What’s in my water? Dry cleaning chemicals?

An article today shows how easily water can become seriously contaminated by a single business; in this case a dry cleaners. This case, which most likely resulted from inadvertent leakage, released naphthalene, benzene, perchloroethylene, trichloroethene and dichloroethene into the groundwater. At least one of these chemicals has been found in levels 460 times higher than…

We remember a 101 year old Pure Water Distributor

Recently I received a call from the elderly daughter of a very strong voice for the drinking of distilled water.  Until quite recently, Ruth V. Winterode lived in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. She and her late husband Bob moved to that area in 1972. One month ago, Ruth passed away at the ripe…

Legionnaires Disease and Water

Some of us still remember the summer of 1976 when an outbreak of a mysterious illness occurred during the U.S. Bi-Centennial Celebration at the Legionnaire’s Convention in Philadelphia.  During the Convention and the days that followed more than 220 attendees came down with the illness and 34 died from it. It took until early 1977…

The hidden poisons.

A report out today shows that over 18,000 people in Nigeria have fallen victim to massive lead poisoning. Over 200 children are dead. The culprit? Contaminated waste from mining operations that ended up in the soil. When rains come toxins in soil and landfills are washed into the water supplies. Another report shows that a…

Offer a healthier, better tasting cup of tea…

If you really love your tea business I’m sure that you are continually looking at the different ways that you can offer your customers a healthier, better tasting cup of tea. In previous articles I’ve explored the various aspects of water purity and why it’s so important for a great cup of tea. In this…

What makes Pure Water different?

Seth Godin, the marketing guru, made an interesting point the other day on his blog that there is no such thing as a corporate conscience. People have a conscience, not companies. The corporate conscience is just the conscience of the people that work there. The people make the company. Our people make us, and this…

Pure Water versus the EPA

It may seem that we are pretty hard on the EPA sometimes, but it’s just a difference of perspective. The difference is this; we think about water purity in terms of getting virtually everything out of the water. The EPA and municipal water companies never even consider this, because it’s not possible to do on…

Manganese in Drinking Water Linked to Lower IQ in Children

There was an important study published recently that showed quite a strong decrease in children’s IQ when they drank water with high levels of Manganese (click here to see article). Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral that is not regulated in the US or Canada. But a very important point of the study is that…

How about some contaminated water with that organic tea?

As with everything else organic, there has been a lot of emphasis on organic tea lately. It’s always been funny to me though that very little is said about the purity of water that organic tea is made with. After all, a cup of tea is 99+% water. The unfortunate fact is that there are…