100,000 Cancer Cases from Contaminants in Tap Water

Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 30, 2019 3:56 pm

A shocking new study from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has revealed that exposure to the cocktail of lethal carcinogens in America’s tap water causes or contributes to over 100,000 cancer cases in the US over a lifetime.

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America’s tap water – now with added carcinogens.

The peer-reviewed study puts much of the toxic culpability on the presence of three main contaminants found in the water supply to millions of homes:

  • Arsenic
  • Disinfection by-products
  • Radioactive contaminants

This disturbing report means that more and more people are being prompted into finding a long-term, reliable solution to protect their family from contaminated tap water.

EWG Recommends Home Water Filters

The EWG has suggested installing individual water filters at home.

However, most domestic …

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The Water in California: Is it Really a Cocktail of Carcinogens?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 9, 2019 5:19 pm

A new study done by the Environmental Working Group has revealed that the cocktail of toxins and contaminants in the Californian municipal water supply could contribute to 15,500 cases of cancer over the course of an average lifetime.

Read on to learn more about the water in California and what Californians should use to effectively filter their water:

  1. What’s in the Water in California?
  2. Is It Safe to Drink the Water in California?
  3. What’s the Best Type of Water Filter to Use?
  4. What Are Tyent Filters Capable Of?

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The water in California: just how big is the problem?

What’s in the Water in California?

With chemicals and radioactive particles including hexavalent chromium (the ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical); uranium, radium, disinfectant …

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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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Lead in School Water: How Can I Protect My Kids?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 8, 2019 6:22 pm

In 2017, 13 million American kids went to school and drank water containing elevated levels of lead.

An additional 18 million kids attended schools where the drinking water either wasn’t tested for lead or where officials had no record of whether the water had been tested or not.

Let’s make no bones about this.  The presence of lead in school water is approaching a crisis point.

In this article – we’ll cover:

  1. What Is Lead?
  2. The Presence of Lead in U.S. Drinking Water
  3. How Much Lead is Safe in Drinking Water?
  4. Lead in Drinking Water in Schools
  5. How Does Lead Get into Drinking Water in Schools?
  6. Do All Schools Test Drinking Water for Lead?
  7. Who Monitors the Lead Levels in
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Can an 11-Year-Old Really Change How Lead in Water is Identified? 

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 14, 2017 7:00 am

America’s water system is undeniably in crisis.  The projected cost of fixing the miles of pipeline that criss-cross the country runs to $1 trillion, according to some estimates.  There’s no quick fix.

Our infrastructure won’t be updated any time soon…

Next Generation – New Hope

But where there is a future, there is always hope.  And where there is hope, there is a future.  Maybe the next generation will come up with some answers, determined to put right what is broken and unsustainable.  This possibility has been highlighted by eleven-year-old Gitanjali Rao, winner of America’s top young scientist award.

Mythical Inspiration

Horrified by the news of lead contamination in the water of Flint, Michigan, Gitanjali quickly realized the issue …

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Cheap Water Ionizers – An Inside Look

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 31, 2016 9:00 am

 
There’s a British saying (and incidentally the title of a 2004 album by band The Streets), “a grand don’t come for free.”  In other words, you don’t get something for nothing.  Or in other words, you get what you pay for.

Did you just accidentally order some lead exposure?
Did you just accidentally order some lead exposure?

Consumers wield a lot of power these days.  We don’t have to believe what a company tells us, when we can just click online and check the facts for ourselves.  So when we come across a deal that seems too good to be true, you know that it almost certainly is.

Cheap But Not Cheerful

Water ionizers aren’t cheap, nor should they be.  But the fact that they are a …

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Is Bruni the Next Flint? The Town in Texas with Arsenic in the Water.

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 12, 2016 9:00 am

 
The residents of Bruni, less than 50 miles east of the Mexican border, know exactly how the people of Flint, Michigan feel.

Would you let your child drink this?
Would you let your child drink this?

Another Flint?

Flint, of course, is infamous for the town’s water supply becoming toxic with dangerously high levels of lead.  Bruni’s horror?  Turn on a tap and rife in the cloudy, unappetizing water is arsenic.  Linked to increased risk of developmental and intellectual issues in children, cancer and lung problems; in 2001, the EPA decided that the acceptable level of arsenic in drinking water should be lowered from 50 ppb (parts per billion) to 10 pbb.

This is the root cause of the controversy in Bruni.  During 2014 – 2015,  …

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