LeeAnne Walters: An Everyday Hero

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 1, 2018 7:00 am

The Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to a small handful of people from around the world in recognition of their grassroots environmental activism.  

Heroes are not born, they are made…

Selected by an international jury, this year’s seven winners came from places as diverse as Vietnam, Colombia, South Africa…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’t want to listen and LeeAnne worked tirelessly with the EPA and Marc Edwards, a

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Filter Facts: Why a Water Ionizer Beats a Pitcher Hands Down

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 17, 2018 7:00 am

Let’s 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’s no secret that there are cheaper ways to filter your water than with a water ionizer.  

Even the best jug filters can’t compare to 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,

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The Sins of Saint-Gobain?  

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 10, 2018 7:00 am

Back in 2016, French multinational corporation Saint-Gobain ‘fessed 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.  

Industrial waste: Leaking into the landscape
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 “a monumental agreement” to ensure that

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Detox Your Veggies!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On April 5, 2018 12:00 pm

We all know that we need to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy.  Although most types of frozen, canned and dried produce count towards your daily total, nothing beats the taste of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies.

How clean are your vegetables?
What’s On Our Veggies?  

But have you wondered about how those lovely tomatoes, salad leaves and bell peppers are produced?  If you buy organic or grow your own, then you can skip this. However, if – like so many of us – you tend to grab what’s on offer or looks great in the store display or farmer’s market, then read on.  

Did you know that much of the deliciously tempting produce on offer is

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Official: Housework Might Be Harming Your Health

Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 27, 2018 7:00 am

“Housework?  It can’t kill you, but why take the risk?” goes the fridge magnet/meme/Birthday card for your sister.  

But within that little lol, is a grain of truth.  Research just published in the American Thoracic Society’s Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine has found that using chemical-laden cleaning products every day has a detrimental effect on lung health.  If you use cleaning sprays regularly, then the impact can be the equivalent of smoking a full pack of cigarettes every day.  

Breaking News:  Cleaning really is bad for your health.
The Dangers of Chemical Cleaners

The research is pretty thorough, with scientists following 6000 test subjects over a 20-year period.  The findings observe that the chemicals inhaled from everyday

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A Raw Deal?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 18, 2018 12:00 pm

The latest trend that seems to be gathering attention in 2018 is the craze for drinking so-called “raw water.”

Raw Water is not necessarily pure water.

When a small, Oregon-based start-up company started selling “pristine mountain spring water” to people in the San Francisco area, they tapped into the fashionable notion that the more “natural” something is, then the better for you it will be.

What is “Raw Water”?

Raw water is, quite simply, water that springs from the earth; or in this particular case, from “an ancient aquifer.” It is completely untreated and unfiltered.

One of several companies selling raw water around the country says that filtering and treating water to remove contaminants “disrupts healthy bacterias” that would otherwise

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Is a Water Ionizer Much Better Than a Standard Filter?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 27, 2017 12:00 pm

A water ionizer is usually a bigger investment than a standard, faucet-mounted water filter, so how do they compare?

So how does a standard filter compare to a water ionizer?
  • What’s In the Water? With a point-of-use water filter, you need to start with your source water and what’s in it.  No water filter of this kind is going to remove all organic, chemical and toxic contaminants.  You need to know that the type of filter you opt for will take out the worst of what’s in your water.

A Tyent Water Ionizer filter has the same micron level and filtration capabilities as a kidney dialysis machine, removing over 200 contaminants including 99% of lead, and up to 99% …

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The Only Water Ionizer Buying Guide You’ll Ever Need

Posted by: Rhona Reid On June 13, 2017 7:00 am

 
Great – you’ve decided to jump in and make the best possible decision for your health and family.  You’re going to buy a water ionizer!  So, where to start?  As ever, we’re here to help.

Couple choosing a Tyent water ionizer
Choosing a Tyent Ionizer is a great decision!
What to Consider Before You Buy 
  1. Hydrogen. You need to find a water ionizer that naturally adds precious hydrogen to the ionized water.  Some don’t and it really matters.  Tyent Water is brimming with natural hydrogen, minerals and antioxidants in every single glass.
  1. Filters. We all know that America’s water network is in a pretty desperate state, or heading that way.  With an estimated repair bill of around $1 trillion, don’t hold your breath for
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What Does “Water Ionizer of the Year” Really Mean?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On June 6, 2017 7:00 am

 
We’re incredibly proud to have won this prestigious industry award for the eighth time since 2009.  But what does that mean to our customers?  Why do Tyent Ionizers keep beating the competition? 

Award winning
Officially the best in the world – again!
Water Ionizer of the Year

7 main categories were taken into consideration to select the winner of the Water Ionizer of the Year 2017.

  1. User-Friendly

Tyent impressed the adjudicators with our slick, smartphone-style touchscreens that make using our ionizers a breeze.

  1. Water Cell and Plate Size, Design and Material

Our ionizer plates are the best in the world.  Constructed from titanium, the Solid/Mesh Hybrid plates are dipped multiple times in platinum for the ultimate in strength and performance.  The …

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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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