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Winter Preparedness: What’s the Difference Between a Winter Weather Advisory, Watch and Warning?

Winter weather can be unpredictable, and conditions can deteriorate quickly. As you prepare for winter weather this year, make sure you understand terms used by the National Weather Service and local meteorologists. Common Winter Weather Terms Winter Weather Advisory- Issued when conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. If caution is used, these situations [...]

December 18th, 2020|Education|



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Dam Failures Force Thousands to Evacuate in Michigan

Central Michigan Experiences Historic Flooding About 10,000 residents about 140 miles north of Detroit were forced to evacuate after two dams failed Wednesday. Midland, Michigan, downstream from the dams, is home to a large Dow chemical facility and a Superfund toxic waste cleanup site. The state of Michigan has received heavy rainfall this week—as much as half of a [...]

May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Berkey® News|

3 Ways to Know You’re Getting Authentic Berkey® Products

There’s no substitute for Berkey® quality! Here are 3 tips to make sure you’re getting the real thing. Buy Only From Authorized Berkey® Dealers Each Authorized Berkey® Dealer provides the highest levels of customer service—before, during and after the sale. They sell only authentic Berkey® products that are designed and manufactured by NMCL. [...]

May 12th, 2020|Categories: Berkey® News|

Above-Average 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

2020 Forecast Highlights The Colorado State University hurricane forecast is a good reminder to prepare now. CSU researchers are predicting 16 named storms (12.1 average from 1981-2010), 8 hurricanes (6.4 average) and 4 major hurricanes (2.7 average) for the Atlantic basin in 2020. The forecast also listed probabilities for a major hurricane to make landfall on specific [...]

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Water Alerts|

Big Berkey® System Named Top Pick

Big Berkey® System Stands Apart Noted preparedness website recently published an in-depth guide on choosing a home water filtration system, along with an extensive review of the best systems currently on the market. Not surprisingly, the Big Berkey® system was named as their favorite. The Big Berkey® system earned praise for its portability (a must for [...]

April 20th, 2020|Categories: Berkey® News|

Unsafe Levels of PFASs In Drinking Water Pose Health Risks, Study Says

Higher-than-recommended concentrations of industrial chemicals known as PFASs have been found in American drinking water, according to a 2016 study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been linked to cancer, obesity, hormone suppression and high cholesterol. The highest levels of PFASs were found near industrial sites, military bases and wastewater treatment plants. The [...]

January 30th, 2020|Categories: Water Alerts|

Quakes Rock Puerto Rico for Second Day in a Row

Early-Morning Earthquake Awakens Residents A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday, damaging buildings and causing a widespread power blackout. The earthquake was centered in the southwest part of the island, about 8 miles from Ponce, Puerto Rico’s second largest city. The quake was followed by a 6.0-magnitude aftershock about three hours later, along with a [...]

January 7th, 2020|Categories: Water Alerts|

Fluoride: It’s In The News Again

Study Raises Questions About Fluoridation A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that higher levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with lower levels of IQ in some children. While more research is needed on the topic, the study did note that “these findings indicate the possible need to reduce fluoride intake during pregnancy.” Know [...]

August 29th, 2019|Categories: Water Alerts|

Study: Humans Consume a Credit Card-Size Amount of Plastic Weekly

A new study commissioned by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) and led by researchers at the University of Newcastle, Australia found that humans are eating about 5 grams of microplastics each week, or about the weight of a credit card. That adds up to more than 250 grams annually. For comparison, a small paper clip weighs about [...]

July 1st, 2019|Categories: Water Alerts|

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