What Can We Learn From The Flint Water Crisis

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Understanding the 2016 Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (T.S.C.A)

Written by Swati Meshram, Ph.D., Frank Ramos The 1970s saw a growing awareness of large numbers of chemicals in food and consumer products. The awareness brought to light the concern about the toxicity of these unregulated and untested chemicals coming in contact with humans and the environment. Then the great idea came: let’s regulate and […]

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Lake Pollution By Selenium

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | March 16, 2017 At 1,100 acres, Sutton Lake is home to schools of largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie. Unfortunately, the lake also contains high levels of selenium, as Duke University scientists at the Nicholas School of the Environment showed using results of a study in […]

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Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes Just One Example of Nonpoint Source Pollution

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | January 28, 2017 Plastic pollution plagues the Great Lakes region and is just one example of the difficulty in addressing the source instead of the symptoms. One of the most important aspects in treating water contamination is determining and targeting the source. As author Frank […]

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The Dangers of Chemicals in Household Products

The amount of harmful chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis is nothing short of overwhelming. How can we expect to avoid them all? The sad truth is that we can’t. But, we can take real action towards minimizing our exposure to harmful chemicals. The first step is to build awareness around what is really in the cleaners that we rely upon to keep our homes clean and our families healthy.

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Saltwater Intrusion of Freshwater Aquifers

Scientific Reports published a study in 2015 outlining the impact that global warming is having on a small Virginia island in the Chesapeake Bay. The results stated that Tangier Island will lose the majority of its landmass due to wave-induced erosion and sea-level rise.

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Ingredient for Nuclear Fuel in the Water

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, “roughly 250 miles long and encompassing major cities, up to one in 10 public water systems have raw drinking water with uranium levels that exceed federal and state safety standards, the U.S. Geological Survey has found.

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Aging Pipes Cause Water Problems in St. Joseph, Louisiana

The water crisis currently happening in Flint, Michigan is everyone’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, the town is not alone. While Flint may be in the media spotlight now, there are many other cities nationwide in which water contamination has become a major issue, and sadly, the solutions are too costly for the small communities they afflict.

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Widespread Lead Poisoning in Flint, Michigan

Soon after the transition was made, residents began complaining about the quality of the water, noting its strange color, taste, and smell. With proceeding investigations, it was found that the Flint river, and therefore the water being supplied to the community, was contaminated with almost unprecedented amounts of lead.

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EPA Aluminum Plant in Columbia Falls

In reality, the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company contamination site was deemed significant enough to warrant a federal cleanup program that shoots the site to the top of the priority list.

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Road Salt Effects Ecosystem and Population Health

A study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene found that chloride concentrations exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water-quality criteria at 55 percent and 25 percent of the 168 monitoring locations in northern metropolitan areas from November to April.

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Blood Tests linked to Water Contamination

Before the city’s schools opened, many students were given blood tests to check for contaminants in their bodies. Many of the tests returned positive.

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