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New test developed to detect toxins in drinking water

Could a piece a paper small enough to fit in the palm of your hand be the key to ensuring only safe drinking water is consumed? A new invention just might make this idea a reality. Contaminated water can expose large populations to diseases such as: “cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, and…

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Air Force Confirms Peterson AFB Firefighting Foam Toxins Leached Into Groundwater

If you do, have, or will live on or near Colorado’s Peterson Air Force Base, this is a post you’re going to want to read. A new study released by the United States Air Force “confirmed that toxic chemicals in firefighting foam… leached into surrounding groundwater.” The foam has been…

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World ‘facing flood of new toxins’

Remember the Whack-a-Mole game of our youth? Well the fight against pollutants is starting to feel a lot like that. It seems like every time one gets outright banned or regulated, another pops up in its place. And according to Dr. Susan Richardson of the University of South Carolina “new…

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EPA proposal to ban flushing “hazardous waste” meds

The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a new rule that would go a long way towards making our “waterways, wells, and drinking water” safer. The new rule would “ban hospitals and pharmacies from sending unused prescription drugs classified as ‘hazardous waste’ down the sink or flushing them down toilets. Hazardous…

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EPA Issues Health Advisories to Protect Americans from Algal Toxins in Drinking Water

While in the last 20 years or so, bottled water has become the go-to choice for drinking water in America, tap water is still used in many of our daily lives. We use it to make tea, coffee, and low-calorie beverages. But in some locations and instances, our tap water…

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