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    Are there benefits of drinking alkaline water, or is what I’m reading just a bunch of hooey? Despite the claims, there’s no evidence that water marketed as alkaline is better for your health than tap water. “It’s all about marketing,” said Tanis Fenton, a registered dietitian and epidemiologist at Cumming School of Medicine at the ...
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    Q: Are there any benefits from drinking filtered water as opposed to municipal tap water? A: The short answer is yes. While the Environmental Protection Agency regulates municipal tap water and sets legal limits on certain contaminants, and most water utilities generally stay within these limits, “some of the legal limits may be too lenient,” ...
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    Q: Are there any health drawbacks related to drinking a lot of sparkling water or seltzer? A: Plain seltzer or sparkling water’s lack of sugar, calories, added colors or artificial flavors and its relatively low acidity makes it a generally healthy choice compared to most beverage options on the market, including most sodas, juices and ...
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    Is it possible to drink too much water? I typically drink far more than the recommended six to eight glasses per day, and feel dehydrated if I adhere to the guidelines. I have no underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, that would lead to increased thirst. Absolutely, and if you do, you can develop a ...
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    Postponing Day Zero in Cape Town for 2018 comes as no surprise. There was no sense to it once the day had been pushed into the winter rainfall period. It also didn’t make sense for the Western Cape and Cape Town governments to continue drafting detailed logistical plans for points of water distribution in the ...
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      The Food and Drugs Authority has cautioned the public against drinking water with high alkaline levels stating that it is unsafe.In a statement, the FDA said it had sighted a promotional video on social media arguing that water with higher pH levels [alkalinity] was better for one’s health and prevented heart disease. The FDA ...
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    River systems around the world are coursing with over-the-counter and prescription drugs waste which harms the environment, researchers have found. If trends persist, the amount of pharmaceutical effluence leaching into waterways could increase by two-thirds before 2050, scientists told the European Geosciences Union conference in Vienna on Tuesday. “A large part of the freshwater ecosystems ...
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    Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted. Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more ...
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    The government has estimated that $400 million will be needed to dredge and clean the heavy mercury content in the River Ankobra in the Western Region due to the activities of illegal small-scale mining. This followed the assessment of the turbidity level of the River by a private research firm, which was commissioned by the ...
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    Most Canadians think of World Water Day as just another international event on the calendar — when water becomes newsworthy for one day in March, on the 22nd. Yet we would be hard-pressed to go without water for just a few hours, let alone one whole day. Depriving ourselves of water even for a short ...