Tag: drinking water
Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.
High strontium in drinking water is linked to rickets in children, an extremely rare skeletal condition causing soft, sometimes deformed, bones.
Recently, nine schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania found the harmful bacteria in their water.
“Is this what the Environmental Protection Agency has come to?”
“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.”
"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.”
"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.”
"We urgently need action to protect clean water not more deregulation."
The report contains examples of several well-documented instances of residential tap water contaminated by coal ash.
Political and social factors, as well as pressure from industry, can lead to wide disparities in exposure, with some communities protected and others left vulnerable.
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