Great comparison of international drinking water standards

On September 18, 2018, in Features, by ukwfstaff

We’ve just compiled a comparison table of international drinking water standards. And here it is This compares the maximum levels that different regulators give for various contaminants The chart compares the USA with the World Health Organisation, the UK, Europe and Scandinavian countries. (We included Scandinavia because they tend to have high public health standards). […]

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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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Should Drinking Water Be Free?

On December 8, 2015, in News, by Erik

The United Nations is stepping in to analyze a current stirring in Detroit. As many as 80,000 citizens are on the brink of having their water shut off due to incredibly overdue utility bills. While Detroit lies in one of the richest countries in the world, the poverty rate reigns high and citizens are getting […]

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Want to Remove Arsenic From Drinking Water? Smoke Up.

On December 7, 2015, in Discoveries & Innovation, by Erik

While smoking is an unhealthy, detrimental habit, drinking water contaminated with arsenic is outright deadly. So who would have thought that discarded cigarette ashes could remove 96% of arsenic in water? That’s even lower than the standard set by the World Health Organization! Read the link here to find out more about this odd discovery

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Re-use / Recycle Water Filter Cartridges

On March 28, 2015, in Commentary, Discoveries & Innovation, by ukwfstaff

Here’s a typical question we get: Hi The new water filter arrived and is safely installed , thank you . How do I dispose of the old one , does it go in to plastics recycling ? Best wishes Susan Good question Susan: There are 2 main types of filter we’ll cover here: Inline filters […]

Get Hydrated with Apples and Cinnamon

On March 4, 2015, in News, by Erik

It’s important to drink plenty of water to each day to stay healthy and shy away from sugary drinks and sodas. A tasty way to get your eight glasses per day is to infuse your drinking water with the flavor of apples and sweet cinnamon! Just follow the recipe here and enjoy a healthy drink […]

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Add Some Spice to Your Drinking Water

On March 2, 2015, in News, by Erik

In order to stay healthy it’s recommended to stay hydrated and avoid sodas and sugary drinks. However, sometimes water can taste bland. Give your drinking water an extra kick by adding some sliced cucumbers and jalapeno to give your water an extra crisp taste and spice. Get the recipe here:: Slightly Spicy Water

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