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Should we be concerned about the quality of our drinking water? Absolutely, according to Ingram. In these days of heightened environmental concern, more people will be investigating their water supply. In layperson's terms, Ingram discusses potential pollutants and their sources. He mentions water testing but questions its usefulness as results are often unreliable. He offers ideas for reducing pollutants in the home water supply without spending alot of money and discusses virtually all the possible alternatives, from purchasing bottled water to using a home treatment system. Ingram outlines various water purification systems with details of how each one works and the advantages and disadvantages of each. He quotes prices; these will be outdated quickly but could at least be used for comparative purposes. Less technical than John Stewart's Drinking Water Hazards (LJ 7/90), Ingram's book is addressed to general audiences. Not all readers will share this level of interest in drinking water, but for those who do, this volume is infor mative.
- Deborah Emerson , Monroe Community Coll. Lib., Rochester, N.Y.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Drinking eight glasses of water a day may take inches off your waistline, but it could also take years off your lifeline. According to Colin Ingram, a scientific researcher/writer of 30 years, chances are you have poor quality drinking water flowing from your faucet. Water treatment today is focused on short-term health risks, instead of long-term health effects; no one knows what is a safe level of water pollution for any individual-not government health officials, not scientists, not doctors. The Drinking Water Book is a complete guide to safe drinking water. Colin's goal is to illuminate the potential problems of water, and to provide working solutions. He identifies the different kinds of pollutants, how to find out what's in your water, how purifiers work or don't work, and compares all types of bottled water. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by SH --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Celestial Arts; 2 edition (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587612577
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587612572
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Colin Ingram has been a professional writer/editor for more than forty-five years. Over this time he has authored and co-authored more than 30 books and edited and contributed to an additional 200. The topics have ranged from science and technology to spirituality, self-development, business and finance, biography, nutrition, history, health and fitness, and traditional and holistic medicine.
Additionally he has been a meditation teacher, past Director of the American Meditation Society and university lecturer on such topics as the psycho-biology of consciousness.
Here is a partial listing of some of the books Mr. Ingram has authored, co-authored or edited.
* After We Die: An Extraordinary Description of the Afterlife -- One of the most audacious, detailed and stunning accounts ever written about what happens after we die. RDR Publishers (Author).
* From the Hearts of Men -- A powerful, gripping anthology of revelations by men from all walks of life. Simon & Shuster (Editor and contributor).
* The Drinking Water Book, A Complete Guide to Safe Drinking Water -- The most comprehensive and authoritative book on this subject. Random House (Author).
* Voices from the Womb -- Dramatized case histories of adult hypnotic regression to the prenatal state, demonstrating the intelligence and awareness of the unborn infant. Aslan Press (Editor).
* Invisible Means of Support--A Tribute to Joseph Campbell -- The true story of a celebrity surgeon's mystical journey to self-discovery. Golden Gate Press (Co-author).
* Awake Again! -- A dramatic autobiography of a head injury victim from coma to wholeness, with a foreword by Wayne Dyer. WRS Publishing (Editor).
* Fables for Meditators -- A collection of original fables dealing with higher consciousness and spiritual development. Monterey Pacific Institute. (Author)
* Awake Again! -- A dramatic autobiography of a head injury victim from coma to wholeness, with a foreword by Wayne Dyer. WRS Publishing (Editor).
* Doc's Lab: Myths and Legends of Cannery Row -- The life and times of John Steinbeck, Ed Ricketts and the Doc's Lab gang, recalled by those who were there. PBL Press, Monterey, CA (Editor).
* Preparing Your Family to Manage Wealth--A Comprehensive Guide to Estate Planning and Building a Family Team -- A practical guidebook for teaching your children how to responsibly use family assets. Monterey Pacific Institute (Co-Author).
* The Hypoglycemia and Diabetes Wellness Guide -- Provides information on how to live with a blood sugar disorder and feel great! Body Care Publications (Editor).
* Forgotten People -- True stories of residents of a convalescent home, showing that they are not gray, shapeless people, but individuals with definite interests, talents, passions and knowledge that enrich our own lives when we allow them to share. RDR Publishers (Editor).
* Forging the New Fathers -- This provocative work leads the reader into a new vision of fatherhood, rarely spoken or heard, where men are trying and succeeding at becoming exceptional dads. Harmonia Press (Editor and contributor).
* 50-50 At 50 -- A true story of the unusual and dramatic events that cause a successful businessman to devote his time, money and energy to helping others and generating minor miracles in settings where they are badly needed! Pacific Rim Publishers (Editor).
* The Proactive Path -- Very successful people are very successful not because of what they have learned or how smart or determined they are, but how they use their minds! A how-to guide for potential high achievers. Monterey Pacific Publishing (Editor and contributor).
* Pick One: Ways You Can Help the World, the Nation, Your Region and Your Community -- A guidebook that tells the truth about charities, both known and unknown; which ones are effective, which are efficient, and which will really help the causes that you strongly believe in. RDR Publishers (Author).

