Drink More Water to Help Prevent Getting Sick

Posted on: January 30, 2014
Keep Calm and Drink More Water

We are composed of about 60 – 70% of water and nearly every aspect of our body’s functions requires water. Water could be considered the transportation system of the body as it is the main ingredient of all bodily fluids including blood, lymph, digestive juices, Continue Reading

Rooftop Water Towers Contaminating New York City’s Water

Posted on: January 27, 2014
WaterTowersSoHo_MichaelKirbySmith_NewYorkTimes

Gazing out over the New York City skyline, you can see the relics of a bygone era - rooftop water towers.  The water towers came into widespread use in the late 1800s as the city built up and the water mains could not keep up with Continue Reading

Small Amounts of Pharmaceuticals Found in Water Supply

Posted on: January 13, 2014
Drugs in Drinking Water

Did you know you have been taking trace amounts of hydrocodone for pain, ranitidine for acid reflux, and hydrochlorothiazide for congestive heart failure simply from drinking tap water? A new national study, conducted by the EPA, has found trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in water supplies Continue Reading

BPA Linked to the Development of Prostate Cancer

Posted on: January 9, 2014

Previous studies have linked Bisphenol A (BPA) to migraines and miscarriages, but a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found a link between exposure to low levels of BPA during early development and the development of prostate cancer later in life. Continue Reading

Aging Pipes Are Costly

Posted on: December 10, 2013
Tuberculation in Pipes

Every day in the United States nearly 6 billion gallons of treated water are lost through old, crumbling infrastructure. Much of the water infrastructure, both for drinking water and waste water, is between 50 and 100 years old and is in dire need of repair Continue Reading

Unregulated Contaminants in Your Drinking Water

Posted on: December 5, 2013
Tap Water

In a new study, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the EPA analyzed single samples of untreated and treated water from 25 U.S. water utilities. They found low concentrations of 18 chemicals not regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act in over 1/3 Continue Reading

Link Found Between Plastics and Migraines

Posted on: December 3, 2013

Research from the University of Kansas shows that Bisphenol-A (BPA), which is found in some plastics, may be a trigger for migraines. Researchers tested this hypothesis with rats; half of the rats were given BPA once a day, every three days. Within 30 minutes of Continue Reading

Sugary Drinks May Lead to Neurological Disorders

Posted on: November 19, 2013
Water or Soda

A recent study from the behavioral neuropharmacology lab at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, has shown that sugary drinks can lead to changes in the brain composition of rats that have been linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Previous studies have established that drinking sugar-sweetened Continue Reading

Children Are Not Drinking Enough Water

Posted on: November 18, 2013
Pouring Water in a Glass

According to a recent food and beverage market research report from The NPD Group, a leading global information company, water is a top beverage of choice among adults, but not among children and teenagers. Many adults begin their day with a cup of coffee, but Continue Reading

Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Good or Bad?

Posted on: November 7, 2013
Magnifying glass over chemical element Fluorine

Last Updated: 9/1/2020 For several years, the topic of adding fluoride in drinking water supplies has been largely controversial. There are many people who have long supported the potential health benefits of fluoride in drinking water. While others have expressed their opposition to what they Continue Reading