Canadian water quality

The parameters are standard.  Originally the Clean Water Act published 21 contaminates in 1974…which has only grown to 92.  Of the original 21 and the added contaminates, many MCL (Maximum Contaminate Level of Acceptance) have been reduced…and now many have MCLG (Maximum Contaminate Level Goal) meaning future reductions.  Common sense then says the water we […]

California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning It May Be Contaminating Aquifers By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica Shutterstock This piece originally ran on ProPublica. California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state’s drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into […]

Why we formed Aquathin BC

Kate and I first bought an Aquathin filter back in 2002. We were just setting out on our health “journey” – you’ll find the blogosphere littered with references to health journeys, simply because that’s what they are. So many of us are turning to alternative health practitioners, naturopaths and the like to augment what conventional […]

Is my water safe to drink?

The answer to this question depends somewhat if you are a lawyer! The law defines what is safe to drink, for example in order to set the level of purity that water companies must attain before transporting water to you. The Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality set suggested maximum levels of each of 91 chemical contaminants […]