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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Are You Drinking Plastic Chemicals From Your Plastic Bottled Water? (Plastics Series: Part I)

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

 
The issue of what’s in the water we drink – and more worryingly – what shouldn’t be in it, has never been more pressing.  

What exactly are we drinking?

Nationwide scandals attached to the potential dangers of drinking tap water have prompted millions of Americans to ask the question, “what exactly are we drinking?”

Many have stopped trusting the municipal water supply altogether.  An obvious alternative? Bottled water.  Well, sure.  It’s convenient and available virtually everywhere.  Plus, it’s

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Water Ionizers – Know What You’re Drinking

Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 5, 2017 7:00 am

 
Anyone buying a bottle of Poland Spring Water would be pretty sure that they’re drinking exactly what’s advertised.  It’s produced by NestlĂ© – the world’s biggest packaged food manufacturer – so it must be a trustworthy product, right?

Nestlé has hit the headlines again.
“Colossal Fraud”

Not so, according to a lawsuit against the giant company, filed by 11 plaintiffs in Connecticut this week.

“A colossal fraud perpetrated against American consumers.”

~  Plaintiffs v. NESTLE WATERS NORTH AMERICA, INC.

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Don’t Worry – Get a Water Ionizer

Posted by: Rhona Reid On August 29, 2017 7:00 am

 
Are you one of the 63% of people in America worried about the ongoing water crisis?  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.

Are you one of the 63%?
Worried?

Gallup first started tracking polled results regularly in 1999.  The findings show that people are more worried about water safety than they have been since 2001.  …

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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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5 Water Ionizer Myths You Need to Know

Posted by: Rhona Reid On August 3, 2017 12:00 pm

 
We love busting myths.  Especially the ones that relate to water ionizers!  The wonder of all of the information flowing freely around the internet is that inevitably, myths and inaccuracies start to emerge.

Myth Busting: The Water Ionizer Edition

We’ve taken hold of 5 popular myths that seem to crop up regularly, in order to bust them!

  1. Ionized Water is Like Regular Water. Well, why not start with the Big One?  We know this myth inside out.  Every drop
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Is a Water Ionizer Much Better Than a Standard Filter?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 27, 2017 12:00 pm

 
A water ionizer is usually a bigger investment than a standard, faucet-mounted water filter, so how do they compare?

So how does a standard filter compare to a water ionizer?
  • What’s In the Water? With a point-of-use water filter, you need to start with your source water and what’s in it.  No water filter of this kind is going to remove all organic, chemical and toxic contaminants.  You need to know that the type of filter you opt for
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Is a Water Ionizer Much Better than a Reverse Osmosis Unit?

Posted by: Rhona Reid On July 25, 2017 7:00 am

 
Reverse osmosis water units are important in survival situations or in war zones where the usual water infrastructure has broken down, for example.  The idea is that dirty water is pumped through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes salt, some bacteria and other contaminants.

Reverse Osmosis = dead water.
Want the Good News First? 

The good news?  It works.  Nearly everything is removed from the water.  The bad news?  That includes the good stuff — the elements we need our …

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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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