Safe Water ! Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

I always take the greatest care to not sound water alarms when science and truth contradict my concerns. Some alerts, however like those over fracking and the situation in Flint, are very real and very much deserving of our concern, and remedial action. It never ceases to amaze me the shortcuts and bastardization of safe practices that municipalities take with drinking water, often escaping scrutinization of the public. One such…

Backpack-able Water Purifiers – Are They Safe?

Recently a friend of ours bragged about his 2-week camping trip that allowed him to become an expert on portable water treatment. And here I am with a degree in Biology and 35 years experience, still learning about water. Boy, you can imagine how stupid I felt when I realized that instead of all that hard work I could have just gone camping for a couple weeks to become a water expert.…

Our Unnatural Fetish With Natural Ingredients – LaCroix Water

A few weeks ago Chicago-based law firm Beaumont Costales filed a class action lawsuit against LaCroix, claiming that their sparkling water contained artificial ingredients. Through independent testing, the beverage company has reportedly shown this lawsuit to without merit or truth. On a personal note, I have to tell you, LaCroix products are top notch, and on many occasions, I have enjoyed them myself. Now, I am not here to get into the…