Is the "Forever Chemical" in your water?

Is the "Forever Chemical" in your water?

PFA contamination in the United States By Eldon C. Muehling A recent update (March 2019) published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute at Northeastern University, includes a map of the United States that documents publicly the currently known extent of a large family of contaminants called PFAs. …

EPA Says Unsafe Drinking Water is Biggest Environmental Threat

EPA Says Unsafe Drinking Water is Biggest Environmental Threat

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) administrator Andrew Wheeler believes that unsafe drinking water is the biggest environmental threat that the world faces today. Speaking to CBS News, to mark World Water Day, Wheeler said "A lack of access to clean water is a more pressing concern than climate change... The effects of climate change are…

Sterile Water vs Distilled Water

Sterile Water vs Distilled Water

Lately, a new question has been popping up online: what's the difference between sterile water and distilled water? Sterile water has usually been boiled to kill anything living in the water, but it still has other things in it. Distilled water is made to get you as close to pure H2O as possible - no…

Electrolytes in my Water

Electrolytes in my Water

What is an Electrolyte? Every so often we come across people who claim the main reason for not wanting to drink distilled water is they have heard that distilled water does not have any electrolytes in it. This is really pretty much the same objection that people are giving when they say that distilled water…

Water Pollution in China Escalates

More and More information is coming out about China’s horrible air pollution.  Even getting to work is posing a health hazard because of the thick smog in many urban areas.  What has not been getting the attention it deserves is the pollution in China’s water.  Water pollution is becoming a major problem In the country. …

If the local authorities said you couldn't use your tap water, would you be prepared?

If the local authorities said you couldn't use your tap water, would you be prepared?

Water Contamination.  It can happen any time anywhere.  The latest example showed up in the news just last week. Over 300,000 residents in Western Virginia were  warned not turn on their taps.  They were advised not to take showers, brush their teeth, or even do laundry.  Why?  Because Thursday, Jan. 9 there was a toxic…

Pesticides, the Honey Bee and Us

In recent years there have been many news reports of the drastic decline in the honey bee numbers.  Why is this significant?  Honey bees are the best at pollinating plants, and thus, have a key role in our food chain functioning normally. After DDT was banned due to toxicity concerns several decades back, the hunt…

Water scarcity raises concerns!

A new study by the U.S. Geological Society says an estimated 20 per cent loss of snow cover across the Rocky Mountains will impact millions of people who rely on the Rockies for their water.The study, released earlier this month, indicates the northern Rocky Mountains experienced large snow packs until the 1980's.But in the last…