Pesticides Continue to Threaten the Health of Many

Article Courtesy of Rachael Lallensack | October 17th, 2016 | Wisconsin State Farmer | Published as Educational Material Many areas around the U.S., including the rural town of Stoughton, are suffering from water contamination due to fertilizers and pesticides, the main one being Atrazine. In Wisconsin, it was found at twice the recommended health level, […]

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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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‘Long-Term Exposure Will Put Villagers’ Health at Risk’

Radioactive contamination from the aggressive mining of bauxite in Pahang will put local communities in danger.

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What Other Toxic Chemicals in Water Affect My Health?

Water contains many of the nutrients that make us health and keep us alive. Unfortunately, some chemicals in water are also dangerous.

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Texas Family Devastated by Fracking Health Problems Warn Scots to Consider Severe Risks

A Texas family who suffered severe health problems as a result of fracking near their ranch including; rashes, nose bleeds, sores and a potentially fatal brain aneurysym have urged Scots to consider the risks.

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Group Threatens Lawsuit to Stop Dairy

Residents say it’s prepared to take legal action to stop Hawaii Dairy Farms’ proposed $17.5 million, 578-acre dairy in the Mahaulepu Valley. They are concerned with water contamination and impacts to the marine ecosystem to economic consequences and health risks from flies.

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Water Contamination from Scotchgard Chemical Worries EPA

A study conducted by the EPA reveals that perfluorooctane sulfonic acid is part of a group of perfluorinated compounds affecting rivers and the Great Lakes. PFOS is currently considered to be a toxic pollutant, but it was once used in Scotchgard products.

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Test uses Low-Tech Litmus Paper to Detect E. Coli

Litmus paper, long known as a low-tech method of testing substances for acidity, might have a new use as a cheap, quick way to test for E. coli, according to researchers at McMaster University in Ontario.

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Water Contaminant Linked to Children’s Low IQs

Babies born to mothers with high levels of perchlorate during their first trimester are more likely to have lower IQs later in life, according to a new study. Perchlorate, which is both naturally occurring and manmade, is used in rocket fuel, fireworks and fertilizers. It has been found in 4 percent of U.S. public water systems serving an estimated 5 to 17 million people, largely near military bases and defense contractors in the U.S. West, particularly around Las Vegas and in Southern California.The research is the first to link pregnant women’s perchlorate levels to their babies’ brain development. It adds to evidence that the drinking water contaminant may disrupt thyroid hormones, which are crucial for proper brain growth.

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Groundwater Ordinance Supported: Kewaunee County Holds Public Hearing

The Sept. 9 public hearing held on Kewaunee County’s proposed groundwater ordinance would ban the spreading of manure on rural land with thin topsoil (20 feet to bedrock) from Jan. 1 to April 15.

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Water Testing Cannot Explain Dirty Well Water for Susquehanna County Woman

AUBURN TWP. — A series of water tests by private and government laboratories show Gerri Kane’s well water is safe to drink, but what comes out of the tap tells a different story. Nestled in an isolated rural Susquehanna County town, Kane has watched natural gas development unfurl into a boom since 2008. There are six well pads within walking distance from her doorstep where she lives with her longtime partner, Kenny Macialek, in the home he bought in 2002.

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Russia’s Battle with Water Pollution Continues

Water pollution in Russia, according to Greenpeace, continues to be widespread. Recently, however, companies offering new customized solutions for water purification have appeared on the market. One of them was established by former suppliers to Gazprom.

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