Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Good or Bad?

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

For several years, the topic of adding fluoride to municipal drinking water supplies has been largely controversial. There are many people who have long supported the potential health benefits of widespread fluoridation in public drinking water. While others have expressed their opposition to what they Continue Reading

Award-Winning Water, But What About Your Pipes?

Posted on: October 28, 2013
Tuberculation in Pipes

The United States has great water treatment plants that filter and purify water using technological advances to produce some of the cleanest water worldwide, sometimes even award-winning water! However, the American Society of Civil Engineers has given our drinking water a D in their report Continue Reading

Is there a correlation between BPA and miscarriages?

Posted on: October 15, 2013

Bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s, can be found in clear plastic bottles, containers that store food, eyeglass lenses, and sports equipment. Researchers have found that BPA mimics estrogen and can affect the body’s endocrine Continue Reading

Rumors About Sparkling Water Are Just That…Rumors

Posted on: September 19, 2013
Glass of sparkling water on the table

Sparkling or carbonated water is water where carbon dioxide has been dissolved to create tiny bubbles and has been commercially available since at least the 18th Century when the town of Selters, Germany started bottling and shipping its naturally occurring sparkling water. Joseph Priestley (1733 Continue Reading

EDCs in Your Bottled Water

Posted on: September 12, 2013

Researchers in Germany have identified endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in samples of commercial bottled water. The researchers collected samples from 18 bottled water products purchased in supermarkets in Germany, France, and Italy to search for instances of anitestrogenic and antiandrogenic substances, which block the production and Continue Reading

What is leaching into your bottled water?

Posted on: September 12, 2013

Researchers in Germany have identified endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in samples of commercial bottled water. The researchers collected samples from 18 bottled water products purchased in supermarkets in Germany, France, and Italy to search for instances of anitestrogenic and antiandrogenic substances, which block the production and Continue Reading

Treatment Facility Water Is Clean, Is Yours?

Posted on: September 10, 2013

The United States water utilities deliver some of the safest drinking water in the world, but according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bacteria-laden drinking water continues to cause disease outbreaks in the U.S. Biologists at the University Continue Reading

Why Is Your Bottled Water Delivery Service So Expensive?

Posted on: August 15, 2013
A stack of plastic water bottles

Last Updated: 8/6/2020 Bottled water is the No. 1 beverage in the United States, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC). A 2018 study found that bottled water sales totaled $18.5 billion that year, which was an increase of Continue Reading

What if Climate Change was a Public Health Issue?

Posted on: August 12, 2013

Traditionally, climate change creates images of melting icebergs and stranded polar bears in a faraway, isolated place. Arguing most people will never see an iceberg or a stranded polar bear, climate change experts believe these images do not resonate with the public and do not Continue Reading

Happy National Water Quality Month!

Posted on: August 1, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated August as National Water Quality Month. With the uninterrupted availability of clean drinking water in the U.S., we often fail to recognize how regular human activities impact our water quality. National Water Quality Month reminds us how our Continue Reading