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What Do the Experts Say?

"The only type of water that seems to be fit for consumption is distilled water...Distillation is the most effective method of water purification."
Pater A. Lodewick, M.D., A Diabetic Doctor Looks at Diabetes

"We believe that only steam-distilled water should be consumed."
James F. Baich, MD. & Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., Prescription for Nutritional Healing

"Distilled water is the world's best and purest water!"
Dr. Paul C. Bragg & Patricia Bragg, Water - The Shocking Truth

"If you decide on bottled water, make sure it's distilled, (however, in the long run you'll save money of you clean your water at home."
Dr. Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D., Maximum Health

"Distilled water is the only water which is pure - the only water free from all impurities."
Dr. Allen E. Banik, The Choice is Clear

"I use a steam distiller to purify my water, because I believe distilled is the cleanest you can get"
Dr. Andrew Weil, The Healthy Kitchen

"Even tap water invariably contains a variety of poisons such as chlorine, chloramine, asbestos, pesticides, fluoride, copper, mercury, and lead. The best way to remove all these contaminats is by distilling."
Dr. David Kennedy, D.D.S., How To Save Your Teeth: Toxic-Free Preventive Dentistry

"The home distiller is the best method and also the best way to get distilled water. It is the only reliable home water purification for taking fluoride out of the water."
Dr. John Yiamoyuiannis, Ph. D., Fluoride: The Aging Factor

"Far and away the cleanest water is produced by the new home distillers."
Dr. Michael Colgan, Ph.D., CCN, Optimum Sports Nutrition

"Since we started using distilled water, our athletes have been drinking more. We can only attribute that to the fresh, clean taste..."
Dave Ellis, Director of Performance Nutrition at the University of Nebraska Athletic Department

"Water hardness [inorganic minerals in solution] is the underlying cause of many, if not all, of the diseases resulting from poisons in the intestinal tract. These [hard minerals] pass from the intestinal walls and get into the lympatic syste, which delivers all of its products to the blood, which in turn , distributes to all parts of the body. This is the cause of much human disease."
Dr.Charles Mayo, Mayo Clinic

"I use a steam distiller to purify my water, because I believe distilled is the cleanest you can get"
Dr. Andrew Weil, The Healthy Kitchen

"The statement that distilled water leaches minerals from the body has no basis in fact. It doesn't leach out minerals that have become part of the cell structure. It can't and won't. It collects only minerals that have already been rejected or excreted by the cells..."
Harvey & Marilyn Diamond, Fit for Life II: Living Health

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Fracking: A Thirsty Industry

Posted by Courtney Meder on Jul 24, 2013

With historic droughts sweeping the nation last year, water tables are already strained. Combine that with a booming and thirsty fracking industry and you have a tough WATERDROUGHT-2013problem to solve. Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ is a process in which, millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and various toxic chemicals, are injected into the ground at high pressure to create fractures and release pockets of natural gas. Multiply the average nine million gallons of water used per well by hundreds of thousands of wells across the country and you can see how this practice of producing energy creates an especially high demand for water. This no doubt will increase tension between natural gas corporations, lawmakers trying to weigh economic and environmental effects, residents whose land and water is being polluted, environmentalists who are concerned about protecting water supplies and wildlife habitats as well as farmers who need this very water for their crops.

This issue is compounded by the fact that there is significant lax in regulation regarding the disposal of the waste water that is created during the fracking process. The drilling creates millions of gallons of toxic waste per well. This is exactly what Bart Miller, Water Program Director at Western Resources Advocates, is concerned about. In the Denver Post he writes,3_AN “Most frack water is so laden with toxins or salts that it is unsuitable for other uses, and must be disposed of in shallow pits or far below groundwater reservoirs. We can only hope it will never migrate and contaminate drinking water reservoirs.”

So what is the best solution to treat the water that is contaminated, particularly by the fracking industry? Distillation is the single, most effective water treatment method on the planet. It is consistent, produces high purity water and for every gallon of contaminated water put into our distillers, they will produce almost a gallon of distilled water! This cannot be said for household reverse osmosis systems which are ‘water hogs’, as they send between 7-12 gallons of water down the drain just to produce 1 gallon of treated water! If you want to purify AND conserve water, then an AquaNui distiller is the perfect solution!

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Nitrates in water linked to birth defects

Posted by Sam Maalouf on Jul 23, 2013

A new study released today identified a further link between nitrate pollution in water and crippling birth defects. The study released by Texas A&M explains how contaminated water can cause spina bifida, cleft palate, and missing limbs in newborns. The EPA mentions infants below the age of six months that drink water containing nitrates in excess of 10 MCL could become seriously ill and, if untreated may die. Symptoms include shortness of breath and Blue-baby Syndrome.

