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Posts Tagged ‘Drinking Water’

How To Detect Dehydration and Its Impact on the Body

Depending on your age and weight, the amount of water in your body could be anywhere from 50 to 75%. That means you’re mostly made out of water! Water, or your ability to stay hydrated, is the single most important factor in maintaining good health. Sadly, most Americans are chronically dehydrated and aren’t able to recognize […]

How much water should you drink every day? The old colloquial standard is eight glasses of water per day (roughly 64 ounces), but as most people very widely in size, body weight, and body mass index, this is far from an exact number. Dehydration causes several unwanted health problems, like constipation and high blood pressure. […]

how to remove lead from water

Since Flint, Michigan’s water woes hit the news, the general public has become increasingly aware of the health risks associated with lead-contaminated drinking water. The media initially treated Flint as an isolated incident, but as journalists dug deeper, we learned excessive levels of lead afflict water systems across the country. Perhaps the most damning report […]

bottled water consumption growth

It’s been a booming decade or two for bottled water. As health concerns concerning soda and carbonated beverages have steadily increased, Americans have turned to what they view as healthier alternatives to sweet, sugary drinks. According to a report recently released by Beverage Marketing, bottled water consumption grew by 120% from 2000 to 2015. In […]

Scariest Things Found in U.S. Water

Since it’s discovery the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan has drawn national headlines. As a country previously unaware of the deep-seated issues with its water infrastructure, America is rapidly discovering the risks and dangers of trusting pipelines and poor planning in the face of new threats to our health. Here are the scariest things found […]