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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...

2010-09-14 13:52:00

DENVER, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers seeking a safer alternative to tap water following recent media reports about pollution by antidepressants, antibiotics, birth control pills, cosmetics and other substances should consider home and office filtration systems and bottled water delivery from any number of leading suppliers. "People are wondering what they need to do to make sure their water is safe. Basically, you either have a filter, or you are the filter," says Tom Schwein,...

2010-09-14 05:18:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the biggest concerns facing Americans and people worldwide today is the absence of clean, sanitary drinking water. Over the past few years people have begun to wake up to the fact that their tap water isn't as clean as they originally thought; the discovery has been made that a large portion of drinking water in the United States is laced with pharmaceuticals and chemicals. It is a two part problem, however, because the vast amount of...

2010-08-18 12:34:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're like most parents, your pediatrician told you at your child's back-to-school check-up how important it is that your kids drink plenty of water. But how can we get our kids to drink more water when they're bombarded each day with sugary choices like juice, soda and chocolate milk? Just in time for Back-to-School, Dr. Maoshing Ni (Dr. Mao) -- the highly-regarded wellness expert, author of several best-selling health books including Secrets...


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