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Arsenic poisoning a widespread problem in Texas: For over a decade, at least 34 Texas counties have 51,000 people have been drinking arsenic poisoned water for a decade – Nobody told them reported that there is unsafe levels of arsenic in those communities tap water in excess of EPA standards. The State of Texas, while acknowledging that the arsenic levels in those communities water exceeds safe limits, has refused to do anything about it. Exposure to unsafe levels of arsenic in drinking water over a period of 5 or more years can result in health problems such as skin problems, cancer, and other diseases. Arsenic poisoning affected 51,000... Read More »

By Life Ionizers Admin on Friday, March 25, 11:52 AM America/Los_Angeles
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Why Are you at risk with Lead Contaminated Drinking Water? Of the 3,143 counties in the US, just over half of them, 1,573 report having lead contaminated drinking water. 21 states don’t regularly report lead data to the CDC, but if you live in the NorthEast or Midwest, your risk of Are you at risk for lead contaminated drinking water? having lead contaminated drinking water is very high. Every major city east of the Mississippi river is at risk, along with the entire South. The EPA estimates that over 10 Million homes are served with lead service lines. How to determine if you are at risk for lead contaminated drinking water Use the checklist... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, February 09, 11:44 AM America/Los_Angeles
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The cities of Flint, Michigan and Sacramento, California both thought they found a way to save money on municipal water treatment. What neither city told it’s residents was that their cost-cutting measures would endanger public safety. In Flint, Flint Michigan and Sacramento California both exposed their residents to poisoned drinking water – intentionally a state of emergency has been declared after it was found that children in the city had lead levels in their blood that were 10 times higher than what is deemed dangerous by the EPA. In Sacramento, the city added a chemical to the water called aluminum chlorohydrate, which forms carcinogenic... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Friday, January 15, 11:54 AM America/Los_Angeles
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Some of sciences greatest mysteries have to do with the strange ways that water behaves. Water should be a gas at room temperature, but it’s not. You would think that ice is heavier than liquid water, but it’s not. Water can have amazing health restorative properties, or it can poison you. Test your knowledge of water with these five amazing but true facts about water. One of the most awe inspiring facts about water is: Without it, all life on Earth would perish Most of our drinking water comes from just one ten thousandth of one percent of Earth’s water A lot less drinkable water than you might think: Rivers are the source of most of the... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, November 24, 11:54 AM America/Los_Angeles
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Health Threat of Glyphosate Understated by EPA by Life Water Ionizers Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide (sold under the brand name Roundup) has been identified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). The EPA is understating the health effects of Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide Despite a vicious backlash by Monsanto, the WHO believes firmly enough in their findings to stand their ground. So is glyphosate in your water? Probably. Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide on the market today. You should definitely be concerned if you live in an area with lots of agriculture, such as farming. The EPA limits the amount... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, May 21, 11:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
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This Sunday, learn how to save water, before we run out. Water conservation is going to be prominently featured at EarthFair 2015 this Sunday in San Diego so if you want to do your part, EarthFair is the best place to start. As you probably know, California is severely short on water, Governor Brown has mandated a 25% cut in water use for all communities statewide. This mandatory cut means that water rationing is going to quickly become a reality unless we act voluntarily to cut our water usage, right now. It takes tree bottles of water to make one bottle of water – and we can’t afford it Note: The author of this article is a manager... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Friday, April 17, 14:28 PM America/Los_Angeles
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San Diego Toilet-to-Tap: Unsafe to drink by Life Water Ionizers You might be surprised. San Diego county is thirsty. The ongoing, severe California drought is taking a heavy toll on water supplies, most of which comes from LA. San Diego is responding to the challenges that drought brings in a number of ways, one of which is to recycle the water from sewage and reuse it as potable water in a process that’s been called “Toilet-to-tap”. Many people in San Diego have expressed concern that the recycled water is unsafe, but is it? Toilet to tap: Is it safe? Yes. It’s the rest of your water you should worry about Reverse Osmosis: How Toilet-to-tap... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, April 02, 14:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
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Amazing but true! Hard water from your tap is better drinking water than most bottled waters because hard water is full of healthy minerals. When drinking water from the tap is properly filtered, it is as good, or better, than expensive bottled mineral water! But many people don’t like the taste of hard water., so they spend thousands of dollars per year buying bottled water that isn’t as good for their health. Chart shows the average mineral content of North American drinking water. Consult your local water quality report to find out what minerals are in your drinking water The main complaint people have about hard water is that it tastes... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Tuesday, May 13, 10:43 AM America/Los_Angeles
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Haloacetic acids are byproducts of the chlorine used in municipal water filtration systems to treat drinking water, and waste water. These harmful toxic acids form when chlorine breaks down organic matter like bacteria. Practically all US tap water and most well water is contaminated by haloacetic acids to some degree. The US EPA regulates the level of haloacetic acids in water supplies to 60 parts per billion, but violations of that standard are common. If haloacetic acid is present in your tap water at the Federal limit, your risk of getting cancer from it is 1 in 10,000. States with the worst haloacetic acid pollution (source: Textmed) Health... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Thursday, January 30, 11:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
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Water Pollution from Fracking Confirmed – EPA will do Nothing by Life Water Ionizers Four states, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas have confirmed over 100 cases of water pollution caused by fracking over the last 5 years. The EPA confirms that these reports are violations of the US clean water act, but says it will not take action against the polluters due to politics and limitations in personnel, resources, and budget (Volcovici, V). If you try this – be VERY careful! In fact, the EPA’s internal watchdog chose to release their report that shows water pollution caused by fracking on Christmas Eve, a time that the... Read More »

By Leo McDevitt on Wednesday, January 15, 12:24 PM America/Los_Angeles