RADIATION LEVELS AROUND FUKUSHIMA ARE AT ALL-TIME HIGHS

RADIATION LEVELS AROUND FUKUSHIMA ARE AT ALL-TIME HIGHS


As Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) proceeds with dumping radioactive water into the Pacific, radiation levels are being reported as higher than ever. Radiation has spiked to all-time highs at monitoring points in waters adjacent to the Fukushima...

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TOKYO ELECTRIC NOW DUMPING RADIOACTIVE WATER INTO PACIFIC

TOKYO ELECTRIC NOW DUMPING RADIOACTIVE WATER INTO PACIFIC


This is a press release from Tokyo Electric: Press Release (May 21,2014) Commencement of Operation of Groundwater Bypass at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station May 21, 2014 Naohiro Masuda Managing Executive Officer Tokyo Electric...

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REPORTS THAT DALLAS STOPPED WATER FLUORIDATION ARE WRONG

REPORTS THAT DALLAS STOPPED WATER FLUORIDATION ARE WRONG


After 50 years of adding fluoride to the water supply in Dallas, the city is considering stopping. Contrary to reports on the internet, persistent efforts by people opposed to fluoridation have not been successful...

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13 INDIGENOUS GRANDMOTHERS PRAYER FOR HEALING OF THE WATERS

13 INDIGENOUS GRANDMOTHERS PRAYER FOR HEALING OF THE WATERS


We’re big fans of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.  If you haven’t read their book, Grandmothers Council the World, we suggest that you do.  Visit their site at www.grandmotherscouncil.org.  These great souls...

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LEAD IN THE WATER CAN BE INCREASED BY CHLORAMINE

LEAD IN THE WATER CAN BE INCREASED BY CHLORAMINE


Chloramine is being used more and more widely as an alternative disinfectant to chlorine.  It actually consists of chlorine with ammonia added. There are a number of health risks associated with the byproducts of...

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JUST HOW DANGEROUS IS MANGANESE IN DRINKING WATER?

JUST HOW DANGEROUS IS MANGANESE IN DRINKING WATER?


  Manganese is not a mineral that is naturally found in water. More than likely it came from a water source that had iron in it, but manganese is rarer than iron. In small...

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TAP WATER IN ANCIENT ROME CONTAMINATED WITH LEAD

TAP WATER IN ANCIENT ROME CONTAMINATED WITH LEAD


Lead in drinking water can be an issue for irrigation systems that are from ancient times, because did not know what we know now about lead poisoning. The famous aqueducts in ancient Rome were...

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DEVELOPMENTAL RISK TO CHILDREN SHOWN IN PESTICIDE PRE-NATAL STUDY

DEVELOPMENTAL RISK TO CHILDREN SHOWN IN PESTICIDE PRE-NATAL STUDY


A new study performed by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, shows a range of developmental problems in children born to women who work in pesticide-treated fields.   The research study has been...

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WEB MISINFORMATION

WEB MISINFORMATION


It is our view that you can do research on the web to help get informed. But in the end you do have to trust your own knowledge and intuition.  And of course your own experience....

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MANGANESE IN WATER LINKED TO CHILDREN’S HEALTH CONCERNS

MANGANESE IN WATER LINKED TO CHILDREN’S HEALTH CONCERNS


According to the March 3 Time Magazine, children’s drinking manganese in water has been linked to lower math scores, hyperactivity, impaired motor skills and some drops in intellectual function.  Although the article doesn’t specify...

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FRACKING DOCUMENTARIES

FRACKING DOCUMENTARIES


One of our readers, named Shira, sent some comments a few days ago, mostly focused on Hydrolic Fracturing (fracking). She wrote this: “Maude (Maude Barlow, as reported on our site) pointed out that “Right...

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IS DRINKING WATER DURING OR AFTER A MEAL GOOD FOR DIGESTION?

IS DRINKING WATER DURING OR AFTER A MEAL GOOD FOR DIGESTION?


Ayurveda, the traditional health science of India, says that drinking water during meals ‘put out the digestive fire (agni).’  A post on the Mayo Clinic site disagrees.  That short article follows. “Does drinking water...

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MANAGE WATER FOR ACTUAL CONDITIONS!

MANAGE WATER FOR ACTUAL CONDITIONS!


It’s time to acknowledge that we need to plan for actual water supply conditions, and stop treating shortages as exceptional events. For some excellent perspective on Water Management, check out this page at WhollyH2o.

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EPA MAY SPEED UP TIMETABLE

EPA MAY SPEED UP TIMETABLE


The news is that the EPA, as a result of the recent chemical spills in West Virginia may speed up their planned regulatory changes to set a higher bar for water suppliers. There’s no...

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WE DO NEED SOME IRON

WE DO NEED SOME IRON


A small article in the January/February Atlantic magazine explains how a fellow has introduced small pieces of iron for rural Cambodian people to put in their cooking pots as a way to combat iron...

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SAN FRANCISCO SOURCE PIPE ISSUE

SAN FRANCISCO SOURCE PIPE ISSUE


San Francisco needs to repair a critical 19-mile stretch of pipe bringing water to the Bay Area from Hetch Hetchey.  The pipe is at risk of collapsing.  The pipes also carry the main supply...

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SAN FRANCISCO WATER

SAN FRANCISCO WATER


We just returned from a long weekend in San Francisco.  Living out in the Sierra Foothills as we do, we enjoyed many city activities not available here.  We spent a lot of time in...

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LEAD IN DENVER WATER

LEAD IN DENVER WATER


More than one million people living in the Denver metro area have been warned about possible lead contamination in their tap water.  The problem is traced to older lead-based piping that exists in those...

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FRACKING & WATER CONTAMINATION

FRACKING & WATER CONTAMINATION


According to a study released this month, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other types of gas and oil extraction can leave increased levels of contamination in streambeds downstream.  Included in these are the creation of...

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HANDHELD UV WATER PURIFIERS

HANDHELD UV WATER PURIFIERS


An interesting newer line of products we’ve added to the friendsofwater.com store is the series of Handheld UV Water Purifiers from SteriPen. There are very small portable Water Purifiers for use in traveling, outdoors...

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