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 […]

Athletic Performance

How Drinking Water Can Improve Your Athletic Performance

Why Athletes Need Water Hydration is important to your athletic performance whether you are a weekend warrior, professional athlete, or just a leisure walker.  However, depending on your level of exertion, you may need more water than you realize.  It doesn’t matter if you are an 11-year old on the soccer field or a 30-something […]

water filter science project

A Science Experiment for Kids: Testing Homemade Water Filters

This month we have another dirty water science experiment.  Our goal is to test different types of homemade water filters.  Imagine if you had a natural disaster that compromised the local water supply.  This is a real possibility for many people who live in hurricane and storm-prone areas.  In such an emergency, your only source […]

alkaline water

Is Alkaline Water a Scam or Something I Should Be Drinking?

A quick search online for “best healthy water” is likely to return millions of results, one of which is sure to be alkaline water.  Maybe you’ve heard that it helps your digestion or that it can improve muscle recovery.  Some even claim that it prevents aging and can reduce blood pressure, prevent cancer, and help […]

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