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  Acid Water and Health: In its natural state, the body is slightly alkaline. It must maintain this slightly alkaline state for our very survival. Our bodies have developed complex mechanisms to ensure that this balance is maintained. Drinking slightly alkaline water is just one extra thing we can do on our path to health. Are Shower Filters … [Read more...]

Acid Water

Acid Water May be Harmful to Your Health In its natural state, the body is slightly alkaline. It must maintain this slightly alkaline state for our very survival. Our bodies have developed complex mechanisms to ensure this balance is maintained.  Most of us are natural alkaline producers in our early years. This is why many children and young adults can get away with eating … [Read more...]

Chlorine in Drinking Water | chlorine water

Chlorine has been used as an effective disinfectant in drinking water supplies for nearly 100 years. Chlorine is considered necessary to destroy many of the bacteria in our drinking water.  If it cleanses your water, then what is the problem?   Expert voices from the present and past:  "Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. While it prevented … [Read more...]

Common Drinking Water Contaminants

Potential Contamination Sources, Possible Health Effects and Water Treatment Options: Acrylamide Short-term: nervous system damage, weakness and loss of coordination in the legs. Long-term: damage to the nervous system, paralysis, cancer. Sources of contamination: a coagulant aid in drinking water treatment, sewage/wastewater treatment, oil wells, organic chemical … [Read more...]

EPA Fact Sheet on Nitrates

The following article comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ground Water and Drinking Water Consumer Fact Sheet on: Nitrates/Nitrites  As part of the Drinking Water and Health pages, this fact sheet is part of a larger publication: National Primary Drinking Water Regulations  This is a fact sheet about a chemical that may be found in some public or private … [Read more...]

Fluorinated Water | fluoride

Fluoride comes from fluorine crystals

Fluoride—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (By Michael Robison, Water Treatment Consultant Michaelr@turbonet.com ) Often I am asked by my local water treatment clients (the ones with small children) if there is fluoride in their water. My response… is yes, maybe? If they are served by a city water system that city may be using fluoride to fluorinate their water. I encourage … [Read more...]

Hard vs. Soft Water

Article by Michael Robison What is Hard water? “Hard” water contains a significant level of dissolved calcium and/or magnesium. On the other hand; the word “Soft” is used to describe water containing little or no calcium and/or magnesium. One of the primary disadvantages to “Hard” water and the reason it is described as “hard“ is due to the fact that more soap, detergent, … [Read more...]

Radon in Your Water

Where is Waterborne Radon Found? Radon is produced by the radioactive decay of radium in the ground. Granites and other rocks may contain high concentrations of radium and produce significant amounts of radon. Aquifers in these rocks accumulate the radon, increasing the concentration in the water.  The highest radon concentrations in water are found in ground water … [Read more...]

Spring Water

Using Springs for Drinking Water? Many people are fascinated by springs. The very word seems to have some magic. While springs may seem like an ideal water supply, they need to be selected with care, developed properly, and tested periodically for contamination.  Excerpt From: Protecting Water Supply Springs Prepared by: Gregory D. Jennings Extension Agricultural … [Read more...]

Water Analysis | water test

Public water sources – Contrary to popular belief; our public water treatment facilities were not designed to “purify” our water. In reality, the best they can do is control and reduce contaminants. Public water treatment today is essentially the same as it has been for more than 100 years. Water is treated (most often filtered) to remove the larger particles (sediment) and … [Read more...]