Drinking Plastics – Why Our Water Infrastructure Just Can’t Cope (Plastics Series: Part III)

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.  America is the world leader in plastic fiber contamination, with a horrifying 94% of nationwide samples testing positive.  India and Lebanon are the closest runners-up; but for now, the dubious honor of topping the plastic fiber contamination table belongs to us.  

Sometimes being first isn’t so great…
Plastic is Not Fantastic

Plastic fibers

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Are You Drinking Plastic Chemicals From Your Tap? (Plastics Series: Part II)

Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 16, 2017 5:51 pm

 
Yet another unpalatable fact about America’s drinking water emerged upon publication of a report into the presence of microscopic plastic fibers in an astonishing 94 percent of samples tested.

Plastic is on the menu for nearly all of us.
Global Problem

It’s not just America that is swallowing untold quantities of plastics from industry, homes and manufacturing; around 80 percent of samples worldwide tested positive.  If it’s in our water, then it’s in our food.  If it’s our food,

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Water Ionizers and the “Swiss Cheese” Scare Story

Posted by: Rhona Reid On August 10, 2017 12:00 pm

 
We learned a little more this week about how lead ended up flowing out the taps in Flint.  Researchers at the University of Michigan have released their forensic conclusions on how the crisis took shape.

Some of the Flint evidence has more holes in it than this.
The “Swiss Cheese” Evidence

Officials had put forward a claim that failure to add anti-corrosion chemicals hadn’t impacted on the eventual contamination of the water.  This assertion was undermined by the researchers’ …

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Is a Water Ionizer Really Much Better Than My Well Water?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 20, 2017 12:00 pm

 
We all know that there are serious problems with America’s water pipelines and infrastructure from coast to coast, so well water must be a better option, right?

What ends up in here is pretty horrifying.
Well, What’s the Truth?

Well water gives an impression of natural purity, untainted by miles of aging, contaminated pipework.  After all, people have drunk well water for hundreds of years.  Lots of us have grandparents who drank water from their own wells, and they …

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Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Brought in Flint

Posted by: Rhona Reid On June 20, 2017 7:00 am

 
It’s been quite the week in Flint.  Dressed in custom-made gowns and bright, sharp suits, excited seniors of Flint Northwestern High School rode charter buses into Detroit for their prom.  At almost the same time, the news began to emerge that Nick Lyon, Michigan’s health chief, was to be charged with involuntary manslaughter, along with four other officials.

Flint deserves justice.
Conspiracy of Silence?

Failure to tell residents in Flint that the water flowing into their homes …

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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 …

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Water Ionizers and the Water Crisis in America

Posted by: Rhona Reid On May 18, 2017 12:00 pm

 
During the last few days, the New-York based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) published a report regarding water violations across the nation, and uncovered some chilling truths.

water pollution in the news
I read the news today, oh boy…

The coast-to-coast study identified that an astonishing 1 in 4 households may not be drinking safe water.  That’s a shocking 77 million people at risk.

Looking the Other Way?

And you know what’s just as scary?  No-one’s fixing it.  Underfunded, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

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Discover the Orb!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 21, 2017 7:00 am

 
Fresh, clean laundry makes me happy.  Gathering it from the line outside, or pulling it from the dryer feels great.  I’ll happily outsource most household chores given half the chance, but the laundry I keep for myself.

An Orb-Round Good Guy!
An Orb-Round Good Guy!

Wash Day Blues?

So given this love affair with clean laundry, I was pretty horrified to realize that so many of the products we use to make our clothes and bedding feel wonderful are actually really, really bad …

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Water Ionizers From China or Taiwan…What You Need to Know

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 2, 2017 12:00 pm

 
We love a bargain as much as the next person.  Buying something fabulous for a lower price during a sale is great!  However, getting a sub-standard alternative just because it’s cheaper, isn’t so great.

In other words, cheap doesn’t always mean good value.

A deadly bargain?
A deadly bargain?

East Asia and Water Ionizers

Water ionizers aren’t cheap, nor should they be. Ionizers have been imported from East Asia for over half a century, but which country those machines hail from matters …

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Heaven Help St. Joseph? Another Day, Another Water Crisis

Posted by: Rhona Reid On January 12, 2017 12:00 pm

 
Take a look at our first picture.  Would you drink water that looked like this?  Bathe in it?  Give it to your children?  The people of St. Joseph, Louisiana have no choice.  That’s the water that has flowed from their taps for years now.  Incredibly, up until recently, it was declared safe.   Despite the 1,100 residents of this small, relatively impoverished town complaining for almost a decade about the state of the water that leaves clothes and towels streaked …

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