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Next time you take a sip of unfiltered tap water, ask yourself whose medication you’re ingesting. With almost 70% of Americans on at least one type of prescription medication, water supplies increasingly test for trace amounts of pharmaceuticals, from over-the-counter painkillers to opiates and high blood pressure medications. Pharmaceuticals enter our water from several sources, […]

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Water Pitcher Filters | Pelican Water

Water filter pitchers are very popular. Designed to sit in your refrigerator, pitchers feature a charcoal-based filter that’s supposed to remove metals and chlorine residue from tap water. Such pitchers are available in almost any grocery or big-box store in the country. Despite their popularity, these low-cost, brand-name water filter pitchers simply aren’t very effective—and […]

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Quit the Soda Habit | Pelican Water

Sugary, caffeinated, and carbonated, sodas are a constant struggle for anyone trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Sodas are a ubiquitous sight, to the point where you’re almost always within walking distance to satisfying that need for a sugar fix. Soft drinks are America’s number one drug of choice, with many opening a fresh can […]

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Water Infrastructure | Pelican Water

Infrastructure is a hot topic in the US right now—or at least, it should be. The nation’s highways, public water systems, bridges, and other vital public works are deteriorating rapidly, and we’re not doing a sufficient job responding to what many see as a looming crisis. Perhaps it’s because, as comedian John Oliver put it, […]

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In February of 2015, the township or Moorestown, New Jersey found itself under a boil water advisory when higher than acceptable levels of coliform bacteria were found in the water supply. The incident was short-lived and fortunately not serious, but serves to illustrate how vulnerable our water system is to bacterial contamination. The US has […]

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