Safe drinking water news: Warning on bleach use for emergency water.

“Surfactants will make the water foam or bubble when it is shaken or mixed. If the product’s label is not clear about what has been added to the bleach, do not use the product for the safe storage of water.”
A ministry spokesman told NZ Newswire that it was not aware of anyone having become sick by drinking water containing bleach additives.But the new advice was prompted by a query to the ministry from a member of the public whose water contained bleach with surfactant cleanser and it foamed up.

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Contaminated drinking water news. Kettleman City residents face a three-year wait to get healthy drinking water.

Kettleman city receives $8 million to replace town’s water supply, which is laced with cancer-causing arsenic, benzene . Project won’t be finished until 2015.

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Contaminated drinking water. What contaminates it, and how do we learn more.

Contaminated drinking water what contaminates it, and how do we learn more.
It may look okay but looks are deceiving. Drinking contaminated water is now becoming a norm that many just ignore.

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Water crisis in USA: Military base Camp Lejeune toxic water investigation. The families and protectors of the United States health is in jeopardy . [Alyssa Litoff, Katie Hinman, courtesy of ABC News]

USA Military “Camp Lejeune” water contamination may finally get help, 30 Years Later: Military base toxic water investigation

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Water pollution news: Education Program: Drinking water contamination: What are the facts about chloramines: Chloramines center of debate in Albemarle

A panel of experts presented data to the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) on how the chemical is linked to long-term health problems. Opponents argue chloramine doesn’t protect our water from bacteria and viruses such as E. coli and Polio. Those against it say argue the least expensive way is not the safest.

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USA Water contamination news: The Perth saga: Perth Amboy to upgrade sewer system [njtoday.net/EPA]

(New York, N.Y.) The city of Perth Amboy, N.J., has agreed to make major improvements in its combined sewer system to protect people’s health and water quality under a legal agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Under the agreement, which was lodged by the Department of Justice in federal court today, the city will reduce the amount of sewage and other pollutants that flow out of 16 combined sewer points into the Raritan River and Arthur Kill. Combined sewer systems are sewers that are designed to collect rainwater runoff, domestic sewage, and industrial wastewater in the same pipe.

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Contaminated water and your health: New Wisconsin study on viruses in drinking water could have national impact [Wisconsin State Journal]

A Wisconsin study that shows a connection between viruses in drinking water and human illness is likely to have a national impact and could eventually lead to federal rules requiring treatment of all public water systems, according to experts.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/article_e8e5eefe-ab87-11e1-95bf-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1ww08sX8W

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Save the Water™ Questions and Answers: Arsenic what is the safe level in your water? ‘Safe’ Levels Of Arsenic In Drinking Water Bad for Pregnant, Lactating Mice And Offspring

Exposure to arsenic in drinking water at the level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently deems as safe in the United States (10 parts per billion) induces adverse health outcomes in pregnant and lactating mice and their offspring, concludes a study led by Joshua Hamilton of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Courtney Kozul-Horvath at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. The team is part of the Dartmouth Superfund Research Program on Toxic Metals.

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Water contamination research: New test to detect arsenic contamination in drinking water [Arsenic definition/Phys.Org™]

Arsenic is one of the most common elements on Earth and is present as arsenic salts in all water. The World Health Organization sets the safe level for arsenic in drinking water at 10 parts per billion. From the Himalayas to Southeast Asia, arsenic levels in drinking water can be more than 10 times that amount, yet the wells are rarely tested. The problem has been termed “the largest mass poisoning of a population in history”, with calls for a reinvigoration of moribund well-testing campaigns.

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Water contamination: What is contaminated water? Red slime found in Lake Wylie.

reddish sludge oozing out of a manhole and into a pond at the Tega Cay Golf Course.

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Global water news: Contaminated water – Nature’s call from a garbage heap.

Safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities are basic necessities of life and the likes of you and me perhaps have never faced the ignominy of trading our privacy for want of basic sanitary needs like proper toilets and clean drinking water.

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What is Chronic Arsenic Poisoning? History, Study and Remediation

Arsenic has been used since 3000 BC. In the United Kingdom, for example, it was used to extract iron from iron ore. It has long been known that arsenic is acutely toxic. Anyone who drinks arsenic in water at 60 parts per million (ppm) will soon die.

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