Entries by Zach

Deadly Overwatering

If you were asked whether a world-class athlete should pre-hydrate, drinking water even before they become thirsty, you’d probably say, “Sure. Can’t hurt, right?” A recent study reported by the New England Journal of Medicine says that it actually can. Drinking too much water, becoming overly hydrated, can lead to hyponatremia. Hyponatremia can deplete sodium, […]

Nonstick Chemical Contaminates Water in 27 States

Perfluorochemicals (PFCs for short) have wonderful waterproof and nonstick properties, which makes them very useful for things like nonstick cookware, camping gear, and firefighting materials. Unfortunately, they’re also linked to cancer and thyroid problems and can weaken the immune system. Even small doses can be cause for alarm when PFCs are found in drinking water. […]