The Case Against Chlorinated Tap Water

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The Case Against Chlorinated Tap Water Could it interfere with the "good" bacteria in your gut? —By Josh Harkinson | Mon Aug. 4, 2014 6:00 AM EDT The chlorination of municipal tap water is considered one of the 20th century's best public health ideas. The American Water Works Association credits the practice with increasing … [Read more...]

Toxic Chemicals Found In One-Third Of U.S. Water Supply

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(NaturalNews) You may want to think twice before further drinking or even bathing in unfiltered tap water, as a new report set to be published next year has found that a striking percentage of the U.S. water supply is contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the … [Read more...]

Cities With The Worst Water Quality

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Cities With The Worst Water Quality Having a clean drinking supply is important. There are many places around the world that has contaminated water. This causes immense problems, including the spread of diseases. Even here in the United States, some cities have awful water for drinking. Although these cities don’t even compare to some other … [Read more...]

Official Says Complaining About Tap Water is Act of Terrorism

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Official Says Complaining About Tap Water is Act of Terrorism If you dare to complain about the poor quality of your tap water, you better expect a visit from Homeland Security. Because after all, as a water official has now verified on record, complaining about your tap water can be an act of terrorism. Concerned about the high levels of … [Read more...]

Green Mistakes – Why Your Efforts To Save The Planet Might Actually Be Making Things Worse

Green Mistakes - Why Your Efforts To Save The Planet Might Actually Be Making Things Worse Making the decision to go green is a great move and something that should certainly be commended. Once you consciously decide that you are going to start trying to reduce your carbon footprint and begin recycling and gardening, you will not only reduce your … [Read more...]

Drinking Water Week 2013

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Drinking Water Week Each year, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and an alliance of organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sponsor Drinking Water Week to highlight the importance of tap water and the need to reinvest in our water infrastructure. Tap water plays a critical role in the success of a … [Read more...]

Bottled Water Versus Filtered Water – Which Is The Best Option?

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Bottled Water Versus Filtered Water – Which Is the Best Option? Water is something that everyone needs to consume in order to stay healthy and happy. Seeing to it that you get your doctor-recommended eight glasses of water per day keeps your metabolism high, your mental processes sharp, and your skin in good condition. It’s a great way to beat the … [Read more...]

Drinking Dirty Water – Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

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Drinking Dirty Water - Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy? Civilization is only as strong as its water supply. Communities and cities, as well as their economic stability, can quickly and easily be bruised, if not toppled, by the unchecked outbreak of waterborne microbes such as viruses and bacteria. Subtler, long-term mayhem may be wrought … [Read more...]

10 Reasons To Drink Tap Water – Tapit

10 Reasons To Drink Tap Water - Tapit There are many reasons to skip bottled water and head straight to the tap. We have summed what we thought were the top 10 in one simple infographic. If this doesn't convince you, maybe nothing will. Be sure to pass this along to those who might not be quite convinced that tap water is the way to. Scroll to … [Read more...]

Drinking Water: Bottled or Tap?

By Catherine Clarke Fox If your family is like many in the United States, unloading the week’s groceries includes hauling a case or two of bottled water into your home. On your way to a soccer game or activity, it’s easy to grab a cold one right out of the fridge, right? But all those plastic bottles use a lot of fossil fuels and pollute the … [Read more...]

Think Reusable Bottles, Forget Plastic Bottled Water – Ban The Bottle

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People often claim the reasons they buy bottled water is because of convenience, supposed health benefits, and better taste. Yet, a majority of consumers cannot identify any valid reasons as to why they choose bottled water over a reusable bottle. In a way, you could assert that filling up a reusable water bottle for the day is more convenient than … [Read more...]

I Heart Tap Water Video Contest Winners

Students Demonstrate That Anyone Can Take Back the Tap Elizabeth Klein from University of Cincinnati was announced as the winner of our I Heart Tap Water video contest with her stop-motion animation video. Klein’s video and other finalist videos fulfilled the following requirements: a declaration of love for tap water, some discussion about … [Read more...]

How To Choose The Best Water Filter

Lets face it, everyone will need a water filter in their home, sooner or later. Choosing the one that meets your personal water filter needs can be a challenge. Consumer Reports helps take some guess work out of choosing the best home water filter product. They pick from the top sellers and put them through a complete set of tests to insure that … [Read more...]

How To Compare Water Filters Using NSF Standards

Comparing Water Filter Systems Concerned about the safety of your drinking water? Don't really know how to compare the quality of various brands of water filters on the market today? More than 30 years after the passage of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the safety of our drinking water is often in the news and on consumers' … [Read more...]

We’re Blaming the Wrong People for Polluted Tap Water – Wenonah Hauter

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Recent coverage of hexavalent chromium (also known as chromium 6) in some of our nation's water supplies vilified the wrong institutions: our municipal water utilities. The real culprits are the industries that dump this and other pollutants into our drinking water sources, and the elected officials who are short-sightedly failing to fund our … [Read more...]

How Much Chlorine Is In My Drinking Water?

How Much Chlorine Is In Your Drinking Water? Kenton Jones from Multipure takes us on a demonstration with OTO, a swimming pool chemical that measures chlorine in water. Check out this awesome demonstration on dry foods such as pasta, jasmine rice and pinto beans when added to chlorinated water. OTO can be purchased at any pool supply store. Do the … [Read more...]