The Manipulation of Our Water Supplies and Fracking

On visiting supermarkets you see them stacked, rows after rows, brand name upon brand name we're spoiled for choices … but it can indeed be quite costly when added up after a while … It's better to choose the glass option as opposed to plastic which leaches out toxic chemicals such as Bisphenol A which could affect health … I'm talking about bottled water supplies, which leads to my question, why should we have to buy bottled drinking water?

I remember as a child in the 60's the idea of ​​someone charging for water in bottles would have been quite laughable. To this day I still have a certain sinister regard for the fact that we're being charged for water and not without reasoning: There is in fact something covertly sinister and devious going on.

Before explaining, the first thing to realize is that there are indeed a number of people who have educated themselves enough to realize that they do not want to choose drinking tap water with fluoride and other chemical impregnations. But why should we have to choose the more expensive bottle water option and put up with the chemical treated tap water? Surely, it's up to us to do something about this?

A question

In recent times why has the dangerous process of fracking technology been allowed to carry on?

Fracking technology, a process wheree hydraulic pressure blasts some 40,000 plus gallons of water containing over 600 toxic chemicals to fracture shale rock allowing the rock's contents gas and oil to be extracted. A large percentage of this toxic chemical water containing methane, formaldehyde, mercury, uranium, lead and carcinogens is never recovered. It then finds its way into the nearby groundwater and can pollute wells, thus polluting our water supplies.

And that's not all. As well as environmental damage the reckless insanity of fracking has been linked to earthquakes and ill health with people and animals living in adjacent areas because of the above mentioned pollutants.

Yes, the fracking corporations can have their way by buying off the politicians and people connected to give it the okay to go ahead … but staying on the subject of water as I've already said there's something more more sinister and devious going on . This links tap water to fracking.

Orchestrated by the world's ruling elite, water, one of the most essential to life commodities is deliberately and secretly becoming more and more precious to obtain.

Take the US state of California. People are aware that there is a water shortage. Having broken into the reserves with only around 1 or 2 years supply left there will then be more water. However, whether living in California or elsewhere, most people have not yet woken up to the realization that water shortages are being secretly orchestrated because certain people in high places through major corporations want to own the rights to water the supplies.

-As the saying goes, when you control the water supplies you can control the people.

So I would say that the reason for fracking with its water polluting deadly toxic chemicals going by unchecked is that it puts the people in a situation wherey their local water supplies in wells and taps … is not longer useable so they have no other choice than to go to the stores and buy the corporation's water supplies.

Think of the astronomical amounts of money the manipulators of all this could make from the quantities of water needed from folks all over the world in their everyday lives!

We do indeed need to get active here to stop this insanity. Spread the word as to what's going on here, lobby politicians, get people to come together and take action … Then there's the cheap technology option of using desalination plants for those living on coastlines where seawater can be treated. The plant can be powered up by the tides acting as generators. The desalination occurs through electrolysis … All this can be done on a shoestring budget.

-What action could you take right now?

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Being Organic

Why should you go organic? Is it just a status symbol or is it really better for us? Is it really better for the environment? Such questions seem to be lingering in the minds of consumers who would like to do the right thing for their health and for the environment.

While the classic definition of organic living may not be appealing to the average consumer, the need of the hour calls for a revolutionary change in the consumer's perception of chemical farming. India saw a revolution in the 60s popularly called the Green Revolution which many scholars thought changed the fate of the Indian farmer. It welcomed about immediate changes such as high volume of agricultural production thanks to the high yielding varieties seeds and chemical pesticides. But the boom has turned out to be a bane 50 years later. Scientists say that these pesticides have a high content of neurotoxins. Ironically, these chemicals were used to a toxic nerve agent during World War II, but since there was no longer a need for them in warfare, it was adopted to kill pests. The revolution had a host of other harmful effects on the environment, it has caused air, water and land pollution.

These powerful adverse images that the Green Revolution thought about calls for a change in the way we are living. It's high time that we eat real food and not pesticide factories. It's high time we go organic. It's to think beyond to reach out to the future generations and to make our planet a better place to live.

Many consumers' think that shifting to an organic lifestyle is tedious. It's not! Imagine growing food crops in your balcony or terrace with no chemicals involved, and with a technology that ensures that your plants get the right amount of water without you constantly monitoring them? It is as easy as it sounds. If you are one amongst the consumers who believe that this change is vital to save our planet then go organic today by taking the simple step that can redefine life.

From what you eat to the cosmetics you use going organic is the first step that can transform our lifestyles to the make our planet a more sustainable place to live.Sustainable not just for our generation but for the future generations as well. So make that first step today, think beyond one day benefits, think long term, think future.

