Nitrates Still High in Water; No Free Bottled Water This Weekend

Although the nitrate advisory continues this weekend in portions of Columbus, city and county health departments won’t hand out bottled water on Saturday or Sunday to pregnant women and families with infants younger than 6 months.

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FDA: 53% of Packaged Water Contaminated

Not all packaged water jars in city are safe for consumption. The state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided water packaging plants across the state between April 2014 and March 2015 to collect 95 water samples. Of these, 53% were contaminated and unfit for human consumption.

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California Drought: Will Governor Brown Stop the Biggest Water Abusers?

By now, the whole nation is aware that its fruit and vegetable basket, California, is in the fourth year of an unprecedented drought. One NASA scientist recently projected that the state may only have roughly a year’s supply of water left in its reserves.

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A Lot Of Bottled Water Comes From Drought-Stricken California

California’s in the middle of an epic drought — but that hasn’t stopped bottled water production in the state. Even as residents face mandatory cutbacks and fields lie fallow, companies continue pumping hundreds of millions of gallons of water every year into plastic bottles — sometimes straight from a municipal water supply.

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‘Smelly Tap Water’ Sparks Rush for Bottled Water in Chinese City Plagued by Contamination Woes

People in Lanzhou in China’s Gansu province emptied supermarket shelves of bottled water after a resident complained of a foul smell in tap water on Wednesday, Xinhua reports.People in Lanzhou in China’s Gansu province emptied supermarket shelves of bottled water after a resident complained of a foul smell in tap water on Wednesday, Xinhua reports.People in Lanzhou in China’s Gansu province emptied supermarket shelves of bottled water after a resident complained of a foul smell in tap water on Wednesday, Xinhua reports.People in Lanzhou in China’s Gansu province emptied supermarket shelves of bottled water after a resident complained of a foul smell in tap water on Wednesday, Xinhua reports.

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Choosing the Right Water

With the flood of filters and bottled water on the market today, understanding the options is the key to making the best choice. The options for water are endless – from tap and bottled to at-home filters and ionizers, but which options are the best when it comes to our health?

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BPA research edition – A bottled water resolution for a more sustainable 2013

Many of us are lucky enough to live in an area where the municipal water is safe and potable. Despite this many people living in such areas prefer to consume bottled water. Maybe they think it’s a sign of wealth, or its healthier or its cooler.

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Why you should skip bottled water and drink from the tap instead

Drinking water, which was once viewed as simply a human necessity, has transformed into a very profitable commodity.

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What are some bottled water facts? [Illustrated by “On Line Education”]

Many people in many developing countries seek out clean drinking water with much difficulty. But developed nations such as the US spend billions of dollars buying bottled water even though their respective countries provide clean drinking water from the tap

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Water education news: Questions and Answers about water pollution – water shortages – water contamination – What are some facts about water? – 100 water facts you may not know.

Facts About water. Over 100 facts. Some you may not know

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Study On Bisphenol A (BPA): Health effects in monkeys raises breast cancer concerns.

A new study of fetal exposure to BPA, a plastic additive found in some food packaging, shows that the chemical altered the mammary gland development in monkeys. The researchers reported that the changes they observed in the monkeys reinforce concerns that BPA – bisphenol A – could contribute to breast cancer in women.

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Contaminated water news: Archived – Arsenic and old waste starring the humble plastic bottle.

A simple and inexpensive method to extract deadly arsenic from drinking water using plastic bottles could dramatically improve health in underdeveloped nations, reports a research team at Monmouth University (MU), West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA.

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