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2011-10-28 07:00:00

The Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Water Quality Association (WQA) recently formed an educational partnership to help consumers understand the importance of and technology behind improving residential water quality. Boise, ID (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 The Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Water Quality Association (WQA) recently formed an educational partnership to help consumers understand the importance of and technology behind improving residential water quality....

2011-03-09 10:25:00

SAN ANTONIO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of Americans say they have concerns about the quality of their water as more people become educated about specific contaminants and take action in their homes. Those are findings from an independent survey released today at WQA Aquatech USA. The random sample survey, conducted by Applied Research-West, Inc., offers a look into Americans' evolving attitude about their water, especially when compared to previous polls. "We are...

2011-03-07 07:18:00

BENSALEM, Pa., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Technologies - developers of the only dual ion exchange tap water filtration pitchers and dispensers, and the only pitcher filter to receive NSF International's certification for chromium-6 and lead reduction - has received recognition from the Water Quality Association (WQA) - the international trade association and Gold Seal product certification body, representing the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry. The...

2011-03-01 12:59:00

LISLE, Ill., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers can cut back on dish and laundry detergent use by 50 percent or more and lower washing machine temperatures from hot to cold just by using softened water, two new independent studies revealed today show. "The benefits of softened water in people's daily lives are significant," said Peter Censky, executive director of the Water Quality Association. "These studies show how consumers can save money and energy by softening their water."...

2010-12-20 12:22:00

LISLE, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners can learn about home-based products that have been independently tested to fight harmful chromium in their water, the Water Quality Association said today. In light of a report today showing hexavalent chromium in water supplies across the nation, concerned consumers are urged to learn more at wqa.org. WQA is an not-for-profit association that tests products following guidelines developed by ANSI/NSF, the most respected...

2010-11-17 14:42:00

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An investigative report that uranium and radium may be present in Houston drinking water provides more reason for residents to consider using "final barrier" technology in their homes, according to the Water Quality Association. According a news report by the KHOU I-Team, "Small amounts of radioactive elements have contaminated Houston's water supply going back for as many years as the city keeps records on hand, which is presently as far back as...

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...

2010-11-08 11:37:00

LISLE, Ill., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from the inspector general of the U.S. EPA on the lack of sufficient monitoring of water supplies provides more reason for Americans to consider using "final barrier" technology in their homes, according to the Water Quality Association. The EPA is stating that state officials need to conduct more rigorous testing of water supplies and that in particular there is no way to determine whether emergency supplies are contaminated, the...

2010-05-17 11:47:00

LISLE, Ill., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its official annual report, the President's Cancer Panel is recommending that people use home filtering devices to decrease exposure to cancer-causing agents. "This reaffirms what independent testing shows," said Peter J. Censky, executive director of the Water Quality Association. "Home water treatment is a proven final barrier against many harmful chemicals." The report is entitled "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risks: What We Can Do...

2010-04-29 11:38:00

LISLE, Ill., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Take five minutes and take the test next week to check out the quality of your water. That is the advice of the Water Quality Association as National Drinking Water Week begins. The federal government is calling on Americans to start the spring by learning how they can make sure they get the safest and cleanest possible water coming into their house. This year, National Drinking Water Week takes place May 2-8. WQA offers free online diagnosis...


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