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Husband is very pleased with the book.
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IN CONCLUSION: If you're looking for a great way to learn about the basics of water and the different methods of filtering it, then this is a great book to start with.
T Payne
This book provided clear, easy-to-understand answers to my questions.
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By "chrisindenver" on March 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is well named, since it is the definitive book on drinking water. It includes extensive information on water contaminants, water testing, bottled water, and home purification systems. The information is well-researched, easy to read, and well-formatted, with simple charts and diagrams supplementing the text where necessary. I bought several books on drinking water at the same time, and this one was clearly superior to all the others. Don't waste time and money; buy this book first!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Lynne Leahy on January 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is the best published guide to water treatment options. Colin has research and compared all types of technolgy for safe drinking water and his unbiased reference guide is good for every health consious consumer.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Excellent, specific, detailed information which you can use to make real decisions about your drinking water. How to purify it, what types of equipment are best to use for your problems, and where to turn to for help -- they're all covered. The book is very clearly written, and even when the subject matter turns technical, it doesn't take someone with a PhD in water to understand the explanation.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Tenebrous on June 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is a primer for those interested in obtaining better quality drinking water. If you've spent ten hours or more researching the subject, this book won't radically alter your worldview. However, what it does do well is fill in the cracks. It features pages of distributors and suppliers; it discusses in depth the various types of filters and why they work; it does feature some interesting tidbits (faucet-mounted filters are largely ineffective!). This book only confirmed the direction I was going in -- to get a three-step desktop filter, the best that you can do without moving up to a distillation system.

On the negative side, occasionally the writer reveals a hypochondriac's fixation with germs and gives vent to his pro-regulatory biases. On the positive side, the book is short, eminently readable, and gives a solid overview of the subject with a few new nuggets of knowledge.

In short, useful, but not mandatory.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Richard R. Blake TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
Colin Ingram pulls the reader into his book by offering "Ten Quick Tips" to "wet" your appetite for the valuable detailed information that follows.

Ingram, who has years of experience as a scientific writer, articulates with clarity in this comprehensive guide to the importance of pure drinking water for maintaining optimum health. The chapter on water pollutants and the risk to health was startling. There is a logical order to the book as the next chapter deals with water testing and finding out what is in your water, and the best drinking water for good health. I was amazed to discover the various sources of commercial water suppliers and the number and variety of their products.

Several chapters deal with water purifiers and how they work. They include information on filters, distillers, alternative methods, and suggestions for combining types of purifiers. Ingram included suggestions on how to evaluate these systems, types of installations, a cost comparison of purifiers, and a comparison of the cost of bottled water versus that of a purifier.

I found the chapter summaries and author's recommendations especially helpful. He not only introduced primary and alternative methods, and combinations of purifiers, but also pros and cons of various views being expounded by vendors, environmentalists, and politicians.

The appendix, glossary, and index add to this compact, comprehensive manual on how to insure you are drinking safer water.

This is an important, informative, guidebook, calling for imperative action steps to do something about the water you are drinking.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T Payne on November 21, 2010
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I liked this book because he got the point rather quickly and related it to me and my life fairly well. It answers a lot of questions and in a way that made me basically trust his opinions. There are literally countless books and "authorities" out there that claim to tell you what water is healthy and what isn't. But if you dig deeper you will find that in most cases, there is some ulterior motive hidden in there - usually to sell you something beyond the information you thought you were getting. This author, from everything I could tell, is the real deal. He is actually telling you about what is known up to this point without a specific agenda.

So why not 5 stars? Because although he is thorough, there are still other types of water out there he doesn't cover. For example, I have a neighbor that drinks from a machine that alkalinizes his water. He believes high pH water is good for you and he has a machine that does it for him. Well I thought I knew it all after reading this book and then realized there are more ways to treat water out there than the author goes into. So this is not the last book you'll need to read, only a very good start.

Also, there is a glaring omission about Bisphenol A (BPA). This is a relatively new concern with water and foods that come into contact with plastics. Apparently, some plastics emit this chemical but the author does not really talk about how this impacts many of the water filtration methods out there. For example, he says reverse osmosis removes `such and such' chemicals but doesn't specifically mention BPA. And what's more, he doesn't address the fact that the very filters that are removing the toxins are made of plastic themselves and may potentially re-contaminate water with a chemical it never had to begin with!
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