Impact on Residents

Nitrate contamination affects nearly 250,000 people from Fresno down to Bakersfield, but health officials say residents in the Kern County (Fresno) area do not have to worry. ”When you look at the study itself, it may not be conclusive,” said Donna Fenton, from the county’s Environmental Health Services. Fenton explained that many homes in the county are set up with public water; therefore, the water is already tested for nitrates.NitratesMap-2013 Although nitrate levels are blamed on farming agriculture methods such as fertilization. Benjamin McFarland with the Kern County Farm Bureau said the farming is trying to do what they can to keep levels low. “The farm bureau has sponsored many bills to get money to those folks in the communities that need filtration systems,” he said.

“In most cases you’re on a water system that has many users and is required to reduce that nitrogen,” said Fenton. Private Wells, which are more prone to contamination, need to be checked regularly. Yet, as long as they have the right filtration system, they should not pose a health problem.

What is the best water treatment method to effectively and consistently remove Nitrates from Water?

The University of Missouri with the help of The Missouri Department of Health comment on the 3 common methods to remove Nitrates in water:

1- Distillation removes nitrate and all other minerals from the water. The distilling process has only 4 simple steps:

The water is boiled.HydrologicCycle The resulting steam is caught. The steam is condensed on a cold surface, turning back into water. The nitrates and other minerals remain concentrated in the boiling tank and are discarded. Fresh, Pure contaminant-free water is collected in a separate container. 2- Reverse Osmosis is another method that reduces but does not remove all the nitrates found in water.

3- Ion Exchange Resin: In addition to exchanging nitrates, the resin beads also take up sulfate in exchange for chlorides. Therefore, if sulfates are present in the water supply, the capacity of the resin to take up nitrate is reduced and will require constant replacement.


From their research, it is obvious that distillation is the best choice to remove nitrates in water. Pure & Secure has done multiple tests for nitrate removal through third12g party testing laboratories over the years. Click here and see for yourself an independent laboratory report showing the effectiveness of distillation in nitrate removal. NoNitratesIt has always been the position of Pure & Secure that the human body needs pure, contaminant-free water to function at its peak. Water treatment methods should not be able to simply remove some of the contaminants in water that can be harmful to those who drink it. Our products mimic the Hydrologic Cycle and, unlike water filtration methods, our steam-distillation technology returns water back to its pure origin. Don’t you want the best protection for your family? Start custom designing your AquaNui distiller today!

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Difference between Organic and Non-Organic Minerals

Posted by Sam Maalouf on Jul 17, 2013

I heard and read many times from raw-food circles that only minerals in plants can be assimilated by the human body. Rock minerals or minerals in water are not assimilated by our body cells. In some Natural Hygiene books, minerals from plants are called “organic” minerals and those from rocks are called “non-organic”.

The Quick Answer:

Some people have even claimed that the cooking process turns organic minerals into toxic, non-organic ones. this statement by itself is far from being true. When you cook your food, heat may extract some of the nutrients naturally present in raw food, thus losing some of the vitamins found in raw food produce. I did some research forVegetables people who are interested in this topic, so this next section is going to be a bit technical. The quick answer though is this: Minerals in plants are best but we can still assimilate a tiny amount of minerals found in water and other sources. For example, Calcium in water is a salt, which means that it has a positive ion and a negative ion. You can absorb it to a degree but when we are talking about efficiency, it’s better when it’s attached (chelated) to other molecules. So overall, you can absorb only a tiny amount of the minerals in the water you drink, so it’s better to plan getting them from food instead!

The Scientific Explanation:

How well a mineral ion is absorbed in the body depends on the environment it is in. (What other substances are surrounding it.) The stomach acids break everything down while the intestines reduce the acidity so that it can better absorb what was eaten. So in doing so, additional anions, (negatively charged ions that the body produces) may bind with the mineral ions that you ate. So while you need iron in your diet, sucking on an iron bar is likely not going to help you.


In your body, iron is surrounded by the heme molecule. Many of the trace minerals in your body have some sort of protein molecule attached to it. This prevents the mineral ion from reacting with the alkaline chemicals your body produces. In many cases these protein molecules effectively surround these metal ions.

It helps with better absorption because some of these molecules can easily attach itself to the intestine. This doesn’t mean that non-organic is mineral useless. It just means that once ingested, it has to “compete” with the chemicals that the body produces for proper absorption, with other mineral ions, and bind with protein molecules to attach to the intestine to be absorbed.

