For years, we have known about the correlation between toxic levels of lead in children and impulsive behavior, lower IQs and shorter attention spans in school. Recently, a study published in the Environmental Research journal, shows that even mild and […]
BPA is only 1 of over 24,000 chemicals to be concerned about leaching from plastic
Over the past decade, a growing number of consumer advocates worldwide have been demanding plastic products that are free of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). This global movement led to some significant positive changes especially containers manufacturing in the food, […]
Fukushima Remembered. Let’s Not Forget. Radiation is Coming Our Way.
When the giant earthquake and tidal wave hit Fukushima, Japan on March 11, 2011, the world watched in horror. Initially it was the amazing destruction of the east coast of Northern Honshu that bore the brunt of the disaster with […]
Fukushima; worse than Chernobyl?
Fukushima is once again on the news as TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) recently admitted that the leakage of radiation contaminated water at the Fukushima plant has not been contained. After denying it for over 2 years, Japan’s nuclear watch […]
Barium – its health effects on the human body
With the increase of drilling for Natural Gas, ground and surface waters are getting contaminated by this inorganic metal found in water called Barium. Its health risks are many. They can vary from increase in blood pressure all the way to death. Why take the risk of having even a tiny small elements of Barium in your drinking water? What water treatment alternatives can you consider? When it comes to your health, is the cheapest price or the best solution, what influences your buying decision?
The Safe Drinking Water Act
Part 1 of a Series In 1974 Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide national requirements for drinking water standards to protect the public health. This law was tightened considerably in 1986 and again in 1996 by […]