Is bottle water really safe? The Today Show Fills Us In.

A new study has found small micro plastics inside our bottled drinking water. The Today Show did a segment recently showing the results of the study, in which 93 percent of the bottles studied from 9 different countries contained plastic contaminates; which start getting into the water during packaging, and storage. This study focuses on small individual water bottles. Can we imagine what is found in the big 5 gallon water jugs found in many different offices across the world? Sherri Mason a researcher at the Fredonia University performed the study, and had this to say, “Tap water, by and large, is much safer than bottled water.”

For the full article visit https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/top-bottled-water-brands-contaminated-plastic-particles-report-013209098.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

Give us a call today for us to come out and test your drinking water at your business today!.

Legionella hides in secret

Legionella, a disease that has found itself in our local news headlines over the past two weeks is a strand of pneumonia that largely comes from large distribution systems found in hospitals, hotels, and other large faculties. Other sources include humidifiers, mist machines, whirlpool spas, and hot springs. When the disease is not treated in time, this disease can lead to hospitalization and/or death in people who have a weakened immune system.

In the Buffalo news there are two stories of where Legionella was found in our community. One at an office of the Buffalo Public Schools at 333 Clinton Street in Buffalo. Where a routine check discovered that the water in the building tested positive for Legionella. Since the statement has come out stating that for this result to make an impact, the water needs to test positive three times. Stating that it only tested positive once, and that the water is at an acceptable safe level to drink. What many people struggle to understand is that when they say, “safe level”, we need to investigate these things. Chemicals, metals, and bacteria are all containments that can be found in our drinking water. These are substances that cannot be broken down naturally by our body because they are not organic substances that are body is used to breaking down. Rather these substances are stored in the body in different types of cells found throughout the body. The more and more these substances build up in our body, the more and more cells storing these contaminants grow around each other. Eventually creating a tumor, which can eventually lead to cancer. Now I’m not saying that the bacteria legionella will turn into cancer, but if a place has tested positive for legionella, and you work there, and the company does nothing to treat their water, and says the water is safe to drink, more than likely you will get legionella.

In the second report that came out last week from the Buffalo news, an individual contracted legionella from an air conditioner in 2016 from Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport NY. The individual later died and the family is suing the hospital for the cause of death. Legionella is not a contagious disease but can be transferred through water vapors in the air that contain the disease. Although the individual was the only fatally in the area, there were more than a dozen people in the area who also contracted the disease. Legionella when it is in a cooling tower connected to air conditioners can travel airborne within mist for half a mile. So local communities around the hospital were victims of disease due to their proximity near the hospital, never actually stepping foot inside. Those that are the most susceptible are individuals age 50 and older, current or previous smokers, people who have chronic lung disease, or those with a weakened immune system. Unfortunately, our local community member who passed away had a weakened immune system due a battle with cancer, but cancer was not the result of his death. Our individual lived near the hospital, and in the summer months when he did not have an air conditioner he left his windows open at night to cool off his property. With the water vapors containing legionella coming into the house, this is how not only our fatal case, but also his neighbors around him contracted legionella. Since a major outbreak in the Bronx in 2015 revolving around cooling towers and legionella, the state has issued 90-day testing on all cooling towers to help reduce contraception. Although legionella can be found in our natural environment. It harbors in luke warm, and moist places such as industrial strength air systems. In 2017 another individual passed away from legionella, but he did not live near the hospital.

http://buffalonews.com/2018/02/12/family-of-legionnaires-victim-sues-lockport-hospital-whose-system-was-infected/

http://buffalonews.com/2018/02/10/bps-responding-to-possible-legionella-bacteria-in-office-building/

America’s Water Systems Are Killing Us

 

Remember being a little kid playing outside on a hot summer day? Having so much fun you’d trash the idea of running inside the house to get something to drink. Rather you would go to the water hose outside and take a drink of that refreshing cold water straight from the hose. Off you were back playing with your friends. Well turns out that same fresh water, may not be so fresh after all. As news continues to come out, of how America’s water systems are killing us.

