Drinking Water Book: A Complete Guide to Safe Drinking Water

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THE DRINKING WATER BOOK takes a level-headed look at the serious issues surrounding America's drinking water supply. Unlike water purifier manufacturers and public health officials, Ingram presents unbiased reporting on what's in your water and how to drink safely. Featuring all the latest scientific research, the book evaluates the different kinds of filters and bottled waters and rates specific products on the market.• The completely revised comprehensive guide to making tap and bottled water safer, covering ...
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Overview

THE DRINKING WATER BOOK takes a level-headed look at the serious issues surrounding America's drinking water supply. Unlike water purifier manufacturers and public health officials, Ingram presents unbiased reporting on what's in your water and how to drink safely. Featuring all the latest scientific research, the book evaluates the different kinds of filters and bottled waters and rates specific products on the market.• The completely revised comprehensive guide to making tap and bottled water safer, covering the toxins in our water, how to test for them, and how to get rid of them.• Honestly and thoroughly tackles a subject vital to ongoing environmental, health, and safety concerns.• Shows how to avoid bogus safety tests, scams, and unnecessary expenditures.• Details which toxins aren't regulated by federal and state water standards.

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Should we be concerned about the quality of our drinking water? Absolutely, according to Ingram. In these days of heightened environmental concern, more people will be investigating their water supply. In layperson's terms, Ingram discusses potential pollutants and their sources. He mentions water testing but questions its usefulness as results are often unreliable. He offers ideas for reducing pollutants in the home water supply without spending alot of money and discusses virtually all the possible alternatives, from purchasing bottled water to using a home treatment system. Ingram outlines various water purification systems with details of how each one works and the advantages and disadvantages of each. He quotes prices; these will be outdated quickly but could at least be used for comparative purposes. Less technical than John Stewart's Drinking Water Hazards (LJ 7/90), Ingram's book is addressed to general audiences. Not all readers will share this level of interest in drinking water, but for those who do, this volume is infor mative.-- Deborah Emerson , Monroe Community Coll. Lib., Rochester, N.Y.
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On the state of US water, its corruption, testing, correction or avoidance (bottled water). Purifiers are discussed at length. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
Drinking eight glasses of water a day may take inches off your waistline, but it could also take years off your lifeline. According to Colin Ingram, a scientific researcher/writer of 30 years, chances are you have poor quality drinking water flowing from your faucet. Water treatment today is focused on short-term health risks, instead of long-term health effects; no one knows what is a safe level of water pollution for any individual&#8211not government health officials, not scientists, not doctors. The Drinking Water Book is a complete guide to safe drinking water. Colin's goal is to illuminate the potential problems of water, and to provide working solutions. He identifies the different kinds of pollutants, how to find out what's in your water, how purifiers work or don't work, and compares all types of bottled water.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898154368
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1991
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

COLIN INGRAM has 40 years experience as a scientific writer, researcher, and technical publishing consultant. He has conducted extensive research programs on all aspects of drinking water and has done water purification product evaluation and testing. He lives on the southern Oregon coast.

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