Solving Clean Water Challenges a Drop at a Time

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Good, clean water. It’s a basic necessity shared by families everywhere. Unfortunately, billions worldwide lack access to the safe water many others take for granted. In fact, contaminated water supplies are the leading cause of illness for millions of children globally.

The Nature’s Own Global Water Fund was created to address this dire situation by financially assisting non-profit humanitarian organizations that provide fresh water to those in need worldwide. Filtration and purification systems are installed, wells are built and farms are irrigated through a vast multinational effort coordinated among multiple agencies, corporations and millions of concerned citizens.

There is a way you can join in the effort. By purchasing any Nature’s Own Water Care product, you’re helping to make a contribution to the generous groups that keep healthy drinking water flowing to those who need it most. It’s all part of the commitment by Nature’s Own to improve water supplies throughout the world.

Designed to return the water in your home to the clean, clear state nature intended, Nature’s Own transforms water conditioning into water care, replacing traditional water conditioning products with pure, high-grade elements. The resulting water is more pure, tastier and gentler on your clothing and appliances than ordinary household water. Additionally, water treated with Nature’s Own soothes and rejuvenates the body.

Nature’s Own offers four distinct water care products, each designed with the unique needs of every home in mind. For families looking to add more potassium to their diet, Nature’s Own Potassium Cubes offers a healthy alternative to traditional sodium products. Potassium Enriched Cubes comprise an exclusive patented formula that offers a healthy balance of potassium and sodium, while protecting clothing and appliances.

Sodium Chloride Cubes with Resin Clean and Sodium Chloride Cubes with Rust Fighter extend water softener life, increase appliance efficiency and keep hair and skin free of mineral byproducts. All four products are safe for use in any water softener.

Nature’s Own is dedicated to making clean, clear water a reality for everyone. Visit www.naturesownwatercare.com to learn more about how you can help make a difference.

Is Hard Water Pouring Money Down the Drain?

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Hard water costs the average American family well over $2,200 a year. And 85 percent of American households have hard water.

Hard water is caused by a buildup of calcium and magnesium that water picks up from sediment and rock before entering the home. The higher the amounts of these dissolved minerals, the harder the water. Hard water reduces the lifespan and effectiveness of appliances, increases energy usage, results in dingy laundry and dishes and damages skin and hair.

One of the simplest and least expensive ways to test for hard water in your home is to use a water hardness test strip. Nature’s Own Water Care offers a free kit that measures the grains of hardness per gallon, which in turn establishes the hardness in water. Once hard water is confirmed, the most effective and efficient way to remove dissolved calcium and magnesium and other impurities is by using a water softener regenerated regularly with Nature’s Own quality water care products.

Nature’s Own transforms water conditioning into water care, replacing traditional water conditioning products with a blend of pure, high-grade elements designed to return the water in your home to its natural state of purity. The resulting water is purer, tastier and gentler on your body and clothing than ordinary household tap water. Appliances run more efficiently and last longer.

Nature’s Own offers four distinct water care products, each designed with the unique needs of every home in mind. Sodium Chloride Cubes with Resin Clean and Sodium Chloride Cubes with Rust Fighter extend water softener life, increase appliance efficiency and keep hair and skin free of mineral by-products.

For families looking to add more potassium to their diet, Nature’s Own Potassium Cubes are an alternative to traditional sodium products. Additionally, Potassium Enriched Cubes offer a healthy balance of potassium and sodium, while protecting clothing and appliances.

To learn more about minerals in tap water and order your free Hard Water Test Kit, visit www.naturesownwatercare.com.

Is Hard Water Eroding Your Budget?

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Rusty, calcified pipes and water heaters cost families money on reduced water-flow efficiency and repairs. The culprit? Hard water. And it affects 85 percent of U.S. homes.

Hard water is caused by a buildup of calcium and magnesium, which water picks up from sediment and rock before entering your home. The more of these dissolved minerals your tap water contains, the harder the water. Hard water can lead to scaling and rust on plumbing fixtures and pipes and reduce the lifespan and effectiveness of appliances. Additionally, soaps and detergents lather poorly with hard water, so family members use more than needed. It all adds up to household funds going down the drain.

