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What is Alkaline Water?

What is Alkaline Water?

So you’ve heard the buzz, but you still want to know: what is alkaline water? Is it different from the various types of filtered water, purified water, distilled water, or natural spring water? And are there benefits for those who drink it? Normal tap water is considered to be neutral on the pH scale with a pH level of 7, while some water, such as well water (depending on its source), can be slightly acidic, with a pH of 6…

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How to Avoid Laundry Detergent Allergies

How to Avoid Laundry Detergent Allergies

Laundry detergent allergies are complicated because they can be caused by any number of chemicals used in detergents.  Because of this, there’s no allergy test that can be done to detect detergent allergies. Though doctors can’t give you forewarning about possible detergent allergies, there are things you can do after you discover that you’re allergic to certain laundry soaps to help prevent further allergic reactions. If you plan on using detergent, try some of these tips to protect yourself. Once…

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Water Conservation: A Job for Everyone

Water Conservation: A Job for Everyone

In most first-world countries, water seems like a plentiful resource. Even in times of drought, it’s still easy to walk into a convenience store and grab a bottle of water – a luxury many countries and people don’t have. And while 71% of the earth is covered in water it is still a sought-after and essential necessity. (Just ask the state of California right now!) By some estimates, the average person uses 50 gallons of water a day. If each…

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The Chemical Side of Clean

The Chemical Side of Clean

Whether we like it or not, most of us are exposed to cleaning products and their residues at low levels on a daily basis. When these chemicals are used, their fumes linger in the air and we breathe them in. Chemicals in cleaning products can also enter our bodies by absorption through the skin or through ingestion of household dust and chemical residues left on dishes and other “cleaned” surfaces. When used cleaning products are flushed down the drain, they…

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How To Remove Chlorine From Your Drinking Water — And Why You Should

How To Remove Chlorine From Your Drinking Water — And Why You Should

Since water is an essential part of your everyday life, you might wonder how to remove chlorine from water at home.  You want the water that you drink to be safe and clean.  It would be wonderful if all tap water were truly safe, but it does sometimes contain both chemicals and impurities.  Chlorine is added to tap water to kill off harmful bacteria.  Unfortunately, chlorine, even in the relatively small amounts used in tap water, can be unhealthy to…

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What’s the Difference? Distilled vs. Purified Water

What’s the Difference? Distilled vs. Purified Water

With all of the varieties of bottled water and water filtration systems currently available, it can be overwhelming to know which water is the best to use as everyday drinking water.  Understanding the differences between distilled vs. purified water can help clear things up a bit. In some respects, all water is the same – it all contains two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule.  The differences are in the minerals and chemicals that are also found along with the water. …

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What is Water Conservation and Can I Make a Difference?

What is Water Conservation and Can I Make a Difference?

When it comes to taking care of the environment, the term “water conservation” is often used, but what is it, exactly? The term water conservation can be used to describe efforts made to reduce the amount of water used in homes, businesses (and anywhere else), as well as efforts to recycle waste water for other purposes such as manufacturing, irrigation, or cleaning. Water conservation can be beneficial in a variety of ways.  For example, water management – water purification, water diversion,…

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Everyone’s Talking About It: Alkaline Water

Everyone’s Talking About It: Alkaline Water

The rumor is, Beyoncé insists on it[1]. Mark Wahlberg and Sean “Diddy” Combs are making a business out of it.[2] Professional athletes are onboard with it. What are they doing? They’re drinking alkaline water. Although it’s long been thought that alkaline water is great for hydration and wellness, it sometimes takes an unconventional method to push it into the limelight. Last year, the UK’s Daily Mail broke the story of Beyonce’s concert rider for her Mrs. Carter tour. A rider…

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What is Alkaline Water?

What is Alkaline Water?

What is Alkaline Water? Alkaline water is water with a pH of more than 7.0, normally between 8.5 to 9.5 pH for drinking. Some people buy alkaline water or an alkaline water machine because they believe drinking alkaline water has health benefits.