05 Jun

Choosing the Right Sprite Shower Filter

Aqua Solutions offers a broad range of shower filters from Sprite (http://www.spritewater.com), a family-owned company based in California. Sprite products utilize a patented filtration media called Chlorgon that uses KDF, does not contain carbon, and is NSF certified to standard 177.

What do Sprite Shower Filters remove?

  • Free Chlorine (Cl-)
  • Combined Chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (rotten egg smell)
  • Iron oxide (rust water)
  • Dirt, sediment
  • Odours

…plus, it’s pH balanced!

Which shower filter is right for me?

High Output Universal Shower Filters attach to any shower head you desire. They have a higher capacity filter and higher-strength housing for better chlorine removal and longer performance.

The Hose Filter Universal Shower Filter can be attached to any hand-held shower handle, and is a more economical option. The filter cartridge is easy to reverse or replace, and the swivel-ball attachment allows the filter to adjust to any angle.

The Royale All-In-One comes with Sprite’s compact filtered shower head, which combines exclusive “ShowerX – Filtration Technology” with multiple function shower sprays. While high strength construction and triple plated components produce maximum structural integrity, Sprite’s contemporary designs ensure that the Royale All-In-One will compliment any shower environment.

The Baby Shower is a handheld shower filter with an easy grip shower handle and a gentler water spray. You can bathe your baby in the kitchen sink by attaching it to the kitchen faucet, then as they grow older transition to the bathroom by connecting it to any existing shower arm.

Browse the rest of our Sprite shower filtration products here.

06 May

Lead content still a problem in Brandon’s drinking water, tests show

Test Results
Steve Saul`s test results were mailed to him with no context about the significance of the lead concentration. (Lyzaville Sale/CBC News)

More than three years after provincial regulators flagged high lead concentrations in Brandon’s drinking water, city officials in Manitoba’s second-largest city have yet to change their treatment process to reduce lead exposure for its residents, a CBC I-Team investigation has found.

A Brandon resident who recently drove through Flint, Michigan — currently in the throes of an unprecedented lead-related health crisis in the U.S. — was inspired to get his own tap water tested through Brandon’s sampling program when he arrived home from his trip.

“My results showed they were three times the Canadian drinking water guideline for lead content,” said Steve Saul.

According to Health Canada, lead concentrations should not exceed 10 parts per billion for drinking water; above that level consumption can lead to adverse health effects, such as developmental problems in children.

– Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/investigation-finds-inaction-on-persistent-lead-problem-1.3567038
By Jacques Marcoux, CBC News

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27 Apr

Even a little air pollution may have long-term health effects on developing fetus

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160427095207.htm
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Even small amounts of air pollution appear to raise the risk of a condition in pregnant women linked to premature births and lifelong neurological and respiratory disorders in their children, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

Fine particles from car exhaust, power plants and other industrial sources are breathed into the lungs, but the scientists have now found evidence of the effects of that pollution in the pregnant women’s placentas, the organ that connects her to her fetus and provides blood, oxygen and nutrition. They found that the greater the maternal exposure to air pollution, the more likely the pregnant women suffered from a condition called intrauterine inflammation, which can increase the risk of a number of health problems for her child from the fetal stage well into childhood.

The researchers, reporting online April 27 in Environmental Health Perspectives, say the findings add to the growing evidence that the air a pregnant woman breathes could have long-term health consequences for her child and that current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air pollution standards may not be stringent enough to protect her developing fetus.

“Twenty years ago, we showed that high levels of air pollution led to poor pregnancy outcomes, including premature births. Now we are showing that even small amounts of air pollution appear to have biological effects at the cellular level in pregnant women,” says the study’s senior author, Xiaobin Wang, MD, ScD, MPH, the Zanvyl Krieger Professor and Director of the Center on the Early Life Origins of Disease at Bloomberg School.

Says the study’s lead author Rebecca Massa Nachman, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Bloomberg School: “This study raises the concern that even current standards for air pollution may not be strict enough to protect the fetus, which may be particularly sensitive to environmental factors. We found biological effects in women exposed to air pollution levels below the EPA standard.”

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