Category: Health

Do You Know What’s in Your Water?

You wouldn’t take pain killers or prescription medications you don’t need so why are you still drinking tap water? A new study has found that our nation’s water supply is contaminated with prescription drugs, over-the-counter pain killers, antihistamines and more. These drugs have already begun to have an effect on our ecosystem and since they… Read more »

Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks: The Truth About Sugar

You may have heard about California’s plan to require a warning label on sugary drinks that contain more than 75 calories for every 12ozs. For reference, that is the typically size of a child’s drink at a restaurant. What is this label exactly? It is a warning label that says something to the effect of… Read more »

March 13 is World Kidney Day

People don’t tend to think about them unless they notice a problem or feel pain… what are they? Kidneys. One of our most important organs, kidneys do more than many people understand. And because March 13 is World Kidney Day, Crystal Clear Bottled Water thought we ought to give people a short overview on what… Read more »

World Water Day: The Day to Recognize the Importance of Water

For many people in the world, clean water is so common that we tend to forget how very important it is, how very uncommon it is for so many other populations around the globe. Water is the cornerstone of our existence, and in 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared that March 22 was to… Read more »

Too Much Chemical Byproduct in the Des Moines Area Water Supply

The recent information that has come to light about excess amounts of trihalomethanes (THM) in the Des Moines water supply is a cause for concern for many people. In a report from Des Moines Water Works, the reason behind the elevated trihalomethane levels is that additional levels of chlorine was required to combat the higher… Read more »

How Water is Fighting the War on Obesity

What if more people chose water? The Partnership for a Healthier America is arguing that if more people choose water the obesity percentages will begin to decrease. The Campaign In an effort to curtail obesity, The Partnership for a Healthier America’s “Drink Up” campaign, is promoting water as the drink of choice. So far the… Read more »

Ankeny, Iowa Water Violation

The Des Moines Register recently published an article about the City of Ankeny’s water distribution system being in serious violation of a drinking water standard according to a recent press release by the City of Ankeny. The water situation is not currently being identified as an emergency but the tests came back showing the maximum… Read more »

Beverage Companies Make Big Promises for America’s Health

Recently an article (link) was published in The New York Times discussing the plans for major beverage companies (Coca-Cola, PepsiCo & Dr. Pepper Snapple Group) to begin work on a campaign to decrease the number of calories consumed by Americans through sugary beverages over the next 10 years by 20%. While this sounds great and… Read more »

Des Moines Water Works Reports Record-High Nitrate Levels

Des Moines Water Works general manager William G. Stowe recently wrote a letter to the editor in the Des Moines Register explaining that nitrate levels in the water are at record highs…again. In 2013, Des Moines Water Works found that the nitrate levels in both the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers were at a record… Read more »