Thursday, October 30, 2014

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Trailer

Clogging the Pacific ocean and gathering in the Gyres at sea... I've heard that the state of California will be banning plastic bags in every city, in 2015..., for the larger stores... Reduce Reuse and recycle... Bring your own bags... Be conscious about this...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

How to Lose 10 Pounds in Ten Days

Time How much
As soon as you get up each morning Drink between 300 – 600ml of water
1 hour later (before breakfast) Drink between 250 – 500ml of water
After every cup of coffee/tea Drink between 100 – 250ml of water
20 Minutes before each main meal Drink between 250 – 500ml of water
2 Hours before going to bed Drink between 300 – 600ml of water
Total amount of water per day Between 1200 – 2,450ml
If you are from the US and use Oz instead of ml you can download this PDF file which a very kind reader, April Gaskins,  has made up for us.
8 oz is
236. ml Conversion chart

The Daily Plan Read More

Emerging contaminants

Peter Dutton via Flickr
Emerging contaminants are chemicals that have been detected in global drinking water supplies at trace levels and for which the risk to human health is not yet known. They include pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides, herbicides and endocrine disrupting compounds.

Read More

40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act

Basic Information

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was originally passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating the nation's public drinking water supply. The law was amended in 1986 and 1996 and requires many actions to protect drinking water and its sources: rivers, lakes, reservoirs, springs, and ground water wells. (SDWA does not regulate private wells which serve fewer than 25 individuals.) For more information see:

NSF/ANSI 401 - Testing for Emerging Contaminants

You may have seen media reports in recent years about the presence of emerging or incidental contaminants in drinking water. In fact, 82 percent of consumers report that they are concerned about the negative effects these emerging contaminants may have on their health although at trace levels they are not a public health issue. Contaminants of most concern include pesticides and herbicides followed by prescription drugs and detergents.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Test the Water Private Wells have Chemical Leakage from Septic Systems

Test the Water

Test the Water
In a study of 20 private drinking water wells in seven Cape Cod towns, Silent Spring Institute scientists detected low levels of pharmaceuticals and other common household chemicals, presumably from septic systems.
Eighty-five percent of the private water well samples taken contained contaminants. The 27 contaminants found included a dozen pharmaceuticals; five perfluorinated chemicals, which are found in nonstick and stain-resistant household products; four flame retardants; two hormones; one skin care product; artificial sweetener; an insect repellent; and a plastics additive. Read more...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EPA Carbon Emissions

Breaking: New EPA action could cut power plants’ carbon emissions by 30%. This is huge news -- not just for our air, but for our ocean! We must respond before the deadline. Tell the EPA you support cutting emissions on behalf of the ocean.
The EPA wants to cut carbon emissions, but they need to hear from you before they’ll decide. Act now!

Breast Cancer and Multiure

Multipure - a Factor in Breast Cancer Prevention

Sponsors of study advocate use of solid carbon block filters to limit exposure to breast cancer chemicals.

Multipure Aquaversa and Solid Carbon Block Filter
Multipure Aquaversa and Solid Carbon Block Filter
Among the preventative measures advised include limiting exposure to gasoline fumes and vehicle exhaust, avoiding flame-retardant and stain-resistant furniture, and using a solid carbon block filter to treat drinking water.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 14, 2014
A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, identifies key chemicals in the formation of breast cancer tumors. Sponsors of the study advocate methods to limit exposure – including the use of solid carbon block filters for drinking water. Read More:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Does Drinking Water Help you Lose Weight?

This is part 2 in a 3-part mini-series about the healthy benefits of water. Do your best to make sure that you’re drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water every single day, to get the most out of the amazing benefits that it provides. The first section covers the effects of water consumption on your mental 
health, and the third and final part goes into detail about why you need water to improve your overall, physical health.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Demand A Fracking Moratorium on our Public Lands!

We can't believe we're even talking about this.
The oil and gas industry is targeting our national forests, wildlife refuges and even lands next door to national parks for dangerous fracking - and the Obama...
frackingThe oil and gas industry is targeting our national forests, wildlife refuges and other cherished wildlands for dangerous fracking -- and the Obama Administration is preparing to let them run roughshod over our natural heritage. Also at stake: the health of surrounding communities and clean drinking water for millions of Americans. Call on President Obama to rein in the fracking juggernaut by imposing a fracking moratorium on all federal lands.

Make Your Voice Heard!