It’s going on well over 100 years since some of the pipes that feed our cities their water supply across America have been put in. Pipes that were built to last 75 to 100 years, but science is different than how it was back then. Research has discovered that from several of decades of industrial dumping, farming pollution, and deterioration of the pipes themselves have taken their toll on our drinking water.

Chemicals and contaminants found in our drinking water have been linked to cancer. Chemicals known as arsenic, nitrates, lead, and carcinogen are linked to cancer individuals all around America. Our body made of 60% water, contains the same contaminants found in our tap water. If our water plants can’t filter them out, what makes you think our bodies can?

America Can’t Catch Up

Funding projects to effectively to filter out these contaminants across the nation would be in the billions of dollars and would be a very massive project. Something that America as a whole, is just not ready for. Some people say that our water is at a safe level, but who says that safe level is acceptable. Over the years, years those same contaminants store up in your body to create what might just be known as a tumor. Cancerous, or not, we need to act to protect ourselves, and the people we love.

Do your research? See what you can do to make a difference in your water quality in your local community. Change your mindset. Just because someone says you are at a safe level, or you are the cleanest, does that really mean that you are safe? Check and see what local resources you can use to help purify your water additionally from its source. And remember, just because they say its filtered doesn’t mean its always clean, healthy water.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/08/14/63-million-americans-exposed-unsafe-drinking-water/564278001/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/radium-water-contamination-how-to-treat-at-home/

https://www.google.com/search?q=water+plant&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS774US774&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZ2qWDv_bYAhUk0IMKHZnbDOAQ_AUICygC&biw=1680&bih=944#imgrc=yMkR-nhUVnz2GM:

Free lead test for drinking water

New York State has introduced a free lead testing program. The 1.5 million dollar program is sponsored by the New York State Health Department. This pilot program will only run until the funds have been exhausted. To order your free drinking water test kit click here.https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/lead/free_lead_testing_pilot_program

After you receive your results, contact us for a free consultation. “We get the lead out”.

 

Fluoride: Is it safe?

 

Every month we get questions regarding the benefit vs negative health effects of fluoride in drinking water. This has become a widely debated topic in recent years. Scientific studies from the medical community have found fluoride to be a neurotoxin that leads to lower IQ scores in children, damage to the pineal gland and bone density loss just to name a few negative effects of fluoridation. Recently there has been increased pressure on the EPA to stop the addition of fluoride to our drinking water. The reverse osmosis process used in Pure Water Technology’s drinking systems will remove fluoride and provide you with healthier water. To learn more about fluoride in drinking water visit http://fluoridealert.org/

 

Attention Craft Brewery Customers

If you plan on attending the Craft Brewers Conference and Brew Expo in Washington DC April 11th -13th , stop by booth #4448 and say hello to the Pure Water Technology team. We will be displaying one of our workhorse 30 GPM skidded brewery pretreatment systems as well as our newest model: an incredibly compact 15 GPM wall mount pretreatment system. This new high performance 15 GPM rig has a foot print of only 2 square feet and is ideal for smaller breweries. We will also be discussing reverse osmosis systems for stripping problem water. Great beer begins with great water. Come learn how we achieve that goal.

Treating Lead in Your Home Drinking Water

Lately, we have been receiving frequent inquiries regarding treating lead in home drinking water. Generally, lead is not found in high concentrations at water treatment plants. So how does lead get in your home’s drinking water? There are a number of ways that your drinking water comes in contact with lead. Many service lines are still lead pipes. The service line runs from the water main in the street to your house. Obviously, most home owners do not want to incur the expense of replacing the service line. Lead can also be introduced from lead pipes within your house, lead-based solder and plumbing fixtures which predate the Safe Drinking Water Act. Read more

The Lead Crisis and Safe Drinking Water

Flint Michigan is just the tip of the iceberg. A 2016 USA Today investigation discovered almost 2,000 additional public and private water systems with lead concentrations above the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe drinking water threshold. To learn more about the lead crisis click here for the full article.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/03/11/nearly-2000-water- systems-fail- lead-tests/81220466/