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Silver lining in Supreme Court ruling on Internet Sales Tax.

Silver lining in Supreme Court ruling on Internet Sales Tax.

by Hilary Ohm July 01, 2018 1 min read

Last week's Supreme Court ruling (South Dakota v. Wayfair, No. 17-494) may change the way people shop. Large internet companies will now be compelled to charge sales tax on all internet sales in the U.S.

There's a silver lining in the decision. The ruling should encourage consumers to shop in local brick and mortar stores and to purchase from small internet stores like Highwater Filters.

Plastic Particles in Bottled Water. Widespread problem; Easy solutions.

Plastic Particles in Bottled Water. Widespread problem; Easy solutions.

by Hilary Ohm March 16, 2018 2 min read

Many people don't trust the water that comes out of their taps. Should they trust the water that comes out of plastic bottles? Not at all.

Nestle, Aquafina, Aqua, Dasani, Evian and other major brands are selling water that does not require testing. And it stands to reason that water sitting in plastic bottles can become contaminated with chemicals that leach from plastic. The sense of security that many consumers feel from bottled water is misguided. That water is not always what you might believe. In fact, more times than not, it isn't.


Fluoride Opponents Win Court Decision

Fluoride Opponents Win Court Decision

by Hilary Ohm March 05, 2018 2 min read

In a ruling that could have far-reaching consequences for communities that add fluoride to their municipal drinking water, a court in California denied the EPA's request for a protection order that would limit the information courts can view when considering evidence of risks to human health and the environment.
Thyroid and Your Drinking Water. Should You Worry?

Thyroid and Your Drinking Water. Should You Worry?

by Hilary Ohm February 22, 2018 3 min read

Thyroid and Your Drinking Water. Should You Worry?

by Lorraine Marie

Make sure your drinking water is not a thyroid antagonist. 

It’s pretty basic: Iodine is essential to the function of the thyroid. The thyroid is essential to the function of your body. That said, the thyroid is under threat not only from iodine deficiency, but from unprecedented levels of industrial pollutants. Some of those toxins are in municipally treated as well as untreated drinking water.



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