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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.