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2011-01-13 00:00:40

A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that tap water in 31 of 35 American cities tested contains hexavalent chromium, a carcinogenic chemical made famous by the movie "Erin Brockovich." Mermaid Water (USAWaterSolutions.com) is working to help residents understand what steps they can take to restore confidence in their tap water and protect their families from chromium exposure. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) January 12, 2011 Probable carcinogen hexavalent chromium found in...

2011-01-10 00:00:50

Alarming New Study Points to Widespread Tap Water Contamination San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 08, 2011 A study released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) provided the first ever survey of the suspected carcinogen hexavalent chromium in the nation's tap water. Also known as chromium-6, the public was first made aware of the cancer danger posed by the chemical in the movie Erin Brokovich. Upon hearing of the EWG study Brokovich herself stated: "This chemical has been so widely...

2011-01-04 09:00:00

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's easy to remember to stay hydrated during the warm summer months, but just because temperatures have dropped, doesn't mean your water intake should. Whether you've chosen a new winter sport as part of your New Year's resolutions, or if you simply have decided you would like to be a "better you" this year, staying hydrated is key. Fuel all your winter activities with filtered water, and don't forget it's the perfect way to make warm...

2010-12-28 13:42:00

NEWBURY, Ohio, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that tap water in 89 percent of the cities tested contains hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6. Made famous by the movie "Erin Brockovich," chromium-6 is a highly toxic form of the naturally occurring metal chromium and has been linked to stomach and gastrointestinal cancers when ingested in drinking water. Kinetico is committed to helping consumers understand the...

2010-12-01 07:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthony Ibarguen has been named Chief Executive Officer of Quench USA, Inc., where he is tasked with extending Quench's leadership position in the point-of-use water filtration market. Ibarguen, a veteran CEO whose leadership positions have spanned venture capital-backed startups to Fortune 100 companies, said, "Quench has huge growth potential. Not only do we offer our customers great value, but we also help the environment every time...

2010-11-16 00:00:50

Consumers can experience the health benefits -- and great taste -- of ionized water from their drinking tap. Water ionizers have many potential benefits to a person's health and can help them save money on bottled water. Boca Raton, Fla. (Vocus) November 15, 2010 "“ Bawell, a leading provider of water ionizers for home use, today announced that customers who wish to experience the many benefits of having alkaline ionized water in their home can receive a unit for a free, risk-free...

2010-11-09 12:10:00

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from the city of New York that lead may be present in the pipes of older buildings provides more reason for residents to consider using "final barrier" technology in their homes, according to the Water Quality Association. According to a report in ConsumerAffairs.com, the city is telling residents that older buildings in New York have lead pipes, or pipes with lead fixtures, which can impact the tap water of private homes by...

2010-09-21 14:29:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The sun has barely peeked over the horizon when seven-year-old Millie Mancini creeps out of bed. It's pretty quiet in her Evanston, IL home. At least for now. The chaos of the school day is about to start. Millie's mom, Lucinda Fox, says Millie's feet are usually the first to hit the floor in her home. Hunger wakes her up, and she's ready for a big bowl of oatmeal. Nine-year- old big brother Leo, on the other hand, would rather stay in bed....

2010-09-20 18:56:28

A team of researchers led by Maryse Bouchard, adjunct professor at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Health, Environment and Society (CINBIOSE) of the Universit© du Qu©bec à Montr©al and a researcher at Sainte-Justine University Hospital, and Donna Mergler, professor emerita in the Department of Biological Sciences and a member of CINBIOSE, recently completed a study showing that children exposed to high concentrations of manganese in...

2010-09-16 15:52:00

Below-Normal Rainfall Leads to Water Deficits HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today issued a drought warning for 24 Pennsylvania counties and a drought watch for the remaining 43 counties as precipitation deficits continued to worsen statewide, according to Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. "The hot, dry summer led to steadily-declining ground and surface water levels, particularly in the southwest and...


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