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What’’s in Your Water?

Posted on 16 May 2013 by asb

USA Today exposes America’s Dirty Little Secret
Washington
—Each and every year, more than 860 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage is dumped into America’s waters and most people don’t even know it. It’s enough sewage to cover a state the size of Pennsylvania ankle deep. A shocking story in USA Today exposed America’s Dirty little secret, among the findings: Continue Reading

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10 Reasons You Should Be Prepared with Pure Drinking Water

Posted on 16 May 2013 by asb

The amazing stories emerging from the devastated North East Coast of the US remind us all how large and destructive these major storms can be. The area affected is as large as Europe according to a Fox News report. So the rescue and support efforts have to reach millions of people in a very short time. You are best to prepare for self-sufficiency.

1. You and your family can only live for a few days without water.

2. Drinking severely contaminated water can cause serious illness, and even death

3. Bottled water disappears from store shelves within hours of a disaster.

4. Bottled water re-supply to store shelves may not be possible for days, even weeks.

5. Bottled water plants may be out of operation after a disaster

6. Bottled water delivery can be stopped if roads are not usable.

7. You can’t rely on FEMA, government and your local utilities in all emergencies.

8. Earthquakes can destroy underground piping infrastructure disrupting water supplies.

9. In winter temperatures pipes can burst due to freezing, thus jeopardizing water supplies

10. Water supplies can be contaminated with sewage in an emergency

Preparing for an emergency is wise. Make sure you have your water emergency plan in place before an emergency arises.

FEMA and the Red Cross as well as the American Water Works Association (AWWA) recommend that in an emergency you should use distilled water. Distilled water undergoes prolonged boiling thus eliminating the biological contaminants and is of very high purity.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Have a distiller with a large storage tank, and keep the storage tank full at all times.
  • Fit you distiller with a pressure tank. This allows you to get stored distilled water from the storage tank even if the power fails.
  • Have an emergency distiller on hand.

Store bottled water. Glass containers are better than plastic bottled; plasticizers leach from the plastic over time.

 Posted Nov 13 2012 by Al Meder – Watercology

 

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Toxic Threats to Child Development

Posted on 16 May 2013 by asb

Nearly one in five (17%) children in the United States has been diagnosed with one or more developmental, learning or behavioral disability. There is a growing consensus that disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism are increasing in frequency. These disorders have widespread societal impacts, from health and education costs to the repercussions of criminal behavior. Research demonstrates that pervasive substances such as mercury, lead, PCBs, dioxins, pesticides, and others, are toxic to the developing child’s brain (neurotoxic).

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water; liquid awesome

water; liquid awesome

Posted on 19 January 2013 by asb

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Water changes everything

Water changes everything

Posted on 19 January 2013 by asb

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Drugs in Drinking Water

Posted on 16 January 2013 by asb

We have all heard the saying ‘There is something in the water’ Well There IS.

Associated Press reported that over 41 million people are exposed to pharmaceutical drugs in TREATED drinking water.

And there is NO FEDERAL or STATE REGULATIONS ON WATER TREATMENT FOR DRUGS. Continue Reading

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The Fluoride Deception

Posted on 26 September 2012 by asb

Hailed as a harmless chemical that would prevent tooth decay, new evidence shows how fluoride could be linked to serious health problems.

Fluoridation was first advanced in the US at the end of the second World War. Proponents argued that fluoride in water and toothpaste would help to protect teeth and prevent decay. Over the following decades, fluoride was added to public water supplies across the country.

While the benefits of fluoridation have been held to be unquestionable, accumulating evidence points to a frightening prospect: that fluoride may have serious adverse health effects, including infant mortality, congenital defects and IQ.

Now a new book, titled “The Fluoride Deception” by Christopher Bryson examines the background of the fluoridation debate. According to Bryson, research challenging fluoride’s safety was either suppressed or not conducted in the first place. He says fluoridation is a triumph not of medical science but of US government spin. (Excerpt fromdemocracynow.org)

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The Sky Is Pink

Posted on 26 September 2012 by asb

An emergency short film from Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of Gasland addressing the urgent crisis of drilling and fracking in New York state.

Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, commonly known as fracking, is a technique used to release petroleum, natural gas (including shale gas, tight gas and coal seam gas), or other substances for extraction.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is weighing a proposal to allow fracking in several communities in New York State.

Residents are deeply divided over the controversial drilling method. Supporters of fracking say it would give a much-needed financial boost to the affected communities. Those against it argue that the health and environmental risks far outweigh the rewards.

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The Global Water Grab: Meet the “New Water Barons”

Posted on 16 May 2012 by asb

“Not only are individual corporations buying up water but a deluge of globalized capital are also rapidly buying up water and consolidating their foothold in the water sector; these capital entities are investment powerhouses such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch (before it was sold to Bank of America), Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Macquarie Bank, Allianz SE, UBS AG, HSBC Bank, Alinda Capital, The Carlyle Group, Barclays Bank, Nomura Holdings, and many others. In fact, Wall Street and their global banking and corporate partners are aggressively buying up water all over the world.”

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