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California drought's first-ever statewide water restrictions: Fresh water advocate warns not to restrict drinking water

Fresh water is essential to human health, must remain available and affordable says Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio host

Hear the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network and Apple iTunesp

The recently announced California water use restrictions are badly needed in light of the state's ongoing worst ever drought and minimal winter snow pack.* However, according to fresh water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne, the state must also assure that fresh water essential to human survival - drinking, personal hygiene and food production - remains affordable and readily available.

Drinking water shortages normal in much of world, US is not immune, warns fresh water advocate

*Hill, Taylor, "California residents face first ever mandatory water restrictions but farmers are off the hook," via Yahoo News, April 1, 2015. www.mandatory drought restrictions

Kleyne will discuss the California drought and Governor Jerry Brown's recent fresh water restrictions on her upcoming Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show of April 6, 2015. For the live show and podcasts of past shows, go to

The syndicated radio show, hosted by Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented broadcast is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, a global research and technology center founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature's Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center's signature product for dry and dehydrated eyes.

The human body is 70 percent water by volume, Kleyne explains, and 99 percent water by number of molecules (water molecules are very small). Every function of every structure and cell in the body requires the constant intake of new water and expulsion of used water. The body obtains new water either through dinking or via surface absorption of atmospheric water vapor. Too little water intake can cause the body to become dehydrated, which can potentially impact nearly every body function

During a drought, explains Kleyne, Earth's surface and the atmosphere become abnormally warm and dry. Under these conditions, the body surface, instead of absorbing water, loses water to evaporation. During a drought, it is necessary to make up for this loss by increasing one's fresh water intake.

Personal hygiene, hand washing and bathing are also have added importance during a drought, says Kleyne, because they wash away disease bacteria and viruses and also help hydrate the body. Hygiene is especially important if the body's immune system becomes compromised due to dehydration.

Despite the drought, in Kleyne's view, fresh water for hydration, hygiene and food production must remain affordable and readily available to everyone. Kleyne believes that even with the extreme recent shortages, there is enough fresh water already in the system to potentially meet these minimal requirements - if the water is managed intelligently.

Just as the body and atmosphere depend on water recycling, says Kleyne, recycling should also be a major component of water supply management. With full water recycling, instead of importing fresh water from the mountains or from other states, water would theoretically need to be imported only once. In recycling, after the water is used, sewage waste water is reprocessed and distributed again as fresh, clean, drinkable water.

More and more California water districts are turning to recycling, according to Kleyne, notably the Orange County and Santa Clara Valley Water Districts. At present, although recycling saves millions of gallons a day, it still only constitutes a small percentage of the total fresh water usage. Water conservation, recapture and storage are keys to the success of any recycling program.

Kleyne advises that everyone drink a minimum of eight glasses of pure fresh water per day. Water is most beneficial when ingested in full glasses rather than sipped and Kleyne suggests starting the day with two full glasses of water. Juice and tea, while excellent food choices, are not counted towards the eight glasses. Water containing large amounts of sugar, caffeine, sodium or alcohol are dehydrating. Children ten or under should drink half their body weight in ounces per day. ©2015 Bio-Logic Aqua Research. All rights reserved.

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