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    How Drinking Pure Water Can Improve Your Health

    Since most of us are no longer tuned in to your bodies the way our ancestors were hundreds of years ago, we may be overlooking our body’s needs for water. The major symptoms of dehydration are thirst, dry skin, dark colored urine and fatigue but there are some commonly overlooked symptoms of chronic dehydration: Digestive problems such as constipation Urinary tract infections Chronic fatigue syndrome Premature aging High cholesterol Weight gain   So, How Much Water Should We Drink? Well, the “enough” amount of water should be able to turn your urine a light-colored yellow. If you are outside on a hot day or doing an energy consuming activity, it…

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    The Most Dangerous Types of Water You Can Drink

    With all the different types of water out there, it can be very easy to get confused about which water is really best for your health. Most of us live in urban areas and need to rely on commercial water distribution systems that are often loaded with chlorine, disinfection by-products, fluoride, and many other toxins. To make things worse, every year, a greater number of contaminants are uncovered in public and private water supplies. And with each passing day, we learn more about how these substances have the potential to harm our health. What’s inside your glass of water? If you’re like most people, you probably take your drinking water…

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    Asthma: Triggers & Treatment

    Asthma is a chronic disorder of the lungs. It causes the airways to swell and thus, narrows the air passage causing shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. In patients, asthma is typically triggered by allergens like, Dust Mold Pollen Tobacco smoke Changes in weather Chemicals Animal Hair Stress (Emotion) The symptoms and complications of asthma vary based on the severity of the attack. Some of these include: Inability to sleep Decreased ability to exercise Persistent coughing Uneasy breathing, may be even requiring assistance (ventilators) Functional changes in the lungs Death Take proper care to prevent an attack. Asthma is a difficult condition to live with. With proper care and treatment…

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    Air Pollution Damages Our Heart

    Effects of air pollution on our health and well-being are almost a universal consensus. But if you are still skeptical, here’s evidence: recent findings published in the journal Hypertension, suggested a conclusive connection between heart problems and fine particulate air pollution. This also serves as a dramatic reminder of why achieving clean, healthy air is so critical. The Significance of the Study Previous studies have never been able to make a clear determination between whether fine particulates measuring under 2.5 microns were more hazardous to people’s health. The University of Michigan study has now proved that fine particulate pollution is, indeed, more problematic than ozone. Neither thing is good, but fine…

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    Secondhand Smoke Kills More Than 600,000 A Year

    I used to spend my afternoon around outdoor cafes until the other day, when I was trying to enjoy my Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino that I realized I was surrounded by smokers. I couldn’t ask them to stop since it was a smoking-permitted area. But perhaps I should have anyway by telling them secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 lives each year around the world. This is accountable for 1 percent of all deaths. More sadly, 40 percent of children regularly are exposed to secondhand smoke and that more than 30 percent of non-smoking men and women are too. Here’s I provide detailed figures associated with passive smoking: -379,000 deaths…

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    Special Treatments for Pollutants

    Pollutants come into different categories. Despite most air purifiers help remove pollutants, not every cleaner has the ability to tackle each pollutant in the same manner. Let’s look into the different type of pollutants in the air around us. Pet Dander Pet dander is a powerful allergen that can trigger severe reactions in to allergy-sufferers. The most common treatment would be an air purifier that contains a type of HEPA filter. True HEPA filters are certified and best known for removing allergens of all kinds, especially pet dander. Dust, Dust Mites and Pollen If you want to remove more solid particles floating around in the air like pollen or dust…

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    Which type of GAC filter system do I need?

    A filter with granular activated carbon (GAC) is a proven solution to remove certain chemicals (in particular organic chemicals) from water. There are commonly two types of GAC filter system, including a whole-house filter or a point of use filter. Each system has its own features and is used in different applications. Sounds confusing? Don’t worry. Here it’s a guide for to find out your Mr. Filter. There are several factors to consider: The type and amount of contaminants in the water, Other chemicals in the water, Water use, and Exposure pathways that need to be eliminated. For those who have no clue about exposure pathways, exposure pathways are the…

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    Air Pollution in China: Breathing a hazardous cocktail of chemicals every day

    Millions of people in China are breathing a cocktail of chemicals every day. These chemicals are mostly caused by man-made sources: coal-fired power plants, factories and vehicles. They are highly hazardous and responsible for heart disease, stroke, respiratory illnesses, birth defects and cancer in the country. I’m a Chinese, and I’ve been living there for several decades. Air pollution in China is absolutely not an exaggerating problem. The pollution-made haze or smog covers the land almost each day. Without a mask, it’s basically impossible to step out from your door. With a booming economy and increasing demand for energy, China has built new coal-fired power plants at an astonishing rate.…