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Fracking contaminates drinking water in Texas and Pennsylvania with carcinogenic chemicals

10/8/2014 - The results of a new study regarding the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracking in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales are both interesting and surprising. Completed by researchers from five different universities, the study sought to discover the source of natural gas contamination in drinking-water...

The importance of pure drinking water and recommendations to optimize hydration

7/10/2014 - The importance of high quality drinking water is vastly understated. Compromising approximately 75 percent of the body, water is found both inside and outside the cells and is the basis of all body fluids including blood, lymph, saliva, digestive juices, urine, and perspiration. Therefore, an unadulterated...

60 percent of China's drinking water too polluted to drink; this is where many of your herbs, protein powders and superfoods are grown

5/12/2014 - China's longstanding reputation as the world's worst polluting country has once again been affirmed following the release of a new government report on the quality of the nation's drinking water. The Ministry of Land and Resources reportedly notified state media that an overwhelming 60 percent of the...

Cancer-causing atrazine is world's No. 1 drinking water contaminant

4/18/2014 - For more than a half-century, North American farmers have been spraying atrazine, an herbicide, on their crops -- most notably corn -- in the millions of pounds per year. This widespread use of the weed killer has also created no small amount of runoff, ensuring that atrazine winds up in lakes, streams...

Sewer water to be recycled as drinking water in three Texas cities

4/15/2014 12:36:17 PM - California is not the only state having difficulty with moisture, as cities in Texas -- which have suffered from three years' worth of drought themselves -- continue to struggle to provide enough safe, fresh water for residents. In fact, one of them, the north Texas city of Wichita Falls, is awaiting...

Arsenic in drinking water found to lower intelligence of children

4/3/2014 11:18:32 AM - It might not seem like all that common of a place for heavy metals to be hiding, but your drinking water could be harboring poisons that are making your children dumb. A new study published in the journal Environmental Health found that children exposed to arsenic in drinking water, even at very low...

Scientist discovers way to extract clean drinking water from tree bark

3/19/2014 - One of the biggest nutritional problems facing the planet today is the availability of clean drinking water. In fact, according to some estimates, close to 800 million people do not have regular access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year from a water-related issue such as dehydration, sanitation...

Prescription drugs showing up in drinking water along East Coast of USA

10/16/2013 - While their amounts might seem miniscule, the effects of drugs, chemicals and other undesirable elements that you drink every day when you grab a glass of tap water can take their toll over time. That's according to several experts who have addressed the issue of pollutants in our ground water for...

Toxic shock: California allows up to one thousand times more glyphosate in drinking water than needed to cause breast cancer in women

6/17/2013 - Late last week, a story broke that revealed glyphosate -- the chemical name of Roundup herbicide -- multiplies the proliferation of breast cancer cells by 500% to 1300%... even at exposures of just a few parts per trillion (ppt). The study, published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, is entitled,...

Thousands of dead pigs discovered floating in Shanghai river that provides drinking water to millions in China

3/21/2013 - The bodies of 13,000 dead pigs have been founds in the rivers and streams that supply the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai with its drinking water. The carcasses are believed to have floated downstream from the city of Jiaxing in the Zhejiang province, although the deputy mayor of that city has avoided...

Carcinogenic hexavalent chromium found in one-third of California's drinking water, CDPH sued by environmentalists

8/30/2012 - A third of all drinking water sampled in California is contaminated with hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen, say environmental groups in a lawsuit targeting the state's Department of Public Health. In their suit, the National Resources Defense Council, along with the Environmental Working Group, contend...

Drinking water with meals can impair digestion

9/30/2011 - Most of us have heard it a hundred times: drink eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy and hydrated. And while hydration is genuinely important for our health, if you're guzzling all that water with your meals it can actually have a negative impact on your digestion. It's true that the entire...

Sucralose found in drinking water supply of more than 28 million Americans

9/23/2011 - If you've been diligently avoiding the consumption of chemical sweeteners like sucralose, you may be alarmed to learn that researchers have found sucralose lurking in the drinking water supply of more than 28 million Americans. A recent study tested water samples from 19 water treatment plants in...

