Chatham-Kent families fear they won’t have clean drinking water after government report

By |2018-02-06T15:56:00+00:00February 6th, 2018|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |

  Families in Chatham-Kent concerned about black, silty water in their wells have been told by the provincial government that their water quality has changed, but not because of the construction of wind turbines. The farming families are upset with the government after receiving a report that appears to clear North Kent Wind Farms, owned by Pattern Energy, of [...]

Windsor Parents demand more info, action on lead in water at local schools

By |2017-12-07T16:01:30+00:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |

Concerned parents are asking why more information isn’t being shared and action taken at local schools where elevated lead levels continue to be found in the drinking water. A number of schools in Windsor and Essex County are showing levels of lead in water fountains that exceed federal and provincial health guidelines, and that has some [...]

Lake Erie algae boom can poison drinking water

By |2017-10-25T03:16:24+00:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Scientists say that algae blooms have been a growing problem for Lake Erie since the 2000s, mostly because of the extensive use of fertilizer on the region's farmland A potentially harmful algae bloom covered more than 1812 square km in the western basin of Lake Erie last week, turning the lake bright green and alarming residents [...]

Water Quality: Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world

By |2017-09-11T14:00:04+00:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , |

The average number of fibres found in each 500ml sample ranged from 4.8 in the US to 1.9 in Europe. Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.   Scores of tap water quality samples from more than [...]

What to do during a boil water advisory

By |2017-08-05T14:59:49+00:00August 4th, 2017|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Boil Water Advisory? Don't Panic.  The most important advice I could give is to not panic.  When a government agency or health institution offers a boil water advisory a community water supply could be contaminated by bacteria. Common causes include low or loss of water pressure, turbidity, bacteria, natural disaster, and vandalism. What To Do During [...]

Sorry, LaCroix and Perrier lovers. Sparkling water might make your teeth prone to cavities.

By |2017-07-17T15:09:29+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Health|

You may think you're saving some calories and your health by drinking sparkling water like LaCroix and Perrier, but dentists have said that the flavored drink could make your teeth prone to cavities. According to Delish, the flavor and bubbles make drinks acidic which can deteriorate tooth enamel. However, sparkling sodas aren't as acidic as sodas. As [...]

Super Majority Worry About Clean Drinking Water

By |2017-07-06T18:45:58+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Americans want to drink clean water even more than they want to breathe clean air. A new public survey and study was conducted in May by Nestlé Waters North America on 4,756 American adults across the lower 48 states. The ‘Perspectives on America’s Water’ Study, released yesterday at the annual Aspen Ideas Festivalon innovative solutions in Colorado, asked the [...]

Drinking water while in the saddle?

By |2017-06-21T19:39:05+00:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Too much or Not Enough Water? Ask cyclists how much and how often to drink during a long ride and you’ll get almost as many answers as there are cyclists. Some believe in reaching for the water bottle often and some drink more sparingly. Then there are those who follow a very strict regimen involving precise [...]

7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

By |2017-06-08T18:26:26+00:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: Health|

Our bodies are around 60% water, give or take. It is commonly recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (the 8×8 rule). Although there is little science behind this specific rule, staying hydrated is important. Here are 7 evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of water. Water Helps Maximize Physical Performance If we [...]

Drink Water, Fight Fat?

By |2017-05-25T16:02:52+00:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Health|

If you choose a glass of water instead of a beer or a sugar-sweetened soda at least once a day, you can reduce your risk of obesity, new study claims. Researchers followed almost 16,000 adults in Spain for an average of 8.5 years. None were obese at the start of the study. During that study, almost [...]

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