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Magnesium, Hard Water, and Health

The risk relationship between hard water and reduced cardiovascular disease is well known, but it's the magnesium portion of the hardness that accounts for most of the beneficial effect. Most Americans consume less than the optimal daily amount of magnesium recommended for good health. Drinking water can be an important contributor, and the uptake of magnesium from drinking water is more efficient than from most dietary components. Even a small (~10 mg/L) consistent lifetime contribution from water can be an important supplement as we age.

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AG International: A Closer and Fresh look at Potassium and Magnesium Roles: To Feed the Plants of Course but also to Save Water   AG International
Magnesium nutrition of crop plants is very often overlooked, forgotten or underestimated in practical agriculture. Even in research programs, magnesium does not receive as much attention as other mineral nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus or potassium. However, the importance of magnesium in plant nutrition is reflected by its exceptional physiological functions and actions in plant cells. 
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MAGNESIUM, DRINKING WATER, & HEALTH
Are you getting enough magnesium to keep yourself healthy?


Magnesium Online Library

"According to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1977) there have been more than 50 studies, in nine countries, that have indicated an inverse relationship between water hardness and mortality from cardiovascular disease. That is, people who drink water that is deficient in magnesium and calcium generally appear more susceptible to this disease. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has estimated that a nation-wide initiative to add calcium and magnesium to soft water might reduce the annual cardiovascular death rate by 150,000 in the United States."

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A Multi-Faceted Approach to Odor Control
for a 28.5-Mile Long Force Main



By Kristen L. Smeby, David S. Ehrhardt, Brian F. Duane Hazen
and Sawyer, P.C.

Upon startup of the 16 km (10-mile) long, 91.4 cm (36 inch) diameter force main between the Alcovy River Pump Station (PS) and the F. Wayne Hill Water Reclamation Facility (FWHWRC), Gwinnett County began receiving odor complaints along the pipeline.

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How Alkalinity Affects Nitrification

The Water Environment Federation’s new Operations Challenge laboratory event will determine alkalinity needs to facilitate nitrification. Operators will evaluate alkalinity and ammonia by analyzing a series of samples similar to those observed in water resource recovery facilities.

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Hazen and Sawyer: City of Columbia 30-Day Full Scale Trial

Generic Brand (Brucite) forced to withdraw on Day 3 Due to"...numberous Operational Challenges and Excessive Dosage Requirements..."

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Magnesium in Biology  

Magnesium is an essential element in biological systems. Magnesium occurs typically as the Mg2+ ion. It is an essential mineral nutrient (i.e., element) for life and is present in every cell type in every organism.

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Wake Up and Smell the Magnesium  

Wall Street Journal | October 31, 2014 | By Joe Queenan
Andrea Bocelli, kale and niacin are all popular. Why not the crucial element of magnesium.
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Facility Selects Magnesium Hydroxide as Alkalinity Supplement

WaterWorld
| October 1, 2012
When choosing an alkali for wastewater treatment, cost, ease of use, safe handling, effective pH control and long-lasting alkalinity should be factored in the selection process. Magnesium hydroxide slurry, an industrial form of "milk of magnesia," can be a competitive alternative, as staff at a municipal wastewater treatment plant on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River discovered in their investigation of alternative alkalis.
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The Nutritional Magnesium Association

 

The mission of the Nutritional Magnesium Association is to disseminate timely and useful information on the subject of nutritional magnesium so as to improve the lives of all people affected by the widespread deficiency of this mineral in our diets and the related health issues associated with this deficiency.

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