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Arsenic in Cornwall: Water Contamination Study

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by admin No Comments

In places like Bangladesh and China there is a major and gravely serious issue with arsenic in water supply. The concentrations of arsenic found in some water supplies is leading to widespread arsenic poisoning and severe health implications. Alarmingly, one in five deaths in Bangladesh are due to arsenic poisoning. Globally, it is estimated that 200 million people are unknowingly exposed to unsafe levels of arsenic in their drinking water.

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Who drinks the most tea at work?

Posted on: January 27th, 2014 by admin No Comments

A study that researched the tea-drinking habits of 2000 workers has revealed how many cups of tea we drink at work by industry. Leading the way with between three and four cups of tea a day are plumbers. They consume an impressive 18 cups a week and are Britain’s biggest tea consumers. At the other end of the spectrum those in retail manage to drink just eight cups of tea a week.

How many cups of tea do you drink at work?  How do you stack up with the results of the survey? We reveal the top ten tea drinking trades in Britain.

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Symptoms of Dehydration

Posted on: January 20th, 2014 by admin No Comments

It is essential to our general health and well-being that we recognise the symptoms of dehydration and keep ourselves fully hydrated. In our latest blog, we take a look at the common signs of dehydration and how to prevent dehydration.

You may well think, ‘This doesn’t apply to me. The weather isn’t remotely warm now, let alone hot!’ or ‘I’m not planning on walking through any deserts today, I’m sure I’ll be fine.’ The truth is that dehydration can occur at any time in any number of circumstances. It is not just when we sweat that we lose water, we also lose it when we breathe and urinate. If your body doesn’t get enough water on a daily basis then dehydration can occur along with a range of side-effects.

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How to Make the Best Tea

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014 by admin No Comments

There is nothing quite like a good cup of tea. A cuppa, a brew, a cup of rosy, a mug of char helps us get through the day. The first thing we do when seeing friends, family or a colleague is to utter those wonderful words: “Fancy a cuppa?”

We love it so much that on average the British drink 165 million cups of tea every day – that’s 60.2 billion cups per year! That’s no surprise to us. Tea is important socially, economically and is even good for us. The antioxidants have their own health benefits and an average brew with semi-skimmed milk is only 14 calories. We love tea here at Aquatec and want to share some tips on how to make the best tea.

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Chlorine in Water

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by admin

Chlorine has been added to the UK’s water supply for over a hundred years now. This is because chlorine in water is the most effective way of killing bacteria that could do you harm but does this mean that we should have to drink it in our tap water?

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Once chlorine has killed the harmful germs in transit to our homes, it offers no further benefits. In fact it tastes and smells bad and is bad for your health and well-being. So should we still consume it, absorb it and suffer from its negative effects? At Aquatec – the Pure Water People we don’t think so and that’s why we remove chlorine from your water supply with our whole house water purification systems. This article explores why we remove chlorine from water:

Why is Chlorine added to Water?

Chlorine is a disinfectant and is added to the UK water supply to kill bacteria and dangerous micro-organisms that have the potential to cause diseases. The chlorine kills these harmful pollutants by damaging their cell structure.

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Fluoride in Water

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by admin

Fluoride in Water: Good or Bad?

There is big debate as to whether fluoride in the water is good or bad for your health and if it should be introduced to the UK water supply. It is an issue that we have followed closely because any changes to water supply affect us all.

Fluoride can be found in the water supply in some parts of the UK. In fact around half a million people in the UK receive water into their homes which has fluoride in it naturally. The amount of fluoride in the water supply varies depending on whereabouts in the UK you live. However, 5.5 million people receive water that has had fluoride added and this figure may be increased as the government and local councils continue to debate whether fluoride should be added to the water supply. The government recommends that fluoride should be added to the water in areas where the amount of naturally occurring fluoride is low.

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What is in Tap Water?

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by admin No Comments

It is a question that we hear all of the time – what is in tap water? is tap water safe to drink? Although tap water is classified as ‘safe’ to drink there are a number of chemicals that are found in a glass of uk tap water that have detrimental affects on your health. The chemicals and amounts vary depending on the area where you live. The following infographic shows you the commonly occurring chemicals that can be found in a glass of tap water.

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Fracking and Water Supply

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Here at Aquatec, we have been following all of the developments and debate around fracking closely for a number of years now. The impact it could have on our water supply is a very real concern and worthy of our attention.

In recent months the debate has intensified as fracking or hydraulic fracturing  is imminent in some locations across England.  This has sparked heated debate and protests, most notably in West Sussex as Cuadrilla started drilling an exploratory oil well in Balcombe.   (more…)

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The Truth Behind What’s Really Lurking In Our Tap Water

Posted on: June 20th, 2013 by admin No Comments

While tap water is widely promoted as healthy drinking water, the truth is is tap water contains many dangerous chemicals which may cause damage to our health. Here is a brief guide to some of the nasty chemicals and toxins that lurk in our tap water and why that are bad for our health.   (more…)

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Does Chlorine In Water Increase Food Allergies?

Posted on: December 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Chlorine in Water

Chlorine added to water can make you more prone to allergies, according to research conducted at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Chlorine contains dichlorophenols to cleanse the water from germs, but if ingested this can weaken the food tolerance of some people. The chemical also gets into the water from fruits and vegetables that have been treated against pesticides.   (more…)

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