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Study Finds Plastics In Bottled Water

A recent study conducted by Orb Media found plastics in bottled water.

Drinking bottled water might not be as safe as we all assumed. In fact, several popular beverage companies are currently under fire due to researchers at Orb Media, a nonprofit journalism organization based in Washington, D.C., finding plastics in bottled water.According to CBS News, more than 90% of some of the most popular bottled water brands have been found to contain these tiny particles of plastic, including:Aqua Aquafina Evian Dasani Nestle Pure LifeThe Research The team at Orb Media along with scientists at the State University of New York examined 250 … continue reading

How Probiotics Can Improve Your Health and Your Indoor Air Quality

How Probiotics Can Improve Your Health and Your Indoor Air Quality Many people have been adding probiotics to their diets for years and swear by the benefits. Learn what exactly probiotics are, the different types of probiotics that exist, how they can benefit your health, some disadvantages of using probiotics, common misconceptions surrounding their use, and finally, how probiotic-enhanced air can improve the air quality of your home. What are Probiotics? First things first. Let’s discuss what exactly probiotics are. Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms/bacteria. Microorganisms … continue reading

Dangers of Arsenic in Drinking Water

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Arsenic in water is all too common these days. And, that is definitely not a good thing. Learn what exactly arsenic is, how it gets into your drinking water, the dangers of arsenic in drinking water and how to treat arsenic in water.Arsenic in water is all too common these days. And, that is definitely not a good thing. Learn what exactly arsenic is, how it gets into your drinking water, the dangers of arsenic in drinking water and how to treat arsenic in water.What is Arsenic? Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally in the Earth’s crust. But, it makes its way into rocks, soil, … continue reading

Why Crawl Space Ventilation is Needed in Addition to Crawl Space Encapsulation

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Crawl space encapsulation is a great first step to preventing moisture from entering your crawl space, but in order to keep this pesky moisture at bay, you’ll also need to invest in crawl space ventilation. Learn why and how WAVE Home Solutions can help. What is Crawl Space Encapsulation? Crawl space encapsulation is the act of installing a vapor barrier on the crawl space floor that continues up to the foundation wall, covering the floor and posts. The purpose of crawl space encapsulation is to create an environment that can be controlled for moisture by keeping moisture from the outside … continue reading

Make 2018 Your Healthiest Year Yet By Creating a Healthy Home

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Stop making the same old New Year’s resolutions and make 2018 your healthiest year yet by resolving to create a healthy home.Every year we make resolutions to be healthier by losing weight, exercising more, and eating better. But, what about resolutions for a healthy home?Learn how important it is to have a healthy home environment, how your home can become unhealthy in the first place, and how to take matters into your own hands and make your home a happy and healthy one. What is a Healthy Home? A healthy house can be defined as a home where everything inside, including the … continue reading

Whole House Water System

A whole house water system treats all faucets in your household.

How Whole House Water Systems Work Whole house filtration treats all water in the household by filtering it from the main water line, which is considered the “point of entry.”  Not all water filtration systems are created equal, especially when it comes to a whole house water system versus an undersink water filter. While they both have their benefits, for those that have city water, there is a clear winner.How Undersink Water Filters Work Undersink water filters treat water for the faucet they are hooked up to, which is considered the “point of consumption.”Which is Best for City … continue reading

The Multiple Health Risks of Chloramine to Municipal Water Consumers

What do concerned citizens in the San Francisco Bay Area and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich have in common?They’re both extremely alarmed about the widespread and unregulated use of chloramine in municipal water supplies throughout the United States. Years ago, cities started adding chlorine to their municipal water supplies in order to kill bacteria and other contaminants. However, as these contaminants mutated and became stronger, cities weren’t allowed to increase the levels of chlorine in water, so they started using chloramine instead—without fully taking into account the many … continue reading

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Homeowners & Indoor Air Quality – What Are the Threats?

With homeowners spending over 90% of their time indoors, indoor air quality becomes of the utmost importance because homes are now more secure and sealed than ever. Many air pollutants live in our homes and unfortunately, we cannot smell or detect certain pollutants that come from household causes and can be detrimental to our health. Some of these include mold, asbestos, formaldehyde, dust, radon, viruses and bacteria. Let’s take a look at how some of these can affect you or your family’s health. … continue reading

What Smart Homeowners Need to Know About Basement Dehumidifiers

For years, basement dehumidifiers have been touted as the best way to combat moisture-related issues in crawlspaces and basements. However, many homeowners who invest in dehumidifiers for their homes are disappointed with the results. So why do dehumidifiers fail to deliver the expected results, and what is a better alternative? Causes and consequences of moisture problems In order to choose the best solution for musty basement issues, you first need to gain a solid understanding of what causes them, as well as how they impact your home and health.There are several factors that can … continue reading

Protect Your Family and Your Home From Hard Water & Limescale Buildup

If you’re like most Americans, your home is the biggest and most important investment you’ll make in your life. It’s where you spend quality time with your partner, raise your children, entertain your friends, and make memories that last a lifetime. That’s why it’s no surprise you invest considerable time and money to ensure your home provides a safe, healthy living environment for you and your family. The dangers of hard water Unfortunately, there’s one often-overlooked factor that can compromise both your family’s health and the condition of your home: hard water. Hard water is water that … continue reading