So while you need iron in your diet, sucking on an iron bar is likely not going to help you.

M & M explains the difference between organic and non-organic:

et me tell you how Eldon Muehling, a longtime employee at Pure & Secure with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry and aka “Doctor Water” explained it to me: “Picture a red M &M.Then think of the inside of an M & M (the chocolate part) as the calcium which our body wants and needs. Next, think of the outer coating (the red shell part) as the chelated layer portion, which the plant attaches to the calcium during photosynthesis. The plant hooks on (chelates) the amino acids and sugars to the calcium. By hiding the calcium (sugar coating it) it fools our cells into believing that it is all sugar (an organic substance) which it can much more easily accept and assimilate. Another way of thinking about it is to picture it as a Trojan horse where the horse is the transport for the payload inside”. M & M never tasted the same to me ever since Eldon shared that illustration with me.

The Bottom Truth!

Plant sources already have the minerals attached to these bio-molecules and hence are better absorbed. (This is chelation…attached to amino acids and sugars mainly) Why pummel your body with minerals that will “compete” with essential beneficial3_AN minerals for your body cells? Drinking distilled water will avoid the “internal competition” non-organic minerals cause and will provide a safe transportation of organic minerals to be properly absorbed by your body. So from my standpoint the myth has been scientifically unveiled / resolved: While non-organic cannot be considered mineral useless to some degree, they are not the best type of minerals you want to be absorbed by your body. Treat your body with the BEST. Do not settle for less. Drinking contaminant-free distilled water with a balanced healthy diet is the BEST option available on this planet that you can provide for yourself and your loved ones with. Customize the AquaNui distiller that best suits you, your needs, and your expectations. The AquaNui modular design allows you pick and choose the accessories you desire to add on to your distiller. Be the tailor, the fashion designer, the beneficiary and the model to own an AquaNui of your choice.

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The Fear of Pandemics

by Al Meder, July 10, 2013

With all the news going on lately it is possible you have missed the news clips that are talking about virus infections that are killing people in the Middle East. They have names it the MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus). At this point about 50% have died. MERS is a Coronovirus.

Several years ago the SARS virus killed 800 people, mostly in Asia, and more recently there were talks and concern over H1N1 “bird flu”.H1N1 Why all the concern? Scientists and researchers at the forefront of medical research have been warning of an outbreak of a dangerous and contagious disease that could wipe out millions of people globally. This fear comes from the historical reports of the “Black Plague” or “Bubonic Plague” that has swept the world killing millions in the past. The word “Pan-Dem-ic” is used to describe these events. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a pandemic as: “occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population”

Why, the “plague” spread rapidly even though the transportation between cities was slow, and across the oceans was even slower. Today, with jumbo jets moving people around the world at high speed the risk of a pandemic spreading is even more likely. In recent decades we have relied on pharmaceuticals (antibiotics) to protect us. While this has been remarkably successful, viruses can mutate rapidly. The concern scientists have is that a rapidly mutating virus can “get around” the protection of vaccines.

In some cases the virus is confined to a non-human species (birds or pigs for example) and the experts keep a keen eye out to see if it may make “the jump” to humans. When humans are infected the experts take great care to see how they became infected and whether the virus can be passed from one human to another.

The big concern is that a situation may arise where the virus can affect human as easily as a common cold. If such a situation occurs and vaccines is ineffective there could be a massive toll. Viruses can spread in a number of ways, although there is one principal mode for each situation.

While not all viruses represent a pandemic threat there are specific ways of transmission.

With Ebola it was contact blood and human fluids. 12g Legionnaires Disease was through water contamination in drinking water and/or cooling towers. SARS was due to human to human contact through infected droplets from sneezing. H1N1 Swine flu was due to close proximity to pigs. H5N1 Bird flu was due to contact with chickens Cholera is normally through contaminated water and food. It is wise to stay up with the news on these outbreaks, without getting overly concerned.

It is also wise to have a distiller for the water you drink and make ice-cubes with. A well designed distiller will produce water free of bacteria and viruses that may have been in the raw water. Not all distillers are equally effective. The Pure Water distillers have a long history of producing very high quality water, and in all the third party laboratory testing the Company has done over the years no test has ever flunked the biological tests. This is an extremely effective way to take care of waterborne viruses.

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Alkaline or Ionized Water - Pseudoscience or not?