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Are You Drinking From the Tap? The Dangers of Drinking Tap Water

Water is essential to humans as we use it for so many things. Drinking water is most important since it is directly consumed without going through any filtration in most households. Whereas direct consumption of water is good since it contains healthy minerals and nutrients, it can also be dangerous as there are chemicals that can be present in the drinking water. It is for this reason that it is important to drink purified water.

The bad chemicals present in the water can occur naturally or enter the water through other means such as medical waste seeping into the water or water pesticides. Here are some of the harmful chemicals found in or water supply.

Fluoride – Even though it is a compound that does have several positives, it can be toxic to the nerves. It can stain your teeth despite the fact that it can clean teeth too.

Chlorine – It has many uses in human life including purifying of water. However, large amounts of this chemical in drinking water turns it into toxic gas that can end up irritating the respiratory system.

Lead – This is a very poisonous metal with the potential of damaging the brain, blood and can also disrupt proper communication in the nervous system.

Mercury – It has actually been banned even in the manufacture of beauty products because of its negative effects. When it is present in drinking water, it can lead to tremors, suicidal tendencies and psychological reactions. It is one of the worst chemicals that can be found in tap water.

Arsenic – This element is dangerous and has been used for ages as a deadly poison. Finding its way into drinking water makes it lethal.

PCBs – This is an organic compound class that is also dangerous in drinking water. Its ingestion can cause urinary problems, blood issues and skin problems.

Dioxin – It is an organic compound that can increase the chances of cancer. It is a dangerous compound considering how common cancer cases have become in modern living and should therefore be avoided at all costs.

DDT – This is another harmful chemical that is usually used as an insecticide. Exposure or ingestion of the chemical is linked to many cases of cancer and diabetes.

DCPA – The herbicide is commonly used on cucumbers, melons and strawberries to keep off diseases and insects from the produce. It can however be very dangerous to human health in the long run.

Hexachlorobenzene – It is found in pesticides and can find its way into drinking water by running off the land into the water. It can severely disrupt the endocrine system, cause cancer and interfere with the important enzyme activity in the human body.

Since it can be very hard to tell how clean your drinking water is just by looking at it, it is important to take measures that will ensure you drink healthy water free of the toxic chemicals. Tap water is not as safe as it looks either since toxins can find their way into it through different ways.

There are so many bad chemicals that can be found in drinking water including tap water . It makes it important to choose water sources and put up measures to drink purified water to evade the effects of the chemicals.

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Follow The Money Trail

Many of our local supermarket's chains nowdays are nothing more then science labs, and we the consumers, are the unwitting guinea pigs. Food manufactures pretends they have our best interest at heart in regards to our health & wellness, but that could have been further from the truth.

In fact most all food manufactures are interested in only one thing, and that's their bottom line. By practice they use paid entertainers, misleading food labels, as well as a host of politicians to convince the general public that their food is safe to eat.

Below I cover just a couple of topics the food industry does not want us talking about.

Genetically Modified Foods aka GMOs
Genetically modified foods. The elephant in room no one wants to talk about, and yet up to 80% of the food we consume each day that is not organic, contains genetically modified ingredients. That's right, a whopping 80%. Even worse, is these genetically modified foods have yet to be long-term tested to determine their effects on humans. And the sad part is that most people have no idea that this is going on, and are not even aware of what a GMO is. Like sheep being lead to slaughter.

Washington initiative I-522 (2012) was an initiative relating labeling of genetically engineered foods. If passed into law this initiative would have taken effect on 6/1/2015 and it would have forced food companies to put labels on their products which contains GMO ingredients, but the initiative failed with 51% opposition. This shows you the deep pockets and political influence these companies have. Who are these companies? Well the largest opposition of GMO labeling comes mainly from giant chemical corporations like Monsanto Company, Dupont Pioneer, Down AgroSciences LLC and Bayer CorpScience.

What we need to be asking ourselves is why do “chemical companies” have such a vested interest in our food supply? And why are they dumping millions and millions of dollars to fight anti-gmo initiatives which would inform the public as to what's being put in our food. What are they trying to hide?

Sugar Substitutes
The food industry is not giving us all the facts when it comes to artificial sweeteners. Despite the messages their commercials depict, they are not informing us of the facts that their aspartame laced diet products are causing more harm to our bodies, and minds then good. Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame have been documented as causing weight gain, migraines, change in heart rate, memory loss, and seizures. A little history on aspartame. It was stumbled upon in 1995 by a 'scientist' who was working on a new ulcer drug.

He discovered it had a sweet taste and decided to submit it to the FDA for approval as an artificial sweetener. in 1981 the FDA approved its use as s tablettop sweetener and also allowed it to be put chewing gum, breakfast cereals, children's vitamins, gelatin's, and puddings. In 1996 it was put in sodas and then approved as a general purpose sweetener, and can now be found in over 9,000 food products. Aspartame also goes by these names: NutraSweet, Equal, and Sugar Twin.

