“The fertility of a generation of men is being put at risk because a hormone found in the Pill is getting into drinking water, scientists fear. Pollution due to the estradiol, a powerful form of oestrogen, is causing up to half the male fish in our lowland rivers to change sex, research shows. Experts believe the hormone could be getting into drinking water and affecting men’s sperm counts. They say sewage treatment does not remove the chemical entirely from drinking supplies… A study to be published by the Environment Agency later this month says entire fish stocks in some stretches of water are irreversibly affected. Scientists believe the synthetic oestrogen can feminise-fish at levels as low as one part per billion.” (Daily Mail, Mar 21st 2016) Read more >
Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH
You are supposed to drink 2 to 3 litres of water a day or 3 times a day 2 or 3 glasses of water about 30 to 60 minutes before each meal or about 2 hours after. During hot days you need even more. The amount also depend on how much fresh vegetables or fruit you eat as they are high in water. Your urine should be transparent, if it is yellow it means you don’t drink enough.
However, many people are still not sure, which water is the best and healthiest to drink, tap or bottled, hard or soft, ionised, alkaline, distilled or treated with the reverse osmosis filter? Well, let me try to address those important questions. Read more