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Austin, Texas Water Bummer

Water | October 25, 2018

Water is essential. According to the USGS, up to 60% of your body is water. Half of you are now cracking a joke about how you aren’t 60% water, you are 60% coffee—but have you ever tried making coffee without… read more

Algae Bloom and Climate Change

Water | September 25, 2018

Any serious beachgoer has seen it before. They’ve seen the light. On certain warm summer nights, you might have the chance to see it too. Waves breaking in the twilight with a froth that shines green, like a glowstick near… read more

You Might Think Raw Water is Safe, but You’re Wrong

Outbreaks & Recalls,Water | September 7, 2018

I’m all for water collection from the source, as long as its filtered and purified. That means I’m not adverse to the idea of “raw water.” Here’s the thing, raw very rarely means safe. So, the raw water health trend… read more

Could the Pursuit of Optimal Hydration Be Putting You at Risk?

Water | September 6, 2018

We all know that we shouldn’t drink water from BPA bottles left out in the heat for fear of chemical leaching and build up of incubating bacterial backwash.  But did you know there may be danger lurking in the glass… read more

Leptospirosis – The Waterbourne Bacteria You Have Likely Never Heard Of

Outbreaks & Recalls,Water | August 23, 2018

Some 26 people died from the bacterial disease leptospirosis in the United States territory of Puerto Rico during the sixth months that followed Hurricane Maria, according to records obtained by CNN and the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo. Health authorities in… read more

Moss Discovered that Removes Arsenic from Water

Water | July 18, 2018

Let’s talk arsenic for a second. That may sound odd for a food safety blog; but, remember, we care deeply about water, too. No pun intended. There are some amazing things happening that could potentially lead to a healthier planet…. read more

Finding Opioids in Mussels – Anyone See a Problem Here?

Food Safety,Water | June 7, 2018

A surprising finding from an inlet of the Pacific Ocean alongside the northwest coast of Washington reveals that the mussels from this region tested positive for the prescription opioid Oxycodone. This shocking news comes in the midst of the ongoing opioid… read more

What I Wish My Fellow Texans Knew About Lead (And Why It Should Concern You Too)

Water | June 3, 2018

What do Flint, Michigan and Austin, Texas have in common? One scary word: Lead. I live in Texas. If you have read my bio, you already know this. You also know, I am a mother. And as a mother, I… read more

Are Plastic Water Bottles Safe?

Water | June 2, 2018

The culture of plastic bottles use is accelerating at the rate of a million plastic bottles purchased every minute, driven by the western “on-the-go” trend predominantly in China and Asia Pacific region. The Guardian also made mention of how efforts to… read more