To combat the costly effects of hard water, Nature’s Own Sodium Chloride Cubes with Resin Clean and Nature’s Own Sodium Chloride Cubes with Rust Fighter were specifically developed to transform water conditioning to water care. Developed to return hard water to the clean, clear state of purity nature intended, they provide multiple benefits for home, health and the environment.

Nature’s Own Sodium Chloride Cubes with Rust Fighter is specially formulated to protect pipes and appliances from discoloration and mineral buildup, which can lead to higher energy use, costly repairs and maintenance. Nothing works harder to remove residue and help household appliances last longer and operate more efficiently.

Nature’s Own Sodium Chloride Cubes with Resin Clean helps extend the life of water softeners by keeping resin beads cleaner, longer. The result is purer water, which leads to softer skin and hair and brighter clothes, and significantly cuts detergent and soap use by up to 55 percent. Less detergent means fewer harmful chemicals and carbon emissions are released into the environment. A priceless benefit we can all enjoy.

Made with high-purity salt, both products are safe for use in any softener. They’re two in the complete line of Nature’s Own water care products, all designed with the unique needs of every home in mind. Visit naturesownwatercare.com to learn which product is right for you.

Children Benefit From Seeing Sealife

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – When it comes to entertaining a child, it’s hard to beat what nature has to offer. Most kids love taking nature walks and trips to aquariums and zoos, and parents can rest easy knowing that these sorts of trips have an educational impact.

Why should parents make sure that their kids see the natural world? Consider the following:

– Studies show that children with access to nature suffer from less depression and stress, and are less likely to develop obesity. Exposure to nature may also boost kids’ attention spans, making them better learners.

– Seeing nature makes children more interested in the outside world. According to one report, most eight-year-old kids can identify more cartoon characters than wild animals.

– When children experience wildlife firsthand, they can better understand why conservation is important and how even the actions of land-locked states can help or harm the environment.

Regardless of where you live or vacation, there are many opportunities for children to see wildlife up close. Take sea turtles for example: according to Oceana, an international organization that focuses on ocean conservation, the United States is home to six species of sea turtles, all of which are in danger of extinction.

Unlike many ocean creatures, which require a boat or scuba gear for viewing, sea turtles are easily accessible. Children in landlocked states can see them in aquariums, while children with access to coastlines may be able to see sea turtles in the wild.

Some state and national parks lead moonlit nature walks, where children can see female sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach. Female sea turtles go into trances when they lay their eggs, so under a ranger’s supervision, children can come within a few feet of a wild sea turtle. Children can also often see wild sea turtles swimming in locations like Florida, Texas and Hawaii. People of all ages are more likely to want to help save sea turtles once they’ve seen one up close.

For more information, visit www.oceana.org.

Families Look to Tap More From Their Water

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – As more families become conscious of the importance of proper nutrition, they are seeking ways to proactively improve their overall health and wellness. It’s a quest that many are finding begins at home.

With that in mind, a new line of water care products have been created that turn ordinary household tap water into a healthy source of natural hydration and provide potassium, a naturally occurring mineral essential to wellness both inside the body and out.

Nature’s Own Potassium Cubes and Potassium Enriched Cubes restore water to the wholesome, holistic state of purity nature intended, with a blend of pure, high-grade elements for health, home and the environment.

Our bodies need a consistent flow of potassium, but we can’t produce it. Too little of this vital mineral can throw off the body’s natural rhythm, possibly leading to or contributing to poor circulation, hypertension, chronic fatigue, diabetes and a lower overall sense of well-being.

Nature’s Own Potassium Cubes help in meeting the average daily requirement of potassium (2,000 to 3,000 milligrams daily), essential in aiding blood pressure regulation, heart function and muscle building. Proper potassium intake is also crucial for the elimination of wastes and promotes faster healing of cuts, bruises and other injuries. In addition to the health benefits, the cubes are better for the world we live in, providing the essential potassium that lawns and houseplants need to thrive.

Potassium Enriched Cubes are another health-conscious alternative to traditional water conditioners. The exclusive, patented formula offers a healthy balance of potassium and sodium, helping the body to maintain its natural equilibrium. This unique blend is also environmentally friendly, keeps hair and skin free of mineral byproducts, and protects clothing, dishes, plumbing and appliances.

