Saturday, January 22, 2005

Plant Diets Can Ward off Cancer -- Water As Well??

In Aug 2003, I lost my friend Joey ( She is 32 years old then), she died of breast Cancer. She is a film star from China, but never meet her dream in Hollywood.

In February 2004, I lost my closes eldest Sister Irene, she been battle with cancer for 3 years. I felt her plain & swallow. I am totally lost, which I cannot do much to heal her spiritually.

The observations is both like to eat deep fried foods. Junk foods, meats. My late sister don't really eat red meat after she become Buddhist. However, Joey is a fan of Red Meat, she hardly eat fish & chicken, she also like to eat prawn/shrimp also the ham & luncheon meat.

On the issue of Blood sugar & Cancer, my late God father died of Cancer in 1973. He 1st have diabetics then later have Cancer on his stomach, then he died within 6 months after having Cancer.

It is also note that both 3 person above are lack of habit of drinking Water.

All 3 have the liking of Soft Drinks, Coffee, sweet tea.

My late God father also a heavy drinker on Alcohols like XO.

Anyway, my observation is that the age old saying of "Preventions Is Better Then Cure" is a Golden Mantra.

So please for your Great Health:

Less Salt
Less Sugar
Less Fats
Less Soft Drink
Less Sour Food

Don't Take Deep Fried Food
Avoid Food That Have Preservatives
Avoid Food That with Aluminum Nitrate
Don't Cook With Aluminum Utensils

Eat More Green Vege
Eat Balance of 5 Color in Foods
Eat More Fruits

Remember Drink At Least 8 Glass of Filter Water per day.

BBC NEWS | Health | Plant diets can ward off cancer:"

Plant diets can ward off cancer
Eating lots of fruit and vegetables and limited amounts of red meat and sugary foods is the way to protect against cancer, say researchers.

Three separate studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association show the benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet.

As well as protecting against bowel cancer, eating a plant-based diet is good for the heart, say experts.

Such diets offered no extra protection against breast cancer, however.

The best advice is still as it stands to eat lots of fruit and vegetables.
Dr Steve Heggie, a scientist at World Cancer Research Fund

But US research released days ago showed adding olive oil to your diet can cut the risk of developing breast cancer.

The three new studies join thousands of research papers looking at the effect of diet on cancer risk.

Dr Steve Heggie, a scientist at World Cancer Research Fund, said: 'The best advice is still as it stands to eat lots of fruit and vegetables.'

He said the research showing no effect on breast cancer was important, but that it was vital to look at all available evidence rather than the conclusions of one study.

He said the World Cancer Research Fund was currently compiling all the available data on diet and cancer, involving some 10-20,000 studies in total, and would publish results in 2006.

What you eat

The first of the JAMA studies, conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins in the US and Yonsei University in Korea, followed more than 1.2 million people for ten years.

The people with higher blood sugar levels, regardless of whether they were diabetic or not, were at increased risk of developing and dying from cancer.

The authors believe glucose intolerance might be one way that obesity increases cancer risk, and that rising obesity rates might increase future cancer rates.

These papers add to the growing evidence about the role of lifestyle factors in cancer.
Professor Kay-Tee Khaw of Cancer Research UK

The second study, by Dr Ann Choa and colleagues at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, looked at the relationship between meat consumption and colorectal cancer risk among nearly 150,000 people.

People who ate the highest amounts of red meat (up to about a kg per week) in the study were 50% more likely to get colon cancer than those who ate the least amount of red meat.

In the third study, researchers at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands, found eating fruit and vegetables or drinking juices had no effect on breast cancer risk among more than 250,000 women.

But the authors said a modest benefit could still exist for some women.

In an accompanying editorial, Dr Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said the benefits of a plant-rich diet were far reaching.

'Reductions in blood pressure and epidemiological evidence for lower risks of cardiovascular disease provide sufficient reason to consume these foods in abundance.

'The relation between red meat consumption and cancer may not be conclusive, but prudence would suggest that red meat, and processed meats in particular, should be eaten sparingly to minimise risk.

'When combined with other healthful diet and lifestyle factors, it appears that approximately 70% of colon cancer can potentially be avoided.'


Amanda Vezey, care advisor at Diabetes UK said the blood sugar research was interesting.

