Arsenic in drinking water

ARSENIC Info & Treatment THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF ARSENIC – ARSENITE (As+3) and ARSENATE (As+5). * Arsenic found in a trivalent state: Arsenite (A+3) is predominately found in anaerobic ground water and is not considered to be oxidized. Arsenic in drinking water can both stimulate the growth of cancerous tumors and cause them to spread faster. Studies indicate that … Read More

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Is Bottled Water safe to drink?

“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink”- Samuel Coleridge, The Ancient Mariner Do you Evian? Do you… Perrier, Poland Spring, Deer Park or Aquafina? Whatever your choice among these best selling brands of bottled water, do you really know what you are drinking? In a recent four year study, The National Resources Defense Council concluded that bottled water sold in The United States is not … Read More

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How does water become contaminated?

Water in the atmosphere becomes contaminated even before it falls to the earth. The clouds of water droplets absorb gases such as sulfur dioxide. They carry particles of dust and collect air-borne bacteria. When water falls to the earth as rain, it dissolves or absorbs part of many compounds that lie on the earth’s surface: pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, animal wastes, … Read More

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What is Pathogenic Bacteria?

Written by Dr. T. M. Wassenaar Tuesday, 06 January 2009 Bacteria that cause disease are called pathogenic bacteria. Bacteria can cause diseases in humans, in other animals, and also in plants. Some bacteria can only make one particular host ill; others cause trouble in a number of hosts, depending on the host specificity of the bacteria. The diseases caused by … Read More

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How do I remove Arsenic?

THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF ARSENIC – ARSENITE (As+3) and ARSENATE (As+5). * Arsenic found in a trivalent state: Arsenite (A+3) is predominately found in anaerobic ground water and is not considered to be oxidized. Arsenic in drinking water can both stimulate the growth of cancerous tumors and cause them to spread faster. Studies indicate that Arsenic levels as low … Read More

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What are the Pros and Cons of Chlorine?

Chlorine is a highly efficient disinfectant, and it is added to public water supplies to kill disease-causing bacteria that the water or its transport pipes might contain. “Chlorine has been hailed as the savior against cholera and various other water-borne diseases, and rightfully so,” says Steve Harrison, president of water filter maker Environmental Systems Distributing. “Its disinfectant qualities…have allowed communities … Read More

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