London’s bottled water waste is out of control

“London’s plastic water bottle waste is out of control”, reports the Guardian this week.

In their article highlighting London as having the worst recycling rates of anywhere in the UK, the Guardian reveals that Londoners drink more plastic bottled water than anyone else in England.

Plastic waste is out of control in London,” said Leonie Cooper, who chairs the London assembly environment committee. “It litters our parks, pollutes the Thames, harms marine life and adds waste to London’s landfill sites, which may be full by 2025.

“We have to turn the situation around. Firstly, Londoners need an alternative to buying bottles of water – this is a crucial part of the solution”.

The environment committee recommends that tap water should be made more readily available, but here at The Pure H2O Co., we – and no doubt you, our readers – are all too aware of the potential health risks associated with drinking tap water’s myriad of impurities including drug residues, heavy metals, asbestos, pesticides, chemicals and petroleum derivatives.

There is an environmentally friendly, sustainable, easy, affordable solution. It solves the plastic bottled water crisis. It frees you from the health compromises involved in drinking tap water. It’s RODI Pure H2O. That’s tap water purified of 99.99% of all naturally occurring and man-made impurities, using our patented Reverse Osmosis with De-Ionisation purification process.

Our technologically advanced water purification systems fit conveniently into your home and supply unlimited quantities of 99.99% pure water, from as little as £1 a day. Our systems are designed specifically for treating UK tap water, they are the most advanced, water-efficient systems available and last longer than any others on the market. Even better, our warranty offers peace of mind, backed up by our excellent engineers who service your system once a year to keep it producing pure water, day after day.

If you’re one of the sensible, health-conscious individuals – Londoner or not! – who likes to have water with you during the day, simply fill up a plastic-free, re-usable bottle from your Pure H2O system before you leave home. In fact, RODI Pure H2O is purer by far than all bottled water brands. It’s a win-win.

Ditch plastic bottled water, for good. Enjoy Pure H2O – ethical, healthy, safe water. If you’d like to rent or buy a tap water purifier, enquire today by calling us on 01483 617 000, fill in our contact form or visit our website www.PureH2O.co.uk for further details.

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Toxic Arsenic in Cornish Private Drinking Water Supplies

Pure H2O RODI Removes Carcinogenic Arsenic from Private Drinking Water Supplies.

A recent study published in Science Reports reveals that some homes in Cornwall with private water supplies (PWS) have levels of arsenic exceeding World Health Organisation guidelines. As a result, householders are

“exposed at concentrations harmful to health… chronic exposure to arsenic in drinking water is a well-documented cause of numerous cancerous and non-cancerous health defects, including cancers of the lung, bladder and skin.”*

How does this happen?
Cornwall is one area of the world with naturally-occurring high levels of arsenic in its geology. The 2016 study by Middleton et al reports there are estimated to be 20,000 – 30,000 PWS wells in Cornwall, with 2,462 PWS households registered with the Drinking Water Inspectorate (the actual number may be much higher). These PWS are the responsibility of their owners and users, rather than any statutory body.

What can be done?
The government advises “installing appropriate treatment that is capable of treating water to a consistently satisfactory quality”.

Our patented Reverse Osmosis with De-Ionisation (RODI) process is the most efficient and cost-effective way of treating your private drinking water supply, ensuring total removal of Arsenic along with a myriad of other contaminants and impurities both naturally-occurring and man-made.

Additional Benefits of the Pure H2O RODI Purifier

Our RODI purifier protects your health and gives you total peace of mind about the safety of your water. And not forgetting that it gives you delicious tasting water, more palatable than any other. It is purer than all bottled water brands and kind to the environment, with a 95+% carbon footprint reduction compared to bottled, and zero plastics use and waste.

Our RODI purifier is typically installed under your kitchen sink for maximum convenience, but we can tailor our systems to suit your needs and would be happy to advise on the best installation for your home.

