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The Many Mysteries of Migraines

16 December, 2013 (19:10) | Drinking Water System, Water News | By: admin

Migraines are severe and debilitating headaches that can make anyone stop what they’re doing and put a hold on life. In extreme cases, people find themselves nauseous and vomiting, as well as actual visual disruptions. Migraines make seeing, listening, working, eating, or any other daily activity impossible. Some people suffer from frequent and severe headaches all too often and for unknown reasons. Whether you suffer from minor headaches or severe migraines, you will want to hear the latest news which suggests that drinking water from plastic cups and bottles could be one of the mysteries causing headaches. Many of the origins of headaches still remain a mystery to experts and physicians, however if making this simple change can help reduce or eliminate migraines, it would be well worth it to try.

According to a recent article from Catholic Online, new research suggests that a controversial “gender-bending” chemical in synthetic packaging may be triggering the attacks. Bisphenol A, or BPA has already been linked to a range of health problems including obesity, infertility and heart attacks. The study mentioned in the article was published in the journal named Toxicological Sciences and discussed the link between BPA and headaches which impact one in seven adults in the United Kingdom, thus also a potential impact here in the United States, as well.

The first thing we encourage you to do is to monitor your water drinking habits and also track when your headaches or migraines occur. Do you see any potential links? Do you have mysterious origins? Changing your drinking water habits could help and as anyone who suffers from this type of pain knows, anything is worth trying. So here is what you will need to do; contact us for information on one of our home drinking water systems which will filter your tap water giving you high-quality, contaminant free water.  Knowing you are drinking the best water available keeps you from worrying about what might be in your water and also keeps you safe from the chemicals that can be released from water bottle contaminants plastic water bottles. You won’t have to worry about your health, headaches, or the packaging dangers of bottled water and it may reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches. When your headaches decrease, you quality of life will instantly improve. Don’t wait until more findings come out. Take action now by installing a drinking water system and be in charge of your own health. A drinking water system will give you the water you need without the serious side effects that plastic could cause.

Tap Water Filtration Important for Pregnant Women

3 December, 2013 (15:22) | Drinking Water System, Impurities Found in Drinking Water, Water News | By: admin

Tap water contamination is something communities across the nation are still battling. While several contaminants are monitored by the federal government and local municipalities, tap water can still contain non-regulated substances as well as can acquire them even after your tap water leaves a treatment center. Pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the chemicals and harmful contaminants some tap water in this country contains and we recommend that if you or someone you know is pregnant, to proceed with caution. It doesn’t mean that pregnant women shouldn’t drink tap water at all, but taking the proper precautions like installing a drinking water system in your home is one way to ensure safe and quality tap water is provided.

A recent article from weather.com states that pregnant women exposed to chemical contaminants had the highest for each outcome of types of birth complications. The study, published in the Canadian Journal of Economics from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, associates environmental contaminants like water pollution with a higher rate of birth defects at a population level.  “Fetuses are vulnerable to all types of pollution, including water contamination caused by chemicals and bacteria,” said Janet Currie, the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, in a press release. “This contamination can lead to a host of problems, including low birth weight babies who can have lifelong cognitive struggles.”

It doesn’t mean that tap water should be avoided completely. In fact, it is still much more economical and eco-friendly than bottled water. Your best option? A home drinking water system that can reduce the amount of contaminants in your tap water and improve the quality with the turn of the faucet. Safer drinking water doesn’t have to be expensive and certainly isn’t difficult to get. There was a similar study in the past that also caused worry among pregnant users of public water systems. Your water may not be free of all contaminants, but you may see levels of contaminants which don’t pose any serious health risk.  Still, some women may be more vulnerable than others to potential harm caused by water contaminants. As babymed.com adds, “you should know that certain chemicals that can be found in your drinking water might have a negative effect on the fetal development of your child.” Reduce contaminants and your risk by contacting us today and learning more about our water filtration technology  and drinking water systems.

