Posts Tagged ‘drinking water’

Mercury Standards for Your Drinking Water

For many of us mercury is an element that exists only in science fiction and inside thermometers. In fact, mercury is created by natural or synthetic processes that can lead to mercury being leaked into water sources. So, should you be concerned about mercury in your drinking […]

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Are American Exposed to Potentially Hazardous Sources of Drinking Water?

Are American Exposed to Potentially Hazardous Sources of Drinking Water??   In the U.S. we have had decades of practices that have promoted and increased the cleanliness of our domestic water supply. As a modern first world nation, we have the full weight of the Environmental Protection […]

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Do Toxin Levels in Drinking Water Increase in Spring and Summer?

Do Toxin Levels in Drinking Water Increase in Spring and Summer?   Many people, want to enjoy the positive benefits that can be gained from drinking adequate quantities of clean, fresh water. It may come as a surprise to some people when they learn that the toxicity […]

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Understanding Emerging Contaminants Found in Drinking Water

Understanding Emerging Contaminants Found in Drinking Water   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) constantly evaluates the levels of known contaminants to ensure that they stay within the set limits for safe human consumption. Additionally, the EPA has developed a new category that they have named “Emerging Contaminants.” […]

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Is There Asbestos in My Drinking Water?

Is There Asbestos in My Drinking Water?   Asbestos is a word that rightly causes concern for the majority of people, and it is widely understood that it is bad for health. There are specialist companies that remove asbestos; they dress in respirators, gloves, and environmental suits […]

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How Do Tannins Affect Drinking Water?

How Do Tannins Affect Drinking Water?   Tannins are a dissolved form of decayed organic matter in a water supply. Generally, anything that was once alive is considered an organic material, but tannins are not usually a risk to health. In fact, tea or coffee is considered […]

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Should You Be Concerned About Atrazine in Your Drinking Water

Should You Be Concerned About Atrazine in Your Drinking Water   The herbicide Atrazine is used to selectively control broadleaf weeds such as velvetleaf, cocklebur, and pigweed, along with certain grass weeds in sorghum and corn fields. Selective control allows for the targeted weeks to be controlled […]

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Is it Time to Consider the Water You Are Drinking

Is it Time to Consider the Water You Are Drinking   Most of us are aware that drinking water is of vital importance for good health. While many of us may know that we are not drinking enough and try to drink more water each day, have […]

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Help, I Don’t Know if I’m Drinking Enough Water!

Help, I Don’t Know if I’m Drinking Enough Water!   As most people know, it is essential to drink enough water during the day for good health. The amount of water that we need to drink seems to vary depending upon the day that you read on […]

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Should You be Concerned About Iron in Drinking Water

Should You be Concerned About Iron in Drinking Water   While iron is an essential mineral, it can be particularly troublesome in water supplies. Iron is one of the most abundant resources in the world, making up approximately 5 percent of the planet’s crust. As rainwater filters […]

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