Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Recent Study Reveals the Effects of Not Drinking Enough Water






Research shows more than half of American children are dehydrated, and that dehydrated drivers make twice the amount of errors compared to hydrated drivers.

New Research: Fluoridated water increases ADHD rates -





(NaturalHealth365) More than four out of five of America’s largest cities add fluoride to municipal water sources, a trend that has been growing since Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first to do it in 1945. For decades, scientists have been enamored with the association between fluoridated water and a decreased rate of tooth decay among the communities that drink it.  ... Read More child drinking bottled water
(NaturalHealth365) More than four out of five of America’s largest cities add fluoride to municipal water sources, a trend that has been growing since Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first to do it in 1945. For decades, scientists have been enamored with the association between fluoridated water and a decreased rate of tooth decay among the communities that drink it.  ... Read More » - See more at: http://www.naturalhealth365.com/?s=water#sthash.neQtEqBZ.dpuf
(NaturalHealth365) More than four out of five of America’s largest cities add fluoride to municipal water sources, a trend that has been growing since Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first to do it in 1945. For decades, scientists have been enamored with the association between fluoridated water and a decreased rate of tooth decay among the communities that drink it.  ... Read More » - See more at: http://www.naturalhealth365.com/?s=water#sthash.neQtEqBZ.dpuf

Warmer water temperatures increase mercury risk

naturalhealth365 podcast(NaturalHealth365) If the current trend towards warmer surface temperatures in our oceans and lakes continues, we can expect to see higher mercury concentrations in fish and shellfish – along with increased health risks for humans. In a new study published in the scientific journal PLoS One, researchers at Dartmouth College examined killifish – small fish common in saltwater marshes – ... Read More 

Are chemicals in tap water wrecking your health?

naturalhealth365 podcast(NaturalHealth365) Perhaps nothing is as essential to maintaining good health as safe and adequate drinking water. But an increase in water contaminants in recent years has heightened concerns over what is coming out of the tap when you reach for that faucet. In fact, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at ... Read More -
(NaturalHealth365) Perhaps nothing is as essential to maintaining good health as safe and adequate drinking water. But an increase in water contaminants in recent years has heightened concerns over what is coming out of the tap when you reach for that faucet. In fact, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at ... Read More - See more at: http://www.naturalhealth365.com/?s=water#sthash.8TegTx40.dpuf

Fluoride alert – A poisoned water supply warning


(NaturalHealth365) In Europe, only Ireland, Poland, Serbia, Spain and the U.K. fluoridate any of their water supply sources. In fact, most developed countries – including Japan and 97% of the western European people – do not consume fluoridated water.
Yet, in the United States, about 70% of public water supply is fluoridated and it’s all funded by taxpayer dollars. This equates to approximately 185 million people, which is over half the number of people drinking artificially fluoridated water worldwide.

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naturalhealth365 podcast(NaturalHealth365) In Europe, only Ireland, Poland, Serbia, Spain and the U.K. fluoridate any of their water supply sources. In fact, most developed countries – including Japan and 97% of the western European people – do not consume fluoridated water.
Yet, in the United States, about 70% of public water supply is fluoridated and it’s all funded by taxpayer dollars. This equates to approximately 185 million people, which is over half the number of people drinking artificially fluoridated water worldwide.
- See more at: http://www.naturalhealth365.com/fluoride-alert-water-supply-1334.html#sthash.5LGJ1FRk.dpuf
naturalhealth365 podcast(NaturalHealth365) In Europe, only Ireland, Poland, Serbia, Spain and the U.K. fluoridate any of their water supply sources. In fact, most developed countries – including Japan and 97% of the western European people – do not consume fluoridated water.
Yet, in the United States, about 70% of public water supply is fluoridated and it’s all funded by taxpayer dollars. This equates to approximately 185 million people, which is over half the number of people drinking artificially fluoridated water worldwide.
- See more at: http://www.naturalhealth365.com/fluoride-alert-water-supply-1334.html#sthash.5LGJ1FRk.dpuf
naturalhealth365 podcast(NaturalHealth365) In Europe, only Ireland, Poland, Serbia, Spain and the U.K. fluoridate any of their water supply sources. In fact, most developed countries – including Japan and 97% of the western European people – do not consume fluoridated water.
Yet, in the United States, about 70% of public water supply is fluoridated and it’s all funded by taxpayer dollars. This equates to approximately 185 million people, which is over half the number of people drinking artificially fluoridated water worldwide.
- See more at: http://www.naturalhealth365.com/fluoride-alert-water-supply-1334.html#sthash.5LGJ1FRk.dpuf

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What About Bottled Water?