 

Softened Water Shown to Reduce Psoriasis Irritation

6 November, 2013 (12:53) | Uncategorized | By: admin

The purpose of World Psoriasis Day on October 29 is a global event that looks to give an international, powerful voice to the 125 million people living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Through awareness, education and other related programs, those living with psoriasis may find ways to love happier, healthier, and more comfortably through the latest treatment options. Psoriasis support groups perform activities all over the world to raise awareness about psoriasis and give people with psoriasis the attention and consideration they deserve. There are tricks that you can do to help reduce outbreaks and irritating conditions, but perhaps the most useful and effective tip is to drink more water and higher quality water with a drinking water system and bathe in softened water from a water softener.

According to the World Psoriasis Day website, it is “a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out incorrect signals that speed up the growth of skin cells. Oftentimes, you will have too many skin cells in one location, causing swelling, flaking and dryness. It can also be itchy, red, sore and very tender.” There is also a crippling form of arthritis, called psoriatic arthritis. Nearly three percent of the world’s population endure the symptoms of psoriasis. Not only do they have to deal with constant pain from cracking and bleeding skin, but they also live with the humiliation of continuous shedding of scaly skin which can often be found on clothes or their seats. What would be worse – living with the condition itself or living with the fact that there is limited treatment and no cure?

Using filtered or softened water has been shown to also reduce the effects. Keeping your skin hydrated and contaminant-free will instantly remove toxins and also keep the skin from drying out as much. Chlorine is a chemical that may cause irritation and can further dry out the already over-dry skin that normally accompanies psoriasis. Chlorine, too, can be removed by a water filter. With a water softener, hard minerals like calcium and magnesium are effectively removed. These minerals often irritate the psoriasis and the skin. Our water treatment systems support you and give your condition the attention it deserves. Treating your drinking water and that which you shower or bath in can help you feel better. A whole-house water system  has multiple benefits – which is most important to you?

New Killer In Our Water?

5 November, 2013 (21:18) | Uncategorized | By: admin

Natural News: Toxic shock: California allows up to one thousand times more glyphosate in drinking water than needed to cause breast cancer in women Learn more:

It may be something that they don’t want you to know, but there is a new danger lurking in our tap water here in California called glyphosate. Known to be dangerous to human health, the state still allows levels which are above and beyond the risk of creating cancer cells in breast tissue. Glyphosate is a synthetic compound that is a nonselective systemic herbicide, particularly effective against perennial weeds. While it may kill unwanted weeks, it may also be killing woman by increasing their risk of breast cancer tremendously. Recent studies have found links between low levels of exposure to the herbicide and the proliferation of cancer cells. Without the protection of a home drinking water system, you may be exposed to deadly contamination without even knowing it.

Naturalnews.com author Mike Adams recently exposed the information published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, where the study is entitled, “Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors.” The bottom line? Glyphosate multiplies the proliferation of breast cancer cells by 500% to 1300% even at exposures of just a few parts per trillion. Even the minimal exposure should be regulated by federal and state standards at levels that do not produce such a serious risk for cancer. The problem is that in California, the allowable exposure level was nearly 50% higher than the federal EPA level. That’s right – the state standard is much higher the EPA’s standards putting you at risk for health conditions linked to consumption of foods or tap water contaminated with glyphosate.

As the article explains, other recently published studies demonstrate glyphosate’s toxicity to cell lines, aquatic life, food animals, and humans. What is known as the “parts per trillion” study shows cancer cell proliferation being caused by ultra-low concentrations of glyphosate. Scientific studies report the dangers of genetically modified crops and their related chemical herbicides. Would you filter your tap water if you knew your water was contaminated with this herbicide? Consider our drinking water filters as an option for quality drinking water and eco-friendly technology. Leading the market, we use the most advanced filtration technology to effectively remove contaminants both regulated and unregulated from the tap to provide your household with a consistent flow of great-tasting, high-quality drinking water. What happens next? The ultimate goal is for California’s legislature to lower state standards for allowable glyphosate levels. But without the funding and support, this is not a short-term goal. Households should take matters into their own hands by installing a home drinking water system and avoid deadly contaminants once and for all. To read the article, click here.

