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]

How To Tell If Your Water Is Safe

How can I tell whether the water in my house is safe to drink? It's not easy. You can rely on your senses to alert you to a few of the more unappetizing things that spill into your drinking glass — like sulfur, with its distinctive rotten-egg smell, or too much chlorine. The Water Quality Association offers an interactive Diagnose Your Drinking Water tool on its Web site, which can help you figure out why your tap water smells like rotten eggs, tastes like salt, or spots your glasses. Advice is ...[READ MORE]

Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If They End Up In The Ocean

A craft beer company has brewed up a brilliant idea. Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida, has created edible six-pack rings that feed, rather than kill, marine life if the rings end up in the ocean and an animal happens to eat it. The rings are created from beer by-products during the brewing process such as barley and wheat and are completely safe for humans and fish to eat. The rings are also 100 percent biodegradable and compostable, which just ups the product’s sustainability ...[READ MORE]