Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: drinking water

EPA likely underestimating amount of toxic forever chemicals in US water:...

"The EPA is doing the bare minimum it can and that's putting people's health at risk," said the policy director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

Forever chemicals contaminate water in 20% of private wells, 60% of...

Environmental and public health advocates have long criticized policy makers for failing to regulate these chemicals. 

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than...

Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

2.3 million Americans exposed to high levels of strontium in drinking...

High strontium in drinking water is linked to rickets in children, an extremely rare skeletal condition causing soft, sometimes deformed, bones.

Legionnaire’s bacteria found in drinking water at nine reopened schools

Recently, nine schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania found the harmful bacteria in their water.

Trump’s EPA rolls back regulation of chemical linked to brain damage...

“Is this what the Environmental Protection Agency has come to?”

Sanders introduces bill aimed to combat corporate polluters and clean up...

“It is not a radical idea to demand that when people in the world’s richest country turn on their taps, the water they drink is free of toxic chemicals.”

Shell to pay up for contaminating groundwater in California

"Thankfully for this verdict, we can ensure that our residents have a safe, reliable source of drinking water, and not have to face the same issues that far too many of our fellow valley residents have to face.”

Trump EPA sets tap water limit for rocket fuel chemical 3X...

"Instead of taking action to lower the levels of this rocket fuel chemical in drinking water, the administration’s plan will endanger the health of future generations of kids.”

EPA weakens guidelines for clean-up of toxic groundwater pollution by military...

"We urgently need action to protect clean water not more deregulation."

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.

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