California Water Woes

18 October, 2013 (16:47) | Uncategorized | By: admin

When we think about water resources, lakes, streams and rivers readily come to mind.  However, the tiny water droplets hidden between the rocks and soil underground supplies 30 times more water than all fresh-water lakes in the world and an astonishing 3,000 times more than all the streams found in the world.  Considering that nearly fifty percent of California residents rely on groundwater for their daily drinking water, it makes sense to examine how safe this water is.

California has been plagued by water concerns over the years, and 2013 has been no different.  The Central Valley has had a prominent place in the news due to the excessively high amount of nitrates in the groundwater and unfortunately it is not the only region in California that is experiencing this problem.  Contaminates can find their way into the ground from several sources, most frequently from, agriculture, septic tanks, industrial plants, leakage from underground storage tanks and other natural sources.

The two most prevalent contaminates found in California groundwater are arsenic and nitrates.  Municipal water supply facilities are mandated to maintain arsenic levels at a minimum, although they are not required to remove it completely.  Arsenic levels are of particular concern for privately owned wells however; western states and most notably California have been identified as areas with high arsenic levels.  According to the EPA, long term human exposure to arsenic has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidneys, nasal passages, liver and prostrate.

Due to the massive agriculture industry in the state of California, nitrates have also come under scrutiny in the past several years.  Nitrates can be naturally occurring in the ground; however a major contributor of nitrates found in our drinking water is caused by runoff stemming from fertilizer use.  Exposure to excessive nitrates can also lead to some serious health conditions.  Infants ingesting nitrate contaminated water from formula can become seriously ill and experience shortness of breath and an inability to properly oxygenate blood which leads to “blue baby syndrome”.  Adults with long term exposure to nitrates have a greater risk of cancer, predominantly colorectal cancer.

The only way to remove both nitrates and arsenic is through a drinking water system such as a reverse osmosis or through ion exchange.  Reverse osmosis systems remove both nitrates and Arsenic 5, and an ion exchange system such as a LINX drinking water system removes nitrates as well as Arsenic 3 and Arsenic 5.  If your water source comes from a well, it is extremely important to have your water tested to see what contaminants might be lurking within; arsenic is odorless and tasteless so testing is the only way to discover if it is there.  There are solutions available to remediate water contamination so make sure you are drinking the cleanest and safest water available.

Aging and Dehydration a Concern During Healthy Aging Awareness Month

17 October, 2013 (14:07) | Drinking Water System, Reverse Osmosis | By: admin

Aging is not an easy process and sometimes age brings on more problems. Staying healthy and making good choices for your body can ease the burdens and possibly even extend your life. September celebrates Healthy Aging Awareness Month, a time to remember how important drinking safe, quality water can be for aging healthier and to increase awareness on the best products on the market to support healthy aging. Our drinking water systems use the latest technology to ensure that you are satisfied with the taste and reduction in harmful contaminants that could cause other health impairments.

According to one Census Bureau report, “there were 40.3 million people age 65 and older on April 1, 2010, up 5.3 percent from 35 million in 2000.”  With so many seniors living in our country, we are in need of best practices which promote taking personal responsibility for one’s health and increase the attention to our aging American population. When our bodies and medications change, so does our need for better and more drinking water. Seniors are at risk of dehydration more than most other people. This could be due to their bodily functions, physical activity, routine, medications and other variables. For example, increased fiber intake is often recommended for older people to aid with issues of constipation and also increases the need for more water intake. Likewise, it is crucial that you or your aging loved ones understand any medications that have been prescribed because they may be diuretics and will need more fluids to be consumed daily to avoid dehydration. Even slight dehydration can have an impact on a senior. It can lead to fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math and reading, and difficulty staying focused. Aside from replacing what is to hydrate the blood and tissues, water also lubricates joints, regulates temperature, and moistens the lungs to allow for breathing. Inadequate water intake over time prevents these processes from occurring, leading to arthritis, sore muscles, heavy breathing, and a higher body temperature.