Posted by Sam Maalouf on Jul 9, 2013

Alkaline or Ionized Water – Pseudoscience or not? We have recently had many inquiries regarding Kangen water and its overall effectiveness as a water treatment process. Manufacturers of this product are marketing it as the healthiest water to drink and comparing it to “healing water” that people have claimed to find in various parts of the world. In order for us to compare this new trend in water treatment, it is important for us to define what Kangen water actually is.


Kangen is a Japanese word that means “return to origin.” This is simply a marketing term for a product that has been on the market for a number of years. Kangen water is no different from ionized or alkaline water. It does not produce water that is any different from any other water ionizer on the market today. The only difference is that the companies who sell this product have incorporated the name Kangen to try to differentiate themselves from a product that we have long known to be listed as a water pseudoscience.

Kangen means “return to origin”. Water in its origin consists of 2 atoms of hydrogen and 1 atom of oxygen. Or as globally and commonly known as “Distilled Water”. Sam Maalouf – Director of Sales and Marketing at Pure & Secure, LLC.

As with all ionized and alkaline water treatment processes, the goal is to take water from a feed source and raise the pH to a very basic level (11-14 on the pH scale). The pH scale ranges from 1-14 with less than 7 being acidic, 7 being neutral and greater than 7 being alkaline. Proponents of these technologies claim that drinking water that falls in this range will actually change the pH of the body to an alkaline level. The main reason for this, according to them, is that the water becomes an anti-oxidant and counters acidic compounds in the body to maintain the body’s “natural state” and remove free radicals that account for most diseases. They also claim to have the added benefit of providing essential minerals which we believe we do not need to prove has no real benefit as they’re inorganic.

The Pseudo:

Supporters of Alkaline water believe that it can prevent cancer because some studies have shown that in a test tube, cancer cells grow faster in an acidic environment. In similar tests, chemotherapy drugs have worked more effectively if the area around the tumor was more alkaline. These are only test tube studies and have not been tested in the human body.

According to Dr. Gabe Mirkin, studies show that cancer cells cannot survive in an alkaline environment but neither can any of the other cells in your body.

According to the study by the University of Missouri, The normal pH of the body is 7.35 to 7.45. If something happens to change this, the body immediately works to get the pH back to this range. There are certain situations when the pH of the body changes slightly. For example, when lactic acid is produced (during or after a hard workout) or when the kidneys are not functioning properly. In the case of the workout, the body adjusts in different ways to get the pH back to normal. In the case of kidneys not working properly, dialysis is needed to help maintain the pH of the blood. Dr Mirkin states that anything that changes the pH of your body can make you very sick and death could result.

From our point of view, this is not an effective water treatment process and simply a new spin on an old trick. We have long-dismissed the validity alkaline and ionized water as having any overall health benefits. When we compare the claims made by the manufacturers of these products to what we know about the human body’s water needs, it is simple to see that there is really no benefit to drinking this type of water because it still has many impurities in it.

No More Pseudo

There is no standard pH in the human body because the acidity or alkalinity of all watery solutions, tissues and even individual cells vary within a range of slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. These all remain relatively constant and do not change based on the acidity or alkalinity of what you eat or drink. When a person consumes anything, the pH of that substance is changed by your saliva and your digestive tract in a matter of seconds. By drinking alkaline water, a person is really doing the same thing as taking an antacid tablet but in a smaller concentration. The antacid doesn’t “change the pH of your body” but merely reacts with your stomach acid for a brief time.

The Real Science:

Water has an automatic purification process in Nature. We call it the Hydrologic Cycle. It’s a simple 4-step process. Here’s how this amazing process works to purify even sea-water:

HydrologicCycleWhen the sun rises it heats the surface of the ocean. Heating the ocean surface results in water molecules evaporating and rising in the atmosphere Once in the atmosphere the molecule coalesce and, when conditions are right,condensation occurs. The precipitating droplets fall to earth as rainwater, which is so much more pure than the sea-water at the start of the process. What’s Your Position?

It has always been the position of Pure & Secure that the human body needs pure, contaminant-free water to function at its peak. The science of Kangen water, and all other ionizers, is an attempt to make a complex science out of something we view as simple. Water treatment does not need to change the structure of the water but should simply remove the particles that can be harmful to those who drink it. Our products mimic the hydrologic cycle and unlike Kangen systems, our steam-distillation technology does return water back to its origin. So what’s your position?

