The Toxic Legacy of Uranium Mining on Navajo Land: The Disproportionate Struggle of Indigenous People and Water
By Rachel Porter, Publishing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | March 18, 2019 The 1950s in the United States. A time of American baseball and Jackie Robinson. Of Elvis Presley and rock n’ roll. And of atomic energy and uranium mining. Seemingly overnight, the nuclear arms race of the Cold War sparked a […]
By Rose Delaney, Staff Writer & Researcher for Save The Water™ | November 17, 2018 In recent months, Florida beachgoers have been left disheartened. The sunshine state’s once year-round, glistening shores are now subject to frequent occurrences of red tide. What is Red Tide? Red tide is not a new or radical phenomenon. In fact, […]
Water is the source of life for all living things on this planet. However, it has become a breeding ground for pathogenic microorganisms and intestinal parasites in most developing countries. People around the world have heard the term “Montezuma’s revenge,” a common gastrointestinal illness caused by drinking unsanitary water in Mexico.
With the public outcry against BPA growing, many manufactures have abandoned it in favor of Bisphenol S (BPS), a BPA alternative. In 2006, Appleton, the largest manufacturer of thermal papers in North America switched from BPA to BPS.  Research has shown that BPS also interferes with the way cells respond to estrogen nearly mimicking BPA.  With BPA leaving our daily life and BPS entering, what can be done?
Contaminated water education:
Hazard emphasized: Arsenic.Arsenic has long been known as a poison. Whether arsenic has an effect on health depends on the route, dose (how much), and duration (how long) of exposure.
The theme of the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) is “Hazardous Waste Risk and Remediation in the Southwest.” Our goals are to address the health effects of contaminants of concern in the U.S. Southwest (and Mexico border), and to characterize, contain, and re-mediate hazardous waste sites.
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