‘Blue-Green Algae’ Proliferating in Lakes

The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries — and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers.

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High Toxin Levels Found at Wickiup Reservoir in Deschutes County

The Oregon Health Authorityhas issued a health advisory due to high levels of blue-green algae in Wickiup Reservoir, located 40 miles southwest of Bend off South Century Drive in Deschutes County.

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Water filtration news brief: What’s in your water?

Aquasana water filtration system removes water contaminants from your water supply such as voc’s ,chlorination, chlorinated solvents and other contaminants thus alleviating the drinking water contamination

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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 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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Water contamination and chemistry news: Wastewater and antibiotic resistance [Chemistry Views,Chemical & Engineering News]

Water chemistry news: Wastewater and Antibiotic Resistance,Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Killed In Wastewater and Redesigned Antibiotic for Antibiotic-Resistent Bacteria

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Water treatment news: Recycling sewage to drinking water could save city of San Diego money: Study [North County Times]

The city of San Diego could save hundreds of millions of dollars in upgrade and expansion costs for its Point Loma sewage treatment plant, and get more drinking water in the bargain, according to a final draft study given to the city in late May.

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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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Drinking water news: contaminated water – Are Oklahoma reservoirs unsafe for swimming but okay for drinking !?

Blue-green algae is thriving in Oklahoma’s reservoirs this summer due to the combined factors of high heat, drought, and the resulting stagnant water…BUT YOU CAN DRINK IT?

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Oklahoma reservoirs unsafe for swimming, but OK for drinking?

Blue-green algae is thriving in Oklahoma’s reservoirs this summer due to the combined factors of high heat, drought, and the resulting stagnant water, reports News9.com. Although the presence of thealgae, which can be toxic to humans and animals, prevents people from swimming in the reservoirs around Oklahoma City, News9.com advises that water treatment officials say drinking water is safe. Water treatment plants use a process that eliminates the algae from the public drinking water.

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