Category Archives: Lead

IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON DRINKING WATER

Based on the current trends of carbon emission, cities across the United States should anticipate water-related problems because of climate change. The impacts may range from water shortages to more intense storms, floods to sea level rise. NRDC has been … Continue reading

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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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ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT TREATMENT

Ultraviolet (UV) is an electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than that of x-ray. The spectrum consists of electromagnetic waves with frequencies higher than those that humans identify as the color violet (purple). … Continue reading

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BISPHENOL-A IS A REAL 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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TESTING THE HARDNESS OF WATER USING TEST KITS

Tap water is not necessarily safe for drinking. There is need to perform routine test in order to determine water composition. Some chemicals are so difficult to be removed by water treating suppliers. Therefore there is need to have a … Continue reading

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EFFECTS OF WATER POLLUTION

Effects of water pollution. Water is considered as the least toxic substance and the second most essential necessity for human survival after oxygen. On the other hand, water can be considered toxic if it contains toxic substances of which can … Continue reading

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BENEFITS OF WATER FILTRATION

Basically, hard water contains high levels of dissolved positive metallic ions such as magnesium and calcium. Particularly, water from underground aquifers such as wells and boreholes are likely to contain dissolved minerals as the water is in contact with rocks … Continue reading

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Hard Water Woes On Skin Care And Hair Maintenance.

Is your skin and hair care and maintenance digging a deeper hole into your pocket by the day? Is your hair or skin getting seemingly worse in spite of all your efforts to restore back their life and luster? Your … Continue reading

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