Got Milk?
In 1993 a hormone called the Bovine growth hormone also known as bGH, rbGH, and bST, was introduced to the dairy industry. This hormone is injected into cows to make them grow faster and produce more milk. By 2002 rough 22% of dairy cows in the US were being infected with bGH, and two years later that percentage dropped to 11% thanks to opposition groups whose sole mission is to have bGH removed from the market completely.

Just like the food industry the dairy industry as cooked back against have to labeling their products. So unless the milk you buy is organic, or labeled “bGH-free,” it may contain the hormone. The largest concern with cows that are infected with bGH is that they are prone to produce more of another hormone know as IGF-1 Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1. Studies on animals have shown that escalated levels of IGF-1 in the bloodstream may increase the risk of certain cancers, like breast and colon cancers.

The big question we need to be asking is, is the milk from cows injected with bGH safe for human consumption? and the answer would be, it depends on who you ask. The FDA is know for approving drugs that periodically ends up killing hundreds if not thousands of people each year. So anything they approve for human consumption should be questioned.

Again depending on who you ask your going to get a different response. Anyone with financial ties to a product will tell us its safe. Anyone who has no financial ties to the product will most likely give us the facts and lets us make our own decision.

It's time we stop these chemical companies from playing mad scientist with our food supply.

In my eBook Follow The Money The Food Industry Revealed I go into much more detail on these topics and others. I will also be sharing proven methods you can use to ensure the health and safety of you and your loved ones.

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Are Latex Mattresses The Safer Sleep Choice?

Latex Mattresses are gaining popularity today because they are made from natural latex rubber. Some are made with a blend of natural and synthetic but natural is the best way to go. Consumers are conscience of what they eat and drink but never really give much thought to where they spend 1/3 of their life, sleeping on some form of mattress.

With all the chemicals in our life it is nice to have a natural product to lay your head on at night. In 2007 the Feds levied strict fire safety standards on matters. The result was added chemicals that the CPSC said were safe, but in my book any chemical in my sleeping system is too much. While they said this saved lives it also did a few other things.

One thing it did was put a few of the smaller mattress manufactures out of business. They could not afford to spend the money to equip their factories with the necessary equipment to meet Federal regulations. Another thing it did was make the larger mattress manufacturers and chemical companies richer. In my book it is just another example of the big guy pushing the little guy out of the way. In the end the consumer safes with higher prices and a lower quality of sleep at night from added chemicals to our sleep systems.

The latex mattress has been around for about 60 years and enjoyed popularity from the 50s until the mid 60s. The plastics revolution came along in the 60s and mattress companies went to cheap polyurethane foam over coils and advertised them heavily. Not only were these products cheap to make, they also boosted the profits of the large companies that sold them. The water bed also made it's way into main stream America as a cool way to sleep and for the next 20 years the water bed and the coil spring mattress became king.

The latex mattress industry suffered and latex foam mattress sales nose dived. In 1977 Bill Coffey and Steve Kordiak started making latex pillows and the latex industry was taking baby steps to regain market share.The traditional way of making latex products was called the Dunlop process. The rubber was whipped and steam contained which reflected in some of the natural sediments settling to the bottom, making Dunlop slightly firmer on the bottom.

In 1981 a new process called Talalay was introduced into the latex rubber market. The mixture is poured into a vacuum sealed mold and flash frozen and then heated. This makes a more consistent cell structure from top to bottom and adds to the price of the foam. Talalay foams have a softer pillow like feel and Dunlop is a more firm feeling foam.

The latex foam process introduces freezing, cooling and washing processes to eliminate the allergic proteins on the latex mattress surface, eliminating the worry of allergies to latex. A latex mattress has open cells to keep air flowing and eliminating the sleeper getting hot. It also has anti-microbial properties, is hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. Most of the mattresses made overseas may not be safe because their processes are not monitored and the proteins are not washed away properly. Buy a mattress from a USA manufactured plant to make sure you are safe.

The latex mattress also gives a better nights sleep because there are no pressure points as in a spring type mattress. Bottom line is if you want a good nights sleep for you and your loved ones and do not want to sleep with all those chemicals then Latex is the way to go. Yes it does cost a little more but is not your health worth it.

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A Practical Guideline For You To Save The Environment

Our natural environment consists of several things which include some natural elements which are indispensable to our living on earth. In course of survival, we have also created a lot of things that have serious effects on our lifestyle. So, saving the environment is a lot more important than we even think of it. Saving the environment means to do good to both the natural elements, such as water, air, trees, etc. and manmade things and phenomena, such as food, electricity, rubbish, pollution, etc. If we really want to save the environment, we have to ensure that we take care of all these things.