Compromised immune systems also make drinking water contamination another source of problems for the elderly. Our drinking water systems filter out harmful contaminants so that the water they drink provides all of the necessary benefits for healthy aging and will keep seniors looking and feeling their best. The best benefits of our water filters are clearly the effectiveness in which they remove contamination and the efficiency in which they do so. Our LINX drinking water systems utilize the latest in filtration technology to reduce water waste up to 90% more than traditional reverse osmosis products on the market and can even reduce nitrate and nitrite contamination to non-detect levels. Aging is difficult, but finding a way to have safe drinking water doesn’t have to be. Contact us today to learn more about how our drinking water systems can help support healthy aging and keep you feeling better no matter what your age is.

CLEAN WATER AROUND THE GLOBE

20 September, 2013 (17:48) | Drinking Water System, Hard Water Solutions, Impurities Found in Drinking Water, Impurity Solutions, Money Savings, Reverse Osmosis, Water News | By: admin

For the last decade, we have celebrated World Water Monitoring Day.  Its purpose is to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world.  The water crisis has received a great deal of global awareness during this time and there has been enormous progress in resolving this issue; however, according to water.org  there are still 783 million people in the world without access to safe, clean drinking water.  This is more than 2 ½ times the population of the United States alone.

The United Nations stated that the water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.  We often take it for granted here in the United Sates that we have clean drinking water.   At the very least, we have the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who monitors our water supply here in the US and mandates actions to keep our water systems safe for consumption.  Then we have the privilege of taking it a step further by installing home water filters  in our homes to give us the safest, cleanest water possible.  But let’s take a moment to consider the 783 million people who do not have access to clean water.

It is estimated that 2,000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrheal diseases, and 1,800 of those deaths are attributed to unclean water, lack of proper sanitation and personal hygiene.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 10% of the global disease burden could be reduced through improved water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and water resource management.  Without clean water it is impossible to attack poverty, hunger, or AIDS.

So how can we help?  Volunteering or donating money to charities dedicated to the water crisis, goes a long way toward implementing new wells or water treatment facilities in emerging countries.  We can also do our part here at home by conserving the water we consume each day.  Our water consumption goes beyond the water we drink; it takes over 2000 gallons of water each day to sustain the typical American lifestyle.  Roughly 95% of that comes from the food we eat, the services we rely on, the products we buy and the energy we use.  So in light of World Water Monitoring Day, let’s all take steps to improve our water footprint and seek ways where we can help with this global crisis.

 

Antidepressant Drugs Found Depressing Urban Tap Water Users

28 August, 2013 (19:16) | Uncategorized | By: admin

The benefits of drinking tap water still far outweigh the benefits of other water sources such as plastic water bottles. Millions of Americans rely on tap water as an affordable and eco-friendly solution, but lack the awareness of the necessity of drinking water systems in homes today across the nation. Our tap water, while some of the best in the world, still has the potential to be harmful for humans when contaminants are found. And while the news usually mentions bacteria or other common contaminants, a new threat has also been brought to the forefront of the news in part due to a recent online article from naturalnews.com. Antidepressants have been found in tap water in urban areas, creating even more of a need for residents to protect their drinking water with a drinking water filter.

Years ago, the Associated Press conducted an investigation concerning the presence of pharmaceutical drugs in the water supply. In this report, it was revealed that at least 41 million Americans are exposed daily to tap water containing trace amounts of antibiotics, sleeping pills, and other pharmaceuticals! Today, new information regarding the presence of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, in the water supply, and the genetic havoc they may potentially be wreaking on human health is being published. More information is likely needed, but concerns for tap water are increasing nonetheless. For example, SSRIs are potent drugs that can severely alter mood and even induce suicidal or homicidal tendencies in those that take them inappropriately. So if traces of these same drugs are present in our tap water, could they be affecting our own health? Even with a lower dose than prescriptions, many urban areas have traces of antidepressants in their drinking water which has the potential to create issues within environmental species including humans.

The main cause of traces of antidepressant drugs making their way into our drinking water is due in part to inadequate filtration techniques. According to the Natural News article, “Pharmaceutical substances are often smaller than the filtration devices used at municipal water treatment plants to carry out solid waste, which means unknown levels of such substances make it right back into your water glass if you drink tap water.” In order to prevent the consumption of these substances, a whole-house water filter or similar drinking water system can reduce harmful contaminants while providing your home with a continuous flow of safe, great-tasting drinking water. Our drinking water systems are user-friendly and affordable, making them the perfect option for anyone looking to improve the quality of their tap water and protect their family from such scary water issues. Using the most advanced water filtration technology, our drinking water systems  also waste up to 90% less water than traditional reverse osmosis systems, making them an effective and eco-friendly solution. Contact us today to learn more about our drinking water systems which can protect your health and the health of those you love – and that is nothing to be depressed about!

