Alert: Unsafe Lead Levels In NJ Hospital Water

In February 2017, Englewood Hospital in NJ sent out a letter to all patients who had spent time in the hospital during the past one and a half years (from 9/3/15-1/12/17), to offer patients free blood lead level testing to determine whether they had been effected by the excessive lead levels in the hospital’s tap water. The letter stated that lead levels in the tap water at the hospital exceeded the Federal Action Level of 15 parts per billion. In fact, 10 different areas in the hospital exceeded the Federal Action Level, and two areas exceeded 100 ppb. The water at the physical therapy gym … continue reading

Uh-oh! Your Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs. Here’s What to Do

When you live in a world full of flavored beverages and scented bath oils, you probably never worry about the smell of your water, at least not until the day the scent of rotten eggs begins to waft from your drains and faucets. Drinking the water becomes nearly impossible, and bathing in it is unpleasant. That pungent sulfuric odor may not stem from Hades, but it can signal that you're in a truly hellish situation. If your water is an issue, you don't need to despair. Hydrogen sulfide is a common problem for homeowners, but it's one that a reputable water filtration company can take care of … continue reading

Water Quality: Does Your Home Need a Home Filtration System?

Water Quality Home Filtration System
Water Quality Home Filtration System

More and more people are growing concerned about what's in their water -- and with good reason. You've probably seen an increase in troubling articles about contamination in public water supplies around the country. … continue reading

The Significance of Iron: Good in Your Body, Bad in Your Water

water filtration system: iron in your water
water filtration system: iron in your water

Iron is all around us: beneath our feet in the ground, inside every cell in our bodies and even in some of the air we breathe. It’s the second most common metal in the earth’s crust, and yet 25 percent of the world’s population suffers anemia from not ingesting enough of it. Given this fact, it may seem like a good thing to have iron in the water you drink. While iron is essential to our health and well-being, however, we should get most of this nutrient from the foods we eat rather than from our drinking water. Here’s why you may need a water filtration system. … continue reading

Who Has the Best Tap Water in America?

water purification systems
water purification systems

Being healthy requires good eating and drinking habits. In other words, you are what you consume every day. So, when you drink a lot of water, it’s best to have access to a high-quality source. Americans are fortunate to have in-home drinking water supplies. However, not all cities are lucky enough to have high-quality water straight from the tap. For this reason, organizations across the country devote time and effort to improving city or municipal water. Since Americans consume a large quantity of water, making sure that it is safe and healthy is essential. Companies such as Wave Home … continue reading

Not Everyone Should Be Drinking the Same Amount of Water. How Much Should You Drink?

Many of our past blogs have discussed the importance of filtering your water, whether it's your drinking water or the water you and your family bathe and shower in. In this blog, we discuss the importance of drinking water. Studies have shown that more than half the children and adolescents in the United States are not getting enough hydration. “Drink more water” is a common piece of advice. Whether the problem is frequent headaches, dizziness, dry skin or trying to reach a weight loss goal, drinking enough water can be a helpful solution to a number of health problems. But exactly how much … continue reading

Taking the Guesswork Out of Home Water Filtration

As the United States continues to experience a crisis with aging water distribution systems, you’ve probably spent some time wondering what’s in your own home’s water supply. The thought that your water might be contaminated in any way can be alarming, especially when you’ve grown up believing that having access to clean, pure water is as simple as turning on the tap. The first solution that comes to mind when you consider water quality issues is probably to use a water filter. However, not all filtration systems are created equal. To begin with, each water filtration system will have … continue reading

The Dangers of Waterborne Parasites 

Children infected even just once with a certain type of waterborne parasite are nearly three times as likely to suffer from moderate or severe stunted growth by the age of two than those who are not - regardless of whether their infection made them feel sick, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. Read the full article at: The spread of Cryptosporidium can be blamed on a lack of access to clean drinking water and proper toilets. It is resistant to chlorine, which is often used to clean water. It has been thought that the … continue reading

Is Your Shower Head a Health Hazard?

Did you know one of the dirtiest, most disgusting things in your entire home is the innocent looking shower head in your bathroom even if you use a water filter? This is because shower filters are designed to remove chemicals like chlorine, not necessarily harmful microbes. And to think that most of us stand under it several days every week! The post Avoid Shower Head Sickness (by doing this regularly) appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist. Read the full article at:   … continue reading

How Can You Find Out If You Have Lead In Your Water?

Many of us read about the high levels of lead found in the water in Flint, MI. But what about the water where you live? Do you know how much lead your family is exposed to? How do you find out? If you ask your water company, they will tell you the level of lead that is in the water from the treatment plant. but the water still has  along way to travel before it gets to your sink. Think of all the old pipes the water needs to travel through. maybe you don't want to think about it because that's where the lead problem often begins. Marc Edwards, the Virginia Tech environmental … continue reading