Health

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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Big business vs Public health again. BPA-Free Plastics

On December 12, 2015, in Health, by ukwfstaff

BPA is the chemical Bisphenol A which is widely used to make plastics and resins – not least those used for containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles and baby feeding bottles. BPA is thought to disrupt hormones by affecting the endocrine system, which releases hormones throughout the body particularly sex hormones – which might affect puberty or the menopause […]

 

Lessons about “Blue Water” after Privatisation of UK Water Companies

On April 9, 2015, in Discoveries & Innovation, Government, Health, by ukwfstaff

The information below was sent in by one of our clients. We thought we should publish it a) to show how age and experience matter greatly and (b) because it might be of help to future researchers. **** “Dear Ed, Please note that if you decide to publish what I am about to say I would […]

 

Health Reporter Stands By ‘8 Glasses of Water a Day’ Standard

On December 24, 2014, in Health, by Erik

While many articles are calling into question the need to drink 8 glasses of water per day, Bio Logic Aqua Research founder Sharon Kleyne still stands by the recommendation. Kleyne believes that despite the new knowledge that no two people have identical daily water requirements, drinking 8 glasses will help counteract the body’s exposure to […]

 

A Glass of Water a Day Keeps Kidney Stones Away

On December 23, 2014, in Commentary, Health, by Erik

A kidney stone is one of the most painful things a human can experience and more people are becoming prone to them. Regularly drinking water can help reduce the chance of kidney stones and kidney stone recurrence immensely.

 

Hungover? Have a Glass of Water

On December 23, 2014, in Health, by Erik

Hangovers are a literal pain in the head, but can be easily avoided. Drinking a glass of water between each drink when you’re at the pub can help keep you hydrated and headache free. If it’s too late, drinking water during a hangover can help hydrate and boost you through it. For more on water […]

 

Climate change is causing toxic bacteria to contaminate waterways

On December 17, 2014, in Health, by Erik

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, has survived on earth for 2.5 billion years. It’s now found in large blooms in fresh water with high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus caused by factories, waste facilities, chemical fertilizers, and other pollutants. The bacteria is toxic and makes the water unsuitable for human use. Damage to the […]

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Poor quality, bacteria-laden water common in China

On December 15, 2014, in Health, by Erik

Testing has revealed almost a quarter of China’s purified drinking water is substandard, with many products containing excessive bacteria including C’estbon Beverage Co Ltd, Danone SA’s Robust, and Wahaha Group. China is no stranger to food scares, and with polluted waterways the public is forced to boil water or purchase bottles. Read the full article […]

 

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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