Monthly Archives: July 2014

Bismuth

One hair nutrient analysis on hair of a woman showed extremely high Bismuth. The woman has problems with walking, standing and her joints hurt. By searching on the internet I found that Bi is used in mineral moisturizers, and also in hair dye.  Even though there was no color on the hair I used for analysis, since I only take hair that has grown since the last time the hair was dyed, the level was high. This indicates that Bi is circulating in her body. The skin of the woman was brown-grey, also possibly indicating the presence of Bi in the skin.

IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Lisbon, 21-16 September 2014

In September I will present the new book “Drinking water minerals and mineral balance –importance, health significance, safety precautions” in Lisbon. I am the editor. In connection to the book a new blog has been initiated by Ania Grobicki, Global Water Partnership: http://globalwaterpartnership.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/minerals-in-water-a-win-win-issue-for-public-health/

Co-writers are: Frantisek Kozisek, Czech Republic, Professor Asher Brenner, Israel, PhD Student Dragana Jovanovic, Serbia, Professor emeritus Bengt Nihlgård, Sweden, Professor emeritus Olle Selinus, Sweden, PhD Larry Russell, USA, Professor Kenneth M Persson, Sweden, M.Sc Vasant Soni, India, and Assos. Prof Margherita Ferrante, Italy.

Nordic Water 2014, XXVIII Nordic Hydrological Conference, KTH, Stockholm, 11-13 August, 2014.

On this conference I will have an oral presentation on the topic: “The need for re-mineralization of drinking water after treatment with Reverse Osmosis”. RO water is totally demineralized and comparable to distilled water or rain water, which is unsuitable for consumption, since it will drain the body of minerals, due to the fact that osmotic balance is always the aim for the body.

The presentation is in cooperation with PhD Frantisek Kozisek, National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic, and Professor Asher Brenner, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

Chitoclean.eu

The last meeting in the project ”Enhanced chitin-based biosorbents for drinking water purification “, which started in 2012 will be held in Konya, Turkey, 22-24 July, 2014. My part is to evaluate the mineral content and mineral balance after treatment with Chiosan to eliminate heavy metals, medicines, hormones, humic acids, bacteria etc. So far, the results are promising; the minerals are preserved, as at least the hardness of the water doesn’t change through the process.

Dricksvattenteknik –från grundvatten till hälsosamt kranvatten, 7,5 p, kurskod: AE178V (Drinking water engineering –from groundwater to healthy tap water) http://www.kth.se/student/kurser/kurs/AE178V

Kursen hölls på Campus Roslagen den 9-13 juni 2014. Den var mycket uppskattad av de 24 studenter som deltog, av sammanlagt över 120 sökande. Kursen kommer att gå av stapeln även nästa år; samma plats och ungefär samma tid. Troligen kommer den även att ges under hösten som en betalkurs i Vattencentrum Norrtäljes regi.

Vad händer med hårmineraler och hälsa vid övergång från grundvatten, egna brunnar, till Omvänd Osmsos-vatten på Möja, Stockholms skärgård.

Prof. Gunnar jacks och jag har erhållit startpengar för en studie på vattenmineraler, hårmineraler och hälsa bland boende på Möja i samband med övergång från eget brunnsvatten till Omvänd Osmos-vatten, men re-mineralisering.

Tjugo permanentboende på ön kommer att få leverera ett vattenprov, ett hårprov samt fylla i en hälsoenkät innan de kopplas på Omvänd Osmosvatten. Alla proverna ska analyseras på ett 40-tal mineraler och toxiska joner och metaller; pH, konduktivitet, färgtal (Pt), NO3, NO2, NH4, Cl, HCO3, SO4, TOC, PO4, total hårdhet (°dH), samt lukt, samtliga vid KTH. Vid Acts Lab, Kanada, analyseras Ag, Al, As, B, Ba, Be, Bi, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, F, Fe, Ga, Ge, I, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se, Sn, Sr, Th, Ti, U, V, W, Zn, Zr på ICP-OES och ICP-MS.