Saving the natural elements:

Have you thought how important water, air and trees are for us? Maybe, you already know that these are elements which cost us almost nothing, but help us stay alive and enjoy the life. So, you should start doing something to protect these elements from contamination that poses a real threat upon mankind.

Conserving as much water as possible:

• Turn the water tap off while you brush. This way, you can contribute to save at least 2-3 liters of usable water each day alone from brushing your teeth.

• Collect rainwater to keep your trees and plants healthy all the way during summertime.

• Share your daily bath with your family members if possible. Frankly speaking, you can try to cut down your regular shower time by 2-3 minutes each day.

• Try to take no baths in some days and take only showers during those days.

• Consider using bottled water as many times as possible.

• Do not run the dishwasher until it gets full.

• Use a bucket of water and sponges to wash your car and take hose to rinse it.

• Cover your pool when not in use, so you can stop evaporation.

Saving the air that we breathe in:

• Use a low-polluting vehicle or consider buying a zero-emission car.

• Take a walk or ride a bike or use public transport to reduce the frequency of driving cars.

• Maintain your car more often than not.

• Avoid smoking and prevent others from smoking.

• Insulate your residence and encourage your neighbors.

• Ensure that your factory emits the least possible smoke and fume.

Using electricity as smartly as possible:

• Turn all your home appliances on just when you use and turn them off when your usage comes to an end.

• Boil just the amount of water you need.

• Do not pre-heat any appliance unless you use them.

• Buy electronic products with energy efficiency certification or logo imprinted on them.

• Use Photovoltaic Solar Panels to harness the abundant energy provided by the sun. Remember that the sun's energy is renewable and will never run out. So, utilize what our Creator has given us.

Eating consciously:

• Eat as many organic food items as possible, so you can help reduce the use of harmful chemicals.

• Try to cook just the amount of food you need at a certain meal.

• Do not throw food wastes or additional amount of food anywhere. Prepare your own wormery and give the food wastes or additional items to the worms which will, in turn, grow into healthy compost. Use that compost for your flower and vegetable garden.

• Try to avoid eating meat as many times in a month as you can.

Finally, abiding by the exclusion of TREES:

Nowadays, steps to save rainforests and the environment have been taken on a larger scale all over the world. TREES, the abbreviation of those steps, can be combined as a whole. Let's know about the steps.

• Teach global people about the practical significance of the natural environment and the ways to save rainforests.

• Restore the already damaged ecosystems by ensuring tree plantation on a broader scale on land areas which have experienced deforestation at a certain level.

• Encourage others to lead a lifestyle that does not affect the environment negatively.

• Establish parks and ecological environments to save wildlife and protect rainforests.

• Support companies or donate to those agencies that work to minimize ecological hazards and save the environment.

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Easy Way to Calculate Your Ecological Footprint

With the fairly recent consciousness about environmental safety and soundness, you may have come across the buzzword “Ecological Footprint”, but you might be yet to understand what your ecological footprint actually is and how it matters to you, your family and the surrounding environment. Well, is typically a resource accounting tool that educational institutions, governments, NGOs and businesses use to get answers to the following question:

The resource tool seeks answers to the extent of this planet's biological capacity that a given population or particular human activity requires.

The elements Ecological Footprint actually measures:
• Every individual or region requires a certain area of ​​land that is productive and sea that is resources.
• Every human activity needs a particular portion of the land or sea area to produce the resources which humans of a particular region consume.
• The human activity or region also needs to absorb a certain amount of carbon dioxide emissions.
• Measures the required land or sea area in view of the resources produced by humans or their activities.
• The calculation also includes an accurate measure of the availability of the land or sea area.

But what biologically productive sea and land include?

Biologically productive land or sea area:
• Productive areas are those which support our demand for timber, energy, space and food. Here, space means the location needed for the construction of infrastructures.
• Biologically productive areas include those which contribute to the absorption of the carbon dioxide emissions directly or indirectly from our economy.
• Forest, fishing grounds and cropland are some of the most prominent examples of biologically productive areas.

The best tool for you to calculate your Ecological Footprint:

Nowadays, there are several calculators which may help you calculate your Ecological Footprint almost appropriately given that you put all the correct numbers and events.

Love it or hate it, an Ecological Footprint calculator is the most reliable tool that comes handy when you do not end the learning curve associated with the calculation of environmental footprint.

