Category Archives: Bottled Water

Filtered Water Will Make You Smarter

Seriously.  Newborn rats raised on filtered tap water showed greater learning and memory ability than those drinking untreated tap water or bottled water. A study by Chinese researchers published just this month, October 2014, shows a correlation between learning and … Continue reading

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BPA Free Plastics Still Leach Endocrine Disruptors

I thought I would share this interesting article on the chemicals used as alternatives to Bis-phenyl A (aka BPA). BPA is used to manufacture polycarbonate water bottles and baby bottles. Once it was discovered that BPA leaches into the fluids … Continue reading

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Water Crisis in Toledo – How To Treat Your Water for Removal of Microcystin

Water tests have shown the presence of the toxin microcystin, which is produced by a blue green algae called microcystis, in Toledo’s water supply. Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2014/08/03/Water-crisis-grips-area.html#03J28PeYGPhMfbgR.99 Here’s a study by Jung Ju Lee, M.S., E.I. at The Ohio … Continue reading

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Is there BPA or pthalate in your plastic water bottle or food container?

An interesting new study on leaching of BPA or Pthalate from plastic bottles and containers. Leaching of phthalates is often associated with heat, like water bottles sitting in the sun in front of the grocery store on the 4th of … Continue reading

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My Favorite Bottled Water Is…

You can pair water with courses of a meal in the same way you can pair wine. Continue reading

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A Test Of City Water Finds Two Violations

City water reports provide both the average value of a contaminant and the range including the highs and lows. A customer of mine who is trying to regain her health recently asked me to test her city’s water. I normally rely on city water reports but she wanted some insight into the water at her faucet. USEPA regulates the level of contaminants that public agencies are allowed to provide to their customers. But what most people don’t realize is that these agencies can exceed the standards from time to time as long as the annual average remains within the limits set by EPA. All city water will contain some form of chlorine and its carcinogenic byproducts. For this reason I recommend that every home have a water filter, but which filter you need depends on what’s in your water.

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What Are The Minerals In Water?

The minerals in water will vary due to the make up of the local rock and soils where the water resides before it emerges as surface water. Even rain and snow melt will pick up minerals from surrounding earth as it flows downstream. Every water source is different due to this fact. This article discusses the most common minerals in water. Continue reading

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Which Bottled Water Will You Drink This Summer?

It’s my view that the concern felt among consumers about contaminants in bottled water is exaggerated. I’ve reviewed the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study that listed contaminants found in bottled water and conclude that for the most part bottled water is safe. I drink bottled water when I travel. Otherwise I drink appropriately filtered tap water. My preference is to drink local spring water with a slightly alkaline pH. You’ll also find a link to a report in which I recommend specific regional (U.S. only) bottled waters for only 99 cents, less than the cost of a bottle of water.

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Bottled Spring Water With Dinner…

One recent evening I enjoyed a bottle of Acqua Panna bottled spring water with dinner at a local restaurant.  The taste was light and sweet and I made a bet with my dinner companion that the total dissolved solids (tds) … Continue reading

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When Are You Exposed to BPA?

“You’ve probably heard about the links between the amount of bisphenol-A (BPA) people consume and higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, and male infertility. As a result of all the press, many companies have switched to BPA-free formulas. Then again, some haven’t—making it all the more confusing to figure out what’s OK and what to avoid. Here’s where you’re most likely to find BPA today and how to steer clear.” Continue reading

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