Update: According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned on June 15, 2022 that the chemical compounds known as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly found in drinking water, food packaging and cosmetics, may pose a greater danger to human health than regulators … [Read more...] about EPA Plans to Regulate Cancer-Causing PFAS Forever Chemicals
Baby’s Bliss Gripe Water, a drink sold as an antidote to colic and other ailments that plague infants, is being recalled because it is contaminated with the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium. The Food & Drug Administration ordered the recall after a 6-week old infant became sick after drinking Baby’s Bliss Gripe … [Read more...] about Baby’s Bliss Gripe Water Recalled Due to Cryptosporidium Contamination. Parasite May Have Sickened At Least One Infant.
Flushing Of Salmonella From Colorado's Water System Reached Next Stage Though the flushing of salmonella from Alamosa, Colorado's water system has reached the next stage, life has yet to return to normal in the small town. Although some residents in northern Alamosa can use tap water for brief showers, since March 19th, residents … [Read more...] about Salmonella Tainted Water System Flushed
Fulton Water System Was Contaminated With E. Coli Last week we reported that a boil water advisory was in place in Fulton, New York when it was discovered that the water system there was contaminated with the E. coli bacteria. Now, Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward believes that the E. coli contamination might have occurred due to water-main … [Read more...] about Fulton E. coli Source Points to Water-Main
You may have heard of environmentalists protesting hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking." Fracking is a process by which water is mixed with sand and chemicals and the mixture is injected at high pressure into a wellbore, or drill hole, to create fractures. This process is performed to extract natural gas from rock … [Read more...] about Hydraulic Fracturing and Contaminated Water: Defending Your Legal Rights
A parasite that officials believe was in at least 20 community pools has sickened more than 100 people in Maricopa County, Arizona. The parasite is passed through stool and is commonly transmitted through contaminated drinking water or recreational water facilities that have infected fecal matter present. Cryptosporidium, or … [Read more...] about Parasites in Community Pools Spark Outbreak in Arizona
Studies have linked contaminated tap water to millions of illnesses. In one of the largest studies of its kind into illnesses and public water supplies, one government-funded study found that people are becoming ill from their drinking water, said WebMD. Pipes may be introducing viruses linked to more than one million stomach … [Read more...] about Study Links Tainted Tap Water To Millions Of Illnesses
Cleanup Of Contaminated Water From A Toxic Site. North Carolina State University has pledged $1.3 million to continue its clean up of contaminated water from a site where the school dumped pesticides, animal carcasses and other waste more than 25 years ago. The money will pay for 17 extraction wells that will be used to pump … [Read more...] about NC State to spend $1.3M for water treatment at toxic site