“An examination of 65 of 3,000 largest utilities found cities in United States such as Philadelphia, Boston, New York City and Portland are manipulating the results of tests used to detect lead in water, violating federal law and putting millions of Americans at risk.”
– The Washington Post
“More than 250 major cities currently exceed the EPA’s lead standards, and many of them have been deceptive, or even fraudulent in their reporting of the problems.”
– NBV Nightly News
“Each day, millions of Americans turn on their taps and get water that exceeds the legal limit for dangerous contaminants.”
– USA Today, Special Report
- Water contaminated with viruses or bacteria can cause gastroenteritis, cancer and reproductive/developmental issues
- There are up to 40 million waterborne illnesses annually
- Water becomes contaminated if there is a break in a water main
- Lead in drinking water may account for 20% of a person’s exposure
- Contaminated well water is present in all 50 states. How does water get contaminated?
- Any breach/rupture in the water mains (200,000 reported in 2002)
- Corroded pipes
- Overflowing/leaking septic tanks
- Pollution/Pesticide/Agricultural runoff
- Chilren, elderly, pregnant women, and the immuno-compromised
- Anyone who drinks well-water or water that is otherwise unregulated
- Anyone in a disaster situation where the water source is breached
- Filter ALL tap water used for drinking through a charcoal filter to reuce lead,radon, and arsenic (especially if preparing baby formula)
- Know where your water comes from (Is it regulated by the city? Susceptible to agricultural runoff?)
- If you drink well water, have it tested annually by local health dept.
Reverse Osmosis is a process where water is demineralized using a semi-permeable membrane at high pressure. Reverse Osmosis is osmosis reverse. So what is osmosis? Osmosis is most commonly observed in plant, if you don’t water your plant they wilt. A plant cell is a semi- premeable (water flows through the membrane but salt don’t) membrane with the living stuff on the inside in a salt solution.
Water is drawn intro the cell from the outside because pure water will move across a semi-premeable membrane to dilute the higher concentration of salt on the inside. This is howwater is drawn in from the ground when you water the plants. If your salt your plants (over fertilizer or spill some salt on the grass), the plant will wilt because the salt concentration on the outside of the cell is higher than the inside and water then moves across the membrane from the inside to the outside.
To reverse this process, you must overcome the osmotic pressure equilibrium across the membrane because the flow is naturally from dilute to concentrate. We want more pure water so we must increase the salt content in the cell (concentrate side of membrane), to do this we increase the pressure on the salty side of the membrane and force the wateracross. The amount of pressure is determined by the salt concentration. As we force water out, the salt concentration increase requiring even greater pressure to get more pure water.
Carbon is derived from either wood or coal ( or coconut shell). The starting material is heated in a inert atmosphere to convert it to pure carbon. The way it is process results in a very high surface area and an ability to adsorb various material. The capacity for the both organic and inorganic materials is high but carbon is usually use to adsorbing organic. Each organic and each type of carbon have a different adsorption capacity.
Carbon is used to adsorb organic, chromates, sulfides and chlorine, it is used to prevent strong oxidizing materials, such as preoxides, nitric acid, and chlorine from attacking membrane and it is used as a general adsorbent in recycling system.
Ionization is the process of converting liquids or particles wholly or partly into ions. Its simply means gaining or losing an electron. During Ionization, positive minerals and negative minerals are segregated accordingly to give Alkaline Ionized Antioxidant Water and Acidic water. Alkaline Ionize Antioxidant Water is full of Hydroxyl ions (OH-) and Acidic Water is full of Hydrogen ions (H+).
The Acidic Water is Super-Oxidation water, it kills bacteria and viruses on contact and it helps to heal skin diseases such Eczema, Wounds, Cuts etc, and for any sterilization purpose. With a mild pH that close to the skin, it is very effective as a skin toner and also for hair conditioning. Regular usage improves skin texture and also stops dandruff.
Yes, significant results in Japan, Korea, Thailand, USA and Taiwan have clearly demonstrated its effectiveness, particularly for paddy where the average increase in yields exceeds 40%. We have conducted more than 500 trials with successful results on corn, pineapple and other fruits, vegetables, tea trees & flowers as well as for the jatropha plant for bio-fuels, hydroponics and aquaculture. Agri-Organica is already commercially used by professional farmers.
pH is the quantitative measurement of acidity or alkalinity of substance or solution. The pH scales is base on the number of hydrogen ions in the solution and runs from 0 to 14. ordinary tap water with an equal amount hydrogen ions and hydroxyl ions is measured as neutral or having a pH of 7. Acid solution is below pH7 while pH above that is alkaline.
The reason why pH so important for health is that living cells are ultra-sensitive to any changes in pH. The pH of blood must maintained within a very narrow range from 7.35 to 7.45, variances in anything more than a few tenths will most likely result in death. Cancer cells live in acidic environment while healthy cells is alkaline environment.
Body chemistry has a delicate range between pH 6.8 -7.4 for proper maintenance of health. The pH range internally is necessary for the whole body to function well physically, emotionally and mentally.
“Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is as much as 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.”
– U.S. Council of Environmental Quality
“Each day in America, about 30 cases of rectal cancer may be associated with THMs (Chlorination by products) in drinking water.”
– Natural Resources Defense Council
“U.S. drinking water contains more than 2100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer.”
– Ralph Nader Research Group
“Drinking water plants are old and out of date, and water suppplies are increasingly threatened and contaminated by chemicals and micro-organisms.”
– Natural Resources Defense Council
“The way we guarantee safe drinking us broken and needs to be fixed.”
– Carol Browner, U.S. EPA Chief
“The risk of disease associated with public drinking water has passed from tge theoritical to the the real.”
– Dr. David Ozonoff, Boston University of Public Health
“More than 45 million Americans drank water supplied by systems where the unregulated and potentially deadly contaminant, Cryptosporidium, was found in their raw or treated water.”
– Natural Resources Defense Council
“Drinking water in the U.S. is among the top four public health risks posed by environmental problems.”
– Former EPA Administrator, William K. Reilly
“35% of the reported gastrointestinal illness among tap water drinkers were water related and preventable.”
– Center For Disease Control Researchers
“Each year in the U.S., lead in drinking water contributes to 480,000 cases of learning disorders in children and 560,000 cases of hypertension in adult males.”
– U.S. EPA Report summary.
“Lead is the number one environmental health threat to our children.”
– U.S. EPA