The ongoing technological advancement has made it possible for you to choose from the many online calculators. However, the challenge lies in how you will get one that is suitable to do the correct calculation. Here are some considerations to ease out your confusion:
• Initially, try to evaluate multiple calculators instead of getting hooked into a particular one.
• Try to make sure the calculator in your wish can actually measure your Ecological Footprint.
• Figure out the core function of the calculator and make sure if it just uses the term “Ecological Footprint” only as a proxy to determine general environmental impact. If it just gives you an estimate of the general ecological impact, avoid that.
• Gain in-depth knowledge about the international Ecological Footprint Standards adopted in 2006 with the intent to clarify and ensure that Footprint studies are collectively conducted are consistent, substantive and credible.
• Many of today's calculators will offer valuable insights. However, you should not go by the surprises only. You must check to see whether or not the reviews are properly aligned with the internationally set standards.
• Look for the calculators which are designed to deliver globally reliable and comparable results.
• The deliverable results require information. Try to get a calculator that includes correct information about the methodology it uses.
• Before getting a calculator, try to know if any partner of Global Footprint Network has created it.
• A partnership with the network requires strict compliance with the standards set by the global Ecological Footprint standards.
• The majority of Ecological Footprint practitioners who are prominent and leaders across the world are already partners of the Global Footprint Network.
• Leading practitioners have unanimously agreed to abide by the above standards. They also use a common set of information or data.
Facts about Ecological Footprint calculators:
• Trying to figure out your footprint is not subversive to the trade and technology.
• Approaches to measure Ecological Footprint should not be considered to be anti-GDP.

Finally, you need to be knowledgeable about the use and utility of all calculators, so you get an accurate result regarding your contribution to the accumulation of footprints.

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Healthy Environment: How Simple Actions Make A Difference

Our planet is suffering from different types of pollution yet some people seem to be unaware about what each individual can do to help Mother Earth and that each action can make a difference.

Air pollution is caused not only by fumes released from factories but also by car exhaust that individuals can reduce significantly by avoiding selfish behavior and resorting to public transport and carpools instead of using private cars.

People may reduce land pollution as well by reducing the amount of waste they discard regularly. We could avoid drinking coffee in plastic cups or shopping in plastic bags. Neighbors and friends can share some utensils they do not use a lot such as screwdrivers, drills, and ladders to reduce the amount of litter and the amount of fumes released from factories while manufacturing them as well.

Everyone of us can reduce the amount of popcorn they eat in order not to encourage farmers to cut down trees and clear forests to grow more and more corn. We bought to write on both sides of a paper so that we do not cut down trees.

Do not you know that trees are the lungs of the Earth? Besides they provide us with oxygen, medicines and they help avoid land erosion let alone their importance in providing natural habitat for many species of endangered birds and animals.

Water is a natural wealth yet many places around the world are facing the risks of water scarcity and famine. That's why everyone has to reserve it through simple actions such as not letting water running while doing the washing up.

We also bought to save energy by reducing the use of electricity. Even if you are a child you can help your environment. In fact helping one's environment is not a matter of age but a matter of willingness: Here are seven ways in which you can help:

1 – Use both sides of a piece of paper when drawing, writing or coloring.

2 – Save trees which are used to make paper by using a lunch pail rather than a paper or plastic bag each single day.

3 – Do not throw litter on the ground and pick up litter you see at school or in your neighborhood.

4 – Help recycle whatever can be recycled such as plastic bags, bottles, and toys, aluminum cans, paper cups, and glass.

5 – Help save water by turning the tap off while you are brushing your teeth and use less water in your bath or shower.

6 – Do not ever leave the lights on while you are sleeping.

7 – Ride your bike or walk whenever possible instead of being driven by your parents in a car.

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Significance of Water Purifiers in Prevention of Diseases

Water is among the most vital needs of manankind at large as survival without it is unimaginable. Every creature on this planet earth, whether plants or animals, needs adequate amount of water to live the life. For humans, water may have myriad needs but none as pressing and as vital as drinking. In fact, drinking only the safe and pure liquid is important to keep the body out of the harm's way.

For such safety and purity, water purifiers have made their way into the market to bring respite from a variety of diseases. They are designed in a way to remove the impurities and contaminants of the source to stop their entry into the body. In that way, health is maintained, and diseases are fended off even before entering the body. In a sense, such a product helps people in a substantial way for their ability to elevate their standard of life by stopping any tampering to a vital source like water.

Discussed below are some ways in which diseases are kept at bay with the help of purifiers:

Elimination of chemicals and dissolved salts

A water purifier is designed in a way to easily remove the inherent chemicals of the source. Technology is blended with usability so that the perils of the drinking liquid is never allowed a leeway beyond a proscribed point. More so, dissolved salts are also eliminated simultaneously to benefit the consumers. Both these perilous substances – chemicals and dissolved salts – are thrown out of the source in minutes, as their stay tend to be determinate to the health. All such removal job is done with the help of many stages of purification, and the number of stages depends upon the quality of product at hand.

Removal of insoluble impurities

Insoluble impurities tend to be really risky for the body to the extent of causing many diseases. Any RO water purifier is capable of removing insoluble impurities to keep the source drinkable. As a result, the source would be free from the risks of pesticides and fluorides like risky elements. More so, undesirable salts too are kept out so that the danger is considerably not allowed to sneak into the body.