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E Coli in Tap Water

by Sam Maalouf, July 1, 2013

In Bangalore India, senior citizens in the City recall with much nostalgia how they drank water from the lakes in the City, and how the existing ones have turned into cesspools. Lake pollution contaminates the groundwater, which is one of the main sources of water for Bangaloreans. Despite daily testing of water supply, the complaints about water pollution continue to pour in. This is mainly due to the crisscrossing of sanitary and water lines. Such incidents are reported from the slum areas due to pipelines laid erratically by the consumers. Old and corroded sanitary lines only add to the problem, triggering health and hygiene related issues on a large scale.Ecoli Mr. Balasubramanian, former additional chief secretary, after running lab testing of the Banglamore Public Health Institute and the Department of Mines and Geology, notified the public that 52% of bore well water and 59% of tap water in Bangalore is not potable and contains 8.4% and 19% Escherichia coli (E coli) bacteria respectively. External pollutants are mainly responsible for the groundwater contamination. According to Balasubramanian, there are about 312,000 bore wells in Bangalore, from where about 80 million gallons of water are drawn every day. The drawal of underground water is 3.7 times more than the recharge from 900 mm of Bangalore’s annual rainfall. This is the reason why the bore wells have gone down to depths of 1,000 feet and beyond.

59 % of tap water in Bangalore is not potable and 19 % contains Escherichia coli (E coli) bacteria”

Sewage & Groundwater Cocktail

SewageThere is another disturbing fact. As many as 600 lakes in Bangalore Urban district have turned into sewage tanks, according to ‘Excreta Matters’, a report by Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi, 2011, a study that covered 71 cities in India. The sewage water contaminates the groundwater and percolates into the borewells. In 2011, a report on groundwater contamination in Bangalore, unveiled this startling discovery: Of the 3,000 samples collected, nearly 31 % was not fit for potable purposes. In places such as the Peenya Industrial Area, heavy metals, including chromium were found alarmingly high at 572 milligrams/litre (mg/l), much beyond the desirable limit of 0.05mg/l. Over 250 small industries related to surface treatment, including electroplating, anodising, powder coating and degreasing in Peenya were draining out toxic effluents directly into the storm water drains. The effluents have percolated into the aquifer and contaminated the borewell water that turned greenish yellow.

“The water is considered carcinogenic and cause major health hazards including skin eruptions.”

Distillation Technology:

Distillation is the best water treatment for those conditions. But not all distillers are equal. Most small plastic counter-top distillers from China boil the boiling tank dry and the heating is terminated by a thermal switch. But in the short time after all the water is evaporated from the Chinese made boiling tanks, the heat is still being applied and the temperature in the boiling tank can surge to many hundreds of degrees thus vaporizing some chemicals along with the steam, that a good distiller would remove.3_AN

The AquaNui distillers are different from most Chinese distillers which boil dry to complete the batch. The AquaNui is designed so the power is cut off while the heating element is still covered by water. This means the temperature never exceeds 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius) inside the boiling chamber. The AquaNui distiller will kill and retain the bacteria or virus in the boiling tank. Thanks to the air gap that separates pure steam molecules from the contaminated feed water inside the boiling tank, you can enjoy fresh distilled water free from biological agents. Our distillers have never flunked a single biological testing.

So keep in mind that a well-designed distiller, such as the AquaNui is an effective tool in the battle against contamination in the water. But you can’t say that about all distillers – it depends on the design and the brand.

With an AquaNui distiller the Nostalgia of fresh pure water can be revived and survived.

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Water Bubbling Like Champagne

by Sam Maaloug, June 27, 2013

… But it definitely does not taste, smell or feel refreshing like it. This was Mr. Jackson’s statement when 59 homes were tested and found out a dozen had water wells with methane concentrations greater than 28 milligrams per liter of water.

In a recent study conducted by the Duke University, the University of Rochester and California State Polytechnic University, Methane was detected in 82% of drinking water samples.

Scientific Research & Findings

On the other hand, while the EPA has been dumping and delaying studies of fracking’s effects on drinking water, new academic research reveals that people who live near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania are drinking the same gases that the frackers are pumping out from the shale beneath their feet. Here’s a bullet-pointed summary of major findings, for any higher-ups at the EPA who might still care about what fracking is doing to the nation’s water supplies:

Methane concentrations in drinking water were six times higher in wells less than 1,100 yards from a natural gas well than were average concentrations in wells located farther away. Ethane concentrations were 23 times higher in water pumped less than 1,100 yards from a natural gas well than from other water wells. Propane was found in 10 water wells located less than 1,100 yards from a natural gas well, but not in any of the wells located farther away. Next time you see feed water bubbling, you better hope that you either own an AquaNui distiller or it is real Champagne.

Fracking“Ultimately, we need to understand why, in some cases, shale gas extraction contaminates groundwater and how to keep it from happening elsewhere.”