Find out more

Call us now on 01483 617 000, email customerservice@pureh2o.co.uk or visit our main website for further information: http://www.PureH2O.co.uk

References:

Middleton, D. R. S. et al. Urinary arsenic profiles reveal substantial exposures to inorganic arsenic from private drinking water supplies in Cornwall, UK. Sci. Rep. 6, 25656; doi: 10.1038/srep25656 (2016). Link: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep25656

Government advice: http://www.privatewatersupplies.gov.uk

40,000 deaths a year linked to air pollution

A landmark joint report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) gives stark warning about the impact of air pollution in the UK.

In Every Breath We Take: the lifelong impact of air pollution these experts conclude that around 40,000 deaths a year in the UK are linked to air pollution, with a further 99,000 deaths annually in Europe.

We blogged last year about the surprising link between anxiety, stroke and air pollution, and the ways in which air pollution makes its way into the water cycle and drinking water.

Now we learn that indoor air pollution can be as problematic as that outdoors:

“The dangers of outdoor air pollution have been well documented, however the report highlights the often overlooked section of our environment – indoor space.

Factors such as kitchen products, faulty boilers, open fires, fly-sprays and air fresheners, all of which can cause poor air quality in our homes, workspaces and schools.

According to the report indoor air pollution may have caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths annually in Europe.”

What can you do to minimise exposure within your home? Here’s 3 easy suggestions you can put in place right away:

  1. Switch to eco-friendly cleaning products
  2. Ensure your gas appliances are serviced annually
  3. Install one of our tap water purifiers to eliminate the possibility of ingesting pollutants and contaminants whilst you hydrate. Ours are the most effective, efficient & convenient tap water purification systems available and you can rent one from less than £1 a day.

For more information on 99.99% pure water call us on 01483 617 000, email natalie@pureh2o.co.uk or visit our main website www.PureH2O.co.uk

Another Tap Water Crisis

Our customers in the Midlands will no doubt have been hugely relieved they made the sensible decision to install a Pure H2O tap water purifier after Severn Trent Water recently issued a ‘Do Not Use’ order due to high levels of chlorine.

Thousands of households were recently ordered not to use their tap water for any purpose including drinking, bathing and food preparation, due to massively high levels of chlorine. The resulting panic, confusion and efforts to find bottled water left many experiencing a stressful few days.

It’s clear that our water utilities cannot be trusted to guarantee the safety of our water supply even within so-called ‘permissible’ limits of impurities and contaminants. Hundreds of Do Not Use or Boil orders are regularly issued throughout all areas of the UK by the various water utility firms supplying tap water, due to ‘significant, serious and major drinking water quality events’¹.

For total peace of mind our tap water purifiers remove chlorine as well as the cocktail of agro-industrial pollutants, heavy metals, drug residues, disease-causing mico-organisms and more found in tap water. Pure H2O is purer by far than all bottled water brands, and is on tap in your home in unlimited supply.

Our convenient rental option – which starts at less than £1 a day – is an easy way to ensure the safety and purity of the water you drink and reduce your daily exposure to chemicals.

And you need never worry about the quality of your drinking water again, whatever the news headlines.

Call us on 01483 617 000 for more information or visit www.PureH2O.co.uk

Reference: DWI Annual Report 2014 http://www.dwi.gov.uk/about/annual-report/2014/dw-events.pdf

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Ethical & Green Innovations: Pure H2O Is The Ethical Answer To Bottled Water

EthicalGreenInnov_0915_adHave you seen the Guardian’s Ethical & Green Innovations supplement from 12 September? It’s full of eco-secrets for your interiors, sustainable travel tips, seasonal eating suggestions and a green wardrobe makeover.

We’re on page 7 taking a look at the ethical alternative to bottled water – Pure H2O. That’s tap water purified of all contaminants by our unique under-sink Reverse Osmosis with DeIonisation purifier (RODI S), the world’s smartest drinking water system that gives 99.99% pure water, free of contaminants including pesticides, bacteria, chemicals, hormones and medications.

