Can an 11-Year-Old Really Change How Lead in Water is Identified? 

Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 14, 2017 7:00 am

 
America’s water system is undeniably in crisis.  The projected cost of fixing the miles of pipeline that criss-cross the country runs to $1 trillion, according to some estimates.  There’s no quick fix.

Our infrastructure won’t be updated any time soon…
Next Generation – New Hope

But where there is a future, there is always hope.  And where there is hope, there is a future.  Maybe the next generation will come up with some answers, determined to put right what is broken and unsustainable.  This possibility has been highlighted by eleven-year-old Gitanjali Rao, winner of America’s top young scientist award.

Mythical Inspiration

Horrified by the news of lead contamination in the water of Flint, Michigan, Gitanjali quickly realized the …

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Don’t Buy a Water Ionizer…

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 6, 2017 12:00 pm

 
…until you read this!

Why not?  I mean, what could go wrong?  Well, like most products these days, there are definitely water ionizers that you should avoid!

Read our checklist before buying!

A water ionizer is a fairly significant purchase for most households, and it’s worth spending a little time making sure you get the right one.  So what are the five key points that you must consider before handing over your credit card?

  1. Where is the Water Ionizer Made?

This matters so much.  Cheap exports from China and Taiwan are slipping past border controls with fake “lead free” certification stickers on the boxes.  Buy from a reputable, traceable company and don’t get blindsided by “bargains” that might put …

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Water Ionizer Safety

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 28, 2017 7:00 am

 
My grandmother, like so many of her generation, was big on preserves and finding ways of storing any surplus for leaner times.  Part of the preserving process included canning, which meant that her pantry shelves were lined with dozens of bottles and jars containing everything from beans and artichokes, to jams and chicken.

The FDA can’t keep up with our online spending habits.
The FDA can’t keep up with our online spending habits.

Taking Responsibility

Among this vision of bucolic bounty, I remember my grandmother sternly telling me about why it was so vital to bottle foods safely.  The poisonous spores of botulism thrive where good canning practice isn’t followed, and that particular deadly toxin cannot be seen, smelled or tasted.

In other words, danger isn’t always immediately obvious. …

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