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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Want to Eliminate AIDS Altogether? Get It Wet!

On December 9, 2014, in Commentary, Health, by Erik

While HIV has become more manageable with awareness and medication, it still can thrive in areas without access to clean water. Dehydration and poor sanitation can attack HIV positive people the hardest due to their weak immune systems.


Drink Water… No, Not Just For Dehydration!

On December 4, 2014, in Commentary, Health, by Erik

We all know that it is important to drink water and stay hydrated, yet too many people still don’t drink water. Knowing that water can help digestion, keep skin healthy, and alleviate joint pain can persuade people to drink water more often.


Feeling the Afternoon Blahs? Put Down the Energy Drink, Drink Up Some Water

On November 27, 2014, in Commentary, Health, by Erik

Many working people get tired in the afternoon and reach for a cup of coffee or an energy drink for help. However, these beverages can cause a person to crash later on. Drinking water not only fends off fatigue, but does so without a sugar rush.


Track Your Diet Without Tracking Your Meals

On November 17, 2014, in Health, by Erik

Sensors like FitBit that track your physical activity are becoming increasingly popular, but when it comes to what you eat it’s always been up to you to report it. Now, though, a University of Alabama project has developed a sensor that could automatically track diet, giving you and your doctors accurate information that might be […]

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8 Glasses a Day, Keeps Kidney Stones Away

On November 12, 2014, in Commentary, Drinking Water, Health, by Erik

Kidney stones are an awful, agonizing ailment. You can help increase prevention by staying well hydrated and drinking less soda. The water will help flush your kidneys regularly and curbing your soda intake will prevent the acid from the drink from forming stones.

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2/3rds of the UK Drink Just a Single Glass of Water Daily

On November 10, 2014, in Drinking Water, Health, by Erik

According to findings by the UK Bottled Water Conference, 59.4% of people in the U.K. drink a single glass of water or less per day. In fact, only 1 in 250 U.K. citizens meet their daily fluid needs. This is a shocking figure since water and hydration as a whole helps prevent various ailments and […]

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The Water Angel Movement is a Great Move for Pubs

On November 4, 2014, in Commentary, Health, by Erik

West Sussex City Council has sent literal angels (well, models dressed like them) to pubs and clubs to hand out free water to young drinkers. Drinking a glass of water between alcoholic beverages helps curb drunken behavior and prevents hangovers, too.

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Nephros Receives Clearance to Produce High Grade Drinking Water Filters

On October 31, 2014, in Health, Water Filtration, by Erik

Nephros Inc., a medical device company known for creating high quality liquid purification ultrafilters and equipment used in dialysis, has been given 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to have its filtration system used to filter EPA quality drinking water. The ultra-pure water these filters provide could help wash patients and provide cleaner […]

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