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|11/21/2016 - In the midst of ongoing and seemingly relentless drought conditions, one of California's important drinking water reservoirs has nearly run dry.
Lake Cachuma, a once-huge reservoir that supplies water to the city of Santa Barbara and surrounding areas, has shrunk dramatically – this summer,...|
|11/3/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action in Ireland and addressing water quality issues with a public utility company named Irish Water. The EPA has conducted audits at 19 public water supply utilities, and has issued 11 important directives to Irish Water. The public water utility...|
|10/23/2016 - Drinking water for much of the city of Cleveland is at risk of becoming too dangerous for human consumption, ecologists and environmentalists are warning, as a two-square-mile toxic blob at the bottom of Lake Erie spreads closer to the main water intake pipe that supplies it.
The website Eco Watch,...|
|10/22/2016 - The left-leaning ruling elite in America's cities always claim to "care more" about the people. But the fact is, their policies belie their statements.
That is particularly true in Chicago, where former Obama administration official Rahm Emanuel is mayor. Under his "leadership," parts of the city...|
|10/21/2016 - There is no question that the overprescribing of antibiotics has played a large role in the creation of superbugs that are difficult, if not impossible, to kill. But there is also another reason why: Antibiotics are increasingly present in drinking water around the country, meaning Americans by the...|
|10/10/2016 - Over 200 public interest groups working to defend human and environmental health have signed off on a letter to the EPA, questioning the agency's recent claim that hydraulic fracturing is not having "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States."
Bizarrely, the EPA's...|
|7/1/2016 - We really have reached a point of such insanity across human civilization that governments have become the terrorists who actively seek to harm and kill off the people. The latest example demonstrating this very point is the fact that the EPA just announced its plan to allow gigantic increases in the...|
|6/30/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed rule changes that would permit drinking water to become hundreds of thousands of times more radioactive than currently allowed. The rule would permit water so radioactive that it would expose those drinking it to the equivalent of 250 chest...|
|6/27/2016 - Have you ever thought about how much aluminum may be in your drinking water? It might pay you to find out, and in fact, you can do that by sending a water sample to Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, for testing.
Why is it important to know? Because, according to a 15-year French study of elderly men...|
|6/9/2016 - Although the U.S. is regarded as a developed nation, its infrastructure often does not provide Americans with safe drinking water. In wake of the Flint, Michigan incident, where state and federal regulators permitted the public to drink water contaminated with lead, it would be wise for the U.S. to...|
|5/26/2016 - If you thought the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appeared seasoned in its efforts to obscure the lead poisoning that maimed thousands in Flint, Michigan, including scores of innocent children, you would be correct, as it wasn't the first the time the so-called "health" agency engaged in such...|
|4/29/2016 - Surprise! The Environmental Protection Agency is not actually protecting underground drinking water supplies (one of its primary functions) from contamination by oil fields and, in a number of instances, has actually allowed companies to dump dirty wastewater into aquifers, according to a newly released...|
|4/7/2016 - Even if farmers stopped using nitrogen fertilizers today, dangerous nitrate levels in drinking water would persist for decades, report researchers at the University of Waterloo.
Nitrogen fertilizers are used to prevent nitrogen from becoming depleted from the soil. Unfortunately, the overuse of nitrogen...|
|3/21/2016 - One of the Environmental Protection Agency's core functions is the enforcement of provisions contained, which includes "the authority to implement pollution control programs such as setting wastewater standards for industry," and to assist states in ensuring that the general public has safe drinking...|
|10/1/2015 - A study published in the journal Environmental Health reinforces what many people have known for a long time: Increasing levels of fluoride in drinking water is harmful to health. While its findings are disturbing, the study is good news for those who have been told time and again that fluoride is safe,...|
|7/26/2015 - One of the best ways to have a successful, fulfilled older adulthood is to pay attention to the health and strength of the bones. While men and women both can fall prey to brittle bones, it is a particular problem for women due to the hormonal changes their bodies go through during menopause, when low...|
|7/13/2015 - If you and your family still drink water right out of the tap, you might want to reconsider in light of a new study released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). For the past several years, we've been warning our readers that pharmaceutical drug residues persist in unfiltered tap water, and the USGS...|
|6/24/2015 - It's a prolific disease that's ravaging some areas of Africa and causing permanent health damage among residents. No, we're not talking about malaria or AIDS -- fluorosis, a health condition triggered by exposure to fluoride, is damaging people's teeth and skeletal structures throughout Ethiopia, so...|
|4/30/2015 - Water emergencies appear to be occurring more often these days, leaving citizens scrambling to find safe drinking water when public supplies become contaminated.
The latest case is still ongoing and concerns the public water supplies of Nibley City, Utah. On April 23, occupants of the small town...|
|4/8/2015 - The sugar industry and the federal government have been colluding since the 1960s to boost consumption of the commodity as it knowingly hid the detrimental effects of its product, choosing instead to foist another harmful substance on society.
According to Vocativ, the collusion was laid bare in...|
|4/6/2015 - The blockbuster herbicide Roundup causes damage to the human endocrine system at levels that people could easily -- and legally -- be exposed to, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Flinders University in Australia. The researchers found that, in a laboratory study, Roundup killed...|
|3/23/2015 - In November 2014, an investigation by NBC Bay Area made a shocking discovery when they learned that the oil and gas industry had been dumping, or pumping, billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into federally protected underground aquifers.
Until recently, little was known about the liquid mixture...|
|2/15/2015 - As the saying goes, "water is life" -- and as every good prepper knows, water is the first consideration when planning a survival strategy in the face of a disaster. A human being won't last more than three days without water, so it's crucial to make sure an adequate supply of drinkable water is at...|
|11/18/2014 - When you start to become healthy, one of the easiest things to incorporate into your routine is increased water consumption. It doesn't cost much, involves no real preparation, and doesn't offend the taste buds. However, due to the pollution of the public water system and our waterways, finding clean...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
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|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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