Prevention of bacterial proliferation

Top-quality water purifiers are often an adept piece of technology to add tremendous value to the drinking water. Some of them are so superior in quality to allow proliferation of bacteria, which minimizes the risks to a great deal. Once bacterial growth is curtailed, the water is heavily made risk-free and purely potable.

Use of Ultraviolet, Ultrafiltration & Antiscalant technology

The best water purifier is deemed so only when its utilization of technology is at a supreme level. Some of available products in the market blend Ultrafiltration, Ultraviolet and Antiscalant for the purpose of purification. Having such a strong use of technical brilliance means the resultant water will meet the laid out norms.

Flushing out of impurities

A good purification product is always fitted with an auto flush valve, which is used to flush the impurities out of the water. Once the risks are out, the resultant liquid would be quite fine for drinking.

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The Health Benefits Associated With Sparkling Water

If you have ever been to an exhibition in Europe, or visited a European company at their stand, you'll know that the water on offer almost invariably include sparkling. The normal question is “Wit-Gas?” (with-gas) or as we commonly refer to it as carbonated water or sparkling water. The law relating to carbonated water was formulated by William Henry in 1803. Known now as Henry's Law it states:

“At a constant temperature, the amount of a given gas that dissolves in a given type or volume of liquid is directly proportional to the partial pressure of that gas in equilibrium with that liquid”

Probably most people do not know of Henry's Law, or even care, but what they are interested in are the unsung benefits associated with chilled and sparkling water. Increasingly, water dispensing equipment suppliers in the are now offering a sparkling or carbonated option.

Water “wit-gas” also known as soda water, fizzy water, sparkling water and seltzer water has shown it can ease indigestion symptoms, and reduce levels of cholesterol and associated cardiovascular risks.

A study was undertaken which showed that consumers of sparkling water had a higher average drinking water as a percentage of total water intake than non-consumers intake. A number of diet drinks are carbonated because it has been suggested that this is one of the ingredients contributing to weight loss.

A downside is the exacerbating of IBS – irritable bowel syndromes of bloating due to CO2 being released in the digestive tract.

Scientific research suggests that water is a benefit to persons trying to lose weight – that's probably most of us in any January, by supplementing a diet program. The stomach too feels fuller with sparkling water and it is also well-known for allaying feeling of hunger.

The ability to have carbonated water on tap in the home or office is growing rapidly as consumers discover the health and taste benefits.

The visible bubbles seen in carbonated drinks are the gas escaping from the liquid, even though the gas itself is invisible. The word to describe this is effervescence. The same phenomenon can be seen in other drinks such as champagne, beer and some wines as well as non-alcoholic drinks.

Drinking carbonated water actually changed drinking habits as it diluted alcohol and became a recognized mixer back as early as 1965. Through the 70s and 80s the market declined and as of today the estimated market domestically for the traditional soda-syphon is around only 120,000 (2009) estimates).

Strangely, demand for this product is now increasing again, and the market has seen the introduction of units supplying boiling, chilled and sparkling water instantly.

Commonly seen more in commercial situations such as office tea points and breakout areas, these taps offer improved efficiency and productivity because of their immediate availability and associated health benefits.

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Alkaline Water Is NOT a Myth

I'm constantly surprised that in today's “information age”, the majority of people do not recognize how important water really is. Did you know that our bodies are made of 70% water? Even when people hear this, somehow it's disregarded. Imagine if you put water in the gas tank of your car how poorly it would work. (It would back-fire, not run properly, maybe not even start). Well, in contrast to that, we have chemicals put in with our water.

If you're drinking water water, yes it's free which is a positive – but the down side is that it's acidic (between 6-6.5 pH on average. Your tap water also contains significant amounts of chlorine. How chlorine works is that it's highly effective at killing things but it does not distinguish between cells so it also kills the friendly bacteria in your gut! Most regions in the United States and Canada have tap water that contains other chemicals / pharmaceuticals / heavy metals, etc. This is literally poison that we just drink without questioning.

Some people refute ionized water as having benefits because of 2 reasons:

# 1 – Your body already regulates your blood pH no matter which type of water you drink. This is true but what is not discussed is that your body's “pH buffers” have to work on over-time to boost your alkalinity when you're too acidic. Also, these pH buffers utilize the minerals in your body to increase your alkalinity levels (contributing to a growing epidemic of mineral deficiencies).

# 2 – Some say that Alkaline Water is bad for you because it neutralizes the pains in your stomach which are necessary to break down your food. This is not accurate either because the only time that hydrochloric acid is released into your stomach is when you're eating. That's why you're not supposed to drink water with your meals! Is it becoming clearer that Alkalinized Water is not a scam?

