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Archive for July, 2015

Effects of Fluoridated Drinking Water

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Fluoride has made its way back into the news again lately and it has the same supporters and critics of fluoridated drinking water in communities around the country. About 75% of people have purposely fluoridated water, but even those who do not may still get fluoride via natural occurrence. With all of the hype about putting fluoride in water for dental health, citizens should know that people could be suffering needlessly from thyroid problems which can cause depression, weight gain, fatigue and aching muscles. All of this due to over-fluoridation when you have added fluoride plus naturally-occurring fluoride! One article discusses how The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California pumps fluoride into Orange County’s water supply. But with naturally-occurring fluoride, this may not be necessary and this surplus of fluoride may warrant installing a water softener in the Orange County area. It is clear that some residents still have concerns about their drinking water since many reports in the area demonstrate proof of naturally-occurring fluoride, too. Not all communities are affected by the regulations, but most people are affected by fluoride in their drinking water in one way or another. Because it is also now put in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, some scientists say that is enough to support dental health these days. A study from the University of Kent claims that fluoride could be causing depression and weight gain and communities should stop adding it to drinking water. But even without adding it, residents without home water filtration systems could be at risk. According to the National Research Council 2006, “it is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain.” The warnings of scientists should not be taken lightly as depression and weight gain are serious health issues that could be prevented with a water filter in your home. According to one article, some of Orange County’s 3.2 million users get fully fluoridated water. Others get none and still others get a mix of fluoridated and non-fluoridated water. Even if you do not live in a place where they add fluoride to your drinking water, you may still benefit from water treatment. Water filters such as RO systems will clear water of excess fluoride as well as other harmful drinking water contaminants. The truth is that we never really know what is in our water and with naturally-occurring contaminants as well as chemicals which are placed in our water; we need to monitor our intake and protect our families. The benefits of a home drinking water system outweigh the dental benefits of community fluoridated tap water. Contact your local Irvine water treatment company today for more information.

Are you looking for a water softener system but live outside of OC and LA? We have many locations across California and can provide water softeners in Santa Barbara all the way down to San DIego! We also have services in Northern California!

Changing Your RO Filter

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drinking water systems. According to, they explain how sodium is implicated in cardiovascular disease, nitrates in blood disorders. Mercury and lead can cause nervous disorders. Some contaminants are carcinogens. DDT is toxic to humans and can alter chromosomes. PCBs cause liver and nerve damage, skin eruptions, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and fetal abnormalities. Reverse osmosis is one common home water filtration system which can help reduce or remove harmful contaminants by passing water through a semi-permeable membrane and giving you a higher quality drinking water right from the tap.
An RO System is a form of technology common in households but with this technology also comes a little bit of maintenance. It is important to remember to change your RO filter and when you buy or lease one of our drinking water systems, either someone in your household or one of our technicians can come change it for you. The maintenance is an important part of your drinking water system’s effectiveness. Some companies will not come change the filter for you and this can be a difficult task for some people if you do not know what you’re doing. Ultimately the quality of the water and the amount of use will determine the frequency of filter changes. It is important to change the filter in order to enjoy the highest quality drinking water and increase contaminant removal during the process.
Our drinking water filters are a great addition to your home or office and our technicians can come switch out your reverse osmosis filters. Reverse osmosis is an effective and proven technology to produce water that is suitable for human consumption without the concern of contamination. Furthermore, as mentioned above, proper pretreatment and monitoring of an RO system is crucial to preventing costly repairs and unscheduled maintenance as well as improved effectiveness. Contact one of our representatives today and enjoy your high-quality drinking water tomorrow.

Drinking Water Can Be Fun!

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A recent study concluded that over 50% of our kids and teens are dehydrated due to not drinking enough water throughout the day. We all know that getting our kids to drink enough water can be a battle, especially if you’re just now starting to push good habits of drinking more water on a daily basis. Unless you strictly instilled these healthy habits from the beginning, getting your children to drink more water and choose water as their most common beverage may take a little creativity. How do you get your kids to drink more water? Make it fun! By combining clean, great tasting water from a home water filter and some fruits, veggies or herbs, your family can enjoy the power and pleasure of staying hydrated all summer long.
An article from Empowher suggests taking water and adding some tasty ingredients and mixing flavors to entice your family to drink more and get less bored. Putting a twist on water flavors will make kids believe they are drinking something other than water which could help them make better decisions. Staying hydrated is important, especially during the hot summer months. Since water makes up about two-thirds of our bodies, we need to replace what we lose through chemical reactions. When we sweat, go to the bathroom and even when we simply exhale, we lose small amounts of water. Why is this important to replace? Well, water is important for temperature regulation, lubricating your joints, protecting your spinal cord and other sensitive tissue, and removing waste from the body.  Exercising when the weather is hot it is even more important to make sure water is part of your daily routine. This means drinking water, even when you don’t feel thirsty.
Since many people don’t drink enough water and choose sugary soft drinks or other juices or beverages, using fruits and herbs to flavor water is a great way to increase intake! Also interesting and mentioned by the author of the article is that our thirst sensors aren’t sensitive enough to let us know that we want something to drink at the moment that we need more water. Making a good choice means knowing what is best to drink and this case, water is the best choice. We can make it more enticing by adding fresh fruits during the summer you can freeze your favorite fruit and use them as ice cubes in your water. The author suggests taking herbs, like mint, and breaking them into pieces and add them to hot water so the flavor gets into the water. Then put them in ice cubes trays and freeze them. Adding flavored ice cubes is easy and fun!
We also want you to remember that using high-quality water is important. It will taste better and is better for you. This may mean investing in an RO system or LINX Drinking Water System to remove harmful contaminants and create pure, natural drinking water with an excellent taste.  According to the Institute of Medicine, women need about 9 cups of fluid and for men it is about 13 cups of fluid daily. How much of that is contaminated? Well with a water filter, you won’t have to worry about contaminants, just what flavors you’ll add to your water today! Contact one of our water technicians today and learn about which home water filter would be right for you.

