Why Does My Water Taste Salty?

Have you ever taken a sip of water, expecting no real flavor, only to realize your water tastes salty?  Water with a salty aftertaste is not uncommon.  This salty flavor could be the result of chloride ions or sulfates that are present in your water supply. What Are Chloride Ions? Chloride is one of the […]

Does Fluoridated Water Really Have Health Benefits?

Water Fluoridation in the United States In the early 1930s, researchers noticed that people living in communities with naturally high levels of fluoride in the water had fewer cavities.  Studies showed that fluoridated water was not only safe but beneficial. Community water facilities began adding fluoride to their water in an effort to prevent cavities.  […]

Legionella & E. Coli

Should I Be Worried About Legionella or E. Coli in My Water?

Bacteria exist all around us. There are good bacteria that can help with digestion and bad bacteria that can make us sick.  Even our water supplies contain both good and bad bacteria.  There are certain bacteria found in water that can cause serious illness and even death. Legionella and E. Coli can both be transmitted […]

radiation

How Can I Tell if There Is Radiation in My Water?

Radiation Exposure In our daily lives, we are constantly, and often unaware, that we are being exposed to radiation.  A majority of the radiation that we are subjected to comes from natural sources.  Exposure to radiation can cause serious health issues, including cancer.  Pregnant women, children, and people with compromised immune systems are at the […]

fluoride

How Much Fluoride Should Water Have and How Do You Test for It?

The Great Fluoride Debate The debate about the need for supplemental fluoride has become heated in recent years.  Fluoride is a natural mineral found in the soil that can sometimes penetrate into our water supplies.  In the 1930s, researchers determined that people in areas with naturally fluoridated water had fewer cavities than people who didn’t […]

Electrolyte water

Who Really Needs Electrolyte Water?

What Is Electrolyte Water Electrolyte water is a growing segment in the bottled water category. Examples of electrolyte waters include brands such as Propel, Smartwater, LIFEWTR, and Core Hydration.  Some of these waters have added electrolytes to improve the taste and others are geared toward improved hydration. So, just what is electrolyte water? These waters […]

Bottled water test

pH Of Top Bottled Water Brands Of 2019

The pH of pure water is 7, but how does bottled water stack up to pure water when it comes to pH?  We did tested the top bottled water brands to find out how they compared when it came to pH.  Here’s what you need to know about the pH of bottled water. 1. The […]

alkalinity

What You Need to Know About Alkalinity and Your Bottled Water

With over 80 brands of bottled water to choose from in the United States, you may be wondering what’s the big difference between waters.  Each manufacturer claims to offer something different.  Some tout high mineral content, some brag about their filtration process, and yet others claim to offer water with perfect alkalinity or pH.  We […]

mineral water

What’s All the Hype About Mineral Waters?

Have you ever been out to eat and asked for a glass of water, only to have the server ask you if you would prefer tap water or mineral water?  They both have the same basic components, 2 parts hydrogen to one part oxygen.  Restaurants don’t usually charge for tap water, but most mineral waters […]

Prevent the flu

Can Drinking Water Help to Prevent the Flu?

Now that the holidays are behind us, the cold and flu season is in full swing. No matter where you go, whether it’s the grocery store, the bank, or the dentist, invisible germs are lurking on the surfaces of almost everything you touch. This winter, it doesn’t matter if you are in school, at the […]

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