Drinking Water

Incredible failure of public water supply. How to Poison a US City

On February 2, 2016, in Drinking Water, Government, Health, News, by ukwfstaff

Cut costs for life’s basics at your peril. Look what happened when the Governor of Michigan Sate decided to cut costs by changing to a cheaper water supply (for the poor) https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/01/mother-exposed-flint-lead-contamination-water-crisis and what happened next https://thinkprogress.org/economy/2016/02/01/3744770/hundreds-of-union-plumbers-spent-the-weekend-installing-water-filters-for-flint-residents-for-free/

 

Hydrogen-Rich Water: Drink to Your Health

On December 16, 2015, in Drinking Water, Health, by Erik

Research has been shown that drinking water enriched with hydrogen has potential therapeutic health benefits. Hydrogen-rich water can act as an anti-oxidant that can help offset harmful molecules taken in by pollution or excessive consumption of junk food. The studies done at the University of Pittsburgh in the U.S. also show that drinking hydrogen-rich water […]

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Arsenic Removed From Water Using “Smart Material”

On December 14, 2015, in Discoveries & Innovation, Drinking Water, by Erik

Researchers the Imperial College London have discovered a new way to eliminate arsenic from drinking water sources. Using a new “smart material” with a zinc base, it is possible to remove arsenic from groundwater sources through adsorption. Read more about this finding here.

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Water, Water, Everywhere But Less Than 3% to Drink

On December 11, 2015, in Drinking Water, by Erik

When we look at photos from space, the earth looks rich and blue. Many can clearly see that the earth is mostly water on the surface. What many don’t seem to realize that while the earth is very blue, it’s not a life-giving blue. While it appears that the earth is drenched, 97.25% of earth’s […]

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To Stay Strong, Drink Less Strontium

On December 11, 2015, in Drinking Water, Latest, by Erik

With the U.S.’s Environmental Protection Agency pushing for strontium regulation in their drinking water, other world powers such as the U.K. may not be behind. Strontium has been linked to decrease bone strength in individuals who don’t consume enough calcium. The EPA is currently evaluating whether or not to impose a direct rule on this […]

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Sussex’s chalk waterways are in danger

On December 15, 2014, in Drinking Water, by Erik

Roughly 70 percent of Sussex’s drinking water comes from the chalk waterways, which include more than 50 streams. A World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report showed only 20 percent were in good condition, and the WWF wants to see government action. Many of the waterways have been damaged beyond repair, but others can still […]

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What’s the deal with fluoride?

On December 13, 2014, in Drinking Water, Health, by Erik

While most of Europe does not add fluoride to their water supply, England and Ireland are among the countries that do. Water fluoridation is done to prevent cavities in our teeth, but how effective is it, and what are the dangers of consuming fluoride? Some fluoride is derived from industrial waste and added to the […]

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“Natural” Mineral Water Doesn’t Mean “Safer”

On December 10, 2014, in Commentary, Drinking Water, by Erik

It’s easy to get caught up in the “natural” label. However, “natural” mineral water doesn’t guarantee that it came from a clean water source. Filtering and doing your own research should protect you better than any label.

 

Toxic Water Still Plagues Bhopal 30 Years After Disaster

On December 9, 2014, in Drinking Water, by Erik

On December 2, 1984, a Union Carbide Corp factory accidentally leaked cyanide gas into the air, which killed thousands of Indian citizens in the city of Bhopal. Now, 30 years later, the nearby freshwater sources are still contaminated from that accident, leaving many still suffering. The Supreme Court and the U.N. are still looking for […]

 

Water Credit Making Good On Its Mission

On December 8, 2014, in Drinking Water, by Erik

The Water Credit initiative started by Water.org and The MasterCard Foundation has improved the lives of 115,000 people and counting. By using Water Credit, clean water access and sanitation services have been established and improved in impoverished areas in Uganda, Nairobi, and elsewhere. For more information about this program, click here:: Progress on Access to […]