Protect yourself from increasing radiation levels in drinking water

4/20/2011 - Growing concerns about radiation from Fukushima has led many Americans to take precautionary actions to protect themselves against rising radiation levels. Radiation has now been detected in the drinking water of over a dozen U.S. cities. As the radiation levels continue to rise it will become increasingly...

EPA to regulate rocket fuel chemical in drinking water for causing the same problems as fluoride

2/4/2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified the need to set a limit on the amount of perchlorate, a toxic chemical found in rocket fuel, that is permissible in water supplies. The agency says perchlorates negatively affects the body's ability to uptake iodine, which in turn alters...

Herbicide Chemical in Drinking Water Could Pose Much Greater Danger to Health Than Previously Thought

3/1/2010 - Contamination of drinking water by a common herbicide poses a greater health threat than previously believed, according to a report issued by the nonprofit environmental organization Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors average yearly levels...

Many Man-Made Chemicals Detected in Drinking Water Supplies

1/26/2009 - For most of us who live in developed nations, the taps in our homes bring potable water right to our cups. But if you or your family has the habit of drinking water direct from the tap without additional filtering, then there is mounting evidence to make you reconsider such a routine. In a United States...

Fluoride in Drinking Water may Negatively Affect Health of Fetuses and Infants

11/19/2008 - Did you know that fluoride in our water supplies is the only chemical added for a specific medical purpose, i.e. to prevent tooth decay? All other chemicals are added for treatment purposes, to improve the quality and safety of tap water. And an expert has voiced his concerns over the potential negative...

Drinking Water of 41 Million Americans Contaminated with Pharmaceuticals

8/22/2008 - An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has revealed that the drinking water of at least 41 million people in the United States is contaminated with pharmaceutical drugs. It has long been known that drugs are not wholly absorbed or broken down by the human body. Significant amounts of any medication...

The Poisoning of America's Water Supplies

7/3/2008 - Every day in the United States more than 240 million people turn on their faucets in order to drink, bathe, and cook, using water from public water systems. But more people are arriving to the point where they will not let a drop of water touch their lips in their own homes unless that water comes from...

Rocket fuel from military planes poisoning U.S. water supply

12/8/2006 - The drinking water supply across the U.S. is being consistently exposed to a rocket fuel chemical known as perchlorate at levels dangerous to public health, according to a new report. As a result of the contamination, thyroid deficiency could be happening in more than 2 million women of childbearing...

Drinking water found to contain far more cancer-causing chemicals than previously thought

11/15/2006 - Your drinking water may contain more cancer-causing agents than previously thought. According to recent research by scientists in Canada, two new nitrosamines were located in drinking water in a Canadian city -- and these nitrosamines can be 100 to 10,000 times more carcinogenic than the trihalomethanes...

Drinking tea healthier than drinking water, say researchers

8/25/2006 - New research in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that drinking tea is as good for your health -- or better -- than just drinking water. A team of researchers from King's College London examined previously-published studies in search of the health benefits of tea consumption, and...

Risk for skin lesions increases with low-dose exposure to arsenic in drinking water (press release)

8/15/2006 - Millions of persons around the world are exposed to low doses of arsenic through drinking water. However, up until now estimates of the health effects associated with low-dose exposure had been based on research from high-dose levels. In a study of more than 11,000 people in Bangladesh, research conducted...

Common water contaminant found to cause cancer

7/28/2006 - The National Academy of Sciences reported Thursday that one of the most prevalent contaminants in drinking water, air and soil -- trichloroethylene (TCE) -- is known to cause cancer and other health problems. The solvent, found in chemicals used to remove adhesives and paint, has been shown to cause...

Antidepressant drugs found in drinking water; pharmaceuticals have now become environmental pollutants

8/19/2004 - Pharmaceuticals are now being found in drinking water, according to a study conducted in England. The study looked at 12 pharmaceuticals thought to pose an environmental threat, including painkillers, antibiotics, and antidepressants, and it found traces of these pharmaceuticals in both sewage waters...

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