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. ¬†
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. ¬†After all, it removes contaminants and that‚Äôs the goal, right?
Unfortunately, reverse osmosis is not a solution on either front. ¬†On a city-wide basis, aside from the prohibitive cost of building the plant, the stripped-back water ‚Äď though admittedly free of contaminants ‚Äď …
We know‚Ä¶that title‚Äôs so cute that you‚Äôre probably already smiling! But let‚Äôs dial-up that smile even more below with 10 reasons why Tyent Water Ionizers will make this fall the most fabulous one yet!
1) Fantastic Filters
Nothing outperforms a Tyent water ionizer filter!
Benefiting from some of the most advanced and pioneering technology in the world, our 4-stage Chromium-6 Filter is capable of removing 99.9% of Chromium-6, 99% of lead, and up to 99% of mercury, beryllium, uranium, and fluoride! (if a two-bank filter is fitted)
Their innovation?¬† Using NASA-inspired technology to clean up lead-contaminated water in schools for fellow students using a two-stage filtration jar, designed to filter the water and remove impurities.
The Winners are Announced!
We have some great news for anyone who followed the progress of these young scientists!
The winners have now been announced and we‚Äôre thrilled that¬†Bria Snell, India Skinner, and Mikayla Sharrieff were awarded the second prize in the finals of the competition in the Grade 9 -12 category!
The Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to a small handful of people from around the world in recognition of their grassroots environmental activism. ¬†
Selected by an international jury, this year‚Äôs seven winners came from places as diverse as Vietnam, Colombia, South Africa‚Ä¶and Flint, Michigan. ¬†
A Short History of Environmental Heroism
Just after Flint officials notoriously switched the city water source in April 2014 to save money, LeeAnne Walters started to become concerned that the water she and her four children were drinking was harmful.
She was, of course, right, but proving it was a struggle. ¬†State authorities didn‚Äôt want to listen and LeeAnne worked tirelessly with the EPA and Marc Edwards, a …
Let‚Äôs not beat around the bush. ¬†If we ignore for a moment all the important benefits of hydrogen alkaline water and look purely at the issue of filtration, it‚Äôs no secret that there are cheaper ways to filter your water than with a water ionizer. ¬†
At some point, many people consider buying a jug filter. ¬†Pitchers are cheap and easy to use, but how do they really compare? ¬†
Putting You in The Pitcher
Even the most high-end and technically advanced filter pitchers have only a tiny proportion of the capabilities of a water ionizer. ¬†They remove some impurities from your water and make it taste better, but quite often, …
Back in 2016, French multinational corporation Saint-Gobain ‚Äėfessed up to releasing carcinogenic chemicals from its premises in Merrimack, New Hampshire, causing private wells in the area to become contaminated though the local groundwater. ¬†
Bottled Water Hand-Out
Following the spill, bottled water was provided to residents with a private well within a one-mile radius of the plant, which meant supplying around 400 properties with bottled water. ¬†
The state gave Saint-Gobain strict deadlines to fix the problem, requiring the 350-year old corporation to conceive, design and install a water treatment solution to clean up the contamination.
A Satisfactory Solution?
Flash forward to March 2018, and state officials have reached ‚Äúa monumental agreement‚ÄĚ¬†to ensure that …
Look, don‚Äôt shoot the messenger, but there‚Äôs something else to worry about in America‚Äôs water. ¬†
Bosses at coal-burning power plants country-wide are required to file reports with the Environmental Protection Agency this month, looking into the toxins that are being released into groundwater from vast, unlined “ponds” containing coal ash and debris.
“Coal ash ponds need to be addressed as potential environmental and human health issues.”
~ Avner Vengosh,¬†Professor¬†of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University
Coal Ash Court Cases
130 million tons of coal ash is produced each year. ¬†Arsenic, Chromium-6, mercury and radium are just a few of the dangerous substances potentially leaching into the water supply. ¬†And …
America‚Äôs Water Infrastructure Report Card for 2017 is in and it‚Äôs fair to say that there‚Äôs room for improvement.¬†It‚Äôs not exactly new news to talk about the state of America‚Äôs pipelines and how millions of Americans are drinking water that might be harmful to their health, but the report card highlights another aspect of the problem ‚Äď the waste.
Many pipes were laid during the early-mid 20th century and have a lifespan of 75‚Äź100 years. ¬†There are an estimated 240,000 pipeline fractures every year and with an average annual repair rate of 0.5%, the repairs will take around 200 years to complete, by which time the pipelines will have been around for …
In early February, the 18th annual Great American Water Taste Test took place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. ¬†
Over two days, water samples from around the country were blind-tasted by a panel of judges, tasked with finding a winner. ¬†What are they looking for? ¬†Taste, smell and clarity are the watchwords¬†according to The National Rural Water Association, the main sponsor of the event.
Water Good Winner!
After some serious sipping, the gold medal was awarded to Arcadia Water Utility of Wisconsin, which beat off some stiff competition from the City of Salisbury, MD Paleo Water and the Southeast Water Users District, ND, …
Single use plastics take five minutes to produce, five minutes to use and 500 years to break down, the vice-president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, told reporters recently. ¬†
In a move that highlights just how catastrophic the risk of choking the planet in plastic really is, the EU has announced a plan to ensure that by 2030, all packaging on the continent must be reusable or recyclable.
No More Plastic Imports to China
The move is partly in response to China announcing that it will no longer accept plastic waste imports. ¬†For years, EU countries have met their own higher recycling targets and reduced landfill by shipping the excess to China. ¬†Here, the large-scale manufacturing …