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2009-06-19 07:58:19

A small study has shown that people tend to believe that bottled water is somehow healthier than water from the tap. However, the research, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, also shows that people are unsure exactly what these benefits might be and that they are rarely the main reason for choosing bottled. Lorna Ward led a team of researchers from the University of Birmingham who carried out interviews with users of the University's sports centre. She said: "The majority...

2009-05-05 10:00:00

May 3 - 9, 2009 Event Promotes Understanding of Our Water Systems and Natural Resources PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water encourages residents of the Monterey Peninsula to recognize "National Drinking Water Week" May 3 - 9. The event was established more than 30 years ago by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to raise public awareness of the fundamental need for safe and reliable drinking water supplies. "The importance of investing...

2009-04-29 09:49:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New Wave Enviro Products Inc is proud to offer their new Better Water Bottle Filter and Corn Based Bottle to its line of money saving, green living, reusable water products. The bottle filter provides pure, clean drinking water and can be reused 90 times. The corn-based bottle takes merely 80 days to degrade in a commercial compost: a winning combination for preserving the environment and providing healthy, good tasting water. (Photo:...

2009-04-24 14:16:00

Removes More Than 99 Percent for PUR Faucet Filters and More Than 96 Percent for PUR Pitchers(1) CINCINNATI, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Associated Press issued a new report on April 20, 2009 regarding pharmaceutical compounds found in drinking water. Pharmaceuticals have now been detected in the drinking water of at least 51 million Americans. To date, scientists have found no evidence of adverse health effects by consumers exposed to trace levels of pharmaceuticals in the water supply....

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2009-04-10 14:14:26

Officials have cut off the main water pipeline in Mexico City due to drastically low reserve levels. The pipeline closure began on Thursday and is scheduled to be in effect for 36 hours over Easter weekend. An estimated 20 million residents are said to be without fresh running water while city officials work on repairs and try to reverse a record drop in reserve levels. The Cutzamala supply system is at 47 percent capacity. The shutdown is taking place during Semana Santa, Mexico's second...

2009-04-03 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In the current economy, Americans are looking for ways to live better for less. PUR has teamed up with top health and environmental experts Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg & Elizabeth Rogers to offer guidance on how to incorporate simple, budget-friendly changes into any daily routine... Turn the thermostat back. Save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling bills by simply turning the thermostat back 10-15% for 8 hours.(i) Use ceiling fans....

2009-03-20 05:29:00

BASINGSTOKE, England, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- - Latest Global Beverage Forecasts from Canadean The combined forces of the economic downturn and environmental pressures are causing a sharp slowdown in the global bottled water market, according to a recent analysis by global beverage industry specialists, Canadean. The situation is most marked in the USA, where Canadean is forecasting annual growth of under 1% for the next five years. This is a significant deceleration from the...

2009-03-19 07:00:00

States Still Face Shortfalls, Spend on Bottled Water BOSTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since being designated by the United Nations in 1992, World Water Day has been anything but a Hallmark holiday. Devoted to raising awareness and spurring action around the global water crisis, the holiday has been a flashpoint for protest over water privatization. This year has been no different. During the corporate-driven World Water Forum in Istanbul, hundreds have taken to the streets to...

2009-03-10 11:51:00

Westin St. Francis, Hotel Del Coronado, Washington Four Seasons and seven additional hotels join effort to raise funds for UNICEF NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Luxury hotel owner, Strategic Hotels, today announced that it will become a 2009 national partner of the UNICEF-supported clean water campaign known as the Tap Project. Now in its third year, this award-winning, lifesaving initiative helps UNICEF provide clean water to children around the world. Strategic will...

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2009-03-02 14:19:28

New government research shows that far fewer kids have high lead levels than 20 years ago, a testament to aggressive efforts to get lead out of paint, water and soil, the Associated Press reported. The latest data from federal researchers found that just 1.4 percent of young children had elevated lead levels in their blood in 2004, compared with almost 9 percent in 1988. The study was based on 5,000 children, ages 1 to 5, who were part of a periodic government health survey. Mary Jean Brown...


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