Drinking high pH water from an alkaline water machine is a very effective way to allow your body to have a higher immune system. When your pH buffers are not working overtime, your body is able to perform other important task more effectively and does not have to take to rob the minerals from parts of your body to increase your alkalinity. That's like robbing Peter to pay Paul!

The best way to know for 100% certyty that alkaline water has many positive effects, is to start drinking it and see for yourself. If you're not yet ready to purchase a machine, you can find a friend who has one and fill up bottles or your local water ionizer rep. After 3 weeks of drinking this water I'm certain you will feel the difference.

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Human Impact on the Environment

Human impact on the environment can have both positive and negative impact. There are so many things, which we do in our day to day life, that impact the earth we live in, some way or the other.

Here is a list of things, which will help in reducing the negative human impact on the environment. These things will help conserve water, energy and resources.

Water is the most precious natural resource known to mankind. Fresh water is becoming scarce, each passing day and these simple tips will help in preserving it.

  • We tend to waste a lot of water during our day to day tasks. How you ever calculated the amount of water, humans waste, while doing simple tasks like brushing, shaving, washing the face and hands. Most of us have the habit of keeping the tap open, while performing these simple daily routines. A simple lifestyle change of closing the tap, while doing these tasks can help save a lot of water.
  • Showers are great but they also waste millions of gallons of water each year. Let us share a surprising fact. If you reduce period of shower by even two minutes, you will end up saving 150 gallons of water each month.
  • Fixing a broken flush or repairing a leaky faucet, will help conserve water.

Energy has one of the largest impacts on environment. Most of our energy needs are met by depleting natural resources and its generation causes a lot of pollution. If you learn to conserve energy, you will help save the environment and save money on energy bills.

  • Switch to renewable sources of energy. Solar and wind power have gained a lot of popularity. Many homes and offices have started using these amazing sources of power, which has helped them reduce their energy bills.
  • Turn off the lights or any other power appliance, when not in use. Keeping electrical appliances on standby results in lots of wastage.
  • Buy energy efficient products. Switch to CFL lights as they consume less energy and last longer. Lower thermostat in winter and increase it in summer. This simple step will result in substantial saving of money and energy.

Natural resources, which were once found in abundance all over the world, are depleting at a faster rate, than previously thought of.

  • Reuse and recycle, should be the new magic words, which everyone must chant and practice. Recycling and reusing things will help keep them away from landfills, which are already choking.
  • Try and reduce consumption and when you do choose to buy, opt for eco friendly products. There are a number of products, which are made from recycled waste. You can look for this information on the labels of the products you buy.

These simple tips to save water, energy and resources, will help reduce the human impact on the environment.

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Choosing a Water Purifier for Your Home

We all know water is a key element to healthy living, and in turn, recognize the importance of having clean water to drink. This acknowledgment of the need for clean, pure water has turned into a billion dollar industry, as well as created an ecological nightmare as plastic bottles are taking over landfills and beyond. But do overflowing landfills have to be the result of clean water? Absolutely not!

Rather than spending hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars per household per year on bottled water there is a better, more practical solution-the installation of a home or office water purifier system. Just a quick online perusal will result in a myriad of options – from simple pitchers with water purifiers to countertop or under the sink systems. However, if your goal is to have clean water for every water-using system in your home, then the only choice is to have a full water purification system installed by a professional who understands how to implement a product that works with your existing set up .

Thankfully, many such companies exist who can do just that. But how do you determine what company to call and what system will meet your needs and your budget? As you research local water purification companies, chances are they will all have similar products, so when choosing one you will want to check their BBB status, talk to their clients, be sure you are comparing like with like on the available systems and, sometimes most important, work with one with the longest established company.

When it comes to type of system, there are 3 from which to choose – reverse osmosis, distillation and solid block activated carbon (SBAC) – and each of them have their pros and cons. To help you determine what you think will best suit your needs, consider the features of each.

· Reverse Osmosis – This type of system is most effective against organic contaminants (bacteria, viruses and some chemicals) but must be used with carbon to reduce some of the organic elements. It must also be used with moderate to high water pressure. Negatives are that RO is slower than the other options and will waste water.

· Distillation – This is the most expensive option, but it is also the most effective choice. It works on electricity.

· SBAC – This is the least expensive option, is easily maintained and does not require electric or high water pressure. It will reduce the taste of chlorine, and can be designed to reduce levels of some inorganic matter such as lead and arsenic. However, it is ineffective with inorganic contaminants like salt, iron, fluoride, aluminum, calcium and others.

Choosing a water purifier system can seem daunting, but by bringing in a professional, you can be sure to have a system that meets your needs and often your wants, too.

