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Japan plans to release Radioactive Water into the Ocean

Japan plans to release Radioactive Water into the Ocean

A Problem For The World The Telegraph reports that "Water that the Japanese government is planning to release into the Pacific Ocean from the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant contains radioactive material well above legally permitted levels, according to the plant's operator and documents seen by The Telegraph." (emphasis added) “The government is running out…

The Importance of Pure Drinking Water

The Importance of Pure Drinking Water

August is National Water Quality Month As you may know, August is National Water Quality Month.  National Water Quality Month was founded years ago to educate consumers about the importance of clean water.  Water, especially PURE water, is so important not only to our wellbeing but our very existence!  We should celebrate every time we…

Are Microbeads in Your Drinking Water?

Are Microbeads in Your Drinking Water?

What are Microbeads? Microbeads are man-made solid plastic particles of less than one millimeter in their largest dimension. They are commercially available in particle sizes of 10 micrometers to 1 micrometer. That would be the equivalent of 0.00039 inches to 0.039 inches so they are very small and may be hard to detect except with…

Lead Contaminated Tap Water: What's Your Risk?

Lead Contaminated Tap Water: What's Your Risk?

It Started in Flint, Michigan Nearly everyone is familiar with the Flint Michigan Water Crisis where lead was being leached from old pipes into drinking water.  In 2014, in an effort to save money, the city of Flint switched from its original water provider to using water from the Flint River.  Shortly after that, many…

How to Remove Fluoride from Water

How to Remove Fluoride from Water

Health Effects of Fluoride For a variety of health reasons, many people are looking for ways to remove fluoride from their drinking water or they are seeking out bottled water without fluoride.  While water fluoridation is a widespread water treatment practice in the United States, and a few other places, fluoride opponents, and many preventative…

Effective Nitrate Removal from Water

Effective Nitrate Removal from Water

Nitrates in water can cause blue blood syndrome and birth defects, as well as stomach and colon cancer.  Nitrates are mainly used in fertilizers for better crop production.  This can cause water quality issues especially for people who live in states that are heavily involved in farming such as Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, North…

Removing Chlorine from Drinking Water

Removing Chlorine from Drinking Water

Chlorine in drinking water is a big concern these days, which has prompted numerous people to look for ways to remove chlorine from tap water.  While chlorine is added to municipal water supplies as a disinfectant to kill disease-causing pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoans, it also has a negative side.  Many people do…

Boiling Tap Water for a Boil Alert

Boiling Tap Water for a Boil Alert

Follow Boil Alerts Carefully Flooding or other natural disasters of any kind can affect water quality and often a boil alert will be put into place.  When a large event happens, like a hurricane that impacts a lot of people, the task of getting clean water can be even more challenging.  Each person must listen…

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Are You Ready? September is emergency preparedness month, so it is a good time to take a moment to think about how you and your family can be ready for the unexpected.  Most experts agree that having a written plan and knowing what you would do makes facing emergencies easier.  Being prepared with the physical…