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. ¬†
Yet another unpalatable fact about America‚Äôs drinking water emerged upon publication of a report into the presence of microscopic plastic fibers in an astonishing 94 percent of samples tested.
It‚Äôs 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‚Äôs in our water, then it‚Äôs in our food. ¬†If it‚Äôs our food, …
Our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and it‚Äôs wonderful to see the heroic relief efforts of individuals and the large-scale aid that has been arriving since the Tropical storm hit. ¬†
The dangers of so-called ‚Äėenergy drinks‚Äô are becoming well known.¬†¬† But what‚Äôs the alternative for anyone who needs an extra shot of energy now and then?
Shocking New Evidence
Experts have been warning the public about commercially available sugar and caffeine cocktails for years.¬† Recently, a study by Dr. Emily Fletcher, deputy pharmacy flight commander at Travis Air Force Base in California, hit the headlines.
It‚Äôs 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‚Äôs health chief, was to be charged with involuntary manslaughter, along with four other officials.
Conspiracy of Silence?
Failure to tell residents in Flint that the water flowing into their homes …
The power of the review is awesome, and we don‚Äôt use the word lightly.¬† In ye olden days, before Google, if we bought something that rocked our world, we‚Äôd tell our friends, our mom and our work colleagues so they could all go out and buy one as well.
Word of mouth, in other words.¬† Now, we have the potential to reach thousands of people in the space of a day by …
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‚Äôs 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 …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 8, 2016 12:00 pm
Following on from our own reports into the deepening crisis surrounding America‚Äôs water supply, comes a sobering and informative article from the Scientific American.¬† ¬†The author, Robert Glennon, is Regents‚Äô Professor at the University of Arizona.¬†¬†
Prophecy in the Water
Glennon also authored a book, ‚ÄúUnquenchable: America‚Äôs Water Crisis and What To Do About It,‚ÄĚ back in 2009, long before we were horrified by the events unfolding in Flint.¬† The …
With the news that the federal state of emergency in Flint, Michigan had ended, you‚Äôd be forgiven for thinking that the horror stories about America‚Äôs water had started to abate.
6 Million Americans at Risk
However, just a few short days before the government started to shut up shop in Flint, a report was published on August 9, 2016, with the horrifying claim that the water supplied to 6 million American homes …