Entries by Anthony A

Uranium Mitigation From Drinking Water

Uranium Mitigation From Drinking Water Uranium is a common constituent of many rocks in the Piedmont and mountains of NC.  Recent well water testing in Eastern Wake County by the Wake County Department of Environmental Services has shown that elevated levels of uranium are present in many wells.  This issue also extends to large portions […]

Deadly Overwatering

If you were asked whether a world-class athlete should pre-hydrate, drinking water even before they become thirsty, you’d probably say, “Sure. Can’t hurt, right?” A recent study reported by the New England Journal of Medicine says that it actually can. Drinking too much water, becoming overly hydrated, can lead to hyponatremia. Hyponatremia can deplete sodium, […]

Nonstick Chemical Contaminates Water in 27 States

Perfluorochemicals (PFCs for short) have wonderful waterproof and nonstick properties, which makes them very useful for things like nonstick cookware, camping gear, and firefighting materials. Unfortunately, they’re also linked to cancer and thyroid problems and can weaken the immune system. Even small doses can be cause for alarm when PFCs are found in drinking water. […]

Benefits of Better Water

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a family of four living in the United States uses around 110,000 gallons of water each year (assume 75 GPD per person). A majority of that usage goes directly to tap water for drinking, cooking,  bathing and washing clothes. Because water is essential for everyday living, it’s easy […]