Today is Earth Day, and based on the sheer volume of plastic bottled water sales, we can happily report that Americans seem more dedicated to hydration than ever.
While we are all for healthy and hydrated living, our over-reliance on plastic bottled water is just a tad troubling.
As you surf the Internet or your news feeds today, you’ll no doubt see plenty of well-meaning ‘Ban The Bottle’ messages. While we agree with the sentiment, you’ll have a very difficult time banning anything that has become a habit. A habit cannot be banned. A habit must be broken.
For this Earth Day, don’t try to go cold turkey on your plastic bottled water habit. Read More
This week marked the passing of Pete Seeger, a folk-singer and activist, that reached the impressive age of 94.
In an obituary published by Bloomberg, Seeger’s influence on artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Bob Dylan – along with his overwhelming role in the emergence of folk music – are prominently cited. Seeger’s life and accomplishments could, and have, stretched across several volumes – with his voice booming through more than 100 albums and thousands of concerts & hootenannies. Seeger even performed at President Obama’s 2009 inauguration where he was joined in a performance of This Land Is Your Land by Bruce Springsteen. Read More
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On January 10th, residents of Charleston, West Virginia awoke to find that their tap water was undrinkable and unusable.
An unprecedented chemical spill from a storage facility managed by Freedom Enterprises leaked up to 7,500 gallons of MCHM (4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol) – an industrial chemical used to separate coal from rock – into the Elk River, just under two miles from the area’s water treatment plant.
This week, residents are striving to get back to normal as tap water has been declared safe again in most areas. But after-effects, from odor to discoloration present in drinking water, persist in many homes. Read More
There is a lot that you can predict over the holidays.
Your home will be full of guests.
Your fridge, pantry and water supply will all be raided by family and friends alike.
Your time will dash madly to the very last minute as you gather the holiday gifts and products you need – including refrigerator water filters, of course – to make the season a one-of-a-kind experience.
Unfortunately, not all holiday predictions result in a positive outcome. For instance, if you order the holiday gifts and products you need just one day too late, you can predict that there will be some unhappiness around your tree or your table. Read More
Let's be honest-most of us give little thought to the source of our tap water, how safe it is, and who regulates it. We simply rely on the federal government and various state and local agencies to protect our drinking water. We trust that our water is safe and clean.
Thanks to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), we here in the US have some of the safest tap water in the world. Originally passed by Congress in 1974, it protects public health by regulating the nation's public drinking water supply. In fact, the SDWA is the main federal law that ensures the quality of Americans' drinking water. Read More
While the US has one some of the safest drinking water in the world, drinking water sources are still subject to contamination. Bacteria, industrial pollutants, disinfection byproducts, and even pharmaceuticals can all find their way into the public water supply and ultimately, into the water that flows from your tap. In fact, US water utilities have identified over 300 pollutants in the tap water Americans drink! More than half of these chemicals aren't regulated by the government and can legally be present in any amount. And the chemicals the EPA does regulate? They can still end up in your water supply. In 2010 (the latest data available), 10% of all community water systems sold water to consumers that violated at least one EPA standard for safe drinking water. Read More