Until that happens, families need to take control and provide the best water treatment solution known to human; distillation. With our 45 years of market experience, product development, and several patents pending, Pure & Secure, LLC. the maker of the AquaNui Brand is proud to introduce a complete line of distillers that is affordable, durable and Made in America. Our customers trust our brand and the company standing behind it. Water is made wonderful with our AquaNui distillers. It is an investment for life to improve the quality of life for those who take their health and those whom they love seriously.

So next time when water murky and bubbling, you better hope that you either own an AquaNui distiller or it is real Champagne.

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Atrazine in Your Water

by Sam Maalouf, June 24, 2013

For decades, farmers, lawn care workers and professional green thumbs have relied on the popular weed killer atrazine to protect their crops, golf courses and manicured lawns. But atrazine often washes into water supplies and has now become among the most common contaminants in American reservoirs and other sources of drinking water. Current research suggests that atrazine may be dangerous at lower concentrations than previously thought.

Recent studies suggest that, even at concentrations meeting current federal standards, the chemical may be associated with birth defects, low birth weights and menstrual problems.

AtrazineAn investigation by The New York Times has found that in some towns, atrazine concentrations in drinking water have spiked, sometimes for longer than a month. But the reports produced by local water systems for residents often fail to reflect those higher concentrations. Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency say Americans are not exposed to unsafe levels of atrazine. They say that current regulations are adequate to protect human health, and that the doses of atrazine coming through people’s taps are safe — even when concentrations jump.

But some scientists and health advocates disagree. They argue that the recent studies offer enough concerns that the government should begin re-examining its regulations. They also say that local water systems — which have primary responsibility for the safety of drinking water — should be forced to monitor atrazine more frequently, in order to detect short-term increases and warn people when they occur.

The E.P.A. has not cautioned pregnant women about the potential risks of atrazine. The EPA say Americans are not exposed to unsafe levels of atrazine. Some Scientists and health advocated disagree.

Interviews with local water officials indicate that many of them are unaware that atrazine concentrations have sometimes jumped sharply in their communities. But other officials are concerned. Forty-three water systems in six states — Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi and Ohio — recently sued atrazine’s manufacturers to force them to pay for removing the chemical from drinking water.

The New Science

Some of the current regulations governing atrazine in drinking water were established in the 1990s. Critics say that science has changed since then — but that the regulations have not. In particular, some scientists worry that atrazine may be safe during many periods of life but dangerous during brief windows of development, like when a fetus is growing and pregnant women are told to drink lots of water.

"There are short, critical times — like when a fetus’s brain is developing — when chemicals can have disastrous impacts, even in very small concentrations," said Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, a professor at the University of Rochester in New York.FetusDevelopment

3 ppb of atrazine in drinking water is what the EPA determined in 1992 would be likely to cause no adverse health effects. However, research by Dr. Tyrone Hayes shows “effects of atrazine on sexual development in African clawed frogs” at exposure levels of 0.1 to 1 ppb.

Atrazine and distillation:

Let us face it. Government officials cannot react and instantly solve your water problems. But you can be in control. Why would you want to have any level of Atrazine in your water during any period of your life? There is no reason to expose your family to any form of contaminants found in water. We have tested our distillers against Atrazine. The Result? 99.9% pure fresh distilled water. A carefully designed, well-engineered USA Made distiller such as AquaNui will do the job. Why not start taking control now, visit our website and customize your distiller. We are the only distillation company that allows you to build your distiller online. We know you want the highest purity for you and your loved ones and you can achieve that with a premium AquaNui distiller!

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Can Distillation Remove Anti Depressant Drugs in Your Water?

by Sam Maalouf, June 20, 2013

It bears to raise the question because traditional filtration methods do not. We will answer the above question shortly. But have you ever wondered where on earth did the antidepressants, birth control, Cholesterol and high blood pressure drugs end up in your tap water?

How did this happen?

Americans spend billions of dollars on prescription drugs every year. After being taken, these medicines are eventually eliminated by the body and flushed into the water supply. Many people also flush unused medicines down their toilets as a means of disposal.

Water treatment plants help remove chemicals, so why are these medicines being missed? The tricky thing about medicines is they are designed to avoid being broken down. Drugs that are easy to destroy would quickly be made ineffective in the body. This property makes them hard to eliminate when they hit the treatment plants as well. Et voila!!! you and your children end up consuming them.

