Arsenic, Water and Rice – What’s the Connection?

It is well established that high levels of arsenic in drinking water can lead to severe health problems long-term.  While arsenic is a common contaminant worldwide, it is particularly prevalent in Bangladesh and parts of India.  This link is direct, from drinking water to human consumption. Recent research on a base of 400,000 people conducted…

Water Purity – Why Trust is so Important

It seems today that trust levels are down in all facets of life, sometimes way-down.  One can see this all around us today.  Trust in Government is way down. CNN reported recently that the trust we have in our Government has dropped to an all-time low And it’s not just at home. Take Greece for…

Cancer Clusters

Hello from Lincoln, This week my sister and brother-in-law are visiting us from New Zealand where my wife and I grew up. Before retiring Barbara and John had a 30,000 acres high-country farm near St Bathans in New Zealand.  Yesterday over dinner we had much to talk about but the discussion eventually got round to…

Water in an Emergency

I’m not an alarmist, but I do believe in the saying “hope for the best but prepare for the worst.” We’ve all read many times the reports of cyber-hackers getting into large data-bases and stealing personal information.  Less publicized, generally, are more mundane cyber attacks on key infrastructure computer systems which are now all tied…

Customer Spotlight: Bag Balm

One of the great joys of this business is to find out how our Pure Water distillers are used.  Of course the distillers themselves are the reliable source of distilled water which is why tens of thousands of people, business, companies, schools, hospitals, clinics and countless other entities have a Pure Water distiller. Today I…

Private Well Owners Take Note

Several years ago, some passengers on an Aerolineas Argentinas airlines jet got violently sick on the flight sector between Lima, Peru and Los Angeles, California.  When the plane arrived in Los Angeles ambulances were waiting to greet the aircraft.  As it turned out, 57 passengers had symptoms of cholera and one passenger died.  They had…

The Legacy of Floods

During the Missouri River flooding during the Spring and Summer of 2011, the City of Omaha sewage treatment plant had to release millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Missouri River daily.  On some days the release reached 9 million gallons. In reality, it’s a small total compared to the massive amount of water…

Pets Need Distilled Water in Their Diet Too

One of the first trips I ever took when I became involved with the Pure Water brand of distillers almost three decades back was to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to visit with our then Distributor, Fred Snyder.  Myrtle Beach is a great place and a very popular place to vacation. One of the things Fred…

Endocrine Disruption Act of 2011 Going to Congress

Endocrine disruptors are a class of chemical often found in minute quantities in plastics, toys, foods, flame retardants and some pesticides, to name a few.  Why endocrine disruptors are so important is that they may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse reproductive, neurological, developmental and immune effects in humans.  These chemicals can…