Archive for July, 2013

General Dehydration Causing Concern

Posted by Rayne Water

drinking water we do not replace what we have lost, which then has devastating effects on our bodies and our minds. Rehydration is the key to avoiding all of the health concerns of dehydration. However, studies show that by the time thirst is felt, we have already lost 1-2% of body weight in water and mental performance, memory, attention and concentration could diminish by 10%. According to an informational article from diet.com, there are many levels and symptoms of dehydration important to recognize. Of course thirst, less frequent urination, dry skin, fatigue, light-headedness, and darkened urine are all tell-tale signs. Dehydration can be mild, moderate or severe. Mild dehydration occurs when fluid losses equal 3– 5%. At this point, the thirst sensation is felt, and is often accompanied by dry mouth and thick saliva. Signs of moderate dehydration include intense thirst, severely reduced urine production, sunken eyes, headache, dizziness, irritability, and decreased activity. Severe dehydration occurs when fluid losses are 10% or more of their body weight. Severe dehydration is a medical emergency for individuals of any age. A loss of fluids equaling 20% of a person’s body weight is fatal. Signs of severe dehydration include all those of moderate dehydration as well as lack of sweating, little or no urine production, dry skin that has little elasticity, low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, fever, delirium, or coma. Where we live and how we live also matters. The amount of water a person needs to prevent dehydration varies widely depending on the individual’s age, weight, level of physical activity, and the environmental temperature. Drinking more water, but safe water, is one of the easiest ways to avoid the health issues linked to dehydration. About 80% of the water the average person needs is replaced by drinking liquids and water is by far your best choice. Our water filters help to provide water that tastes great and is safer. You don’t want to offset good drinking habits with bad water. Drinking water systems like ours use LINX® technology which wastes up to 90% less water than traditional reverse osmosis systems and are available in a number of systems including under the sink drinking water systems and water coolers, making them ideal for any size household with any demand on water supply. More water is important for your health, but so is the quality of your water. Removing harmful contaminants from the tap water you drink is one more advantage of our drinking water systems and will also provide one more reason to drink water and rehydrate properly!  ]]>

Defend Against Contaminated Water

Posted by Rayne Water

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.  ]]>