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

Flushed Drugs Emerging as Drinking Water Concern

Posted on: November 26, 2012
Drugs in Drinking Water

Consumers often have to worry about the ever-growing list of possible contaminants that could be found in their drinking water. Now, new studies have revealed that the next generation of water pollutants might be coming to fruition within common drinking water sources - pharmaceutical drugs. Continue Reading

Study links chemical found in bottled water to obesity

Posted on: October 18, 2012

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA) suggests links between the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, which is found in plastics such as those used to manufacture water bottles, and childhood obesity, the Detroit Free Press reports. The study, known Continue Reading