Microbial Contamination of Drinking Water and Human Health from Community Water Systems

A relatively short list of reference viral, bacterial and protozoan pathogens appears adequate to assess microbial risks and inform a system-based management of drinking waters.

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Breast Cancer Risk and Drinking Water Contaminated by Wastewater: a Case Control Study

Drinking water contaminated by wastewater is a potential source of exposure to mammary carcinogens and endocrine disrupting compounds from commercial products and excreted natural and pharmaceutical hormones. These contaminants are hypothesized to increase breast cancer risk. We conducted a case-control study to investigate whether exposure to drinking water contaminated by wastewater increases the risk of breast cancer. Results did not provide evidence of an association between breast cancer and drinking water contaminated by wastewater.

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Contamination of the Conchos River in Mexico: Does It Pose a Health Risk to Local Residents?

Presently, water contamination issues are of great concern worldwide. Mexico has not escaped this environmental problem, which negatively affects aquifers, water bodies and biodiversity; but most of all, public health.

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Shigellosis Outbreak Associated with Contaminated Well Water in a Rural Elementary School: Sichuan Province, China, June 7–16, 2009

This investigation of shigellosis outbreak in an elementary school in Sichuan Province, China, identified the source of infection, mode of transmission and risk factors for illness, and concluded that this shigellosis outbreak was caused by drinking untreated water from a well polluted by Shigella flexneri 2b.

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Hoosick Falls Community Tackles Water Contamination

Imagine going to your faucet and filling a glass of water and having to think twice about drinking it? That’s how some people here in are living. It’s been this way since last month in Hoosick Falls, after water samples from a manufacturing company here in the village tested positive for high levels of a chemical called PFOA.

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Legionella – Stay Vigilant on Water Hygiene

L8 guidance now has less emphasis on precisely when you should carry out some of the procedures that help to control and prevent Legionella. But does that mean we can relax or ease up on legionella prevention? Not at all; we need to be more vigilant than ever, as Gary Nicholls, managing director of Swiftclean Building Services, explains in this exclusive article for ECJ.

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Hoosick Falls to Receive Free Water Amid Contamination Concerns

Free, bottled water will be provided to those that live in the village of Hoosick Falls over fear of possible contamination in the groundwater. Wells surrounding the manufacturing plant Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in Hoosick Falls had high levels of a chemical called PFOA.

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Experts Say Drinking Lot of Water Prevents Harmattan-Related Infections

Drinking a lot of water would help to prevent harmattan related infections. When hydrated, the body flushes toxins and was kept refreshed all day.

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Kendrapara Govt Hospital Water Contaminated: Study

In Odisha, India, potable water sources in premier government hospital in Kendrapara have been contaminated by harmful bacteria, according to a latest study of water samples.

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Toxic Algae Outbreak Hits Ohio River

A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation.

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The Chemicals in Some Everyday Soaps Threaten Great Lakes Water Quality

Ingredient in antimicrobial personal products that is washing down the drain may be putting freshwater ecosystems at risk, likely polluting Lake Erie and Lake Ontario with the chemical.

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Drinking Water Contamination Puts Health of Thousands at Risk

Many thousands of people across Scotland are endangering their health by drinking dirty water from private supplies, according to a new report from a government watchdog. Tests in 2014 detected contamination by bacteria and metals in 4,400 samples from springs, wells, lochs and rivers used for drinking water. One bug known to cause illness, E coli, was detected in more than 500 supplies.

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