Pesticide Pollution: 5 Steps to Reduce Your Impact

By Erin Fee, Staff Writer and Researcher for Save The Water™ | June 10, 2019 A 2019 study of waterways in 10 European countries is a reminder of how pesticides pollute our water worldwide. Scientists from Greenpeace Research Laboratories tested waterways in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United […]

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New Technologies Hope to Make Detection of Biological Water Contamination Easier

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Publishing Staff Writer & Researcher for Save The Water™ | June 30th, 2018 Chemical Water Contaminants A great number of water contaminants are chemical in nature, including pesticides, toxic metals, drugs, and various pharmaceuticals. Detecting these chemicals can involve the use of specific metals, accompanying chemical sensors, or biosensors, among other solutions. […]

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PBDEs and PCBs, Organic Pollutants Persist on the Earth From Air to Deep Ocean

By Eric Labrador, Publishing Staff Writer & Researcher for Save The Water™ | June 11, 2018 Introduction to PCBs and PDBEs In an effort to make the world a better place, a group of organic compounds (polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers) have been used to prevent fire hazards and help supply electricity to everyone. […]

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Ocean Acidification: Local Solutions for a Global Problem

By April Day, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | January 26, 2017 The ocean is undergoing chemical reactions that impact marine life and humans. Local communities cannot stop these reactions but can slow and manage its effects, in part, by supporting approaches informed by science. What is ocean acidification? The term “ocean acidification” refers […]

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New Study Confirms Fracking Is To Blame For Water Contamination in North Dakota

A new study conducted by Ph.D. students at Duke University this Apri, discovered high levels of ammonium, selenium, and lead in brine-laden wastewater linked to hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken region of North Dakota.

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The Dangers of Chemicals in Household Products

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.

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Organic Pollution in India

On January 15th, three blocks within the populous city Meerut, were declared sensitive zones: The water there is highly contaminated. As the Pollution Control Board (PCB) later found out, the reason for this contamination was due to high levels of total dissolved solids (TDS), almost four times the normally permitted levels.

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Filling the Gaps: Save the Water Research and the Push for TSCA Reform

An estimated 80,000 chemicals are available for commercial use in the United States and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has only been able to restrict the use of less than 10. It is clear that potentially harmful substances are able to slip through the broken legislation. However, passing a new law that can please everyone will not be an easy task. A mix of issues from all parties involved creates a severe challenge in reforming the TSCA.

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Is this the beginning of the end for the Nolichucky River?

The Nolichucky River runs through the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and flows into Tennessee before joining the French Broad River. It is home to a variety of wildlife and is an integrated part of the communities that reside alongside it. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, claim that a five-mile stretch of this river is one of the last habitats for at least three types of endangered mollusks.

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Vortex of Trash: Earth’s Oceans Are Choked With Plastic

Writing in The New York Times, ocean expert Charles Moore described a recent voyage during which he and his colleagues conducted research into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This is an area of ocean in which floating plastic and other debris has accumulated, forming a solid mass of trash the size of Texas.1

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Vortex of Trash: Earth’s Oceans Are Choked With Plastic

Writing in The New York Times, ocean expert Charles Moore described a recent voyage during which he and his colleagues conducted research into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch one of several gyres, or vortices, caused by complex interactions of the Earth’s spin and ocean currents which have become clogged with man-made pollutants. Some of the toxins from the pollutants find their way into fish and onto our plates, since this area is commercially fished, meaning that this environmental issue is a direct hazard to human wellbeing.

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Water Contaminants and Sources

Water is contaminated by numerous different chemicals; there is not one simple treatment or approach to providing healthy drinking water. Save the Water™ (STW™) will expand research and identification of toxic chemicals in water beyond current U.S. governmental regulations.

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