Erin Brockovich Carcinogen Found in the Drinking Water of More than 75% of Americans

Unsafe levels of a cancer-causing chemical called chromium-6 are contaminating the tap water of more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states. This finding comes from an analysis of federal data released this week by the Environmental Working Group. You might know chromium-6 from the popular 2000 movie, “Erin Brockovich,” starring Julia Roberts. The film depicted real live events about a lawsuit filed by residents of Hinkley, California, against an energy corporation in the area after ...[READ MORE]

How To Make Alkaline Water At Home

One of the major causes of illness and aging is what sort of toxins and substances we allow into our bodies. Poor diet, stress, and pollution in our environment all contribute to sickness and premature aging. To counteract all these factors, it’s important that we use antioxidants, which are substances that can remove unstable particles from our bodies. Known as “free radicals,” these particles can wreak havoc by disrupting biochemical processes and even killing healthy cells. Thankfully, one ...[READ MORE]

Do you know what your water filter removes?

Not all filters are certified to remove lead. Lindsay Moyer • August 29, 2016 Posted in Food Safety. Most filters will make your water taste better. The best way to tell whether they also get rid of the contaminants you’re concerned about is to check their certification with NSF International (formerly the National Sanitation Foundation). That’s easier said than done. The NSF’s website is difficult to navigate. So we’ve compiled a list showing whether some widely available filters remove ...[READ MORE]

Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin in "The Lancet" Medical Journal

The movement to remove industrial sodium fluoride from the world’s water supply has been growing in recent years, with evidence coming out against the additive from several sources. Now, a report from the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has officially classified fluoride as a neurotoxin, in the same category as arsenic, lead and mercury. The news was broken by author Stefan Smyle and disseminated by the Facebook page Occupy Food, which linked to the report ...[READ MORE]

New Studies Highlight Dangers of PFC Contamination in Drinking Water

Multipure touts the effectiveness of Carbon Block Filters in treating PFC contamination Recent studies published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters (ESTL) and Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) examine the presence and effects of drinking water contamination by poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These chemicals, part of a broader category of substances known as perfluorochemicals (PFC), have been linked to negative effects including high cholesterol, hormone ...[READ MORE]

Nestlé gets access to Fryeburg, Maine's groundwater for up to 45 years in controversial case

Nestlé has secured the rights to purchase the groundwater in Fryeburg, Maine for up to 45 years, after several years of litigation that revealed local politicians and authorities' links to the company. Activists say this damages the town's water sustainability. Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court quashed activists’ efforts to appeal the deal by ruling in favor of Nestlé on Thursday. The advocacy organization Food & Water Watch, along with local resident Bruce Taylor, appealed the 2014 ...[READ MORE]

Flagler County to begin fluoridating water

The change will not effect Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, which have their own water sources. by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor Flagler County will no longer be one of the few counties in the state of Florida that does not have fluoridated water. The Flagler County Commission voted unanimously at its regular Aug. 15 meeting to move ahead with a fluoridation program recommended by the county and state health departments. There was little discussion of the matter among commissioners, ...[READ MORE]

Can Drinking More Water Help You Lose Weight?

By Dr. Mercola If you don't drink enough water, you can easily become dehydrated. Many actually mistake their thirst for hunger, and this is one of the basic premises behind the idea that drinking water may alleviate hunger and help you lose weight. Many studies support this idea though, so it's not just pure hype. Most recently, researchers found that adults who were chronically under-hydrated had higher body mass index (BMI) and were more likely to be obese compared to well-hydrated ...[READ MORE]

Excessive lead levels found in almost 2,000 water systems across all 50 states

TESTS FOR CITIES, RURAL SUBDIVISIONS AND EVEN SCHOOLS AND DAY CARES SERVING WATER TO 6 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE FOUND EXCESSIVE AND HARMFUL LEVELS OF LEAD.  Alison Young and Mark Nichols, USA TODAY Melissa Hoffman, 40, expresses her concerns about the high lead levels found at her children's school, Caroline Elementary School, during a town hall meeting March 3, 2016, in Ithaca, N.Y. (Photo: Romain Blanquart, USA TODAY NETWORK) While a harsh national spotlight focuses on the drinking water crisis ...[READ MORE]