From an article in Science Daily, March 11, 2013. In a recent study, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Adelaide, Australia, concluded that fluoride in drinking water provides dental health benefits to adults and children. Study shows fluoride prevented tooth decay for adults no matter the age, even if they did not have fluoridated water as a child.
Reported by The Water Exchange selling fluoride water filters.
The people of Portland Oregon are in a big debate over water fluoridation. Portand City Council voted to add Fluoride to their drinking water last fall, because it's known to protect children's teeth, and just about every city in the US is doing it. But, fluoridation is not happening yet in Portalnd because a group against fluoride in Portland's water potitioned to get the question on the ballet, and they were sucessful. And in the last 3 votes, fluoride was voted down. The next vote will be somtime in May.
If the Portland City Councel happens to get suport for water fluoridation, people of Portland, you have an option to remove it from your water. The Water Exchange, in West Bloomfield, Michgian has a solution with their fluoride water filters that can remove 80 to 90 percent of the fluoride from drinking water.
Oct 3, 2011. Water World. Trace elements in Untreated Water Supplies, By Patrick Crow, Washington Correspondent
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has reported that about 20% of untreated water samples from public, private, and monitoring wells across the nation contain concentrations of at least one trace element such as arsenic, manganese and uranium at levels of potential health concern.
USGS said at public wells, regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), contaminants are removed from the water before people drink it, but they may not be removed at unregulated private wells. Click for the complete article.
September 28, 2011. ScienceDaily. As a crippling drought grips much of the Southern and Southwestern United States, the population continues to grow and water resources become scarcer. One way to address the water problem is by a combination of modern engineering and ancient social principles, outlined in a new paper on rainwater harvesting that will be presented at the 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Click for more.
Austrin, TX. The worst drought in recorded history of Texas damages cotton crops and has ranchers selling off cattle may also hurt power plants, which need vast amounts of water to cool their equipment. Click for more.