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the dangers of Aspartame (in kids food/drinks!!)
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Anne Thomas



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I've never come across these before and just checked them out.  Is there a UK supplier do you know?  I am looking to replace my plastic Brita water filter with a glass or steel one - I think Brita now do a glass one.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest I had never even thought about water filters not being fine  Shocked

I like you lot, I'm learning new things all the time, thank you!

Does anyone find it quite expensive to be natural? Do you think this is why a lot of people don't do it?

If I had to change my ways now it would mean buying a whole new jug & tossing my stock of current water filters...and that just somehow doesn't seem right either...what would you do? Obvioulsy I want to do the best for myself and my family, but I also have finances and wastefulness to think about. Do I risk getting too pedantic & obsessive and seeing danger in everything?

Oh, it's not easy being green!  Confused
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Anne Thomas



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been living with my plastic one for a couple of years now - even knowing the dangers.  As you say there is the element of wastage to consider. Yes, it is expensive being green, but good food costs more than bad food.  So good living costs more than bad living - but the benefits for all of us - and the planet - are there to be worked towards.  Cheap food and living costs the earth as they say.

Do you have plastic chopping boards?

I try to set myself a couple of things to change every now and then.  My current set that I am working on are:

Stop using all plastic bags - including recycling those for the bin under the sink - which means sorting a new bin out as mine is just a plastic bag holder
Research a new water jug and change when I have used all the remaining filters - if finances allow.  Otherwise at least I will have sorted out what I want to move on to when the money allows it
Sort out recyclable dogs (I have 2) poo bags - sorry!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just one large wooden chopping board, but it does seem to be going a bit mouldy around the edges.  It was a rather cheap tragos one, so may save up for a better one. Where do you get yours?

I think that's a great idea to set some goals...I think I will do the same.  Keep us posted if you find out more about water filters.

Many thanks for your fountain of knowledge & encouragement!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually my husband is a woodturner so he turns ours out of spare bits of wood.  Although he did buy me an end-grain board for chopping my herbs!

Try giving your board a good scrub in some hot soapy water.  And then oil it with some rosemary herbal oil - steep a couple of twigs of rosemary in some oil - sunflower for example - for about a week - and then oil the board.  Rosemary is a lovely protective herb - anti-viral, antibiotic, etc.  Leave the board to dry thoroughly and maybe repeat if it looks very dry.

Wood has inbuilt natural 'chemicals' which preserve it to some extent - but in the end it is a natural material and will break down.

Anne
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How wonderful!  Would he be interested in making some wooden wands for my antique tibetan singing bowls from various soft woods do you think?

I just found a site called Kernow Rat that sells Berkeys!  Lol

Here is the link - http://kernowrat.co.uk/page39.html and a little info on the filters...

BLACK BERKEY® WATER PURIFICATION ELEMENTS

PATHOGENIC BACTERIA CYSTS AND PARASITES
removal to non-detectable levels:
E. coli - Klebsiella - Pseudomonas Aeruginosa - Giardia - Cryptosporidium

TRIHALOMETHANES removed to below detectable limits:
Health effects: muscle & nervous system disorders, cancer
Bromodichloromethane - Bromoform - Chloroform - Dibromochloromethane

RADIOLOGICALS removed to below detectable limits:
Radon 222

INORGANIC MINERALS removed to below detectable limits:

Chlorine ResidualALSO REMOVES OR REDUCES:
Nitrates, Nitrites, Rust, Silt and Sediment., Herbicides, Pesticides, Detergents, Nitrates, Nitrites HEAVY METALS reduced by up to 95%

Lead, Mercury, Aluminium, Cadmium, Chromium

You can also get Flouride filters for the Berkeys!

The filter itself is £161 though but looks like they are well worth it!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What it does sounds amazing!! Am I right in concluding that the whole system starts at £164, and then another £161 for the filters.  Do you know how often the filters need to be replaced or how much they cost?(sorry I did look at website but can't seem to find all the info)  

Also, is it wise to get a plastic water filter? What about dioxins? Would you go for the stainless steel one?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michelle - are you happy for me to pass on your email to my husband so he can contact you to discuss what you want?

Anne
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are out of my price range so I will continue to look.  Any new system for me would definitely not have a plastic storage jug.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still on the subject of water filters, I came across the following which may be of interest to some:

www.nutrihealfoundation.com

If you click on 'shop' you'll find 'water filters'.

Anne


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