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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...

2008-10-29 12:00:15

CINCINNATI, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- P&G announced today that its PUR Water Filtration Systems (PUR) can remove more than 99 percent of pharmaceutical compounds from America's tap water using the PUR faucet filters and more than 96 percent with PUR pitchers.* According to a 2008 investigation by the Associated Press (AP), trace levels of a variety of pharmaceuticals -- including antibiotics, mood stabilizers and sex hormones -- have been identified in the drinking water...

2008-10-20 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new petition drive demands that politicians not continue plans to ban the product for safety workers and consumers. The campaign comes in the wake of a politically-motivated attack against bottled water, a study by an environmental pressure group designed to undermine confidence in the safety of the product. "Just last week, the Environmental Working Group issued a junk science 'study' suggesting bottled water contains dangerous substances...

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2008-10-15 11:40:00

A study released Wednesday by an environmental advocacy group said tests on leading brands of bottled water turned up a variety of contaminants often found in tap water. The researchers say these findings challenge the popular impression - and marketing pitch - that bottled water is purer than tap water. However, all the brands met federal health standards for drinking water. The study said two violated a California state standard. An industry group Joe Doss, president of the International...