Letâ€™s not beat around the bush. Â If we ignore for a moment all the important benefits of hydrogen alkaline water and look purely at the issue of filtration, itâ€™s no secret that there are cheaper ways to filter your water than with a water ionizer. Â
At some point, many people consider buying a jug filter. Â Pitchers are cheap and easy to use, but how do they really compare? Â
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. Â They remove some impurities from your water and make it taste better, but quite …
Look, donâ€™t shoot the messenger, but thereâ€™s something else to worry about in Americaâ€™s water. Â
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,Â ProfessorÂ of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University
Coal Ash Court Cases
130 million tons of coal ash is produced each year. Â Arsenic, Chromium-6, mercury and radium are just a few of the dangerous substances potentially leaching into the water supply. Â …
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. Â
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. Â After all, it removes contaminants and thatâ€™s the goal, right?
Unfortunately, reverse osmosis is not a solution on either front. Â On a city-wide basis, aside from the prohibitive cost of building the plant, the stripped-back water â€“ though admittedly free of contaminants …
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.”
When a small, Oregon-based start-up companyÂ 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 …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 7, 2017 12:00 pm
There has never been running water here. Â Some of the dwindling number of residents, all of whom live in poverty, recall that there were wells up until around 30 years ago, where locals could draw water. Those wells are now dry or contaminated. Â People who live here have to make a seven-mile journey to buy water or depend on donations made to the local Baptist church.
Welcome to Sandbranch, just 14 miles southeast of Dallas, the fifth wealthiest city in America. Â
There hasnâ€™t been any investment here for a long time. Â The community doesnâ€™t have trash collections, proper sewerage or street lighting â€“ yet most of the residents donâ€™t want move, or lack …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 21, 2017 7:00 am
In 1990, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of an 11-year study into the long term cognitive and neurobehavioral effects of lead exposure in children. Â
What Does Lead Do?
The children had been exposed to lead during their childhood, in some cases relatively low levels. Â 132 test subjects were re-examined in 1988 and the following neurobehavioral traits were identified as being related to lead exposure during childhood:
Poorer hand/eye co-ordination
Slower reaction times
“No Safe Level of Lead”
Although some lead can be excreted by the body, children are more susceptible to long term effects from lead exposure, as their …
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. Â America is the world leader in plastic fiber contamination, with a horrifying 94% of nationwide samples testing positive. Â India and Lebanon are the closest runners-up; but for now, the dubious honor of topping the plastic fiber contamination table belongs to us. Â
Plastic is Not Fantastic
Plastic fibers are expelled into the air and into our water supply all the time. Â The problem is that our current methods of treating drinking water are inadequate. Â Thatâ€™s not a new fact; horror stories about the problems with Americaâ€™s water infrastructure …
Are you one of the 63% of people in America worried about the ongoing water crisis?Â 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.Â The findings show that people are more worried about water safety than they have been since 2001.Â The collective concerns undoubtedly reflect the media spotlight that has unflinchingly shone on Americaâ€™s water infrastructure problems, widely uncovered as a result of the Flint crisis.
The $1Trillion Problem
Itâ€™s no surprise that so many people worry about environmental pollution …
A water ionizer is usually a bigger investment than a standard, faucet-mounted water filter, so how do they compare?
Whatâ€™s In the Water? With a point-of-use water filter, you need to start with your source water and whatâ€™s in it.Â No water filter of this kind is going to remove all organic, chemical and toxic contaminants.Â 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 …
Why not?Â I mean, what could go wrong?Â Well, like most products these days, there are definitely water ionizers that you should avoid!
A water ionizer is a fairly significant purchase for most households, and itâ€™s worth spending a little time making sure you get the right one.Â So what are the five key points that you must consider before handing over your credit card?
Where is the Water Ionizer Made?
This matters so much. Â Cheap exports from China and Taiwan are slipping past border controls with fake “lead free” certification stickers on the boxes.Â Buy from a reputable, traceable company and donâ€™t get blindsided by “bargains” that might put …