Water

How Safe Is Our Public Drinking Water?

While a harsh national spotlight focused on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation identified almost 2,000 additional water systems spanning all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years. These water systems, in which lead levels exceeds Environmental Protection Agency standards,

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How Safe Is Our Public Drinking Water?

While a harsh national spotlight focuses on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation has identified almost 2,000 additional water systems spanning all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years. These water systems, in which lead levels exceeds Environmental Protection Agency

Health

The Role of Water in Weight Loss

If you listen to the television ads, America runs on high fructose corn syrup drinks, like Coca-Cola or Pepsi. Maybe that’s why one-third of Americans are obese or at least, overweight. Gone are the days when most people drink nothing but water, the original no-calorie, sugar-free, no-cholesterol beverage. So can you lose weight by just

Bottled Water

Reasons not to drink bottled water

There are many reasons why you shouldn’t drink bottled water. Some range from the effects on the environment, to the cost of bottled water compared to tap water, to the safety of bottled water and also to the regulation of bottled water. Let’s look at some of these reasons in more detail. There are contaminants

Autism

Could the drugs in our water cause autism?

There have been numerous articles and research dealing with water and water pollution recently. Studies have shown that fresh water sources contain pharmaceutical drugs ranging from birth control drugs to medications for high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Several years ago, it was reported that the estrogen content of a lake in the Upper Midwest

Filtration

Why Do We Need Water?

The human body is made up primarily of water. In fact, 70 to 80% of our body is water. So just how important is water and what does it do in our bodies after we drink it? Water lubricates our bodies. All of our muscles and joints need moisture and cushioning to work properly. We

Fluoride – a poison we drink every day

Is drinking water containing fluoride really safe? I’m a traditionally-trained Pediatrician and when I was in private practice, I was an advocate for having fluoride in our water supply to help children and adolescents have strong teeth and less cavities. In fact, The American Academy of Pediatricians reported that fluoride is safe and effective for

Chlorinated Water

Is Chlorinated Water Safe to Drink?

Most of our freshwater drinking sources contain pollutants and toxins There have been numerous articles and research dealing with water and water pollution recently. Studies have shown that fresh water sources contain pharmaceutical drugs ranging from birth control drugs to medications for high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Several years ago, it was reported that

Puritii Water

Your Water: Is it safe to drink?

Recently, Flint, Michigan was another city in the US that revealed their municipal water supply was not safe to drink, cook or bathe in. Last year, Toledo, Ohio temporarily shut down their municipal water supply when it was learned that a toxin from an algae called Microcystin contaminated the entire municipal water supply. The severity

Health

How much water should you drink daily?

How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question, right? I’m not only a physician, but also a physiologist. The answer to this question is not simple. There are no easy answers. It also depends on who you ask. Research studies have produced many recommendations over the years, but in truth, your