Neonic Pesticides Now Found in Drinking Water

Neonicotinoids_textFor the first time since their introduction in the 1990s, neonicotinoids pesticides have been found in tap water in the USA, with water treatment plants varying in their ability to remove the toxic chemicals.(1)

A joint study by the University of Iowa and the US Geological Survey “found that neonics were widespread in water samples collected from 48 different rivers and streams in the US.”(2)

Introduced in the 90s, neonic pesticides were viewed as an advance to older pesticides because they are selectively lethal to insects and not other wildlife such as birds and mammals. However, we now know that these chemicals are linked to the large-scale and long-term decline in bee populations.(3)

Whilst relatively minute levels have been found in drinking water, we don’t yet know what impact this has on human health:

Whenever we have pesticides in the drinking water that is something that raises a flag no matter what type of concentration it is,” said Professor Gregory LeFevre.(2)

Neonic pesticdes have been widely used in the UK until 2013 when a moratorium was introduced due to concerns over bee populations, so we believe it is probable that findings on the presence of neonics in drinking water in the US are applicable to UK drinking water sources.

Added to known breaches of permitted levels of the slug pesticide metaldehyde in some UK drinking water sources, it is clear that tap water is not the healthiest or safest choice of drinking water.

Fortunately, the patented 4-stage filtration process used by our RODI tap water purifiers ensure you need never worry about contaminants such as neonic pesticides in drinking water. Typically fitted underneath your kitchen sink, our purifiers remove up to 99.99% of naturally occurring and man-made contaminants and impurities from drinking water including pesticides of any type, heavy metals, carcinogens, petrochemicals, hormones and medications.

Call us now on 01483 617 000 or visit www.PureH2O.co.uk to find out more.

References:

1. Klarich et al., Occurence of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Finished Drinking Water and fate during Drinking Water Treatment. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 2017, 4 (5), pp 168–173 Accessed 31.05.17 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00081

2. McGrath, M: First Study Finds Neonic Pesticides in US Drinking Water, BBC News 05.04.17 Accessed 31.05.17 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39504487

3. McGrath, M Neonic Pesticide Link to Long-term Wild Bee Decline, BBC News 16.08.16 Accessed 31.05.17 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37089385

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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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.

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

Quatreau Tap & Pure H2O launch in the USA

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
25th May, 2016

Quatreau Tap and The Pure H2O Company announce distribution in America

“We are thrilled to share the exceptional functionality and design of Quatreau and the unique benefits of pure water with the U.S. market.”  Roger Wiltshire, M.D. The Pure H2O Co.

The Pure H2O Company was founded by Roger Wiltshire in 1991, driven by his passion for water purity and desire to educate consumers about the unique health and wellbeing benefits derived from drinking pure water, whilst protecting the environment. With 95%+ reduction in carbon footprint and zero plastics waste, consumers can feel good about using a product that is the perfect environmental answer to bottled water.

In 2010, the Pure H2O Co. introduced Quatreau Tap, the first touch-screen multifunction tap delivering pure water as boiling, chilled and sparkling, as well as hot / cold filtered tap for washing and rinsing from its innovative touch screen interface. It has since been featured in publications including Wired, Elle Decoration and Grand Designs magazine.

The team behind the Pure H2O Co. has applied itself to many industrial, commercial and residential applications, adapting the technology to client requirements. This ability to deliver bespoke solutions has placed the Pure H2O Co. at the forefront of many pioneering developments in the use and consumption of water.

Today, the Pure H2O Co. serves thousands of clients throughout the UK and is delighted to announce distribution in the United States, where corporate distribution is handled by John Roddam in Sarasota, Florida.

For further information, contact Roger Wiltshire on 01483 617000, email Roger@PureH2O.co.uk or visit www.Quatreau.com and www.PureH2O.co.uk.

To reach the U.S. distribution team, please contact John Roddam at +1 941-315-5215 or email John@QuatreauUSA.com and visit www.QuatreauUSA.com

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Quatreau Tap: as seen in Grand Designs

Quatreau_GD_0516Check out the latest issue of Grand Designs magazine;  you’ll find our Quatreau multifunction kitchen tap on page 55 opposite the Style Finder.

Quatreau is the crowning glory of our multifunction tap range and a real leader in the smart tap marketplace because not only does it offer an impressive four functions – Boiling, Chilled, Sparkling and Hot / Cold – it has an innovative touch screen interface and delivers not just filtered tap water, but also RODI 99.99% pure water from the optional add-on Hydrocell unit.

This RODI Pure H2O offers exceptional purity of taste whether you’re hydrating with straight up pure water from the Chilled function, mixing drinks with the Sparkling, or making tea and coffee with the Boiling function (pure water also preserve aroma and clarity in hot drinks). The reason is Pure H2O is free from all impurities, including hard water deposits.

If you eat organic, you’ll be so happy to have Pure H2O on tap with Quatreau ready to wash, prep, blanch and cook your ingredients; purified of all pesticides, agro-industrial pollutants and chemicals, your water is as clean as your food and supports your healthy living choices.

Find out more about Quatreau and RODI pure water at www.PureH2O.co.uk You can call us on 01483 617 000 and email natalie@pureh2o.co.uk.

And don’t forget to pick up the latest issue of Grand Designs magazine – it’s packed full with inspirational features including kitchen layouts, real interiors from a variety of property styles and shopping guides.

Pure H2O at The Dentistry Show 22-23 April 2016

PureH2O_Dentistry_Stand_cropDid you know that we’re the leading supplier of water treatment systems to dental surgeries in the UK? Find us at The Dentistry Show 22 – 23 April on stand B88, with our RODI-UF water system.

For spotless surgical tools your autoclave requires the highest quality water; our patented RODI-UF system offers superior steam quality, eliminating the possibility of cross contamination of surgical tool and patient, by preventing scaling, stabilising lipopolysaccharides (LPs) in endotoxin complexes and ensuring 100% microbiological protection, eliminating pyrogens, pathogens and endotoxins.

PURE H2O RODI-UF SYSTEM

  • The No 1 choice for autoclaves
  • The only RO system – worldwide – with EPA certification
  • Fully MHRA compliant
  • Eliminates possibility of cross-contamination of surgical tool & patient

UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF THE PURE H2O RODI-UF SYSTEM

  •  IQ EMP (Intelligent Memory Panel)
  • Advanced flushing technology
  • Micro Switch Activation Mechanism (MSAM)

The RODI-UF system is available exclusively from The Pure H2O Company. Come and talk to us at stand B88; take away our brochure or if you can’t make it in person, call us on 01483 617 000 to discuss the benefits of installing Pure H2O systems in your dental practice.