Water Contaminants & 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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Population Growth & Drought

Growing population, industrialization, drought and growing demand are the causes for the world’s dwindling water supply that have created a global crisis. One sixth of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water. More than 2 million people, most of them children, die each year from water-borne diseases. People in developing countries, […]

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Hazard emphasized – Arsenic – Information by: University of Arizona Superfund Research Program

Contaminated water education:
Hazard emphasized: Arsenic.Arsenic has long been known as a poison. Whether arsenic has an effect on health depends on the route, dose (how much), and duration (how long) of exposure.
The theme of the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) is “Hazardous Waste Risk and Remediation in the Southwest.” Our goals are to address the health effects of contaminants of concern in the U.S. Southwest (and Mexico border), and to characterize, contain, and re-mediate hazardous waste sites.

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Ontario, Canada water contamination news: Lake Huron – Impact of diesel spill on water, environment: ‘Time will tell’

Impact of diesel spill on water, environment: ‘Time will tell’How will Thursday’s diesel fuel spill into lower Lake Huron impact drinking water and the environment? The bad news is that diesel fuel is one of the most toxic forms of oil to marine life. The good news is that it evaporates quickly and is relatively easily dispersed in open water.

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Drinking water pollution news: Ohio begins testing of arsenic levels in drinking water.

Arsenic contamination news: Rock Hill, South Carolina – The state of Ohio is determining regions with elevated Arsenic levels in groundwater by collecting water samples from homes and public water systems. State health officials are using workshops to educate the public about the dangers of ingesting Arsenic and offering tests for Arsenic confirmation in well water.

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Water pollution and research news brief: Groundbreaking research could help Altavista clean up a polluted pond – PCBs promote dendrite growth, may increase autism risk.

For decades, industries dumped polychlorinated biphenyls “PCB‘s” into a pond near the Staunton River. The chemicals have formed a toxic sludge in the water, and Altavista leaders are being forced to clean it up

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Water contamination news: Within 100 years: Our underground drinking water could be filled with toxic waste [Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Businessinsider.com]

U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth. Our drinking water could be filled with toxic waste

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