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Atrazine


February 6, 2014 (EWG's Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors) - It's a chemical so potent that male frogs exposed to low levels of it can turn into female frogs - producing perfectly viable eggs. This same chemical is a widely-used herbicide whose residues have been found on most American corn crops and atrazine contamination of U.S. drinking water is widespread.

This is not a joke.

If atrazine can - and does - alter the anatomy of frogs, imagine the havoc it could wreak on the human body.

We highlight the effects of atrazine in EWG's Dirty Dozen Endocrine Disruptors, produced in partnership with the Keep a Breast Foundation.

Our groundbreaking research lists a dozen chemicals - atrazine among them - that are some of the most harmful to the endocrine system. This informative booklet describes 12 of the worst hormone disruptors, how they do their dirty deeds and some tips on how to avoid them.

It's reports like this that makes EWG's work so critical, but we can't take on these fights without your help.

Click here to get the EWG Booklet
Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern including Atrazine, a VOC under Standard 53.

Fracking



January 8, 2014 (Water Tech) - Fracking involves injection of a liquid that is usually a mixture of water, sand and chemical additives.

What is it:
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a process used by many oil and gas recovery operations. It involves injection of a liquid that is usually a mixture of water, sand and chemical additives.

To read entire article, go to:
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/167399-contaminant-of-the-month-fracking

Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern.


Knowledge of chemicals is limited

WASHINGTON, DC, January 20, 2014 (Washington Post) — There are more than 80,000 chemicals in the United States cataloged by government regulators, and the health risks of most of them are unknown.

This became glaringly obvious when, on Jan. 9, a clear, licorice-smelling chemical leaked from an old storage tank into the Elk River in West Virginia, contaminating the drinking water for a big chunk of the state, including the capital, Charleston, before making its way down the Ohio River.

What made the spill alarming was not only the reports of rashes, stomachaches and other ailments, but also the paucity of solid information about the potential toxicity of Crude MCHM, which is primarily composed of a chemical named 4-methylcyclohexane methanol.
The 15-page Material Safety Data Sheet for the chemical, which is manufactured by the Tennessee-based Eastman Chemical Co., uses the phrase “No data available” 152 times.

So sketchy is the public-health system’s understanding of the chemical’s toxicity that officials wound up backtracking on whether it was safe for everyone to start drinking the water again after the do-not-use order was lifted last week.

At first, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the water would be safe if it had less than 1 part per million of Crude MCHM. But then on Wednesday, the state Department of Health and Human Resources, after consulting with the CDC, said pregnant women shouldn’t drink the water until officials declare it free of any trace of the chemical.

“There are extraordinary gaps in knowledge,” said Daniel Horowitz, head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, an independent agency that investigates industrial accidents.

Chemicals in the United States generally are treated as innocent until proven guilty. A company does not have to prove that a chemical poses no health hazard in order to introduce it into the commercial market.
To read entire article, go to:
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2014/01/20/
knowledge-of-chemicals-is-limited.html


Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern.

Viruses in drinking water


Viruses are submicroscopic particles that infect cells.
Dr. Joseph Cotruvo, Technical Editor March 4, 2014 (Water Tech)

What are they:
  • Viruses consist of RNA or DNA wrapped in a protein coat. They are considered to be quasi-living organisms. They are parasitic at the cellular level.
  • Viruses are submicroscopic particles that infect cells. They enter a cell and take over the DNA function so that it replicates the virus, then multiple copies of the virus are released from the cell from leakage or rupture.
  • Viruses are very small but their molecular weights are very large. For example, the molecular weight of a poliovirus is about 2,600,000 daltons and adenovirus is about 157 million daltons. By comparison, the molecular weight of chloroform is only about 120 daltons (dalton is the molecular weight unit that was once grams/mole).
  • Probably all organisms, even bacteria and plants, have viruses for which they are a host. Viruses are selective and hosts are susceptible only to specific viruses.
  • Bacterial viruses are called phages, e.g. coliphages infect coli bacteria.
  • Numerous viruses are present in air, food, water, surfaces and adsorbed to some particulates.
  • They are fairly stable in the environment, but they are denatured by oxygen, sunlight, heat and disinfectants like chlorine and ozone.
  • Viruses are very different from bacteria. They are much smaller, do not have cell walls and are not free living.
  • Viruses are nanometer-sized and 10 to 100 times smaller than bacteria, which are usually in the one or two micron size range. They are observed by electron microscopy.
  • Some antiviral medications are available; antibiotics are not effective against viruses.
  • The shapes of viruses are very distinctive.
To read complete article, go to:
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/167709-contaminant-of-the-month-viruses-in-drinking-water

Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern.

Arsenic

Arsenic water treatment technical tips
A breakdown of this harmful contaminant and what customers must be mindful of.

February 3, 2014 (Water Tech - editorial staff )
Today, most consumers and prospects are at least mildly aware of the health risks involved with drinking water containing high levels of arsenic (As), or even low levels over a period of time. Water treatment dealers often face a different challenge when communicating that arsenic may be present in a consumer’s water.

Since arsenic is an odorless, tasteless metalloid, which can enter water naturally through the erosion of natural deposits in the Earth, most end consumers will not be able to conclude that this contaminant is present in their drinking water without testing.

Arsenic is acutely toxic, but it also has chronic toxicity and it is a human carcinogen. Inorganic arsenic (arsenate and arsenite) is considered more of a risk than the organic forms that predominate in the diet. Skin, bladder and lung cancer have been identified from exposures to inorganic arsenic at high water and dietary exposure levels.

To read complete article, go to:
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/167517-arsenic-water-treatment-technical-tips

Multipure Commentary:
Multipure Drinking Water Systems have been certified by NSF International to reduce the widest range of contaminants of health concern. Multipure’s Aquaperform (MP880) units have been certified by NSF International, under Standard 53, to reduce Arsenic V.

Stopped Sink

Heh. I never thought that I could be a plumber, but this is pretty easy.
 
 WATCH: He Pours Some Household Items Down The Drain, And Solves An All-Too-Common Problem
Most people already have this stuff in their kitchen cabinets.
unclog.wimp.com|By Paul Kim

Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

Profound sadness
 
 
Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats

British study links fluoride, underactive thyroid


A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in underactive thyroid. While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause and effect, experts say the link deserves serious investigation.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Fluoridated Water Can Calcify Arteries, Study Finds

Drinking fluoridated water can calcify your arteries.

Fluoride is put in your drinking water ‘for your teeth’ without your consent, but did you know that it could also be calcifying your arteries? By Contributing Writer Sayer Ji

How Lead Get’s In Your Drinking Water | Toronto | Filter Butler




1. Lead Piping Corrosion

2. Water Pollution

 Until the 1980’s, lead piping was commonly used for residential home water supply systems. While the lead piping itself is insoluble with water, corrosion of the piping ultimately results in traces of lead dissolving into the water. Brass faucets and fixtures can also leach significant amounts of lead into your water supply.

3,000 deaths from lead poisoning every year. It’s a serious problem and it’s found in your drinking water. What can you do about it? Find out now!

Do NOT leave these items in your car on a hot day

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 While convenient for quenching your thirst on the go, avoid drinking from plastic water bottles after they've been in the sun. In high heat, the bottle can release small amounts of BPA, which some experts say may trigger health risks if exposed at high levels. The best way to avoid this is to buy a BPA-free reusable bottle or a glass container.


Consumer Reports 2013 Names Multipure




Understanding salinity in drinking water

…In the article, Cotruvo explains that a significant component of the quality of drinking water is salinity (dissolved solids), which can be beneficial or harmful, as well as aesthetically pleasing or a reason for rejection of the water.
He states, “Distilled water, desalinated water and rainwater have minimal salt content. Seawater and brines have tens of thousands of parts per million (ppm) of salts, and typical drinking waters can have hundreds to well over 1,000 ppm, mostly less than 200 ppm concentration (ppm equals milligrams per liter of water). The problems are: How much is too much salinity? What are aesthetic issues? Are there any potential health consequences, and can it be managed at a reasonable cost?”
http://www.watertechonline.com/articles/169383-understanding-salinity-in-drinking-water