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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CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WATER SYSTEM HAS NO WATER TO SHARE

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WATER SYSTEM HAS NO WATER TO SHARE


It appears that the California State Water Project, a core portion of California’s water system, will not have any water to provide either or farmers or cities this year due to the severe drought....

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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 little article in the January/February Atlantic 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 deficiency,...

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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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WORLDS LARGEST DESALINATION PLANT LIKELY IN CALIFORNIA

WORLDS LARGEST DESALINATION PLANT LIKELY IN CALIFORNIA


The San Diego County Water Authority announced a tentative agreement to buy the entire output of what will be the Western hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination plant, clearing a major hurdle begin construction. The hope...

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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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WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION

WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION


We’re just back from attending the Water Quality Association’s Annual Trade Show.  We found some new products that we’ll add to our online store soon.  However, we remain convinced that the lines of filters...

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DROUGHT IN BRITAIN

DROUGHT IN BRITAIN


Last year was the driest in England and Wales for 90 years, On the River Kennet in Berkshire County, conservationists are resorting to stunning fish with electric probes to rescue them from the dwindling...

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NSF CERTIFICATIONS & CHLORAMINE

NSF CERTIFICATIONS & CHLORAMINE


Some people call us up at Friends of Water terribly concerned about chloramine in the water – but question why our individual filters aren’t certified by the NSF.  (It is fewer people each year,...

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ON WATER FILTER TESTS

ON WATER FILTER TESTS


We think it’s kind of funny how we get some calls from people who strongly proclaim that they don’t trust the governmental agencies who oversee and manage their water supply.  They don’t believe the...

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WATER PRIVATIZATION THREATENS WETLANDS

WATER PRIVATIZATION THREATENS WETLANDS


Former US Senator Bob Graham stated that turning over state waters to private organizations would cause considerable damage to the Everglades and result in Florida losing control over thousands of acres of wetlands. “There’s...

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LA BREA TARPITS RUNOFF TO BE TREATED

LA BREA TARPITS RUNOFF TO BE TREATED


The Los Angeles County waterway has frequently had visible oil and grease in the water for years.  One source of the problem that hadn’t been recognized was the La Brea Tar Pits. This frequently-visited site, it...

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