Posts Tagged ‘drinking water’

Should You Be Concerned About Radon in Your Drinking Water

Radon is a naturally occurring tasteless, odorless, colorless and radioactive gas. It is produced when uranium is breaking down in rock, soil or water. The most prevalent form of unprocessed or “natural” uranium is U-238, and this is found in all of these elements. So, should you […]

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Are There Teflon Related Chemicals in Your Drinking Water?

A recent study carried out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that some of the chemicals used to manufacture Teflon have been found in drinking water. At least 27 states are affected, Nebraska is not amongst them, but that situation may change in the future if […]

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Should You Have Concerns About Asbestos in Your Drinking Water?

Many of us are aware of the dangers of asbestos in our homes, but this chemical can also be found in private or public drinking water supplies. So, should you be concerned about asbestos in your drinking water?  The Asbestos Basics:  Asbestos occurs in natural deposits and […]

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A Flood Could Contaminate Your Drinking Water

One of the most widespread and common types of natural disaster is flooding. Many communities have to deal with some flooding after a heavy rainfall or thawing in spring and winter. Aside from the myriad of problems caused by flooding, there is another dangerous threat to our […]

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National Primary Regulations for Drinking Water

By and large, Americans have access to some of the best and safest drinking water supplies on the planet. This is due to the safety standards for drinking water imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Primary Regulations or NPDWRs. These set the enforceable limits […]

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Drinking Water to Balance Alkaline/Acidic Body pH Levels

Our bodies are mainly made from water, with the relative levels of alkalinity and acidity measured as a pH level. We are quite often told that we need to cut down on acidity and alkalize our bodies. While this is good advice, the inverse is quite often […]

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Why You Should Consider Removing Chlorine from Your Drinking Water

Chlorine has been used as a disinfectant for water supplies for decades, and it has been highly effective. Chlorine easily kills waterborne diseases and pathogens. It’s easy to monitor, trace amounts remain in the water supply to prevent bacteria growth, and it’s inexpensive to use. One would […]

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Perchlorate in Your Drinking Water

Perchlorates are a salt derived from Perchloric acid. This is widely used in the Pyrotechnics and Rocket Fuel industries. The fact that this chemical is associated with such an inflammatory industry makes it a great concern that it may be present in your drinking water.   The Dangers […]

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The Hidden Danger of Prescription Drugs Contaminating Drinking Water

Even if you have only a passing interest in your health and well being, you are likely to be aware of the dangers of minerals, chemicals and other contaminants entering water supplies. What you may not be aware of is the hidden danger of drinking water supplies […]

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The Hidden Dangers of Arsenic in Our Drinking Water

The Hidden Dangers of Arsenic in Our Drinking Water   We all want to enjoy a drink of clean, delicious water without worry, but for many people that is not possible. Of course, we all know about dirty sources of unhealthy water in the third world, but […]

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