Don’t Buy a Water Ionizer…

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 6, 2017 12:00 pm

 
…until you read this!

Why not?  I mean, what could go wrong?  Well, like most products these days, there are definitely water ionizers that you should avoid!

Read our checklist before buying!

A water ionizer is a fairly significant purchase for most households, and it’s worth spending a little time making sure you get the right one.  So what are the five key points that you must consider before handing over your credit card?

  1. Where is the Water Ionizer Made?

This matters so much.  Cheap exports from China and Taiwan are slipping past border controls with fake “lead free” certification stickers on the boxes.  Buy from a reputable, traceable company and don’t get blindsided by “bargains” that might put …

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Are There Any Dangers with Alkaline Ionizers?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 30, 2017 7:00 am

 
Big question.  The answer?  Well it depends on your ionizer, your source water and how the two work together.

Are there any dangers you should know about?
Source Water Worries

Let’s look at source water first.  Is your water contaminated by herbicides, pesticides, chemicals or even worse – lead?  The harsh truth is if you buy a water ionizer that doesn’t filter your source water properly, it can be dangerous.  The reason?  Well, some machines will process the water and produce alkaline water with a higher concentration of contaminants than the original source water.

Not good news at all.

What’s in the Water?

There’s also the “unknown” to factor in.  Pharmaceutical companies are producing ever-more complex medicinal compounds.  As …

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Water Ionizer Safety

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 28, 2017 7:00 am

 
My grandmother, like so many of her generation, was big on preserves and finding ways of storing any surplus for leaner times.  Part of the preserving process included canning, which meant that her pantry shelves were lined with dozens of bottles and jars containing everything from beans and artichokes, to jams and chicken.

The FDA can’t keep up with our online spending habits.
The FDA can’t keep up with our online spending habits.

Taking Responsibility

Among this vision of bucolic bounty, I remember my grandmother sternly telling me about why it was so vital to bottle foods safely.  The poisonous spores of botulism thrive where good canning practice isn’t followed, and that particular deadly toxin cannot be seen, smelled or tasted.

In other words, danger isn’t always immediately obvious. …

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Water Ionizers From China or Taiwan…What You Need to Know

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 2, 2017 12:00 pm

 
We love a bargain as much as the next person.  Buying something fabulous for a lower price during a sale is great!  However, getting a sub-standard alternative just because it’s cheaper, isn’t so great.

In other words, cheap doesn’t always mean good value.

A deadly bargain?
A deadly bargain?

East Asia and Water Ionizers

Water ionizers aren’t cheap, nor should they be. Ionizers have been imported from East Asia for over half a century, but which country those machines hail from matters enormously.

If you’ve had your head turned by one of the cheap models available from Taiwan or China, then put your wallet back in your bag and read on.

The Dangers Slipping Past the FDA

There is a real problem …

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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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