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Tips For Ensuring Water Safety Within Your Property

Health experts highly characterized that water-borne illnesses can be lethal. Among the most serious diseases that are caused by contaminated water is the Legionnaire's disease. This is a kind of serious lung infection caused by Legionella Bacteria. You must know that the Legionella bacterium is usually found in natural sources of water. Also, they multiply very quickly through artificial water supplies such as hot and cold water systems that will include showers.

If you are walking into your bathroom, the last thing that you would expect is to catch a very serious illness. However, just by using systems that support bacterial growth such as shower head with build-up deposits of rust and scale, you could indeed come out of your bathroom without being clean.

Health experts highly emphasized that the ease in which you can contact Legionnaire's will greatly depend on your health condition along with your current age. Those who are more than 45 years of age along with those with seriously impaired immune system are indeed of higher risk. This, it is very crucial for you to get your water systems checked on a regular basis. This will guarantee that none of the features will become breeding places for the Legionella bacterium.

The Importance Of Testing The Waters

Testing for the presence of Legionella is the very first step towards guaranteeing water safety within your property. The frequency of testing will greatly depend on the level of risk with your showers. If you are running a facility for the elderly, there is a need for you to invest in regular risk assessment and testing. When it comes to buying a testing kit, it must be meant specifically for the system you must check. For instance, if you are going to test showers , opt for a kit that is specifically designed for such. You must bear in mind that it is very crucial for you to get your test kit or possibly have your water tested only by a legitimate source that makes use of an accredited laboratory.

Certainly, there are plenty of ways on how to ensure that your home is safe. Since water is necessary for your survival, it is very important for you to ensure that it is safe. This will insure that you and your family is safe. Also, it will help save you from spending on medicines just because you or perhaps a family member got sick which is caused by unsafe or contaminated water.

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Water Wellness, Drink Smarter

Water Wellness is my word for drinking water properly and adequately. Did you know that most people walk around dehydrated and do not drink enough water each day? According to herballegacy.com, “Sixty to seventy percent of the human body contains water.” The brain is composed of approximately 70% water, and the lungs are approximately 90% water. Contains 10% water and bone has 22% water. About 83% of our blood is water, which helps digest our food, transport waste, and control body temperature. the rest taken by the body from the foods we eat. The human body discharges at least a a gallon of fluid a day and this perpetual loss of liquid must be replenished. ” Did you also know that a 2% drop in body water can trigger: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or a printed page? Caffeine has a diuretic effect, pulling water out of cells and the body, further promoting dehydration. According to pathmed.com, to replace the water lost from soft drinks, one needs to consume 8-12 glasses for every glass of soda consumed.

Not all toxins are filtered out of the water we drink every day. Using a water filter with your drinking water and shower may be essential to good health. Consider testing if you have concerns, because contaminates cause all kinds of health issues. Bacteria, Germs, Pathogens, Microbes, Viruses, Parasites and their eggs are all known as microorganisms. These minute living organisms, germs and viruses cause water borne diseases, and infection commonly results during bathing, washing, drinking, in the preparation of food, or the consumption of food from these microorganisms.

Health officials are also concerned with chlorinating by-products called “chlorinated hydrocarbons” or trihalomethanes (THM's). They say that most THM's are formed in drinking water when chlorine reacts with naturally occurring substances, such as decomposing plant and animal materials. They also believe risks for certain types of cancer are now being correlated to the consumption of chlorinated drinking water. The President's Council on Environmental Quality states that “there is increased evidence for an association between rectal, colon and bladder cancer and the consumption of chlorinated drinking water.” Suspected carcinogens make the human body more vulnerable through repeated ingestion and research indicates the incidence of cancer is 44% higher among those using chlorinated water. ”

Plastic water bottles use is another red flag because they are made from polyethylene terephthalate. When heated, the material releases the chemicals antimony, which is considered a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and bisphenol A which is commonly called a BPA. More attention should be given to any drinks packaged with polyethylene terephthalate plastic, such as milk, coffee and acidic juice because of this risk of cancer.

So what are some options then including re-filtering our own water?

Ionized water is drinking water that has undergone a process known as ionization. This process segregates the acid and alkaline content found in H2O. The water goes through the electrolysis process, taking advantage of the naturally occurring electric charge found within magnesium and calcium ions. When successfully ionized, it is said that this type of drinking water can help enhance the ability of the blood to carry oxygen and also assist in neutralizing free radicals in the bloodstream.

Distilled water is water that is purified of contaminants through the distillation process. Water is brought to a boil and converted to steam. The steam flows through cooling tubes and condenses back into pure water. This is different than filtering water. This process is supposedly to remove potential harmful organizations and chemicals.

You could also make your own alkaline water by squeezing an organic lemon or lime into your filtered water. The higher the alkaline in water, the better and lemon and limes are great for this. And one last option that I like is looking for a natural spring near you. Many people actually collect their free and natural spring water close to home. Fresh water may not always be what we are drinking, so remember to drink properly and adequately.

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