California State Water Board Report released recommendations on actions for safe drinking water and how to address the impacts of nitrate-contaminated groundwater.
Water contamination news: Toxic garden hose water: Drinking from common water hoses potentially dangerous, study finds. [Huffingtonpost, Ecology Center and reports from EPA / FDA]
Water,Garden hose, Report on toxic chemicals found in garden hoses:According to the study, the water also contained plastic additives including phthalates —or plasticizers — and bisphenol A (BPA) that were “found to migrate out of the hose material into water contained in the hose.
Global water news: Improved but not always safe – despite global efforts – more than 1 billion people likely at risk for lack of clean water.
More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water
Contaminated drinking water news: EPA to work with drinking water systems to monitor unregulated contaminants.
(EPA) today published a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses that approximately 6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013 to 2015
India’s first socioeconomic census in over a decade, and the first comprehensive survey of the population in the post-reform era, has shown how life has radically altered for many Indians over this period — and how it hasn’t.
Nearly two-thirds of households in India now have access to phones and LPG for cooking. But less than half the number of households have access to basic toilet facilities and over a third do not have access to safe drinking water.
“I’ve lived here my whole life, and when you’re a child, you don’t think it’s something big,” said Hernandez. “But as you grow older, you start realizing that it doesn’t seem fair that people have basic needs met and you skip one community.”
Across California, there are hundreds of neighborhoods like Parklawn. These poor, dense and unincorporated communities on county land — which uniformly lack some combination of sewer systems, clean drinking water, sidewalks, streetlights and storm drains — have been the victim of years of government neglect.
Recent widespread news coverage heralded the success of a United Nations’ goal of greatly improving access to safe drinking water around the world.
Access to clean drinking water and sanitation is a basic human right, the U.N. General Assembly said in a symbolic resolution.
The U.N. General Assembly passed a measure with no opposition that puts clean drinking water and sanitation on the same footing as the right to live without racial discrimination.