Potassium Cubes and Potassium Enriched Cubes are two in the complete line of Nature’s Own water care products, all designed with the unique needs of every home in mind.

Families who are concerned with proper mineral levels in tap water are encouraged to visit naturesownwatercare.com to learn more about Nature’s Own water care products.

There’s a Reason They Call it “The Great Outdoors”

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – The world has changed -; Wii has replaced “Wheeeee!” Tweeting is no longer for the birds, and Blackberries aren’t for picking on a warm summer afternoon. Kids today spend twice as much time indoors than their counterparts two decades ago.

But technology can be a great ally for families who want to spend more time in nature.

NatureFind, National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) recently redesigned and re-launched online search tool, helps modern kids discover old-fashioned outdoor fun. NatureFind (www.nwf.org/naturefind) is a part of NWF’s Be Out There campaign, a mom-led movement to raise happier, healthier children with a lifelong appreciation for nature.

NatureFind users can search by city, state or zip code to access outdoor adventures nationwide, including nature activities and events, trails, aviaries, wildlife preserves, regional parks, zoos and campsites. With NatureFind, families get detailed information that will help them explore nature up to 500 miles away or right around the corner.

The next puddle-jumping excursion or fishing trip with grandpa is just a few clicks away. “NatureFind makes spending time outside easy for families,” says Rebecca Garland, Executive Director of NWF’s Be Out There campaign. “It puts the benefits of the great outdoors as close as your fingertips.”

The benefits of green time to children’s minds and bodies can be seen immediately by the experts -; their moms. “When we go outside, my kids become their best selves. Gone are the petty arguments about whose turn it is to go first or what to do next.

Suddenly the kids are creative, digging in the dirt, picking up worms, jumping and laughing,” says Be Out There mom Renee Limon, co-founder of EnviroMom.com and Portland mother of two girls, ages 5 and 7.

Each of the more than 9,200 locations and 30,000 events in the NatureFind database is accurately confirmed by a member of the NatureFind staff.

Hundreds of new locations and events are added daily.

To get started on your next family outdoor adventure, go to www.nwf.org/naturefind.

New Healthy, Eco-Friendly Alternative to Bottled Water

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – It’s no secret that the use of bottled water among the public has been skyrocketing recently as concerns over the purity of household tap water continue to grow. With this rise in the sales of water in plastic containers have also come many adverse environmental side effects, as well as some looming health concerns about the chemicals found in these plastic bottles.

As a smarter, healthier and more eco-friendly alternative to bottled water, a new line of water care products have been created that turn ordinary tap water into a healthy source of natural hydration. Nature’s Own Water Care products transform water conditioning into water care, replacing traditional water-conditioning products with a blend of pure, high-grade elements designed to return the water in your home to its natural state of purity. The resulting water is purer, tastier and gentler on your clothing and appliances than ordinary household tap water. Additionally, water treated with Nature’s Own soothes and rejuvenates the body.

With the need for bottled water gone, there’s the added benefit of a reduction in the millions of tons of plastic dumped in U.S. landfills each year, not to mention a dramatic reduction in unhealthy phthalate that can sometimes leech into bottled water from the plastic.

A Product for Every Need

Nature’s Own offers four distinct water care products, each designed with the unique needs of every home in mind. For families concerned about their sodium intake, Nature’s Own Potassium Cubes offer a health-conscious alternative to traditional sodium products. Potassium is a naturally occurring element that is fundamental to a healthy diet and is also less damaging to the environment. The Potassium Enriched Cubes use a patented formula that offers a healthy balance of potassium and sodium while protecting clothing and appliances.

Sodium Chloride Cubes with Resin Clean and Sodium Chloride Cubes with Rust Fighter, designed to extend water softener life, and keep hair and skin free of mineral byproducts, are also offered. All four products are safe for use in any water softener.

Families who are concerned with the quality of their tap water are encouraged to visit nasalt.com to learn more about Nature’s Own and healthier, eco-friendly alternatives to bottled water. For more information, they should contact the Environmental Protection Agency.