Lead in drinking water, although rarely the sole cause of lead poisoning, can significantly increase a person's total lead exposure.
The writer says: "An inspector threw out the number 99 percent, as the number of lines that are not lead anymore. Are you sure you are part of the 99 percent?"
You can check your supply pipe. Chances are it is not lead. ... read more >>
“This is a huge operation to meet the lifesaving water and sanitation needs of so many people,” says UNICEF Representative in Jordan Dominique Hyde. “The camp population is increasing daily, so we are constantly scaling up.” ... read more >>
In early 2012, Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced “America’s Great Outdoors Rivers Initiative,” an effort to protect and restore America’s rivers for people and wildlife and to support jobs in tourism and outdoor recreation. This is good news, because rivers— and oceans— are our lifeblood and need ongoing care. Thanks to the Clean Water Act, passed in 1972, it’s now possib ... read more >>
A large sewage spill created a big mess and spread throughout the upper part of the East Branch of the Harbor around Czescik Marina and the nearby city wastewater treatment plant in Stamford, Conn. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. The spill appears too large to contain and when the tide turns, the floating, stinking mounds of effluent will be swept into the Sound. ... read more >>
Two thirds of drinking water in Germany is obtained from groundwater. At the same time groundwater is in no way a lifeless resource with at least 2,000 known species and numerous microorganisms mainly helping to clean the groundwater and improve the quality of drinking water. However, the protection of this habitat has not yet been established in law. The Institute for Environmental Sciences of t ... read more >>
A boil water advisory is a public statement advising people to boil their tap water before using it, typically in response to an event that could allow contaminants to enter the water distribution system. Such events include a large water main break, widespread loss of system pressure, or a natural disaster. ... read more >>
Last week, a new television fishing show slated to debut next spring, cut short its production schedule when releases of lake water into the sensitive estuaries were doubled by water managers and the polluted fresh water chased fish out of the area the crew had planned to shoot at. ... read more >>
Scientists who have developed a way of using viruses to kill colonies of the common disease-causing bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, say it could be adapted to sanitize water treatment plants and help fight deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria or so-called "superbugs". ... read more >>
October 18, 2012 marks 40 years since Congress passed the Clean Water Act, overriding President Richard Nixon’s veto to do so. Next week, Circle of Blue will publish two articles on the effects of the act and its remaining challenges. ... read more >>
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing up to $3 million in research grants for projects that will study the benefits of green techniques in controlling stormwater pollution in Philadelphia. The funds will help advance the city’s landmark Green City, Clean Waters plan. EPA’s “Science to Achieve Results” (STAR) program will fund major research projects focusing on key aspects of gree ... read more >>