Safety & Health Concerns

Safety issues that may be linked to medicines in national water sources are:

Possible increased rates of cancer Possible organ damage from long periods of exposure to medicine Possible organ damage from the intake of unusual mixtures of medicines The development of antibiotic resistant bacteria Impact on Fish BehaviorFishHelpMe

No one asked the fish if they needed anti-depressants or not. The impact of anti-depressant medications on fish were studied at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee recently. The research indicates that we’ve been unwittingly medicating fish and other aquatic species and those that depend on them with disastrous consequences. Researchers found that when the dosage was increased to levels found in some waste water streams, the female fish laid fewer eggs and the males became aggressive, even killing the females at times.

AquaNui distillers vs. Prozac

Prozac comes out of typical water treatment plants at 20-30 parts per trillion, and Tegretol up to 400 parts per trillion. Is an AquaNui distiller capable of removing known antidepressant chemicals in your water?

Based on the chemistry the answer is a resounding “yes”, but not all distillers can make the same claim. Here’s why. Fluoxetine, the chemical found in Prozac, was first discovered in 1974 and has been approved since for the treatment of major depression in both adults and pediatric populations. It has a boiling point of 395 degrees Celsius. When a distiller purifies the raw water, the raw water is first boiled in the boiling tank. Here the bacteria and viruses are killed. When the water boils it changes from a liquid to a vapor (steam). Steam lifts away from the boiling water leaving behind the contaminants and is condensed to form high purity distilled water. But the purity of the distilled water is greatly influenced by the design of the distiller.

Based on the chemistry it is a resounding “yes” but not all distillers can make the same claim.

Most small plastic counter-top distillers from China boil the boiling tank dry and the heating is terminated by a thermal switch. But in the short time after all the water is evaporated from the Chinese made boiling tanks, the heat is still being applied and the temperature in the boiling tank can surge to many hundreds of degrees thus vaporizing some chemicals with the steam, that a good distiller would remove.

The AquaNui distillers are different from the Chinese distillers which boil dry to complete the batch. The AquaNui is designed so the power is cut off while the heating element is still covered by water. This means the temperature never exceeds 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius) inside the boiling chamber – well below the boiling point of Prozac. This means that Fluoxetine is retained in the boiling tank and fresh distilled water is produced. The same argument can be made about Carbamazepine, a chemical found in Tegretol pills with a 411 Degrees Celsius boiling point.

Remember, a well-designed distiller, such as the AquaNui is an effective tool in the battle against contamination in the water. But you can’t say that about all distillers – it depends on the design and the brand.

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Water Pollution! What's the Solution?

by Sam Maalouf, June 14, 2013

Huangpu River, China:

HuangpuRiver-ChinaIf one incident best highlights the perilous state of the world’s fresh waters, it’s the “pig spill” in China in March. After the slaughter and illegal dumping of a diseased herd, the authorities in Shanghai went fishing for 16,000 bloated carcasses in the Huangpu River, which flows through the city. Although they claim it was harmless to humans, it showed government deficiency in rendering a solution to water pollution. The incident did defame China’s image to the world that their leaders are working hard to improve. Hardly the kind of news you wish to share with the 13 million water inhabitants who use the Huangpu for drinking water.

Merrimack River USA:

MerrimackRiver-USAOn the other side of the world, a citizen volunteer, Greg Lyons, tends a stretch of the Merrimack River in Massachusetts. One by one, Lyons collects some of the 8 million plastic treatment disks released by a wastewater plant that malfunctioned in March 2011. The disks, two-inch wafers caked with sewage, today serve as a reminder of how massive public waterworks designed to protect the environment can sometimes go haywire. Lyons’s catch by October 2011: 16,000 disks. The situation would have shocked 19th-century Transcendentalists who used the Merrimack to inspire a modern philosophy of humans in kinship with nature. Obviously neither the Government nor the public water utility was able to prevent this catastrophe from happening. It was an individual’s – one man’s – effort to find a solution.

Ganges River, India:

GangesRiver-IndiaAnd then there is the Ganges, arguably the most polluted large river in the world. Each year it carries 16,000 tons of ash from cremated bodies along with a cocktail of sewage and toxic chemicals produced by a dense population and rapidly developing economy. Water in the Ganges has been correlated to contracting dysentery, cholera, hepatitis as well as severe diarrhea which continue to be one of the leading causes of death of children in India. The Indian Government along with the worldwide community submits study after study revealing the problem but shy away from offering a solution.

Governments are incapable of providing safe drinking water solution to each individual. it is YOUR responsibility

What’s the Solution?

Here’s the short version answer: Take control of your own water and distill it yourself.

