Drinking More Water May Reduce the Risk of UTI in Women

The study suggests that drinking water helps in reducing the opportunities for the bacteria to spread. Urinary Tract Infections or also known as UTI is an infection from microbes that may affects the urethra, urinary system, bladder and even the kidneys. The most common symptoms include pelvic pain, increased urge to urinate, burning sensation during urination and blood in the urine. The infection can be treated with antibiotics but a new study has found that drinking more water on a daily basis may help in reducing the risk of contracting UTI all-together. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive […]

Six million Americans drinking water containing unsafe levels of unregulated chemicals, study finds

In one Delaware town, the levels of one such chemical in the water supply were 25 times higher than the EPA deems safe More than six million people in the US are drinking water contaminated with unsafe levels of chemicals linked to cancer, obesity and other conditions, according to a new study by Harvard University researchers. The chemicals polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl, commonly referred to as PFASs, are used in a vast range of consumer products, from leather to food packaging and from non-stick pan coating to fire-fighting foam. Fracking chemicals detected in drinking water, says report Long-term exposure to such substances […]

Drinking tapwater in the US could give you cancer, scientists warn

Public water supplies serving six million people found to contain up to 25 times the safe limit of toxic chemicals. More than six million people in the US are drinking water that contains poisonous industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems at levels higher than official safety limits, according to a major new study. Researchers from Harvard University and other institutions used information about 36,000 water samples collected nationwide by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2013-2015. They found that chemicals known as PFASs were present in 194 out of 4,864 public water supplies. And 66 water […]

The dangerous reason why some ‘re-usable’ plastic water bottles ought not to re-filled

With temperatures soaring we should all be reaching for the water to stay hydrated. But, if you’re the kind of person that likes to refill your plastic bottle each day you could actually be doing more harm than good. That’s because some of those bottles you’re constantly replenishing are made from plastic containing Bisphenol A (BPA) – a controversial chemical, which is used in the manufacture of a wide variety of household items and is thought to interfere with sex hormones. The chemical isn’t found in ‘single-use’ water bottles, which are made from PET plastic. The one thing you should never drink on a […]