What Can We Learn From The Flint Water Crisis

What Can We Learn From The Flint Water Crisis
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Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollutants Need Attention from EPA

Article Courtesy of Sabrina Canfield | November 18th, 2016 | Courthouse News | Published as Educational Material Increasing contamination in Mississippi River and a portion of Gulf of Mexico into which it flows, needs urgent attention as nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants has created fish kills and unsuitable water for aquatic life. The EPA should control […]

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Uranium and Heavy Metal Water Contamination Worry Utah Residents

Article Courtesy of Emma Penrod | November 14th, 2016 | The Salt Lake Tribune | Published as Educational Material Concerns about possible water contamination have some residents of a remote Utah town considering relocation. Data suggest that an aquifer located below the White Mesa uranium mill contains multiple contaminants, but there’s disagreement about whether the […]

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Firefighting Foam Studies Show PFOA Pollution in Water

Article Courtesy of Jakob Rodgers | November 8th, 2016 | The Gazette | Published as Educational Material New revelations are arising that the Air Force ignored past studies describing the harms of PFOA pollution in water. The Air Force had not done anything to recognize the danger of firefighting foam (a PFOA containing material) till […]

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Fracking and Its Effects on Water Systems in the US

Article Courtesy of Amy Xiong | November 8th, 2016 | Yale News | Published as Educational Material A recent Yale School of Public Health analysis identified 55 known, probable or possible human carcinogens determined to be potential water or air pollutants from the fracking process. The article shows ongoing research and analysis of about 1,300 […]

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Negative Health Effects Acting as a Specter in Flint

Article Courtesy of Lizette Borreli | October 31st, 2016 | Medical Daily | Published as Educational Material In order to maintain new water pipe system, drinking water supply for residents of Flint, Michigan was switched from Lake Hurren to Flint River which is highly toxic. Usage of contaminated water for more than a year led […]

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Phosphorus Pollution Still Plagues Lake Ecosystems

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer at Save the Water™ | October 20th, 2016 It is challenging to find a reality where phosphorus is not an integral part of our society. It is found in chemistry classrooms, the human body, and the Earth’s atmosphere, but it is most notably found as one of the three core […]

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Your Water Could Be Worse Than Flint’s: America’s Shameful National Public Health Crisis

Flint residents knew there was a serious problem with their water when it came out of the tap brown and foul-smelling after the city of Flint changed its source from Lake Huron to the Flint River two years ago. They didn’t know, however, that lead levels were so high that the Environmental Protection Agency could classify it as hazardous waste. It took Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality more than 17 months to acknowledge the problem. As a result, tens of thousands of Flint residents have been—and continue to be—poisoned.

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Newark Schools Water Crisis Shines Light on Larger N.J. Lead Issues, Advocates Say

More than 3,000 children tested positive for lead poisoning in New Jersey last year, and 11 communities – including Newark and neighboring East Orange and Irvington – have a higher proportion of young children with dangerous lead levels than Flint.

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Access to Safe Drinking Water: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Global Health

Despite the overwhelmingly clear evidence that providing safer, accessible and more reliable supplies of fresh water leads to healthier populations and economies, millions of people still struggle to access safe drinking water, and more than 840,000 people die each year from poor water, sanitation and hygiene.

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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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SIMPLY JESSICA: Martin Strel Swims to Raise Awareness About Water Pollution

Martin Strel is the only person in the world with plans to swim through 107 countries in 450 days to spread awareness about water pollution. The 61-year-old swimmer will embark on this endeavor on March 22.

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