HumanBody-70WaterThe long version: Water is the number 1 solvent on this planet. In the above 3 examples we saw visible evidence of contamination. However, the invisible contamination can be more harmful. With weak or absent government intervention, who is responsible for your family’s health? You are responsible for providing pure fresh drinking water to your family and loved ones. “How come?” You may ask. Well you work to provide and sustain them. You send them to best colleges to provide education. You buy them food, provide them with shelter. You invest into their future. You want the best for them. But when it comes to water you take it for granted. This is not a wise decision when 70% of your body and those you love is water. “If the majority is in good shape the minority will follow”. Water is the body’s lubricant. If you have a Ferrari, you want to use the best oil available on the market. If you wish to feel like a “Ferrari”, treat yourself with the best human lubricant available on this planet; distilled water.

“Treat yourself with the best human lubricant available on this planet; distilled water”.

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Our Water and the Hydrologic Cycle

by Al Meder, June 13, 2013

Water by its very nature, is a good solvent. This means that a wide range of substances can dissolve in the water when in contact with water. So for this reason, the natural state for water would be highly contaminated. This is certainly true of sea-water and highly brackish water.

My Experience!

Not long ago I visited Jordan and while there decided to drive over to the Dead Sea. At more than 1300 feet below sea-level the Dead Sea is the lowest body of water on the surface of DeadSea-Jordanthe earth. Once water flows into the Dead Sea there is nowhere for it to flow out. It simply evaporates and when that happens the minerals and other contaminants in the water accumulate, making the Dead Sea water so dense that you can swim in it without sinking. In places there are giant crystal formations. On the beach there are showers to rinse off. Failure to shower results in your skin being encrusted with white powder as soon as the water evaporates from your skin.

But we all know that the water we drink typically is not highly contaminated compared to sea-water. So how did it purify itself? This is an important question, that impacts life on earth as we know it.

Water has an automatic purification process in Nature. We call it the Hydrologic Cycle. It’s a simple 4-step process. Here’s how this amazing process works to purify sea-water:


When the sun rises it heats the surface of the ocean. Heating the ocean surface results in water molecules evaporating and rising in the atmosphere Once in the atmosphere the molecule coalesce and, when conditions are right, condensation occurs. The precipitating droplets fall to earth as rainwater, which is so much more pure than the sea-water at the start of the process. We all owe our lives and way of living to this natural process. Life on earth would be quite different without the Hydrologic Cycle.

How effective is it?

Well, sea-water is typically about 35,000 parts per million (ppm) of total dissolved solids (TDS). Rainwater is typically “0” ppm of TDS. Of course with pollutants in the air the raindrops pick up contaminants and can start the contamination process all over before they reach the ground.

Now it’s possible to have a water purification system that based on the Hydrologic Cycle. The process is called distillation and AquaNui Brand has a variety of units for your home or office that you can customize to your needs. These all operate on the same principle – heat the water to boiling, killing the bacteria and viruses. The steam which is a vapor, rises from the boiling water leaving behind virtually all contaminants. The steam is condensed with cool air and drips into the collection tank as high purity and freshly prepared distilled water.

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Don't I Need the Minerals in my Water?"

by Sam Maalouf, June 12, 2013

This question can be answered in two different ways.

First, this question is usually coupled with "well, a filter removes the bad stuff but leaves the minerals in." A filter does not pick and choose what to leave in and take out. It only removes what gets stuck in it. Just like we mentioned in our yesterday’s blog. So if it is leaving minerals in your water, who knows what else it is leaving too. There is no way for a filter to leave minerals and remove toxins even if they are preceded by the word "smart".

Types of Minerals my Body Needs!

The Second way to answer this question is by looking into types of minerals found in water. Minerals in water are usually in an inorganic form.

Whenever you take a mineral supplement or eat a fruit or vegetable, you take in minerals in their organic form. In the organic form your body absorbs upwards around 80% but when it is in inorganic form it will drop down to around 15%. (Levels vary depending on the mineral but organic is always higher). This is simply because your body is not designed to assimilate inorganic mineral. Your body thrives for nutrients rich with organic minerals. Thus the excess of inorganic minerals are distributed through your blood stream and eventually end up building-up around the wall of your arteries or in your kidneys.

In his reply to one of his patients, Dr. Martin Scurr draws a similarity. He says: "….. However, it did reveal that your arteries have started to harden. Calcium deposits have formed in the artery walls, rather like calcium build-up in water pipes".

If Calcium can build up in water pipes it can build up in your arteries too. So all those extra minerals you are drinking in your water are getting wasted and building up in your joints and other areas of your body while it works to remove them. Treat yourself with an AquaNui distiller. You deserve it!

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