Simplifying Your Life with a Water Treatment System

15 August, 2013 (19:35) | Uncategorized | By: admin

Drinking water systems and water softeners are not all created  equal, but when you choose one of ours, you will see that your life will be simplified for so many reasons, just in time to celebrate Simplify Your Life Week. But, simplifying your life shouldn’t happen just one week out of the year. With one of our water softeners or PE tank service, every week will be Simplify Your Life Week. Hard water and contaminated water make more work for homeowners, increasing the number of chores you have to do and making you work harder to do them. There are too many important moments in life that we could be missing out on while we are scrubbing hard water stains away. There has never been a better time than now to contact us for one of our water systems and ease up on the burdens of household chores.

Many people who have been living with hard water for many years do not even know how much easier life can be when you have an effective and efficient water softener. Hard water often creates stains on dishes and shower fixtures. We scrub and scrub, but still see those embarrassing stains wherever hard water makes its way through. Likewise, it causes more work when laundering clothes or cleaning our bodies. Clothing can become dull, hair becomes lifeless, and our skin is left with a layer of curds thanks to the combination of hard water minerals and the soap we think is cleansing our body. There is nothing easy about living with hard water. Thankfully, your solutions are just a phone call away.

When it comes to hard water, our water softeners will leave you with more time, money, and energy to do the things that matter. Your household chores will be simplified and you will see how much better life with softened water can be. Our most convenient solution for hard water households is our portable exchange tank service where our technicians will do all of the work for you for one monthly fee. We come to your home to deliver, exchange, and service the soft water tanks. This requires no electricity in the home and no drain because we simply exchange the tank for you when it is ready. While hard water may not taste any different than softened water or be dangerous to your health, it will certainly simplify your life by reducing the number of chores you have and the amount of energy you need to put into removing hard water buildup, eliminating scale buildup in your bathroom, and washing fabrics. With a water softener, these problems and many more will virtually be eliminated.

Defend Against Contaminated Water

25 July, 2013 (18:01) | Drinking Water System, Impurities Found in Drinking Water, Impurity Solutions | By: admin

We are fortunate to live in a country where there is an abundant supply of drinking water;  however, there is a growing concern about the safety of our water wells.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that across the nation as many as 52 percent of community water wells and 57 percent of domestic water wells are contaminated by a measurable amount of nitrates and nitrites.  This is especially a concern for California and other agricultural areas where millions of people are relying on contaminated groundwater for their drinking water supply.

Nitrates and nitrites at higher levels are toxic and particularly dangerous for infants and children as well as pregnant women.  In some cases, these compounds can cause brain damage, intrauterine growth retardation, cardiac and nervous system defects and even death.  So how do we reduce these levels in our water?  It starts with a LINX® Drinking Water System, this system not only reduces nitrates and nitrites, but it reduces them to non-detect levels. We are especially proud that this system has been awarded the Gold Seal for nitrate / nitrite reduction from the Water Quality Association (WQA), a non-profit association representing the water treatment industry.

Currently, there are no standards or oversight that exists for private wells so it is up to homeowners to test their water on a regular basis and to find water treatment solutions that will solve their particular contaminant problem.  Even if your home is supplied by a municipal water facility, you don’t have to rely on their testing and standards or wait for funding to construct a centralized treatment facility to feel a measure of safety.  Installing a LINX® Drinking Water System will give you immediate protection from these harmful compounds and you can feel safe knowing that they are at a near zero level.

We know how important clean drinking water is and we are committed to helping homeowners bring the safest and cleanest water into their homes.  There is peace of mind knowing that you do not have to question the safety of your water and installing a LINX® Drinking Water System will ensure that you are providing your family with the safest and healthiest water you can.