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Drinking Water

Where Are You Most Commonly Exposed to Lead?

In the wake of the ongoing lead contamination crisis in Flint, MI, many families have become increasingly aware of the harmful effects of lead and how much lead appears in the natural world and in our homes. Before the full extent of lead’s toxicity was known much of the population was exposed to lead through […]

You’re a Pro Athlete: How Much Water Should You Drink?

Most of our readers probably aren’t starting for the New England Patriots or spending their days training at a FIFA football pitch. But even if you’re not a professional athlete, any form of exercise takes its toll on your body. As the amount of exercise in your daily routine increases, so does your body’s demand […]

Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: Coffee or Water?

Okay, we know that you’re reading Pelican’s water blog, so you probably have a good idea of where we fall on this debate. But we also understand why so many workers turn to coffee throughout the day to keep them going: that burst of caffeine seems to wake you up, giving you the energy to […]

Where Does Your Bottled Water Really Come From?

Many brands of bottled water use carefully chosen names and visuals to evoke imagery of a babbling brook or crystal-clear spring deep in the untouched mountains of some faraway countryside. Believing that your bottled water came from such a pristine source can influence your experience and convince you that you’re drinking the best water available. […]

Is It Safe to Drink Water That Has Been Sitting Overnight?

A few years ago we delved into the science behind stale water that’s been in a glass overnight. No doubt you’ve woken up in the morning and downed a glass on a nearby end table or countertop, but often it doesn’t taste as “fresh” as it did when you poured it. The change in taste […]