Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 26, 2017 12:00 pm
The third annual Imagine a Day Without Water took place on the 12th October. Schools and workplaces participated with utilities and water organizations to look at how much we depend on water.
The True Value of Water
The recent hurricanes that have seen thousands of people having their access to clean, safe water cut off, highlight just how vital water is to our health and well being.
Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water. Imagine a Day Without Water 2017 is the third annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.
Thousands of people every year are affected by breast cancer, either directly or indirectly. According to the Cancer Statistics Center, 255,180 new cases are anticipated during 2017, which are projected to result in some 41,070 deaths from breast cancer across America before the year is out.
Can We Reduce Our Risk Factors?
Despite these statistics, deaths from breast cancer have been decreasing since 1989, largely due to better detection rates through screening, increased awareness and improved methods of treatment.
So what can we do to help our bodies stay as healthy as possible and actively lower the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer?
Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 19, 2017 12:00 pm
We recently looked at the plastics that we unknowingly drink when we crack open a fresh bottle of water or turn on the tap. America is the world leader in plastic fiber contamination, with a horrifying 94% of nationwide samples testing positive. India and Lebanon are the closest runners-up; but for now, the dubious honor of topping the plastic fiber contamination table belongs to us.
Plastic is Not Fantastic
Plastic fibers are expelled into the air and into our water supply all the time. The problem is that our current methods of treating drinking water are inadequate. That’s not a new fact; horror stories about the problems with America’s water infrastructure are …
Yet another unpalatable fact about America’s drinking water emerged upon publication of a report into the presence of microscopic plastic fibers in an astonishing 94 percent of samples tested.
It’s not just America that is swallowing untold quantities of plastics from industry, homes and manufacturing; around 80 percent of samples worldwide tested positive. If it’s in our water, then it’s in our food. If it’s our food, then our bodies are awash with plastic fibers of unknown origin.
It gets worse. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade. Instead, it just gets smaller and smaller until it’s a tiny particle measured by nanometer (one nanometer is one-billionth of a …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 12, 2017 12:00 pm
The issue of what’s in the water we drink – and more worryingly – what shouldn’t be in it, has never been more pressing.
Nationwide scandals attached to the potential dangers of drinking tap water have prompted millions of Americans to ask the question, “what exactly are we drinking?”
Many have stopped trusting the municipal water supply altogether. An obvious alternative? Bottled water. Well, sure. It’s convenient and available virtually everywhere. Plus, it’s in a sealed, factory-produced bottle. It’s clean and good for us, right? Well, not always. In fact the EWG has recently published a report on exactly why we should look very closely at the risks of drinking bottled water.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 5, 2017 7:00 am
Anyone buying a bottle of Poland Spring Water would be pretty sure that they’re drinking exactly what’s advertised. It’s produced by Nestlé – the world’s biggest packaged food manufacturer – so it must be a trustworthy product, right?
Not so, according to a lawsuit against the giant company, filed by 11 plaintiffs in Connecticut this week.
“A colossal fraud perpetrated against American consumers.”
~ Plaintiffs v. NESTLE WATERS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
The reason for the litigation? Nestlé claims that its water comes from eight natural springs in Maine. The claimants say that seven of those springs are in fact, man-made. Instead of the pure spring water conjured up by labels and advertising, …
Are you one of the 63% of people in America worried about the ongoing water crisis? The data from Gallup’s annual Environment poll, which was conducted in March 2017, shows that a large majority of people are concerned about the safety of their drinking water.
Gallup first started tracking polled results regularly in 1999. The findings show that people are more worried about water safety than they have been since 2001. The collective concerns undoubtedly reflect the media spotlight that has unflinchingly shone on America’s water infrastructure problems, widely uncovered as a result of the Flint crisis.
The $1Trillion Problem
It’s no surprise that so many people worry about environmental pollution and …
We learned a little more this week about how lead ended up flowing out the taps in Flint. Researchers at the University of Michigan have released their forensic conclusions on how the crisis took shape.
The “Swiss Cheese” Evidence
Officials had put forward a claim that failure to add anti-corrosion chemicals hadn’t impacted on the eventual contamination of the water. This assertion was undermined by the researchers’ discovery of “a Swiss cheese pattern” in the aging pipework cause by corrosion.
The research team goes on to emphasize the importance of ensuring that anti-corrosion chemicals are used in all of America’s aging water systems to prevent lead-laced water reaching …
We love busting myths. Especially the ones that relate to water ionizers! The wonder of all of the information flowing freely around the internet is that inevitably, myths and inaccuracies start to emerge.
We’ve taken hold of 5 popular myths that seem to crop up regularly, in order to bust them!
Ionized Water is Like Regular Water. Well, why not start with the Big One? We know this myth inside out. Every drop of ionized water from a Tyent Ionizer is rich in minerals, antioxidants and natural hydrogen. Aside from the horror stories about what’s in our tap water, even regular water that doesn’t contain lead or other scary contaminants cannot hold a
Reverse osmosis water units are important in survival situations or in war zones where the usual water infrastructure has broken down, for example. The idea is that dirty water is pumped through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes salt, some bacteria and other contaminants.
Want the Good News First?
The good news? It works. Nearly everything is removed from the water. The bad news? That includes the good stuff — the elements we need our drinking water to contain.
That’s not a problem in the very short term. However, drinking reverse osmosis water as our main source of hydration carries a real risk of denying our bodies the essential minerals we need to thrive.