'The study indicates that obesity may increase the risk of cancer and for people with Type 2 diabetes, being the right weight is an important part of managing their condition.'

Cancer Research UK's Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, said: 'These papers add to the growing evidence about the role of lifestyle factors in cancer.

'For particular cancers such as breast cancer, other factors such as reproductive history and hormonal status are a major risk, but this study provides no good reason to change current general dietary recommendations.

'Dietary patterns with high fruit and vegetable intake and limited red and processed meat intake are those most consistent with good health including lower overall cancer, cardiovascular disease and mortality rates.

'Obesity is a well documented risk factor for many cancers. The Korean study confirms previous reports that diabetes or a raised glucose level may increase cancer risk and this may well be one of the mechanisms through which obesity may influence cancer risk.'

Story from BBC NEWS:"

Friday, January 21, 2005

Heart Disease & Stroke

You might wonder why I post this news that I found from BBC.

Well, do you know that our body consist of 75% of water, last saturday when I was attending a class about water, I am told that our brain is consist of 90% of water, our blood is 85% of water.

These almost identical to our mother earth, which have 70-75% of water. One can imagine, once a person have dehydration then, all sough of illness would follow. My research told me that when a person have high LDL cholesterol would 1st cause the high blood presure then would have the artery
problem then stroke, all these are inter related.

To flash out the waste of the body is to consume enough filtered water a day. That is min. 8 glass of Filtered water to have great health.

Heart Disease

The UK has one of the highest rates of death from heart disease in the world - one British adult dies from the disease every three minutes - and stroke is the country's third biggest killer, claiming 70,000 lives each year.

Heart attacks occur when blood flow is blocked, often by a blood clot, while strokes are caused either by blocked or burst blood vessels in the brain. A range of other conditions, including heart failure, when blood is not pumped properly around the body, and congenital heart defects can also cause long term problems, and even death, for sufferers.


The heart pumps blood around the body carrying oxygen and other nutrients to the areas that need it. When this process is interrupted, or does not work properly, serious illness and even death can result.
The risk of heart disease is greater for people with poor diet, who smoke and do not exercise, and men are more likely to suffer from it than women.
A range of tests and treatments, including drugs, heart bypass surgery and transplants, exist to alleviate symptoms or save the lives of sufferers.


There are two types of stroke - those caused by blood clots in the brain and those that occur when blood vessels burst. In both cases, the brain is starved of oxygen, damaging or killing cells.
Sufferers are often left with difficulty talking, walking and performing other basic tasks. The chance of suffering a stroke is cut by eating healthily, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol. People at risk of stroke are often treated with aspirin.
After a stroke, various drug treatments are available and rehabilitation is commonly used to improve patients' speech and movement.

BBC News | Health | Heart Disease

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Perchlorate - Threat to Children from Rocket Fuel Contamination

This is really very serious. imagine our children & people are having brain defects. Then whatever we have built upon would fall apart.

In my opinion, this is not only the California Issue, this is also the issue of the nation as a whole. I urge the leader's & politicians to unite together & set the stringent standard in for our drinking water.

For the wellness & great health of our children & our people. The highest standard of Drinking Water must be set & enforced.

Threat to Children from Rocket Fuel Contamination

Threat to Children from Rocket Fuel Contamination:Report Urges State to Issue Strong Cleanup Standard for Perchlorate in Drinking Water

LOS ANGELES—Perchlorate poses a significant risk to unborn babies and newborn infants at levels higher than one part per billion (1 ppb) according to a report released today. This release comes on the eve of the publication of a National Academy of Sciences report to assess the impact of perchlorate on health.

A new report by Environment California Research & Policy Center, entitled Perchlorate and Children's Health: The Case for a Strong Cleanup Standard for Rocket Fuel in Drinking Water documents the specific impacts of perchlorate exposure on children and calls upon the California Department of Health Services to set a strong standard of one part per billion (1 ppb) that will ensure substantial cleanup of contamination. Perchlorate is the major component of solid rocket propellant and currently contaminates more than 350 California drinking water sources, including the Colorado River.

"Kids and rocket fuel don't mix," exclaimed Sujatha Jahagirdar, Environment California Research & Policy Center Clean Water Advocate and co-author of the report. "State officials should act aggressively to protect California's most vulnerable citizens from this contamination."

