The Fracking Fuss What it's about—and why you should care by Sheryl Eisenberg Fracking is all over the news these days, but what exactly is it? A.A harmless way to get natural gas out of the ground. B.A fictional euphemism in a TV series for, well, you know what. C.The answer to global warming. D.None of the above. If you answered B, you really know your popular culture. It was, indeed, an expletive used in Battlestar Galactica, as my business partner keeps reminding me. She can't help ...[READ MORE]
According to the EPA, exposure to lead in drinking water can result in delayed physical or neurologic development in infants and children, and can cause high blood pressure, kidney problems, and cancer in adults. Moreover, a growing body of evidence suggests adverse health effects result even at blood levels below the 10 µg/dL “level of concern” at which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends intervention. “Lead in water is an underappreciated source of lead intake,” ...[READ MORE]
Filtered Water Bottles Filtering your water at home is fine, but what if you want to be able to do it on the go? Ready to break your plastic water bottle habit but not quite sold on straight municipal tap while your on the go? If so, a filtered water bottle may be the solution. Amazon.com carries a wide variety of filtered water bottles. With these portable filter bottles, you can stop at any tap or water fountain, and still have filtered water. Check with each manufacturer to get the details ...[READ MORE]
Over half of Americans drink bottled water, spending 240-10,000 times more per gallon for bottled water than they do for tap water, a trend largely fueled by the belief that bottled water is safer and healthier than tap water. Is the cost worth it? Controversial reports from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Gland, Switzerland, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in Washington, DC, say no. The 2001 WWF report Bottled Water: Understanding a Social Phenomenon, an overview of the ...[READ MORE]
A short documentary which looks at the initial theories behind the effectiveness of fluoride and where it originated. It goes on to show the lack of science behind the use of Fluoride and reveals Fluoride as a toxic waste substance that is being pumped into our drinking water. The documentary will conclude by delivering the “hard to swallow truth” of fluoride which pertains to why it is actually used. For more information on fluoride visit: http://www.fluoridealert.org
Our friend and fellow distributor Deanna and her husband David, have been a true inspiration to so many people. Deanna and David share their story of meeting and working in the deaf community and how their lives have changed because of 2 deaf people that ultimately changed their lives and the lives of hundreds of others. This is a wonderfull inspiring story. Thank you Dianna for sharing with us. May 25, 2011 Dear Distributors and Customers, Growing up, I had never been around a ...[READ MORE]
Environmental Working Group researcher Nneka Leiba explains the health concerns of fluoridated tap water and outlines what kind of filtering processes work best, particularly if you're bottle-feeding an infant using powdered formula mixed with tap water. Related: What is Reverse Osmosis?
When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. "The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling ...[READ MORE]
With the push for energy independence and fuels that emit fewer greenhouse gases, domestically produced natural gas has been growing in popularity. But alongside this growth have come concerns that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), a procedure used in the extraction of natural gas and oil, may pollute ground and surface waters. Responding to increasing public pressure for federal action and a call by the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Conference Committee, the U.S. Environmental ...[READ MORE]
Use Less Plastic from TakePart on Vimeo. Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today, and much of this plastic has traveled from our hands to our oceans. The most important thing you can do is use less plastic. Join the Blue movement and sign the plastic pledge at SaveMyOceans.com.