You should be drinking water everyday and, if you are following mother's loving advice, you should be drinking 8 glasses of water a day (roughly half a gallon). Seeing as how ⅔ of your body is made up of water, it is crucial to keep your body hydrated. But what kind of water are you putting into your body? Is it pure water that will keep you hydrated or is it polluted water that will make you sick? If you aren’t careful with the water that you drink, you might have some new friends like bacteria, viruses and other contaminants, flowing through your body.

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Water isn’t really as simple as we think, there are actually many different types of water, crazy right? There is purified water, spring water, distilled water, and a many more past that. This article is to help you understand the differences between distilled water and purified water, and the benefits/risks of them.

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There you are, sitting at home, enjoying a nice glass of ice water. It’s a hot, humid summer morning and you’ve been craving this all night. You turn on the TV to the news, and immediately, the glass slips out of your hand and falls to the ground. Your city has issued a boil alert on the water. As if it’s not bad enough already, the alert has been in effect for the last 12 hours.

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Commonly know fact, 75% of the world is covered in water yet only 1% of that is drinkable. Why is this? Water is great at transporting and housing contaminates that aren’t safe for consumption including: bacteria, parasites, fungi, protozoa, viruses, and particulates. Water borne diseases are attributed to the deaths of a staggering 6 million people a year. You may not live in the bush in Africa but water contamination is a worldwide concern.

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Would you drink a cup of oil if we gave you $100,000? Some may say yes, but most of you sensible people will say no. Why? Because oil tastes like s#*& and it can kill you.

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There are many forms of water pollution that we can’t seem to escape, which shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Water is a natural substance that comes from our mountains, skies and lakes. Animals drink it, bathe in it, and live in it. It passes through minerals and a plethora of substances out of our initial control.

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Viruses, alongside bacteria are another common form of water pollution. Viruses seem to have a heavier effect, however. Fortunately in North America, this isn’t a problem or concern since we seem to have an excellent grasp of our water treatment, allowing for us to maintain clean and efficient drinking water.

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How to make Activated Carbon

8/5/2014 1:02 AM

Activated Carbon has many uses including wound dressing, gardening, toothpaste, and water filtration. This article is about how to make activated charcoal that can be used in water filtration. Many people have heard of making a biofilter which is comprised of sand, gravel, and activated charcoal but few know how to make activated charcoal for the biofilter.

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