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. Â America is the world leader in plastic fiber contamination, with a horrifying 94% of nationwide samples testing positive. Â India and Lebanon are the closest runners-up; but for now, the dubious honor of topping the plastic fiber contamination table belongs to us. Â
Yet another unpalatable fact about Americaâ€™s drinking water emerged upon publication of a report into the presence of microscopic plastic fibers in an astonishing 94 percent of samples tested.
Itâ€™s not just America that is swallowing untold quantities of plastics from industry, homes and manufacturing; around 80 percent of samples worldwide tested positive. Â If itâ€™s in our water, then itâ€™s in our food. Â If itâ€™s our food, …
Are you one of the 63% of people in America worried about the ongoing water crisis?Â The data from Gallup’s annual Environment poll, which was conducted in March 2017, shows that a large majority of people are concerned about the safety of their drinking water.
Gallup first started tracking polled results regularly in 1999.Â The findings show that people are more worried about water safety than they have been since 2001.Â …
We learned a little more this week about how lead ended up flowing out the taps in Flint.Â Researchers at the University of Michigan have released their forensic conclusions on how the crisis took shape.
The “Swiss Cheese” Evidence
Officials had put forward a claim that failure to add anti-corrosion chemicals hadnâ€™t impacted on the eventual contamination of the water.Â This assertion was undermined by the researchersâ€™ …
We love busting myths.Â Especially the ones that relate to water ionizers!Â The wonder of all of the information flowing freely around the internet is that inevitably, myths and inaccuracies start to emerge.
Weâ€™ve taken hold of 5 popular myths that seem to crop up regularly, in order to bust them!
Ionized Water is Like Regular Water. Well, why not start with the Big One?Â We know this myth inside out.Â Every drop
A water ionizer is usually a bigger investment than a standard, faucet-mounted water filter, so how do they compare?
Whatâ€™s In the Water? With a point-of-use water filter, you need to start with your source water and whatâ€™s in it.Â No water filter of this kind is going to remove all organic, chemical and toxic contaminants.Â You need to know that the type of filter you opt for
Reverse osmosis water units are important in survival situations or in war zones where the usual water infrastructure has broken down, for example.Â The idea is that dirty water is pumped through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes salt, some bacteria and other contaminants.
Want the Good News First?Â
The good news?Â It works.Â Nearly everything is removed from the water.Â The bad news?Â That includes the good stuff — the elements we need our …
We all know that there are serious problems with Americaâ€™s water pipelines and infrastructure from coast to coast, so well water must be a better option, right?
Well, Whatâ€™s the Truth?
Well water gives an impression of natural purity, untainted by miles of aging, contaminated pipework.Â After all, people have drunk well water for hundreds of years.Â Lots of us have grandparents who drank water from their own wells, and they …