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Every day we see significant changes in our environment and the consequences for our living conditions. We can significantly improve not only our own well-being, but also the environment if we take our personal health seriously. A water filtration system is one way health-conscious people can improve their lives. If you do not already have a water purifier, you can read about the benefits of drinking purified water here: The Benefits of Purified Water A quick search on Amazon yields a plethora of water filter products, most of which are made of plastic. Given the known problems associated with the use of plastic, especially plastic water bottles, it is not surprising that there is some skepticism. What should you look for in a water filter and how can you provide your family with a safe source of filtered water without using plastic? Are Plastic Water Filters Safe? In general, the…
About 67% of American homes own a pet. A recent study by the American Pets Products Association shows at least one pet living with 85 million families. Now, more than ever before, pets have become part of families. Pets require care just like humans for their well-being. Most people spend time researching healthy food for their pets while neglecting healthy water. Filtered water has numerous benefits. If your family takes filtered water, you should consider giving your pets as well. This article discusses six reasons why you should give your pets filtered water. Kindly read on to learn more. 1. Filtered Water Improves Hydration Pets, just like humans, have a large water composition. Therefore, both pets and humans require water to stay hydrated and cool off. Because filtered water tastes great, pets will want to drink more of it once they access it. The more pets drink water, the less…
Bottle water drains the environment. The U.S public uses about 50 billion water bottles per annum, with most of it going unrecycled. Transporting and keeping water bottles cold burns fossil fuels, giving off greenhouse gases. Furthermore, bottled water companies pump groundwater, drawing heavily on underground aquifers and harming watersheds. Also, it is estimated that one liter of bottled water requires three liters of water for production. Yet, over $100 billion is the global spend on bottled water annually. Many cities in developing countries without a safe tap water source rely on bottled water as a safer option. In the U.S, tap water is federally regulated and screened frequently for dangerous pollutants. However, the public consumes 21 gallons (79 liters) of bottled water per capita annually. The bottled water industry is very thriving; the number of gallons sold outpaces milk, juice, and coffee. However, it is still behind soda and beer.…
With a little practice, you can have a beautiful, healthy lawn while conserving water! The EPA or Environmental Protection Agency’s Stats have shown that approximately one-third of all U.S. Residential properties use water for irrigation but half of (50%) irrigation water is wasted due to poor water practices. You should learn the best ways for using water, whether you want to conserve water or are concerned about the rising cost of water, you will find out you can provide less water and still have a beautiful lawn. Understanding Your Lawn’s Grass If the grass in your lawn is natural to the area you live in, their water needs are in line with the region you live in, and therefore less maintenance is required. As an example, Kentucky bluegrass or tall fescue are excellent choices for cooler northern zones while Bermuda grass or Zoysia grass is perfect for warmer southern zones.…
Drinking enough water is important for your health because it contributes to the normal functioning of all cells in your body. Therefore, it is important that you drink enough fluids throughout the day. There are many different types of water, with spring water and filtered water being the most popular. You may be wondering how they differ and whether you should choose one or the other. Compare The Standards Purified water and spring water have different health requirements, which is one of the main differences. All impurities in water must be reduced to less than 10 parts per million to be considered purified. The Environmental Protection Agency has ruled that this is much higher than the levels required for normal drinking water, including tap water. Chemicals and pathogens must be removed from purified water, but not microbes. Often purified water is confused with filtered water. However, this is not correct…
Just like human bodies, plants of all types react differently to various types of water. In fact, what works for one type of plant, may not necessarily work well for another. This is highly dependent upon where the plant originates from, the environment it has grown accustomed to, and more. When a plant has been given something it doesn’t prefer, it also provides a few physical queues to let you in on it’s sufferings. With these details in mind, let’s jump right into the water options available for your beloved house plants. Utilizing Natural Sources Natural water sources can be vital to the overall success of growing plants indoors, depending upon several other factors. It may be confusing to determine what constitutes a “natural source” when it comes to water, so we narrowed it down for you. If you have the ability to harvest water from a natural source, ensure…
Water systems can be intricate and finding the cause of the water’s taste can be even more difficult. Bad tasting or smelly water can affect you every single day. If you are brushing your teeth, drinking a glass of water, or cooking, you just can’t get away from the taste and smell. Finding the source of the taste or smell is the first step in getting the right water filter for you. Once you find the right filter, you will discover why your tap water smells or tastes so bad! Why Water Tastes This Way According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 15% of people in the United States use well water. That means their water is not from a municipal source but from their well. The rest of the populations (around 85%) get their water from municipal systems. Because most well water is groundwater, municipal water comes from…
Please read on to find out why fresh, clean water is critical for life and how to protect it for many years to come. Protecting Fresh Water Is Critical for Life Deepwater underground layers of water-bearing rocks, springs, lakes, streams, and springs are all sources of fresh water that we need in order to survive. Drinking water helps our bodies flush out toxins we accumulate and provides many needed benefits. Fresh water refurbishes us after physical activities as well as washing our clothes and cleaning ourselves. The human is not the only living creature who relies on the needs of fresh water. Other animals, fish, plants, trees, and insects must have water to survive as well. In other words, water is life! As of late, American rivers have not caught on fire caused by pollution like Ohio’s Cuyahoga River did in 1969. This was before the enactment of the Clean…
If you live in a home without a filtering system, you probably know your water is not good on your palate and certainly not good for your health. Over the past few years, people have become more conscious about the food they eat but it stops there. No one seems to realize the incredible significance of clean, fresh water for drinking! You would probably be shocked to discover how many contaminants are in the water coming out of your taps. Even though there are many filtering systems on the market, only a few will actually prevent toxins from remaining in the water you cook with or drink! Probably the most popular is the Reverse Osmosis System for removing impurities from water and providing you with healthier water to quench your thirst. Here are some of the reasons you should install this filtering system in your home: What Is a Reverse…
We’ve all had blocked pipes and drains severe enough to necessitate the services of a plumber. However, what if the problem is really with your water amount coming out and not with the draining of water? The average American family uses three hundred gallons of fresh water every day between using the flush in toilet, using dishwasher, and showering. We don’t often consider where the water is coming from and how it gets to our taps. When the pressure of water drops, many of us don’t understand where to check, and what needs to be done. Identifying Whether Your Water Have a Low Pressure or Not You may be feeling the symptoms of inadequate pressure of water if you have weak shower heads and water dribbles from taps, and your washer takes an eternity to fill. This very frequent plumbing issue can develop for a variety of causes, but thankfully,…