The bottled water segment is perhaps the fastest growing segment in the beverage industry. Its annual sales are estimated to exceed $11 billion. Bottled water companies have been known to employ slick marketing techniques in a bid to convince the populace that their water is not only clean but also healthy for human consumption. Unfortunately, … More The Disadvantages of Bottled Water
Drinking water that contains lead can cause serious health issues. While this fact probably comes as no surprise to some people, many others are relatively uneducated when it comes to the specific issues that come about from drinking water contaminated with lead. They also may not realize that certain populations are particularly vulnerable to lead … More Dangers of Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average U.S. household wastes up to 180 gallons of water per week. And that is just known use. Additionally, various household leaks can waste 900 billion gallons of water each year. Water is a precious resource in all parts of the world. Water.org states that … More Conserving Water in the Home
The importance of clean water is well-understood. Nevertheless, clean ice is equally as important even though people rarely think about the cleanliness of ice. The fact is; however, it is necessary to both be aware of the dangers posed by dirty ice in addition to methods for keeping it clean. Dirty ice is particularly dangerous … More How Clean are Ice Cubes?
Cloudy glassware and dishes are a common problem in many households. It is especially irritating when you pull dishes out of the dishwasher expecting them to be clear and bright only to find a dingy film on them. There are several reasons for a cloudy coating on glasses and dishware but the likely causes are … More How to Combat the Cloudy Film on Glassware
The cold weather is upon us. Unfortunately, this means that across America, from Lansing, Michigan, to Denver, Colorado, many homeowners will face the nightmare of frozen pipes. While everyone needs clean water in their homes, when pipes burst, there are more immediate problems. Many people are surprised to learn that it isn’t just people in … More Keeping Pipes from Freezing
Allergy sufferers are affected by everything from nuts to cats to pollen in the air. Many people are surprised to learn, however, that their home’s drinking water also could be a culprit. Research has shown that many allergies and respiratory conditions such as asthma can be linked to chemicals which are present in tap water. … More Can Water Make Allergies Worse?
The holidays are in full swing and that means you will likely be doing a lot of baking and cooking. You may be surprised to find out that the quality of the water in your home can drastically effect the taste of the food you are making, however. Many homes in the United States have … More How Water Effects Home-Cooked Food
Pregnant women often hear the refrain that they are eating for two. It also is important for these women to remember that they are drinking for two, as well. While every person needs to drink enough water to remain properly hydrated, this is especially true for women who are pregnant. In fact, the American Pregnancy … More The Importance of Drinking Enough Clean Water during Pregnancy
Every year Americans spend billions of dollars on skin care products. Despite this fact, many of these same people are not satisfied with how their skin looks. When an expensive skin care regime isn’t working, many people are left to wonder if the way to get flawless skin is simply to increase water intake. It … More Water Does a Body Good but What About Your Complexion?