Geese Die from Toxic Contaminated Water from Copper Mine

Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | January 26th, 2017 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. After landing on a pit filled with toxic mining water from a former copper mine, over 3,000 geese died. The area is part of the United States’ largest Superfund site. The birds were blown off course by a […]

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San Ysidro School District Find Lead in Drinking Water

Article courtesy of Staff of CBS News 8 Team | February 8th, 2017 | CBS8.com | Shared as educational material. In San Ysidro School District, just south of San Diego, California, one school’s water samples showed that faucets contaminated water with “slightly heightened levels of lead, copper, and bacteria.” The school district informed parents that […]

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Texas Cities Worry About Possible Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Staff of Shannon Brooks | January 26th, 2017 | The Examiner | Shared as educational material. In Texas, the Community Water Systems has provided people in Sawmill Addition with water that exceeds regulatory limits for arsenic. In high concentrations, arsenic is poisonous. In low concentrations for extended time periods, arsenic may cause […]

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Lake Michigan and Other Great Lakes Suffer from Plastic Pollution

Article courtesy of the Dyer Oxley | December 15th, 2016 | MyNorthwest.com Writer | Shared as educational material. Researchers at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology estimate that the total plastic annually entering the Great Lakes system is nearly 10,000 metric tons, or 22 million pounds. Lake Michigan suffers half the pollution because of high […]

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Lab Mice Contaminate Water Around Dartmouth College

Article courtesy of Michael Casey | December 28th, 2016 | Burlington Free Times | Shared as educational material. Authorities warn that neighbors of Dartmouth University may be vulnerable to water that has been contaminated. For years, Dartmouth College has been using lab mice and other small animals for science experiments, disposing them in a certain […]

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Manatees Begin to Face Pollution Problems Again

Article courtesy of Staff of Craig Pittman | July 6th, 2016 | Tampa Bay Times | Shared as educational material. From 2012 to 2015, 158 manatees (along with many pelicans and dolphins) died in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon, which was once known as the most diverse ecosystem in America. This disturbing trend halted last summer, […]

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Pennsylvania Residents Face Post Fracking Pollution

Article courtesy of Staff of Maryam Jameel | July 6th, 2016 | wnpr | Shared as educational material. Southern Pennsylvania residents has been experiencing problems with their water wells. The water gives off a strange odor and emanates a yellow color. What’s more, the water carries sand that clogs the faucets in many homes in […]

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Brain Eating Amoeba Contaminate Whitewater System

Article courtesy of Samantha Finch | July 4th, 2016 | Parent Herald | Shared as educational material. High levels of the brain-eating amoeba, named Naegleria fowleri, were found at a water park in North Carolina. The main suspect for the appearance of the dangerous organism, according to The Center for Disease and Prevention, is the […]

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Public Meeting Held to Address Water Contamination Questions

Article courtesy of Jakob Rodgers | July 6th, 2016 | Colorado Springs Gazette | Shared as educational material. A public meeting was recently held concerning the water contamination in Security, Widefield and Fountain. The contamination was most likely caused by toxic chemicals that came from the nearby Peterson Air Force in Colorado Springs. One of […]

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Wetland Pollution is Becoming a Serious Problem for the U.S.

Article courtesy of Summit County Citizen Voice Staff Reporter | April 15th, 2016 | Summit County Citizen Voice | Shared as educational material. Recently, the EPA conducted its first national check on the condition of wetlands around the U.S. What they found was that over 50% of the wetlands weren’t in healthy conditions. Around thirty […]

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Report: Pa. Has More Schools, Day Cares With High Lead in the Water Than Any Other State

The report found that in the past few years, Pennsylvania had more instances of high lead content in the water systems of schools and day cares than any other state.

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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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