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Have you or a loved one’s water been affected by Hurricane Harvey?The 22 oz. Sport Berkey® bottle can filter water in normal environments as well as raw, untreated water during an emergency. It’s a durable, convenient and handy water survival tool when accessible drinking water becomes urgent. One Sport Berkey® bottle provides up to 160 refills using raw and untreated [...]
Have you or a loved one’s water been affected by Hurricane Harvey?In situations where your water system has been temporarily compromised, Berkey® systems shine. Not only do the Black Berkey® Purification Elements purify water in normal environments, they can even purify raw, untreated water during an emergency.For a limited time, New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. is [...]
Q: What is a boil order? A: A boil order is an announcement issued by your local government or water provider declaring public tap water unsafe for consumption. Consumption includes but is not limited to drinking the water, cooking with it, using it to brush teeth, etc.1Q: What should I do during a boil order? A: [...]
What is E.coli? E. coli stands for Escherichia coli, a large and diverse group of bacteria that live in the lower intestines of humans and warm-blooded animals1. Most strains of E.coli are not harmful, and are actually important components of a healthy human gut. Other types of E.coli are pathogenic, meaning they can cause illness. The [...]
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What are radiological water contaminants? Radiological water contaminants are undesirable radioactive substances that have entered a water supply. They are also known as radionuclides. Typical, naturally-occurring radiologicals found in drinking water include, “...isotopes of radium, uranium and radon, among others. Fission products from man-made nuclear reactions are also of concern today, particularly radioactive cesium and iodine.” 1 Naturally-Occurring [...]
GenX is the trade name for a chemical that was introduced in 2010 as a “safer” replacement for a toxic contaminant known as PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid, commonly called C8). Like its predecessor, GenX enables the production of common household products including non-stick pans, firefighting foam and water-repellent fabrics. Although few health studies are available on GenX, toxicologists say GenX is [...]
From General Manager and resident expert Adam Lock at New Millennium Concepts, Ltd.I’m going to start this off with a surprising fact: D is the current grade given for the water infrastructure in the US. This report is compiled every 4 years by the American Society of Civil Engineers. And you can read more about [...]
"Several beaches at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore were closed Tuesday after a toxic chemical called hexavalent chromium spilled into the Burns Waterway."Chromium VI is a nasty heavy metal known to have many detrimental health effects. Believing that accidents like this one cannot happen to you is the first step towards potential disaster. The Black Berkey® [...]
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