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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.