The Waterboy Blog

CALCIUM & MAGNESIUM IN YOUR WATER The minerals found in river water (a big source for drinking water) are the same as those found in the continental bedrock through which they flow. Much of this bedrock is formed from the fossils of ancient sea creatures; these...

Arsenic Found in Bottled Water Keurig Dr Pepper today announced it will voluntarily withdraw Penafiel unflavored mineral spring water products, imported from Mexico, due to the presence of violative levels of arsenic. Arsenic when present in the diet at very high levels, well above those...

CHLORINE ABSORPTION AND INHALATION WHILE SHOWERING Those relaxing, hot showers you love to take may be hazardous to your health!  Studies on the health hazards of chlorine added to our public water supplies have been conducted for decades and many of them have caused scientists to...

Staying Hydrated is Important to Your Health Proper hydration is always important, but during exercise, it’s essential for maximal energy and endurance. If water lost through sweating is not replaced, fatigue can develop, and energy levels will decrease. In addition to improving athletic or exercise performance,...

Use low-flow faucets. Equip restroom or break-room faucets or showers with low-flow restrictors. A low-flow faucet aerator emits less than 1.5 gallons of water per minute compared with 2.2 gallons for standard faucets. Older toilets use nearly 5 gallons of water per flush, while newer...

If you wouldn’t let your children drink tap water, then why are you allowing your precious pets to unknowingly lap it up? Sure, your pets don’t know any better, but you sure do. Tap water is generally safe to drink, but it doesn’t go through...

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Krause, a writer for StyleCaster.com, a beauty and lifestyle site, decided to try an interesting experiment. She washed her face with bottled water for one week to see if it would have any effect on her...

This may sound a little funny, but it’s true:  water can be confusing. Okay, not water itself.  H2O is pretty easy to understand if you passed high school chemistry, but these days many companies have tried to make water complicated. You might have heard about...

Hard water, as opposed to soft water, is water with a higher-than-normal mineral content. Dry skin is one of the most common effects of hard water on skin. Since hard water makes it more difficult to rinse soaps and shampoos from the skin's surface, the...