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 […]
Article Courtesy of Sara Jerome | August 1st, 2016 | Water Online | Published as Educational Material The Californian county of Santa Clara has started tapping into its backup reserves of water, not becuase of drought, but because of massive algal bloom. The district usually relies on water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta during the […]
Article Courtesy of Bruce Finley | July 7th, 2016 | The Denver Post | Published as Educational Material Residents south of Colorado Springs have been expressing fear due to new revelations that the water they’ve been drinking for the past few years was contaminated by PFCs. It was found that many private wells were contaminated, […]
Article courtesy of Fiona Govan | April 12th, 2016 | The Local | Shared as educational material. On Monday, April 18th, it was found that over two thousand Spanish civilians had been treated or hospitalized for stomach bugs. Authorities claim that the source of these contaminants was bottled drinking water, namely from the company Grupo […]
Article courtesy of James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer | April 30th, 2016 | Cleveland.com | Shared as educational material. The Ohio EPA and the City Water Department have caught sight of a heap of toxic sediment lying at the bottom of Lake Erie, moving ever so closer to the pipes that supply drinking water […]
Despite the overwhelmingly clear evidence that providing safer, accessible and more reliable supplies of fresh water leads to healthier populations and economies, millions of people still struggle to access safe drinking water, and more than 840,000 people die each year from poor water, sanitation and hygiene.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently released an online mapping tool—Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters—to provide the public, water system operators, state programs and federal agencies with information about the state of drinking water nationwide.
Drinking water contaminated by wastewater is a potential source of exposure to mammary carcinogens and endocrine disrupting compounds from commercial products and excreted natural and pharmaceutical hormones. These contaminants are hypothesized to increase breast cancer risk. We conducted a case-control study to investigate whether exposure to drinking water contaminated by wastewater increases the risk of breast cancer. Results did not provide evidence of an association between breast cancer and drinking water contaminated by wastewater.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Assoc Prof Dr Maketab Mohamed said the mining had contaminated the people’s drinking water with heavy metals, which were dangerous to consume.
The larger study tested 550 water samples collected from public and private water wells in the north Texas Barnett Shale region over a three-year period and found that the closer a water well is to a fracked gas well, the higher the concentration of contaminants including arsenic, selenium, strontium, and barium. This investigation also found “alarming” levels of benzene, a known carcinogen.
Water treatment plant malfunctions have led to drinking water in the Icelandic village being unfit for drinking straight away.
Many people enjoy collecting and drinking “natural” spring water from springs scattered across north Georgia. The main difference in taste between spring water and water from municipal sources may be the presence of natural minerals, such as calcium, and the lack of chlorination. But just because it tastes better doesn’t mean it is safe to drink, nor does it provide any perceived health benefits. The truth is that these spring water sources are not tested or treated.