What is Alkaline Water?
There has been some discussion lately about the benefits of drinking water that is alkaline. Although there is little research published on the topic, the usual argument is that our modern diet and lifestyle promote a build-up of acid, which our bodies struggle to eliminate.
We have recently introduced Alkaline Reverse Osmosis water in our 24 hour vending area. This water is produced by passing RO water through an alkalizing filter where it absorbs a small amount of calcium and magnesium, giving the water a pleasant alkaline flavour.
Our Spring water is naturally alkaline and contains about five times the level of total mineral (calcium, magnesium, potassium) found in our Alkaline RO water. If you are looking to make yourself more alkaline, trying our Spring water may be beneficial.
Fluoride in the News
The long-standing debate over the fluoridation of tap water has recently been re-ignited by scientific researchers, doctors, dentists, and other health professionals, who are speaking out against the practice. Recent studies have linked fluoridation to higher rates of ADHD, and thyroid changes. In addition, a study released in 2017 by researchers with the University of Toronto found a lowering of cognitive function in the children of mothers showing elevated fluoride exposure during pregnancy. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/ehp655
The Canadian Dental Association sets an upper limit for fluoride intake by young children at 50-70 mcg/kg/day. This dosage is easily exceeded by babies fed exclusively formula mixed with artificially fluoridated water. The CDA also notes that rates of dental fluorosis in Canada are increasing. This condition is a result of systemic fluoride toxicity at the time of tooth formation.
Our Distilled and Reverse Osmosis water are fluoride-free, and our Spring water has a low level of naturally-occurring fluoride (approximately one-tenth of the level found in Peterborough tap water).
BPA in Bottles
In 2008 there was a great deal of media and internet speculation about the health effects of Bisphenol-A (BPA). Health Canada concluded that BPA plastics should not be used in baby bottles, or any application where the food container may be heated. Polycarbonate plastic bottles used by the bottled water industry have shown no significant BPA migration at normal temperatures. PC bottles remain the safest, most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to distribute high-quality drinking water. We do have other plastic bottles manufactured without BPA, available to purchase for self-filling.
Wild Water Wednesdays
Customers may fill 18 litre bottles of our Reverse Osmosis RO water for only $2.
***We recommend that you store your water in a cool place, protected from sunlight.***