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Archive for February, 2013

Healthy Drinking Habits Start Young

Posted by Rayne Water

When our children are young, it is important to instill many important habits. We teach them to say “please” and “thank you,” to wash their hands after going to the bathroom, not to talk to strangers, and fire safety. But do we do a good enough job instilling habits of drinking for their health, both physical and dental? Many of us are a little too lenient in this area, probably because the hectic ways of life force us to find some type of easy choices. And while soft drinks or other sugary fruit drinks can often times be simple, they are not the habits we need our young children to pick up, rather they should be drinking plenty of safe water to protect their dental health. Protecting dental health may also mean investing in a water purifier to protect your drinking water quality at the same time.
Each February, the American Dental Association sponsors a month named National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country. As they explain, “developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.” In fact, soft drink consumption is one of several leading causes of tooth decay. Carbonation, sugar and acids in soft drinks weaken tooth enamel and encourage the growth of bacteria that contribute to tooth decay. Furthermore, sugar in soda combines with bacteria in your mouth to form acid and this acid, plus the extra acid from soft drinks, attacks the teeth. Each acid attack lasts about 20 minutes, and acid attacks start over again with every sip. Constant acid erosion weakens enamel and weakened enamel causes cavities.
Again, dental health is essential to overall health. Good dental health improves a person’s ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions. One of the best things you can do for your child according to the American Dental Association is to instill the habit of drinking water as part of a healthy diet and routine to support good dental health. But when we drink more water from the sink, we also run the risk of drinking more water which could be contaminated. In this case, we recommend our water filters and drinking water systems which effectively and efficiently reduce harmful contaminants right from the tap. Kids these days need to drink more water, plain and simple, but as a parent, we need to make sure the water is safer and great-tasting. So this National Children’s Dental Health Month, invest in a drinking water system which will have your kids wanting to drink more water… better water and start instilling healthy drinking habits which they will continue for a lifetime.

A Lesson for Homeowners on The Water Treatment Process

Posted by Rayne Water

this video from recently proves, many homeowners really have no idea what our drinking water undergoes. The Safe Water Drinking Act of 1974 directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that public water systems (systems serving more than 25 people) and non-community water systems (hotels, campsites, restaurants, migrant workers’ encampments, and work sites) meet minimum standards for protecting public health. They have set standards for about 90 contaminants. People are increasingly concerned about the safety of their drinking water, and this informational video aims at teaching people about the water treatment process and increase the awareness on the topic. As improvements in analytical methods allow us to detect impurities at very low concentrations in water, water supplies once considered pure are found to have contaminants. We cannot expect absolutely pure water, but we want safe water. To help you understand the process, the step by step guide of the video is broken down below. As the video shows, there is more than just “pipes” involved in bringing you tap water. 1. Water from reservoirs, lakes, rivers, streams, or other sources are pumped through a pipeline to the water treatment facility. A lot happens to the water before it is ready for consumption. 2. The first step removes particles and sediment from the water by coagulation. Coagulants are chemicals which act as magnets. Particles bind together and are eventually filtered from the water. 3. Flocculation refers to the grouping of the particles together. These particles will then either sink to the bottom of a tank, or other particles will float to the top when air is pumped into the water. 4. The separation of water and the bigger particles is called clarification. This removes most of the particle groups from the water. 5. The next step is filtration. The water gets pushed through layers of activated carbon and is then clear of remaining particles. 6. Then, water goes through the disinfection process. Commonly, chlorine is added to the water to disinfect bacteria, viruses, or micro-organisms. Feeling pretty good about your drinking water at this point, right? Well, there is still some awareness needed when it comes to your tap water. The EPA does not regulate every single contaminant, only the ones in which they deem harmful at a certain level of consumption. Homeowners can still shield themselves from contamination with a water filter or home drinking water system. Our products are eco-friendly and will effectively remove contaminants right at your sink. We know how much faith you put in your drinking water. Everyone deserves safe, clean drinking water without worry. With our water filters, you can fill your cup without worrying about what you may or may not be drinking along with the water. Most water treatment plants test and monitor your water several times each day. But what happens to the water as it leaves the plant and heads to your home? There are still questions to be answered, but you can drink your tap water worry-free with one of our home drinking water systems. Knowledge is power, and so is a water filter!  ]]>

Shower Stream May Contain Contaminants

Posted by Rayne Water

water filter for your household may be the answer to your indoor air contamination. It is estimated that nearly two thirds of the typical person’s chlorine exposure is from chlorinated shower water.
As your local water treatment company, it may seem odd that we would focus on your indoor air. But when water from the steam and evaporation from your shower could have serious consequences, we know our products are here to help. Some people have allergic reactions to the chemicals found in unfiltered water. Chlorine, a chemical commonly found in city water – and therefore your shower water, can trigger allergic reactions for certain people. Exposure to high levels of chlorine has been linked to many serious conditions, but for some the allergies themselves are serious enough. Furthermore, most people tend to take hot showers. This water is usually hot enough to create steam.  When your shower water is steaming, you are creating chlorine gas. That chlorine gas represents a troublesome form of shower water contamination.
Shower water contamination in the form of chlorine gas, according to experts, can be harmful. Research shows that it has been the cause of health problems such as allergies, asthma, and in some cases even cancer. When we are showering in hot water, we are naturally breathing in the steam through our noses and our mouths. As good as the hot water may feel on our body, it could be doing harm in our body. Filtering your shower water will drastically lower your exposure to chlorine shower water contamination. Our water purifiers and water conditioners work efficiently to remove harmful contaminants to keep you safer. So this month, when you care about your indoor air, make sure you contact us and also care about your water.