The Relationship between Water and Skin

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Men and women spend billions of dollars every year just to look good; in fact the global beauty industry rakes in over $160 billion dollars annually. Americans in particular spend more each year on beauty products than they do on education, crazy! From lotions and creams to the myriad cosmetics that are on the market, it’s obvious that we value our appearance. Surprisingly though, many overlook the cheapest and simplest path to glowing, fresh looking skin. Water! Drinking water is easy, inexpensive and can help clear up blemishes, minimize the appearance of pores and give you a gorgeous healthy glow.
It has been estimated that as many as 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. This is certainly hard on the body and will negatively affect internal organs, but is also affects the appearance of the skin. The skin is an organ just as much as any other organ of the body and it is made up of cells that are predominately water. When the body does not have enough fluid, the skin will become dry, less resilient and prone to excessive wrinkling. Drinking at least 8 cups of filtered water a day will help alleviate these symptoms; many experts recommend at least 12 cups of water per day for women and 15 cups a day for men for optimal hydration.
Water can affect our skin in other ways as well. Let’s take a moment to look at what effect hard water can have on our skin. The compounds that make water hard, usually excess calcium and magnesium, can build up on just about every surface they come in contact with. Scale buildup on fixtures and appliances is readily apparent and not only is it unsightly, it can do damage over time. When our skin comes into contact with hard water, it also suffers from this same type of buildup. When cleansers and hard water come in contact with each other, they will form a deposit that can be left on the skin causing irritation and not allowing moisturizers to soak into the skin’s surface as effectively.
When a water softener removes calcium and magnesium from water you will notice a significant difference on your skin. It will feel much softer even before applying moisturizer. This softness is how your skin is supposed to actually feel with natural oils being brought to the surface and not inhibited by the buildup of hard water deposits. The cells in your skin will also more readily accept any sort of moisturizer you apply because there is no buildup to block the moisturizer.
Before you go spend a fortune on cosmetics, and other skin enhancing products, you might want to evaluate your water habits first. Increase the amount of water you drink each day and make sure that the water you use on your skin is as pure and healthy as possible, enabling you to get the greatest benefit from it.

Water and Your Heart

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There are all sorts of articles out on the internet about the relationship between water and heart attacks and some claim more water is better and others debunk this claim. So what should we believe? Does it really matter how much water you drink every day? Does drinking plenty of water reduce your risk of fatal heart attacks? The short answer is, yes. It really does matter how much water we drink daily and the more water we drink, the less likely we are to have a fatal heart attack. This isn’t just a theory anymore, but a definitive conclusion to a study conducted by The American Journal of Epidemiology.
Researchers looked at the water intake of 12,017 female participants and 8,280 male participants in correlation to coronary heart disease events over the period of six years. Even after they adjusted for additional risk factors, they conclusively determined that more than any other factor, water intake determined fatal heart disease risk. The study stated that men who drank at least 40 ounces of water daily reduced their risk by 54 percent and women who drank the same amount reduced their risk by 41 percent.
The majority of fatal heart attacks occur during the morning hours and doctors believe it is caused by the higher viscosity of blood during the morning hours. You lose water throughout the night as you sleep and until you replenish the fluid, your blood will be thicker than usual. Also, lack of water will cause the body to secrete the stress hormone cortisol and there have been numerous studies that have linked increased instances of heart attacks with stress.
According to the American Heart Association, the better the hydration, they easier it is for your heart to do its job. They also state that water is the best thing for people to drink for hydration. Drinking water from a high quality water filter will ensure that you only ingest the purest water you can without any other harmful contaminants. You can get water from other sources as well such as certain fruits and vegetables, however plain water is the best source for proper hydration. One more tip they share is to drink plenty of water BEFORE you exercise or go out in the sun. If you wait then you will be constantly playing catch-up and you will be putting extra strain on your heart.