China Battles Known Carcinogen In Tap Water

Sharon Kleyne Applauds Chinese Efforts To Clean up Drinking Water. China Working Hard To Clean up Polluted Water.

Water advocate Sharon Kleyne loves China and is proud of the job the country is doing to clean up its tainted drinking water. Yet Kleyne knows it is a monumental task. “With its massive population of more than 1.3 billion,” said Kleyne, host of the syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, “and on the heels of its unprecedented growth in the last fifty years, maintaining fresh water supplies became more and more difficult.”

Indeed. According to a study conducted late last year at Tsinghua University, China’s tap water contains a dangerous amount of the carcinogen known as nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This carcinogen is a byproduct of the chlorination process the Chinese have used to make water safe for consumption. But water testing revealed that China’s NDMA levels were 3.6 times those in the U.S. and even more than those in Europe.

As a result, most Chinese do not drink tap water, though many still use it in cooking. Researcher say that even cooking with tap water is dangerous. Neither water filters nor boiling are effective in neutralizing the NDMA. Experts point to the necessity to chlorinate ground water, which is so contaminated in China that 80 percent of it is not fit for human use of any kind.

Much of this groundwater has become polluted over the last several decades due to unregulated industrial waste and poor agriculture practices, but China is working to reverse this situation. Stricter regulations prevent the kind of rampant industrial pollution that took place decades ago and agriculture has begun to veer away from excessive reliance on chemicals.

“It will take time,” said Kleyne, “but I’ve no doubt that China will solve this water crisis.” Experts in China agree, though they add that it will take diligence and patience because the damage is so extensive. They note that infrastructure, especially costly new water pipes, must also be part of the long-term solution. “We face some of the same issues in the U.S.,” said Kleyne, “especially with regard to replacing water pipes. Just ask the people of Flint, Michigan.”


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Contaminated Water Vapor Makes You Sick Says Sharon Kleyne

Water Educator Sharon Kleyne Warns Against Polluted Humidity. Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Says Thick Dirty Air Can Kill.

No one wants to breathe polluted air, of course, but most people do so all the time. When people think of it at all, mostly they think that there is nothing much they can do about it so they just try to ignore it. Water advocate Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® disagrees yet is also concerned about an even greater potential danger—the effect pollution has on the air’s natural humidity.

The air’s natural humidity is the invisible, suspended water vapor droplets that create weather and allow people and all other life forms to breathe the water-rich air that is necessary to all life. This relationship between humidity, air pollution and dehydration has long been a major focus of Kleyne’s scientific research. At Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, Kleyne’s water research center has developed Natures Tears® EyeMist®, the company’s global signature product for dry eye disease and dry skin. As part of an ongoing commitment to educating the public about water and health, Kleyne also hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show sponsored by Natures Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica.

Kleyne’s research shows that direct absorption of water vapor droplets from the air constitutes a significant percentage of the body’s total water intake. The more humid and cleaner the air, Kleyne explains, the more direct surface absorption will occur. Conversely, evaporating water may also be lost through the body’s surface if the humidity is too low or the air’s water vapor/humidity content is overly contaminated. Kleyne cites BJ Mason’s The Physics of Clouds (Oxford, 2010) to show that airborne particulate matter, whether naturally occurring or human-made, tends to attract and accumulate the minute water droplets entering the air as evaporated or “gasified” water.”If the air is contaminated,” says Kleyne, “the humidity will also be contaminated.”

According to Kleyne, sulfur dioxide and carbon black, two common pollutants, are particularly nasty when combined with water vapor. Pollutants such as sulfur dioxide can chemically alter the water so that it is less beneficial when it lands on the body surface. Also, carbon black soot, fly ash and other pollutants are desiccants that have a dehydrating effect when they land on the body or lungs, interfering with the body’s surface absorption of water vapor. Kleyne wants to see more research into the relationship between humidity, dehydration and air pollution. No matter what the results of this research, she also advocates reducing the amount of pollution released into the air. Kleyne urges everyone to drink eight to ten full glasses of pure fresh water each day and to drink a whole glass at a time for maximum benefits of rehydration. Kleyne also suggests monitoring the daily air quality. If you must be out on an especially ‘dirty’ day, consider wearing a face mask.


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Global Water Educator Sharon Kleyne Knows Water Sustainability

Sharon Kleyne Teaches Water Sustainability on Radio Show Every Week. Life Is Impossible without Water Says Sharon Kleyne.

Water advocate Sharon Kleyne may know more about water than water knows about itself. Every week, her erudition is displayed on her nationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. Particularly at the beginning of each show, Kleyne likes nothing better than to take her listeners on “a little hike” back to the dawn of time. You don’t need a passport or an itinerary to make this journey; all you need is good listening skill and a desire to know. When you are ready, this is how it goes.

“Billions and billions of years ago in our living universe,” Kleyne begins, “a beautiful belt of blue substance hung tightly around the earth. This shimmering belt was made of water vapor (we call it atmosphere today). We’re not sure what,” Kleyne continued, “but suddenly something happened with earth and the universe and the water vapor changed. A process began that made the water vapor heavier and heavier until it turned to droplets and began to fall. The droplets—rain—fell and fell until the earth was inundated with fresh water. The planet’s atmosphere was also enriched, becoming charged with invisible water. This water inundation of earth,” said Kleyne, “combined with the sun’s rays, created life, including human life.” It’s this process, combined with the sun, that has always made life possible and has always sustained life on earth.

Next, the universe gifted planet earth with “the greatest miracle of all—human life”. According to Kleyne, the secret is the watery womb of all mothers. That water-world sustains and nurtures babies through their early developmental stages. When they emerge at birth, they immediately begin to breathe the life-giving water vapor in the air. “If you don’t breathe that water vapor,” said Kleyne, “you can’t sustain yourself.” This process has been true since the beginning of life on this planet.

This worked well for billions of years, but in our time and for the first time, the sustainability of water needs more than a little help from humans. Why? It’s because more fresh water is running off into the oceans where it can’t be used for agriculture or as drinking water. In addition, the precious water in the atmosphere is depleted by pollution. But Kleyne is no doom-and-gloom advocate. “People are here on earth to invent,” said Kleyne. “We’re problem solvers. Whatever your religion might be, you could say that God is in the water,” Kleyne continued. “Sustainability is how you keep up your prayer, you worship.”

What we need to do is slow down the evaporation process by capturing more rain water. Then we can allow a lot of it to seep down to replenish essential aquifers. Kleyne pointed out that our efforts must include repairs to existing infrastructure, new water research and new technology that makes water infrastructure a number one priority of governments and citizens alike.. “We need more dams and reservoirs,” said Kleyne, “and overall better systems to capture and direct water in appropriate amounts to where it is needed.”

Kleyne hopes that more and more people will join her on this necessary and exciting adventure to a new Water Life Science® lifestyle. Kleyne believes that we’re capable of making sure that there will be enough fresh water on earth for eternity.


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