Trihalomethane

Trihalomethane in Public WaterTrihalomethanes (THM's) are chemical compounds that show up in different forms such as chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform.  THM's are considered carcinogenic (having potential to cause cancer).  They are created when chlorine reacts with natural occurring organic and inorganic materials in the water.  The risks associated with exposure to THM's are liver, … Continue reading Trihalomethane

What You Should Know About Nitrates In Your Water

What You Should Know About Nitrates In WaterNitrates are released into the ground by fertilization methods, septic leakage, animal manure & decay of natural deposits.  Nitrate levels USGSNitrates, consumed over time, can harm the kidneys and spleen.  High nitrate levels in infants can cause shortness of breath and fatal "baby blue" syndrome, due to the … Continue reading What You Should Know About Nitrates In Your Water

Chlorine In Your Drinking Water

Chlorine In Your Drinking WaterChlorine:  A halogen element that is isolated as a poisonous, greenish-yellow gas described as having a pungent/choking odor, that has many uses. It is often used as a disinfectant in water treatment.  It is a very corrosive and hazardous chemical.The body does not absorb chlorine well.  According to the EPA (Environmental … Continue reading Chlorine In Your Drinking Water

Fluoride in Our Water – Is it Really Necessary?

Fluoride in Our Water - Is it Really Necessary? 9/15/2011 Jodie Jasper Fluoride is not an essential nutrient; it is a chemical which is specifically added to the water for medicinal purposes, to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride comes from erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizers & aluminum factories.  The same chemicals’ used to fluoridate … Continue reading Fluoride in Our Water – Is it Really Necessary?

Chlorine Dangers

 Chlorine Dangers Chlorinated water can destroy polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E in the body while generating toxins capable of free radical damage (oxidation).  Chlorinated water contains chemical compounds called trihalomethanes which are carcinogens resulting from the combination of chlorine with compounds in water which can cause mutations by altering DNA, suppress immune system function and … Continue reading Chlorine Dangers

Chesapeake Bay Watershed sees near-record numbers from flood

Chesapeake Bay Watershed sees near-record numbers from floodImpact of Hurricane Irene on the Health of Chesapeake Bay? Only Time (and Monitoring) Will Tell! Posted: Sep 06 2011, 11:49 by Rich Batiuk Rich Batiuk is the Associate Director for Science with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Chesapeake Bay Program. When it became clear that … Continue reading Chesapeake Bay Watershed sees near-record numbers from flood

A link between climate change and extreme weather Never. - YouTube.flvFrom: purewaterfortheworld  | Sep 9, 2011  | 0 views Water Too Much or Too Littlehttp://multipureusa.com/callenHeat waves, droughts, blizzards and the the rest of the year's U.S. record-breaking extreme weather, likely enjoyed a boost from global warming, suggests a climate report. CAPTIONMeehl / NCARHurricane Irene this … Continue reading

Climate report links extreme weather events to global warming

Sep 08, 2011 Climate report links extreme weather events to global warming By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY Updated 18h 5m ago Heat waves, droughts, blizzards and the the rest of the year's U.S. record-breaking extreme weather, likely enjoyed a boost from global warming, suggests a climate report. CAPTIONMeehl / NCARHurricane Irene this year pushed the … Continue reading Climate report links extreme weather events to global warming