The State of California is currently working to release a drinking water standard for perchlorate in drinking water. An initial health recommendation issued by the state suggests that regulators may be moving toward a standard of six parts per billion (6 ppb), a level six times weaker than both a safety threshold adopted in Massachusetts and a health recommendation released by researchers at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Specific health impacts of perchlorate on children can range from learning disabilities to attention deficit disorder. Perchlorate interferes with the thyroid gland's ability to produce enough hormone. Without enough thyroid hormone, children can be born with neurological and behavioral problems. Learning-disabled students increased 65 percent faster than the general school population from 1985 to 1999. Perchlorate exposure could be contributing to this trend in combination with exposure to a variety of other chemicals polluting the environment, such as toxic flame-retardants, lead, mercury, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Medicine once used perchlorate to reduce hyper-enlarged thyroids,' cited Richard Saxon, M.D. and former president of Physicians for Social Reponsibility, Los Angeles. "That practice was stopped once perchlorate treatments were linked to incidents of aplastic anemia. Once can therefore image what this powerful endocrine-disrupting chemical can do to women and children suffering from poor thyroid health."

The health impacts of perchlorate on children are particularly significant given the breadth of exposure to the chemical in California. In addition to highlighting pollution levels of four to six parts per billion in the Colorado River, authors also identified perchlorate levels in local wells and other drinking water sources. Levels of contamination in source water range up to twelve parts per billion (12 ppb) in Pasadena and thirteen parts per billion (13 ppb) in Corona.

"We hope that state and federal policy-makers, including the National Academy of Sciences, take the task of protecting our children seriously," concluded Penny Newman of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice. "Any cleanup standard should protect kids from learning disabilities and other lifelong problems. Anything less is unacceptable."

Penny Newman, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
Jonathan Parfrey, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Environment California

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Me & My Only Pearl Posted by Hello

The Myth of Water Weight Loss

This is a controversy report which I encourage those concern about their weight by using pills to loose water in their body.

Do you know, our body is consist of 70-75% of Water?? Our Brain is consist of 90% of Water??

Do you know that the Water molecules have to be small enough for the cell to carry??

In fact our body have act as a filter system by itself, so in order for the waste to discharge out from the body, there must be enough water as a carrier.

Just as the "I-Medicine Sutra" say, the 5 abstrate elements must be balance in the body, otherwise, illness would form.

So for your great health drink minimum 8 Glass of Filtered Water a day.

The Myth of Water Weight Loss
by Anthony J. Burlay M.D.

There’s a common belief that any initial weight loss on a diet plan comes from lost water weight. It is not clear how this inaccuracy originated. In mammals, including humans, there is no water reservoir sac or gland that empties upon beginning a diet. (Even camels, contrary to popular belief, store fat, not water in their humps.) Where does water in the body come from?

There are two sources: intake and byproducts of metabolism.

The first line of nutrient storage in the human body is glycogen. This is basically a water free glucose polymer stored in the liver and to some degree in muscles. The average liver weighs about 2.5-3.0 pounds. Glycogen usually accounts for about 10% of this weight. This equals less than half a pound. Muscles have about twice the amount of glycogen as the liver, so this is less than a pound or two of total glycogen. Even if all the reserve were converted to water, it would account for less than a pound. (Actually, a chemical reaction called phosporylation breaks down glycogen, not hydrolysis as is commonly believed.) The water molecules that are formed account for only a fraction of the weight of broken down glycogen and are later used for new glucose production.

When fat is broken down, it produces fatty acids and glycerol as its first byproducts. Glycerol enters metabolic pathways to produce energy and glucose molecules, which the rest of the body can use for its energy needs. Fatty acids are chemically converted by oxidation and hydration to Acetyl CoA, which is broken down in other energy and amino acid pathways. These other energy pathways actually use water rather than release it. Even if fat break down were to release an equivalent amount of water per pound, what is the difficulty? Fat gets broken down and weight loss occurred.

What about total body water? The human body has about 42 liters of water. There is a lot of body machinery to keep water at a constant equilibrium. This ranges from thirst centers in the brain, to changing absorption in kidney tubules, to a number of regulatory hormones.

The body is made of 60% water (women have water content closer to 50%). Sixty percent of total water is within cells. Forty percent is in between cells and within blood vessels. Interestingly, more lean people have higher water content than those with a higher total body fat. This is because lean tissue has more water content than fat tissue. Thus, as one loses weight, percentage of water content actually goes up.

