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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Crisis in Texas – Is Reverse Osmosis Water as Good as a Water Ionizer?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 3, 2017 7:00 am

 
Our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and it’s wonderful to see the heroic relief efforts of individuals and the large-scale aid that has been arriving since the Tropical storm hit.  

Crisis is often followed by kindness.
Helping Those in Need

Among the companies delivering assistance – in this case 1 million bottles of water – is Nestlé, in an act of charity that will help to repair its image after recent negative publicity.  

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Best Energy Drink Ever!

Posted by: Rhona Reid On June 27, 2017 7:00 am

 
The dangers of so-called ‘energy drinks’ are becoming well known.   But what’s the alternative for anyone who needs an extra shot of energy now and then?

Feel like this, naturally.
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.

Health Warning

The research, published in the Journal of the …

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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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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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Water Ionizer Reviews

Posted by: Rhona Reid On March 30, 2017 12:00 pm

 
The power of the review is awesome, and we don’t use the word lightly.  In ye olden days, before Google, if we bought something that rocked our world, we’d tell our friends, our mom and our work colleagues so they could all go out and buy one as well.

The Internet, circa 1992.
The Internet, circa 1992.

Customer Reviews

Word of mouth, in other words.  Now, we have the potential to reach thousands of people in the space of a day by …

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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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Tyent’s Free Water Reports: How Safe is Your Water?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 8, 2016 12:00 pm

 
Following on from our own reports into the deepening crisis surrounding America’s water supply, comes a sobering and informative article from the Scientific American.   The author, Robert Glennon, is Regents’ Professor at the University of Arizona 

Cost to fix this?  Nearly $1 trillion.
Cost to fix this?  Nearly $1 trillion.

Prophecy in the Water

Glennon also authored a book, “Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It,” back in 2009, long before we were horrified by the events unfolding in Flint.  The …

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Just What Else is in America’s Water? Another Horror Story Hits the Headlines

Posted by: Rhona Reid On August 23, 2016 7:00 am

 
With the news that the federal state of emergency in Flint, Michigan had ended, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the horror stories about America’s water had started to abate.

America’s Water Crisis Just Got Worse.
America’s Water Crisis Just Got Worse.

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 …

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