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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]