Category Archives: Basic Water Safety

HOW PURIFICATION TABLETS WORK

Water purification tablets are effective in removing the impurities and contaminants especially in drinking water that are harmful to our health. But first of all, before using the tablet we need to filter the water. This is so because water … Continue reading

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WHAT U.S GOVERNMENT CAN DO TO CURB CLIMATE CHANGE

There are many solutions that have been put forward by scientists and other stakeholders to curb climate change. The issue of climate change is so urgent that the governments, especially the U.S government need to urgently address issues that will … Continue reading

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RUST IN PIPED WATER

Sometimes piped water can be having a metallic taste coming from water pipes. You may want to get rid of this taste by either taking out the copper pipes or replacing with plastic pipes, or by changing the water once … Continue reading

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PROS AND CONS OF REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER PURIFICATION

Reverse osmosis is a process of water treatment that has been used for many years. It is one of the most effective methods. It is a system where water is forced to pass through a membrane which filters out all … Continue reading

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REMOVING TOXINS FROM WATER

Reclaimed water is water that is derived from wastewater and sewage after thorough treatment. Though reclaimed water may not be used for drinking, it is widely used for irrigation, fire extinction and to help replenish aquifers. There is debate as … Continue reading

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HOW TO REDUCE EXPOSURE OF ARSENIC IN OUR DRINKING WATER

Levels of arsenic in our drinking water can be reduced to meet the standard requirement of EPA, which is 0.10 parts per million. The only surest way to minimize exposure to arsenic in our drinking water is through thorough water … Continue reading

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LEAD IN DRINKING WATER

Lead occurs naturally in the environment and is harmful to human health when ingested or inhaled.  Environmental lead contamination also causes serious effects in the ecosystems. Human activities release more lead in the environment than natural processes. Lead-based paint and … Continue reading

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WATER POLLUTION

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies, e.g. lakes, oceans, seas, rivers, aquifers, and ground water. It is any chemical, physical or biological change in the quality of the water that causes harm to the living things. Water pollution … Continue reading

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WATER POLLUTION

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies, e.g. lakes, oceans, seas, rivers, aquifers, and ground water. It is any chemical, physical or biological change in the quality of the water that causes harm to the living things. Water pollution … Continue reading

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EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AVAILABILITY OF CLEAN WATER

Extreme heat  killed over 74 Americans in the first half of 2012. Heat-related death is just one dangerous complication of excessive climate tied to global warming. Extreme stormy weather can cause sinking, pollute drinking water and result in episodes of … Continue reading

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