The Green Parent: pure water for children

Have you discovered The Green Parent magazine? The April / May issue explores foraging, shares 50 ways to get fresh air with young children, plus there are regular features on child-led learning, family life and the best natural products for children.

We’re so glad to be on page 12 of the current issue, explaining why we believe that there are no acceptable levels of contaminants in the water your children drink.

In 2013, the Guardian reported that levels of a toxic pesticide, more than 100 times the EU limit were present in a source of English drinking water. The discovery of record levels of Metaldehyde – slug poison – was reported by Natural England and the Environment Agency. This problem is not going to go away, because water utilities have no methods for removal.

In fact, tap water contains a myriad of impurities including chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, hormones and medications. Bottled water is damaging to the environment and still contains impurities. Luckily, there is a solution to safe hydration – Pure H2O.

Our RODI (reverse osmosis with de-ionisation) tap water purifiers typically fit under your kitchen sink and designed specifically for treating UK tap water, they remove 99.99% of organic and inorganic impurities, ensuring a safe source of drinking water for your family.

It tastes pure, too so your children will more readily drink enough water.

As Renee Elliot, founder of Planet Organic says:

“Children absorb impurities at 10 x the rate of adults so it’s important they avoid toxins in food and water. I’ve been drinking Pure H2O for over 25 years and I wouldn’t give my children anything else; it’s the safest, most natural drinking water and has a great taste.”

Are you keen that your children avoid toxins and impurities? Do your children find tap water unpalatable? Pure H2O is the answer. Visit our website www.PureH2O.co.uk to find out more: or call us on 01483 617 000 we’d be happy to answer your questions and advise how we can help your family enjoy safe, pure water.

And visit The Green Parent online or pick up the latest edition, we’re sure that you’ll find it full of helpful and inspirational features.

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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

More Than Half of Children Are Dehydrated

Dehydration an Overlooked Problem in Children, say researchers.

We recently spotted something interesting – and alarming – in What the Doctors Don’t Tell You Magazine, where you can see a regular page feature from us.

Researchers for the American Journal of Public Health* have found that ‘more than half’ of children are dehydrated, leading to symptoms such as irritability, headaches, poor physical performance and reduced cognitive functioning.

Boys fare worse in the hydration stakes than girls, with around 76% of them dehydrated, according to the study.

Nearly a quarter of children aged six to 19 admitted to NEVER drinking plain water at all.

We can hazard a guess as to what the problem is – the relatively cheap and certainly very easy availability of fruit juices and sugary carbonated drinks – but also, children often just don’t like the taste of tap water.

And who can blame them? Many adults struggle to keep themselves properly hydrated, with tap water often tasting chlorinated, and concerns about levels of pesticides, chemicals, traces of medications and hormones.

What’s the solution? Tears and tantrums over drinking tap water? Expensive, resource-degrading bottled water? No, we know the solution is our Pure H2O RODI water – on tap, in your kitchen.

Pure H2O RODI is tap water which has gone through our patented purification process from a purifier that typically installs under your kitchen sink. The RODI process removes man-made and naturally occurring impurities including chemicals, pesticides and bacteria. This produces 99.99% pure water that tastes wonderful and is odourless.

We have several installation options and we even have a rental option if you want to ‘try before you buy’ or budget for your water on a monthly basis.

Fill up (non-plastic) water bottles for your kids packed lunch boxes, trips out and keep one in the car during the school run. When they get home they’ll love adding slices of fruit. If your family loves Sparkling water, then check out our Quatreau tap, which offers Instant Sparkling RODI water from an innovative touch screen.

You can call us to discuss your family’s hydration needs on 01483 617 000, email customerservice@pureh2o.co.uk or carry on browsing the rest of our blog and website to learn more.

* Am J Pub Health, 2015; 105: e113-8 quoted in What Doctors Don’t Tell You Magazine, September 2015

Avoid Childhood Dental Decay with Pure H2O

Are you worried about your children’s dental health? Did you know that fruit juice isn’t really a healthy option because it causes acid erosion and cavities? In the news this week are warnings from dental experts who predict that a generation of young people will end up with expensive dental repair bills or false teeth because they consume fruit juices and carbonated sugary drinks.

The best drink for children is water, unfortunately this is often upalatable to young people and we know parents often struggle to get their kids and teenagers drinking even minimal amounts of water.

If your child or teenager doesn’t like the taste of tap water you might want to consider RODI Pure Water – this removes the chemicals and other impurities found in tap water that cause it to taste unpleasant.

One customer describes RODI pure water as ‘almost sweet’ – something young taste buds will naturally find much more palatable than tap water! Young people needn’t miss out on fizz, either, thanks to the instant Sparkling function avaialble with our multifunction kitchen tap Quatreau.

If you want to allow your children to have fruit juice occasionally, limit it to one glass a day and only at meal times. The rest of the time, let them have Pure H2O with one of our RODI purifiers that fits under your kitchen sink.

Find out more by browsing our blog and The Pure H2O Company website or feel free to call us on 01483 617 000

Family Friendly Week: 20 – 27 October

‘Cook Together, Share Together, Laugh Together’ is the theme of this year’s Family Friendly Week, highlighting the importance of spending quality time together in the kitchen, whether cooking, baking, making drinks or sharing food.

We believe pure water is the foundation of good health and in our experience children often dislike tap water – which tastes of chlorine, and contains a myriad of chemical impurities – and we know many parents worry about keeping their children adequately hydrated. But the fresh, clean taste of our pure water is not only tolerable, but enjoyable, for children. We’re thrilled to receive emails from parents reporting in amazement that their children now drink pure water, thanks to the RODI purifier we installed in their kitchen.

Quatreau, our multifunction kitchen tap, is a great help when making food together in a busy family kitchen thanks to the touch screen choice of instant Boiling, Chilled, Sparkling and Hot & Cold water.  We’re really proud of its design and functionality and again we hear from parents that their children love making a game of using the Chilled and Sparkling functions to make drinks with their family members and friends, adding their own choice of slices of fruit or organic fruit cordials. If a delicious pie is on the menu for Family Friendly Week, why not ask your children to use the Quatreau tap to add sparkling water to the pastry – it makes it incredibly light!

Of course safety is paramount, so the Boiling function on the Quatreau tap requires a child-safe yet simple 3-step activation process and the outer wall of the tap remains cool to the touch, so whether you’re enjoying the company of one child or a whole after-school horde, you can relax!

Why not call us to discuss restoring the kitchen to the heart of your family’s home with RODI pure water and the Quatreau tap: 01483 617 000 and visit our website to find out more.

Family Friendly Week (formerly Parents’ Week) is run by the Family and Childcare Trust, which aims to make the UK a better place for families through research, campaigning and information provision: www.familyandchildcaretrust.org