Category Archives: Heavy Metals

PORTABLE WATER FILTER

While hiking outdoors or camping, having a water filter is essential since there can never be purified water around. A portable filter can eliminate various contaminants such as bacteria, chemicals and viruses. We have two main types of portable water … Continue reading

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SOME REASONS TO HAVE A WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM IN YOUR HOME

SOME REASONS TO HAVE A WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM IN YOUR HOME As much as piped water is treated before distribution, home water purification system is important as well. We have different ways in which one can purify water at home. … 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 IMPURITIES

In nature, water is never totally pure. No matter how isolated it is from sources of contamination, it will always not be 100% pure. Minerals from soil and rocks and gases from air dissolves in water, therefore changing the characteristics … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE — USE OF THE DISSOLVED OXYGEN TEST KIT

Dissolved oxygen in water is important for sustaining aquatic life and limiting bacteria activities. The minimum expected oxygen levels should be between four and five parts per million dissolved in water to maintain aquatic life. Therefore dissolved oxygen testing is … Continue reading

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WHEN TO REPLACE A WATER SOFTENER

Water filter is normally installed before water softener, but depending on the design and manufacturers instruction, it might be the other way round. Of course installing a whole house filtration system ensures that you have sparkling clean water.  The location … Continue reading

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BISPHENOL-A TO CHILDREN’S HEALTH IS AN URGENT HEALTH CONCERN

In December 2009, Environmental Working Group published the results of its ground-breaking analysis that for the first time detected BPA in the umbilical cord blood of American children, in ten minority babies. EWG is a non-profit environmental research and advocacy … Continue reading

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EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

Understanding Agricultural Chemicals in the Environment The results of the use of agricultural chemicals and other methods associated with farming on the quality of sources and groundwater is well known; however, less is known about how those results may differ … Continue reading

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VOICES AGAINST TAR SANDS FROM TEXAS LANDOWNERS

There has been concern by the people living in Texas about the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would run directly through their land. Randy Thompson, a landowner from Nebraska is fighting attempt to cross his land with Keystone XL … Continue reading

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ULTRAVIOLET WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

Ultraviolet water purification is one of the leading modern methods of water purification. Ideally speaking, water purification technology has advanced for the recent years. UV, of course uses radiation energy from the sun or bulb to kill the harmful bacteria … Continue reading

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