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?
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
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?
Nothing feels better than a tall glass of ice cold water when the temperatures are soaring. However, ice water doesn’t sound quite so appealing when the temperatures are plunging into the single digits. Regardless of the weather outside, it is important for people to drink the recommended amount of water each day to remain hydrated. … More The Importance of Staying Hydrated During the Cold Winter Months
Summer is winding down and if you are like many people, you have spent days at the lake swimming and soaking up the sun. Unfortunately, you also may have been exposed to microcystin. Microcystin, which is toxic to human and animals, is the most common type of the chemical cyanotoxin. Cyanotoxins are a group of … More The Dangers of Blue-Green Algae
No one wants to talk about contaminated water. After all, it’s not exactly a pleasant subject. However, knowledge is power and if you want to protect yourself you need to know about the dangers of unclean water. Many people are surprised to learn that anything in water is considered contamination. The problems begin to occur … More The Truth about Contaminated Water
Healthy and clean water are necessary for our very existence. As adults, our bodies are comprised of approximately 70 percent water. Newborns are comprised of 80 percent water. Still, there are a lot of things about water we don’t know. And as critical as water is to our survival, there are some interesting facts that … More Water, Water Everywhere: Facts about This Important Natural Resource!
The first thing that comes to mind in regard to low quality water is the negative ramifications of drinking it. This is to be expected – one cannot live without drinking water, so it goes without saying that this is the primary concern. However, low quality water can affect many other facets of someone’s life. … More The Effects of Low Quality Water on Clothes