The Shocking Truth About Water Quality in the USA

Posted by: Rhona Reid On August 18, 2021 12:00 pm

August is National Water Quality Awareness Month. You’re probably already aware that our tap water is in a state of crisis: with new stories breaking every day about how bad things really are, it’s time to firm up a few facts.

 

The Shocking Truth About Water Quality in the USA

 

1. What Contaminants Are in Your Water?

2. What Dangerous Contaminants are in Your Water?

3. What’s in the Ground Water?

4. How Does Lead Get into Your Water?

5. Is Bottled Water the Answer?

6. Is YOUR Tap Water Safe to Drink?

7. How Does a Water Ionizer Help with Water Quality?

 

1. What Contaminants Are in Your Water?

Lots, but not all are bad ones. This is only because the Safe Drinking Water

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Water Pitchers Are a Total Waste of Money!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 14, 2021 12:26 pm

Water pitchers. Easy to purchase. Easy to store. Cheap as chips. What’s not to love? The fact that they don’t work too well, maybe?

Harsh but true. Here’s why water pitchers are a complete waste of money:

 

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  1. Water pitchers don’t filter out the most dangerous contaminants
  2. Water pitcher filters can be a breeding ground for bacteria
  3. Water pitchers don’t always tell you when the filter needs replacing
  4. Water pitchers have limited capacity and can be too slow for practical purposes
  5. Water ionizers are better than water pitchers

 

 

Water pitchers don’t filter out the most dangerous contaminants

There are lots of different types of water pitchers. Filters vary from model to model, but the one constant …

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Bad Drinking Water: Protect Yourself and Your Family

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 24, 2021 12:00 pm

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan was far from an isolated set of unfortunate circumstances. In 2014, the decision was taken to switch the city water supply from the established Detroit water system to the Flint River, which was known to contain sewage, chemicals and other toxic elements.

Raw river water was to be temporarily – and inadequately – treated in the disused, out-of-date local plant, before flowing into houses, schools and businesses across the city.

 

 

Bad Drinking Water Protect yourself and your family

 

Deadly Lead Exposure

Flow it did, complete with toxic containments, industrial effluents – and lead. Flint residents – including thousands of children – drank, cooked in and washed with the unsafe, brown water until activists and worried parents succeeded in dragging …

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America’s Water Crisis: Now In Cinemas

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 16, 2020 2:56 pm

In polarizing times, it can be good to have things that bring us together. But not always.

There’s a common characteristic that tens – possibly hundreds – of millions of Americans share: our drinking water is contaminated with carcinogenic PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).

Will Hollywood help to get the word out about the Water Crisis?

The statistics are mind-boggling. While officials and politicians attempt to oscillate between publicly minimizing the risk and attempting to deal with it, more Americans carry on drinking contaminated water.

Hollywood’s Role

With its finger firmly on the pulse, Todd Haynes’ film Dark Waters opened just before Thanksgiving. It lays bare the story of a lawyer representing a cattle farmer from Parkersburg, West Virginia; who …

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Don’t Start Your New Year Detox Until You Read This!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 9, 2018 7:00 am

It’s here…that time of year when we look to our less healthy habits and try to quit them, or at least improve them where possible!

Eating whole, fresh foods is a great way to detox.
Let’s Get This Detox Started!

One popular way of kick-starting a new, healthy approach is by detoxing. For some, detoxing is giving up one or two things – alcohol for example – and for others, it’s about cleansing your system and heading into the New Year feeling refreshed and healthier.

Extreme Clean?

While a few people favor an extreme approach to detoxing, for most of us, that’s not practical or desirable.   Much more realistic is our simple, 3-point version that will enable you to carry

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Avoid Toxins for Back to School!

Posted by: tyent On September 11, 2013 3:03 pm

Avoid Toxins for Back to School!

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By now, most of you have sent your children back to school. You’ve done all of your school shopping and bought new school bags and lunchboxes. However, did you know that many school supplies contain PVC, also known as vinyl plastic? Did you also know that PVC is the most toxic plastic for children’s health and the environment? The levels of phthalates found in certain children’s school supplies would be illegal if these products were toys!

The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) has created the sixth annual “Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies.” This guide lists the most common back-to-school supplies made out of PVC. We would like to share …

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