No Quiet After the Storms: Pesticides May Present Problems as Endocrine Disruptors

Written by April Day, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | January 5th, 2018 After the Storms, Contaminated Runoff Can Still Threaten Human Health The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season wreaked chaos, pummeling the United States with Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria.1 Even after Hurricane Harvey devastated and killed people, it continued to threaten […]

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Carbon Nanotubes can Remediate Toxic Metals in Water

Written by Hoang Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | December 10th, 2017 Water contamination can occur in many forms; the most prominent water contaminants are toxic metals. Lead was the source of contamination in Flint, Michigan, and the primary component of lead-based paints that have plagued the US for decades, but various […]

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Approach to Reduce Pollutants in Drinking Water

Written by Bhanu Agarwal, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 15th, 2017 Times of the year when water bodies typically exhibit the most visible response to water quality problems is during spring through early fall. Algal blooms can be dramatic and are a result of excess nutrients from fertilizer, wastewater and stormwater runoff. […]

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Industrial Lubricant Could Be Key to Killing Harmful Bacteria in Water

Article courtesy of Staff of Stanford Magazine | October 28th, 2016 | Stanford Magazine | Shared as educational material. A materials science and engineering lab at Stanford University recently issued a paper showing how a certain common industrial lubricant can produce chemicals that kill bacteria in the water. Led by Professor Yi Cui, the scientists […]

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Uses and Safety of Recycled Water

By April Day, Staff Writer for save the Water™ | December 8, 2016 Increases in the human population are putting unprecedented pressures on freshwater resources. Only 2 to 2.5% of the world’s water is fresh. By 2025, an estimated two-thirds of the world will be under stressed water conditions.1 To meet growing demand, the slogan, […]

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Contamination Detection Method Could Better Determine Sources of Pollution

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | December 18, 2016 Water contamination treatment and alleviating the detrimental effects of water contamination are two of the most pressing issues the United States currently faces. Mitigating the effect we have on water–-and the effects water has on us–-is essential to improvements in our communities. […]

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New water treatment technology can seek-and-destroy harmful pathogens

By Kimberly Sung, Associate Director of Education for Save the Water | December 15th, 2016 In recent years, harmful bacteria like Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) have been responsible for high-profile outbreaks of illness and even death. Though cases of infection often arise from food sources, further investigation reveals contaminated water as […]

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Uranium Contamination of Water in the United States

Abandoned uranium mines continue to contaminate water sources, posing health risks to Native American communities. By Suraj Rajendran, Research Project Leader for Save The Water™ | November 10, 2016 It’s common that in the times following one water crisis, others are overshadowed and often forgotten. One of these forgotten water issues is the contamination in […]

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Methane Gas Contamination has City Taking Water Tests

Article Courtesy of Larry Gavin | November 16th, 2016 | Evanston Round Table | Published as Educational Material Awareness about the safety of drinking water is rising through people. Residents of James Park neighborhood, Illinois, were concerned that methane gas is becoming concentrated and pressurized fewer than 60 feet and exceeding safety level for drinking […]

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New Detection Method for Human-Made Chemicals

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 21, 2016 Many Americans envision water pollutants as toxic sludge seeping from industrial wastelands, but that is simply not the entire truth. While industrial runoff contributes to the pollution of lake and river ecosystems, much of water pollution lies in aspects we wouldn’t associate […]

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Firefighting Foam Studies by Air Force Show PFOA Pollution in Water

Article Courtesy of Jakob Rodgers | November 8th, 2016 | The Gazette | Published as Educational Material New revelations are arising that the Air Force ignored past studies describing the harms of PFOA pollution in water. The Air Force had not done anything to recognize the danger of firefighting foam (a PFOA containing material) till […]

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Yale School of Public Health Analysis Identifies Fracking and Its Effects on Water Systems in the US

Article Courtesy of Amy Xiong | November 8th, 2016 | Yale News | Published as Educational Material A recent analysis identified 55 known, probable or possible human carcinogens determined to be potential water or air pollutants from the fracking process. The article shows ongoing research and analysis of about 1,300 fracking-related pollutants and contaminants present […]

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