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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Chilled Water Tap

Are you interested in installing a chilled water tap?

Then it makes sense to get in touch with the team at The Pure H2O Company. The firm offers a range of bespoke water purification solutions in order to deliver the purest and softest water throughout the home, from the kitchen through to the bathroom.

The RODI system works to remove all impurities in tap water and is the only system to carry EPA certification for removal of micro-organisms. The Pure H20 Company really is a leader in its field and has quickly become the first point of call for those looking to install a chilled water tap in their homes.  We have an excellent track record in this industry and feel we can offer you the most professional service available.  You can find our more about us just here  and you get in touch with us just here

You can also see what some of our existing customers are saying just here

Eve Kalinik: Understanding Hydration with Pure H2O Co. Ltd

Here’s guest blogger, Eve Kalinik, on the importance of adequate hydration with pure water

Hydration, or the lack thereof, is something that I’m consistently reinforcing with my clients, many of us wonder why we have afternoon slumps, food cravings, headaches and sluggish digestions but often this can be a simple fact of not taking in enough water. When you think as we are almost 60% water and pretty much every cellular process is conducted in a water environment its no wonder we need to make sure that our bodies are well hydrated. This also contributes to supporting digestive processes & juices as well as transporting oxygen and vital nutrients in the blood and around the body. And a hydrated body also burns fat more efficiently. Fact.

As a general guide we need to take in around 2 litres per day but this should be increased if you are exercising or traveling. Whilst pure water is the obvious and most bio available source, hydration isn’t just about straight up h20. It is also important to eat plenty of water rich food based sources too. Cucumber, green leafy veg and strawberries are up there at around 90% water but generally most vegetables will contain good levels. Try not to get so fixated on having a certain amount of fluid per day but also ensure to have hydrating foods as part of your daily intake. Juices & smoothies are a great way to max this but making sure you are hitting your 8 portions of veggies per day will have an impact on your hydration levels too. When drinking water the key thing is to make sure that your water comes from a clean source, trying to avoid plastic bottles where possible as these contain hormone mimicking substances and other chemicals that can leach into the water itself. Repeated and long term exposure to these are not beneficial for our health so try to buy your water in glass bottles where you can. Investing in a home filtration unit is well worth the money, rather than wasting it on filter jugs that don’t get rid of a lot of the contaminants and general nasties. In my opinion the best filtration system uses a reverse osmosis process, like the pureh2o.co.uk systems, that also takes out hormones, since most regular filters won’t do this.

Here’s some more of my better hydrating tips…

WAKE & HYDRATE – start the day as soon as you wake up with a glass of water. The body will be pretty thirsty first thing so try to get into a routine with this. Warm water and lemon juice can be a nice twist and also stimulates digestive processes.

MAKE IT INTERESTING – add things like slices of lemon, mandolin sliced cucumber, fresh mint or fresh lime & pinch cayenne can make all the difference and certainly make your water look and taste more inspiring. Avoid the flavoured waters as these often contain high levels of sugar.

SIP THROUGHOUT THE DAY – don’t get to the end of the day and realise that you haven’t had enough and chug back in one go. We can over hydrate ourselves too so little and often is the key mantra here.

WINE NOT WATER – when it comes to meal times that is! Avoid drinking a lot of water when you are eating as this can dilute gastric juice secretion and impair breaking down food. A small glass of wine can assist this though.

HAVE A GOAL – buy a beautiful jug and have it on your desk at work or in the kitchen. That way you’ll be more inclined to drink regularly. A plastic bottle with its label peeling off isn’t the most appealing things and clients often tell me they don’t have time to go to the water machine so having this to hand will make it a lot easier. Check out BKR bottles that are chic and make you want to drink more.

HERBAL TEAS COUNT – in all their variety are another great and delicious way of increasing your intake. Coffee has a dehydrating effect so just stick to one organic freshly ground cup in the morning after breakfast.

Abode2 Luxury Property Magazine

Have you heard of Abode2? It’s the must-read magazine for the pick of the crop of residential homes at home or across the world. Abode2 “offers distilled advice from expert sources: acknowledged property specialists, investors and owners, all with a detailed knowledge of the destinations and resorts featured.”

So you can imagine we’re really proud to see Pure H2O and Quatreau in the Abode2 Directory, the one-stop source of all that’s good in residential property:

Quatreau represents unparalleled technological function and design, and offers the ultimate in water purity with its optional under-sink water purifier. Eliminated of scale and all impurities, hot and cold drinks made with Quatreau and Pure H2O have exceptional purity of taste and aroma and are delivered crystal clear for the most discerning palettes.

Our tip for a must-read is the Gurus To Go section, featuring in-depth interviews from homes and interiors experts including Sophie Conran, Philippe Starck and India Hicks.

Although we love having a print copy of Abode2 to hand, there is a wealth of information in their digital edition & online directory – click here to view.

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

Top Tips for Beautiful Winter Skin

Central heating indoors and cold weather outdoors means dry skin on the face and hands, with tightness, redness, irritation, itchiness and sensitivity even for ‘normal’ skins, let alone sensitive skins and those with conditions like eczema which are prone to flare ups due to environmental conditions.

We’ve got 3 top tips for beautiful winter skin – and naturally, they’re all about water.

1. Hydrate – from the inside. Moisturisers, serums, toners and the like claim to boost hydration, plumpness and softness, but the most fundamental, beneficial thing you can do for your skin – and your health overall – is hydrate from the inside out by drinking plenty of water. And if you’re prone to break outs even with dry winter skin, good news – hydration boosts clarity, too. We know that RODI pure water is best – free from impurities like pesticides, petrochemicals, medications and metals – its pure, hydrating and supports your health.

2. Moderate water temperature. A long soak in a hot bath or standing under a steaming shower is bliss after being out in the cold, but really hot water is your enemy, not your friend – it breaks down the skin’s natural lipid barrier, resulting in dryer skin that’s more easily irritated. So don’t have the hottest bath you can bear, just one that’s soothingly warm. For handwashing in the kitchen, Quatreau – our multifunction kitchen tap – is a big help as it delivers the perfect water temperature right away (as well as instant Boiling, Sparkling and Chilled filtered and pure water) – thanks to it thermostatic control pre-set to the perfect temperature.

3. Invest in a softener. 60% percent of the UK’s population live in hard water areas. Softeners remove hard water impurities that create lime scale and scum and contribute to dry skin, leaving soft, hydrated skin, manageable hair, and the great news is it’s effective with eczema and psoriasis. Research suggests that contact with hard water can exacerbate eczema, either because you have to use more soap to get a lather, or because the scum particles of hard water itself (which stay on materials such as clothes and bed linen after laundry day) irritate the skin.

So, that’s 3 ways to combat dry, irritated skin this winter:

1: Hydrate with Pure Water  – we have 3 purifiers to suit your needs and budget, all with a monthly rental option.

2: Moderate water temperature – our Quatreau Tap helps in the kitchen by dispensing the perfect pre-set temperature for hand washing and rinsing.

3: Invest in a softener for calmer, softer skin, even if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis.

Get in touch to see how we can help you this winter – it’s easier than you think. Call 01483 617 000 or email customerservice@pureh2o.co.uk, and you can visit our website.