ€™t want move, or lack …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 28, 2017 7:00 am
November 15 marked America Recycles Day, a joint initiative with Keep America Beautiful. Â Â Tens of thousands of people made a commitment to recycling and hundreds of events are taking place over the coming month to support this awesome cause. Â
Make a Pledge to the Planet
Interested in joining in? Â Why not make the America Recycles pledge to:
Learn. Â Â I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.
Act. Â Within the next month, I will reduce the amount of waste I produce, I will recycle more, and I will buy products made with recycled content.
Share. Â In the next month, I will encourage one family member or