PFAS & the Upper Peninsula

Posted on May 15, 2023

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals that have been found in high concentrations in some Upper Peninsula towns, such as Marquette and Escanaba. These chemicals have been linked to a number of serious health problems, including cancer, thyroid disease, and immune system dysfunction. In particular, children are at a greater risk […]

Arsenic: the hidden danger of naturally occurring contamination

Posted on Apr 25, 2023

Arsenic is a naturally occurring mineral in water (although there have been some isolated cases of human contamination of arsenic by using pesticides in the 1930’s). Most contamination of arsenic in water occurs naturally. For decades, the lowest level scientists could test for arsenic was 50 parts per billion (ppb) in water. Unfortunately, that is […]

Bottled Spring Water: The Drink for the Upper Peninsula as we say goodbye to Winter!!

Posted on Apr 11, 2023

From Marquette to Menominee to Escanaba and Iron Mountain, the UP is getting ready for spring already. And so are all the other towns like Norway, Gladstone, and Ishpeming. Yes, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is ready for Spring—and preparing for the spring sports season for its grade school and high school students. Basketball is […]

Good hydration may reduce long-term risks for heart failure

Posted on Mar 20, 2023

“Similar to reducing salt intake, drinking enough water and staying hydrated are ways to support our hearts and may help reduce long-term risks for heart disease,” said Natalia Dmitrieva, Ph.D., the lead study author and a researcher in the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of […]

October 3rd is National Child Health Day: celebrate it with great-tasting bottled water!

Posted on Sep 29, 2022

Now is the time to start shaping the behavior of your children to healthy living. Introducing healthy foods and beverages to children from birth to 5 years of age often shapes the health behaviors that they follow throughout adulthood. Simple exposure to healthy drink and food choices, including choosing water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages, can […]

DID YOU KNOW? Home Delivered Bottled Water may be safer!!

Posted on Aug 29, 2022

By law, FDA standards for bottled water must be at least as protective of public health as EPA standards for tap water. But sometimes, bottled water standards are more stringent.

Does Drinking Water Play A Critical Role In Healthy Aging?

Posted on Jun 29, 2022

Promising research investigates link between low water intake and age-related physiological dysfunction Our thirst sensation decreases as we age, and that’s problematic because research shows that adequate water consumption contributes to overall health in many ways. Johnson studies the positive benefits of hydration for seniors. Part of his research centers on hydration and its effect […]

‘Forever Chemicals’ Pose Bigger Health Risk Than First Thought: EPA

Posted on Jun 17, 2022

The article below, published in WebMD on June 16, demonstrates the importance of drinking only water that is known to be free from PFAS. Consuming water that is regularly tested for all contaminants and inspected annually at the bottling and source levels appears to be more important than ever, now that the EPA has dramatically […]

Boil Water Advisories and the Upper Peninsula

Posted on Mar 7, 2022

Well, here we go again… another boil water advisory for us to contemplate. I know, we are not alone– troopers face these problems too, eh… think about the Flint Michigan disaster just a few years ago! Only a few days ago I was leaving my home to go to Candies for breakfast when I heard […]

What is Convenient AND “Good for You???” (Or, don’t carry a cow home with you when there are other alternatives!)

Posted on Feb 21, 2022

In this day and age of Covid and masks and social distancing, every trip out to the store becomes at least difficult… if not just plain too risky to consider… so, in our household, we find ourselves turning more and more to convenient alternatives if we can find them. Well, if you are like a […]

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