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 And …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 1, 2018 12:00 pm
According to this report published in January by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), 173 million people – around half of all Americans – have been exposed to radiation in their drinking water. Â That means an increase in the possibility of developing certain types of cancer and can also have a detrimental effect on fetal development. Â
The “Erin Brockovich” Chemical
By studying 50,000 water systems countrywide, the EWG found that millions of people across 50 states are drinking water that containsÂ radioactive contaminants; including the most commonly-occurring radioactive element, radium.
In Texas â€“ one of the worst affected states – up to 80% of homes are supplied with water containing potentially dangerous levels of …
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 November 24, 2016 12:00 pm
We really hope that youâ€™re all enjoying our â€śHow Does an Ionizer Compare to…â€ť series as much as weâ€™re loving putting it together!Â We try to be as big on information as we are broad, so hopefully you feel as though youâ€™re getting a clear picture and enough pointers to make an informed decision.
With that in mind, weâ€™re going to take a look at a well-known alternative to a water ionizer â€“ a reverse osmosis system.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 17, 2016 12:00 pm
Have you read Part OneÂ of our special 10-part series looking at how a Tyent Water Ionizer compares to the competition?Â Â
Well, without further ado, we couldnâ€™t wait to bring you the second part of the series, taking a closer look at how Tyent Ionizers compare with water filters that fit directly onto your tap.
Are Faucet Filters Any Good?Â
Faucet-mounted filters come in various designs, with differing filtration capabilities and construction.Â These range from mechanical to carbon-types, and others besides.Â Some filter out just one or two contaminants, while others remove more of the bad stuff from your water, but how thoroughly they do so varies tremendously.