Where does the notion about water loss come from? It appears to be from misinformation, not biochemistry and physiology.
THE FOUNDATION DIET: Your Body Was Designed To Eat

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Folic Acid May Prevent High Blood Pressure

Yes, Folic Acid such as Orage juice, green vege would certainly help to reduce the high blood pressure.

From my research, most people today experience high blood pressure due to dehydrations. Most people don't drink 8 glass of water a day. As we forgotten that our body is consist of 70% of water.

So for your great health drink 8 Glass of Filtered Water a day.

Folic Acid May Prevent High Blood Pressure

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Folic acid supplements, widely used by women to prevent birth defects, also may fight hypertension in women, perhaps because they relax blood vessels, researchers said on Tuesday.

Folic acid occurs naturally in substances such as orange juice and leafy green vegetables and is added to some products, but only high-dose supplements seem to affect blood pressure, the report said.

"This is the first major study to show an association between folate intake and prevention of high blood pressure," said John Forman, a physician and researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston who led the study.

"While the findings are encouraging, we are not yet ready to recommend that women start increasing their folate intake until more research is conducted," he added.

The study, published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (news - web sites), was based on data from thousands of nurses whose health histories were tracked for years.

Among 93,803 women aged 27 to 44, those who consumed at least 1,000 micrograms a day of total folate -- in foods and supplements -- had a 46 percent decreased risk of hypertension compared with those who consumed less than 200 micrograms a day, the study found.

In a second group of 62,260 women aged 43 to 70, those with a high total folate intake had an 18 percent reduced risk of hypertension, it added.

None of those studied had a history of high blood pressure when the study started. It also was not known if the supplement would help men.

For women in the study who did not use any folic acid supplements, getting the substance from foods alone failed to lower the risk of high blood pressure, the study found.

Folic acid supplements of at least 400 micrograms per day are recommended for women before and during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects, severe fetal growth problems afflicting the brain and spinal cord that often result in stillbirths.

Forman said the substance may help women reduce their risk of developing high blood pressure because of it relaxes blood vessels and eases blood flow. Read More...

Yahoo! News - Folic Acid May Prevent High Blood Pressure

Monday, January 17, 2005

Water Related Rules & Regulations: Water Labeling and Water Classifications

This article that I found, I am sure it is beneficial for all to have a better understanding on types of water.

In my future article, I would also cover more details in each of these water type.

But the issue which I am writing now is focus on the Drinking Water In these Issue.

The Drinking water as we all know at home is the Water Piped into our home through the Water Filter then to our drinking glass before we drink.

Very frequently, we forgot to replace the filter after 6 month or 1 year of the Filter life span. Then do you know that the Drinking water out of the
water filter tap is more contaminated then the in pipe water??

I just purchased a Total Diissolved Solids Meter to read the Filtered Water & Pipe in water, I founded that they are almost the same. That remind me that I have to check the date of my filter installation. So that I can proceed to change it.

Perhaps, you should check it too.

Water Labeling and Water Classifications

Fine waters come in many different varieties - from spring water, distilled water, municipal water to glacial water. The source of the water and any processes that the water goes through determine the differences.
The Food and Drug Administration defines "bottled water" according to a discreet set of Standards of Identity. These standards apply to any bottled water that is sold in the U.S..

Artesian Water is water collected from a drilled well into an aquifer. This water is confined by a layer of clay or rock, which then pressurizes the water enough to allow it to rise up through the ground without mechanical pumps.

Drinking Water is according to the FDA water that does not have any added sweeteners or additives (other than flavors, extracts or essences). It must not contain calories and must be sugar-free. Any flavors or extracts that are added to th ewater must be less than 1% of the final product. If it is more than 1% then the beverage is no longer considered drinking water, but is considered a "soft drink".

Fluoridated Water is water that contains flouride. The level of fluoride in water is set by Federal Regulations.

Mineral Water is water that contains no less than 250 parts per million of dissolved solids. This water is different from other bottled water by its constant level and proportions of mineral and other trace elements at the point of its emergence from source. For water to be considered mineral water, no minerals can be added to the product. If the total dissolved solids is below 500 parts per million, or it is greater than 1,500 parts per million, then the statement "low mineral content" or "high mineral content" must appear on the label.
It should be noted that this is different than the European definition. In Europe all Natural Spring Waters with a dissolved solids of 0 to 500 mg/liter are considered Mineral Water with Low Mineral Content.

