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Are you looking for replacement water filters for your refrigerator or are you looking for a quality water filter system for your kitchen? If you answered yes to either of these questions, look no further because Desertwaterfilters.com is pleased to offer water filters through our Amazon store here!

In the past we have sought out water filter and water filtration system providers who never got back to us. Guess they did not want us selling for them at the time. Although we have been a bit low key, we have provided water filtration systems in the past for restaurants, businesses and residential throughout California. So now, we will begin to offer products and consulting online for you to help protect your drinking water as well as your overall water safety.

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NRDC: Press Release – U.S. Drinking Water and Watersheds Widely Contaminated by Hormone Disrupting Pesticide, Atrazine


U.S. Drinking Water and Watersheds Widely Contaminated by Hormone Disrupting Pesticide, Atrazine
Analysis of Water Data Reveals Broad Contamination Ignored by EPA Monitoring

CHICAGO (August 24, 2009) – A widely used pesticide known to impact wildlife development and, potentially, human health has contaminated watersheds and drinking water throughout much of the United States, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Banned by the European Union, atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in U.S. waters and is a known endocrine disruptor, which means that it affects human and animal hormones. It has been tied to poor sperm quality in humans and hermaphroditic amphibians.

“Evidence shows Atrazine contamination to be a widespread and dangerous problem that has not been communicated to the people most at risk,” said Jennifer Sass, PhD, NRDC Senior Scientist and an author of the report. “U.S. EPA is ignoring some very high concentrations of this pesticide in water that people are drinking and using every day. This exposure could have a considerable impact on reproductive health. Scientific research has tied this chemical to some ghastly impacts on wildlife and raises red flags for possible human impacts.”

“People living in contaminated areas need to be made aware — and the regulators need to get this product off the market,” said Sass.

The report, Poisoning the Well: How the EPA is Ignoring Atrazine Contamination in Surface and Drinking Water in the Central United States creates a ground breaking analysis of atrazine pollution by bringing together data from watershed monitoring and drinking water compliance programs for the first time.

The report reveals that all of the watersheds monitored by EPA and 90% of the drinking water sampled tested positive for atrazine. Contamination was most severe in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, and Nebraska.  An extensive U.S. Geological Survey study found that approximately 75 percent of stream water and about 40 percent of all groundwater samples from agricultural areas contained atrazine, and according to the New York Times, an estimated 33 million Americans have been exposed to atrazine through their drinking water systems.

“The extent of contamination we found in the data was breathtaking and alarming,” said Andrew Wetzler, Director of NRDC’s Wildlife Conservation Program and Deputy Director of NRDC’s Midwest Program, as well as one of the report’s authors. “The EPA found atrazine almost everywhere they looked. I think that the public will find this hard to swallow and I hope it will help force the EPA to address the situation more aggressively.”

Click here for the full report, including detailed maps of affected areas and Google Earth applications.

The contamination data in the report was obtained as the result of a legal settlement and Freedom of Information Act requests. “Poisoning the Well” highlights watersheds and municipal water treatment systems most affected by the chemical contamination, offers policy solutions, and describes actions that people can take to protect themselves from exposure to this dangerous chemical in their water. Read the rest of this entry »

California moves toward stringent chromium 6 standard for drinking water — latimes.com

California took the first step Thursday toward setting a drinking water standard for chromium 6 that could force cities and water districts to undertake costly treatment.

Also known as hexavalent chromium, the heavy metal is one of a number of industrial contaminants in the San Fernando Valley aquifer, a source of drinking water for Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale.

The communities now cut chromium levels by blending local groundwater with imported supplies. But the target concentrations proposed by the state are so low that sophisticated treatment would be necessary to meet them.

“We’d have to treat for it or we can’t use the groundwater,” said Bill Mace, an assistant general manager at Burbank Water and Power, which gets 40% to 50% of its supplies from the valley aquifer.

Mace called the draft public health goal “shockingly low.”

Released by the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, the goal will be used to set a state standard for chromium 6. But that process will probably take several more years and “it’s possible the eventual standard would be higher,” said Sam Delson, deputy director for external and legislative affairs.

It would be the first drinking water standard for chromium 6 in the country.

About 18% of the public drinking water sources in California have chromium 6 levels above 1 part per billion. The proposed public health goal is 0.06 part per billion.

Read More Here – California moves toward stringent chromium 6 standard for drinking water — latimes.com

Laying the Pipes

More than 300 million Americans use an average of 100 gallons of water each day. Every home and business depends on water. In "Laying the Pipes" we examine what it takes to maintain our drinking water, wastewater and storm water systems. We'll tell you why some of those systems are on the verge of collapse nationwide and who will pay for repairs. We'll also check out new technology and explain what consumers can do to help sustain the water supply. [powerpress url=''http://www.wfyi.org/podcast/waterpressure/LayingThePipes.mp3"]

Traditional Salt-Based Water Softeners Add Sodium

By Sally Kuzemchak, RD, Prevention magazine as seen on MSN.com (02/14/2007) Hidden salt470 mg in a Starbucks bran muffin is the next big health issue and here’s the long list of reasons why.”Your salad dressing has a dirty little secret. (Your bran muffin and ham sandwich are in on it, too.) These foods and, indeed, nearly everything you might eat in a day are loaded with a mineral that some experts fear may be slowly killing you. It’s sodium, and even if you don’t have high blood …

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Bottled Water is Just Repackaged Municipal Water!

It was in 1999 that a four year study by the Natural Resources Defense Council revealed that 25% of the bottled water is nothing more than tap water which has been repackaged after some minor filtering. Almost all beverage giants dealing in bottled water can do this. In the United States alone the quality of bottled water has been questioned by Environmental Management Institutions. The issue went so big that Green Peace asked people to refrain from drinking bottled water and drink tap water as …

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Staggering Amounts of Plastic Discarded in the form of Water bottles – Use a Water Filter

Not that we really need more reasons to use a quality water filter, however, if you are into saving the environment, this is really good one: The water bottles that we dump so unceremoniously after quenching our thirst, is causing a big bad effect on our environment. According to a research done by the World Wide Fund for Nature in 2001, approximately 1.5 million tons of plastic is used to make enough bottles to contain the 89 billion liters of water that was being consumed every year.The P…

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Whole House Water Filters-Stop Fearing Your Water

We are living in an era where there are dangers of terrorism, kidnapping, mishaps, and disease look so terribly looming. During this phase we certainly do not want to fear our water. Water is something, which is so intimately close to our lifestyle. We use water for so many things and should not be a cause of any worry or apprehension. A good whole house water filter can calm your fears quickly. Among all factors, water is a major cause of concern. With each passing day, new water contamina…

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