Unfortunately bottled water carries a heavy environmental burden, and tap water a) doesn’t taste great, especially if you live in a hard water area and b) may contain a whole range of impurities and contaminants.

Pure H2O is the clear alternative. Not only is it purer than all bottled water brands, guaranteed, it is the environmentally responsible choice; offering a 95+% carbon footprint reduction, zero food miles, reduced plastics use and waste, enabling you to instantly and permanently reduce your impact on the planet.

We also take a look at our brilliant multifunction Quatreau Tap, which gives instant Chilled and Sparkling water, so you can truly give up bottled water for good, as well as enjoy instant Boiling water – for the ultimate convenience.

Our Soft & Clean water conditioning systems eliminate hard water scale that destroys appliances, giving you financial savings due to reduced wear on taps, showers, washing machines and heating systems. Soft & Clean keeps your skin hydrated and lets you cut your shampoo, soap and detergent use by 50%.

“Stop just talking about it” says the Guardian – so if you’ve been thinking about turning away from resource-degrading bottled water to a sustainable, environmentally friendly solution, visit our new website now – you’ll find all the information you need about our range our water purification and softening systems and our range of multifunction taps – and you can now order online or if you would prefer to chat to a human being, just call our customer service team on 01483 617 000 or email customerservice@pureh2o.co.uk

Why Choose Pure H2O RODI Water?

This month we go back to basics and look at the 3 main reasons to choose Pure H2O RODI water.

TASTE: Let’s face it; tap water just doesn’t taste great in many areas of the UK. You might live in a hard water area or regularly get that strong chlorine taste.

Many people can’t believe how much they enjoy drinking water after switching to RODI pure. One customer even describes it as “almost sweet”. Finally, your kids might start drinking plain water!

Pure H2O RODI water preserves the purity of taste or your favourite tea or coffee, whether you prefer a builder’s brew or have a specialist leaf tea for preference.

HEALTH: Probably the most complex set of factors that lead people to choose RODI pure; some of our customers have chronic health conditions or know someone whose health has improved with pure water.

Many of you are into health and fitness and consider proper hydration with pure water the foundation of both, enabling your body and mind to function at their best, improving performance, wellbeing and your enjoyment of life.

Tap water may contains a myriad of impurities which may include pesticides and herbicides, medications, chemicals and pollutants. Why ask your body to deal with these, when it doesn’t have to? The RODI process gives 99.99% purity across the spectrum of impurities both man-made and naturally occurring.

ENVIRONMENT: From reducing the use, waste & recycling of plastics, reducing the degradation of natural resources, and reducing carbon footprint and food miles, RODI pure water is the environmentally responsible answer to bottled water. In fact, compared to drinking bottled water, it gives a 95+% reduction in carbon footprint.

All in all, Pure H2O RODI water is the right choice whether you care about purity of taste, your health or the environment – or all three.

We’d like to know YOUR reasons for drinking Pure H2O RODI water – would you take our quick online survey so we can get to know your priorites better?

For an in-depth look at all these factors, click the tags below this article. And you can always email us on customerservice@pureh2o.co.uk or call us on 01483 617 000

What’s in your water?

Understanding that rain water is the world’s most natural and readily available source of pure drinking water let us consider what happens to this pure water next. Once it falls from clouds it starts to pick up emissions from our industries, vehicles and homes. These are toxic impurities that were never meant to be in our drinking water. Once it reaches the ground it then starts to come into contact with the myriad of impurities that exist naturally in soil and bed rock and of course the man made substances like tarmac, concrete, metals, paint, agricultural chemicals like nitrates, phosphates, pesticides, herbicides.

Of course there is then all the waste that we bury in land-fill. Most pollution comes from industry and we develop thousands of new chemical compounds every year that ultimately re-enter the air we breathe and the water we drink and the food we eat. Ever considered why 1 in 3 people will die prematurely from a cancer related illness. We believe that there are no acceptable limits of impurities in the water we drink. For guaranteed purity install the world’s leading RODI subsink purifier from The Pure H2O Company.