Municipal Source Water is water bottled from a municipal source and must be clearly labeled. The only time this requirement is dropped is if the municipal water was used, but then treated and processes so that it can be labeled as distilled or purified.

Purified / Distilled / Deionized / Reverse Osmosis Water is water that has been produced by a process such as distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or other suitable processes.

Soda / Seltzer / Tonic Water are not considered bottled waters. Rather, they are regulated separately, may contain sugar and calories, and are considered soft drinks.

Sparkling Water is water that contains natural or added C20 in the same amount the water had when it emerged from its source.

Spring Water is water that is collected from a source underground. It is collected from a bored hold that taps the source of the spring. Although it usually requires minimal treatment before it is bottled, it must retain the same physical properties and composition as the natural spring water from which it originates.

Sterile Water is water that must meet "sterility tests" set by the U.S. Government.

Well Water is water that is pumped or collected using mechanical mean from a groundwater aquifer (a water-bearing rock or soil formation located underground)

Water Related Rules & Regulations: Water Labeling and Water Classifications

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Scientist Brings Water To World - UV Disinfectant??

Yesterday, I was at a training on Turning Air Into Water. I found this article in my email today. which I like to share with all out there.

What I show is 2 UV filters each with 2 UV Bulbs to disinfect the bacteria's in the incomming water. But their present capacity is 8 Gallon a days
producing drinking water from the Air.

Here, below news from Dr Gadgil work in University of California is about the UV disinfectant at a cost of 5 cents for one tons of Water &
it use 6,000 times less power then the market available UV system.

These certainly is a good news. However, the water must be pipe in & no family would be using the tons of water per day. In additions, the bacterias built in the pipe before it reaching building or home are age old.

In my opinion, there must be more sensible for a domestic version of these UV filter at say 1/10 of a cent for office & home. & also the energy saving feature would greatly benefits all.

From my research on water, if water is filtered & then drink after some time, the water born bacterias would give birth again. So the quality of water is not maintained. THerefore, I don't endorse those storage tank type of Water Filtration system.

Scientist Brings Water to World
Environmental physicist’s work to purify water with ultraviolet light featured in new documentary movie

BY BERNICE NG Wednesday, November 22, 2000

Through the use of beams of ultraviolet light, a Berkeley scientist has developed a cost and energy efficient method to clean polluted water in developing countries, and the success of his work has landed him a role in a soon-to-be-released film.

Since completing his doctorate work at UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory environmental physicist Ashok Gadgil has devoted his research to energy efficiency. His success in developing a system to provide clean water to billions of people around the world has made him one of seven scientists featured in the upcoming movie "Me and Isaac Newton."

Gadgil is a scientist in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division and invented UV Waterworks — a battery-powered water purification device that has been used widely in developing countries where a lack of clean water has posed dire health problems to people. His machine has also been credited to saving lives in the aftermath of natural disasters such as devastating hurricanes.

The simple, inexpensive system disinfects polluted water by shining down rays of ultraviolet light. The purification device uses 6,000 times less energy than the energy required to boil water.

In the film, directed by Michael Apted, who has directed a number of documentaries as well as last year's James Bond epic, "The World is not Enough," Gadgil tells of his upbringing in Bombay, where he grew up in the midst of poverty and disease.

The movie, which captures the lives of seven different scientists, is scheduled for release in Berkeley on Dec. 8.

"(The movie) focuses on what motivates scientists to do science and gets under the skin to see what makes them tick," said Gadgil, who received his doctorate degree in physics from UC Berkeley. "I was interested in physics and science for as long as I remember."

It was during his work on campus when Gadgil became interested in studying the kind of impact humans have on the environment.

Gadgil, who noticed that the rate of resource use per capita is much higher in the United States than in developing countries, said he was disturbed to find out the environmental damage that would be needed in order to raise the standard of living in other countries to the level of that in America.

"You can't raise the standard of living of most of the world to one half of the United States without totally destroying the environment," he said. "The world cannot bear that burden. In some sense, it was a bitter conclusion."

According to Gadgil, improving the standard of living entails the burning of carbon dioxide, the release of toxic chemicals and many other processes that lead to environmental destruction.

This realization motivated Gadgil to study energy efficiency and his research focuses on developing methods to use the least amount of energy to create the greatest amount of positive change. Gadgil said he strives to figure out how to achieve satisfactory energy services such as heating and lighting, but through the use of substantially less energy.

"Energy is the major single environmental burden," he said. "Other than warfare, it's the worst thing we can do."

In the movie, Apted highlights the portion of Gadgil's research that focuses on trying to tackle the lack of availability of drinking water in countries such as India, South Africa and Honduras.

"Anybody who travels is very aware (of the difficulty of finding clean water)," he said. "But it's a reality of everyday life for more than a billion people."

According to Gadgil, approximately 400 children die per hour as a result of contaminated water.

While the solution to this problem is not complicated in terms of the method to kill bacteria, the most difficult obstacle in cleaning the water lies in the practicability and ability to provide the machinery to developing countries, he said.

"This is entirely preventable," Gadgil said. "It doesn't take rocket scientists."

The small-scale, energy-efficient and low-maintenance design of Gadgil's water purification system has made it a uniquely affordable and effective device. The machine provides many communities in developing nations with readily accessible, disinfected drinking water.

What drives Gadgil to work each day is the continual broadening and deepening of the field he is interested in and his concern for the future of the planet, he said.

"Where are we headed and what are we going to leave for our future generations?" he said. "Are we going to stick them with problems?"

Gadgil said he is concerned that future inhabitants of Earth will find the planet so "disastrously unsustainable" that they would look back and say "my parents and grandparents essentially wasted the Earth."

For years, Gadgil sent literature to his colleagues in India about the importance of providing clean water. It was not until an outbreak of cholera that killed 10,000 people in a single state of India in May of 1993, however, that Gadgil decided to get personally involved in the project.

The 1993 outbreak was caused by a mutant strain of bacteria that exhibited a different protein on its surface. The vaccines at that time were not capable of destroying the bacteria. Because the process of developing a new vaccine would take at least two years, Gadgil decided that he needed to begin to take action.

"That summer, I decided that we can't just keep talking about water," he said.

Gadgil and one of his students found that they could develop a device to disinfect drinking water by using ultraviolet light. Their method could produce clean water for what looked like less than a penny per ton of water.

Exposure to ultraviolet light successfully mutates the DNA of bacteria and renders the water-borne pathogens incapable of reproducing. Precise doses of UV doses can deactivate bacteria by disturbing the replication process necessary for proliferation, or even kill the microorganisms altogether.

In addition to low cost, the scientists also had to tackle ecological and mechanical problems.

"We needed to provide affordable water with low failure rates, no moving parts," he said.

The device was designed, built and tested at the lab in Berkeley. SInce then, it has gone through a number of redesigns for improvement and has also been used in field tests in countries around the world.

Revisions have included the introduction of additional safeguards such as increasing the dose of ultraviolet light to increase the amount of bacteria killed as well as regulatory precautions such as making sure that water cannot enter the disinfecting machine unless the proper voltage supply is available.

The danger of an insufficient voltage is that contaminated water could run through the machine, but not be disinfected.

"The machine will cut off if the voltage goes outside of an accepted band," Gadgil said.

Currently, the machine is capable of disinfecting one ton of water per hour at a cost of approximately four to five cents per ton.

The benefits of the low cost and time efficiency of using ultraviolet light make it a good candidate for disinfecting water in developing countries.

Although boiling water is the most effective disinfecting approach, the time and labor involved is not sufficient enough for the demands for water for cooking, drinking and proper sanitation, scientists said.

The reason ultraviolet light is effective in developing countries is that the water, unlike that in the United States, is overwhelmed by large amounts of contamination, versus the miniscule levels in developed countries.

Gadgil's machine is designed to disinfect water directly at its point of use.

Field tests conducted on the machine to measure its performance in Honduras, the Philippines, South Africa and Guererro, Mexico resulted in positive feedback, he said.

"There was some evidence from health clinics that the incidence of diarrhea has dramatically dropped," Gadgil said. Read More....
The Daily Californian

ISP - Modem Failure

Due to ISP Modem failure, yesterday & today, I am unable to post.

As soon as the fault is rectified, I would post again.

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