The statistics are mind-boggling. While officials and politicians attempt to oscillate between publicly minimizing the risk and attempting to deal with it, more Americans carry on drinking contaminated water.
With its finger firmly on the pulse, Todd Haynes’ film Dark Waters opened just before Thanksgiving. It lays bare the story of a lawyer representing a cattle farmer from Parkersburg, West Virginia; who …
In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has preferred a relatively nonchalant approach to the carcinogenic chemical that’s present in food containers and drink bottles across the country, declining to upgrade the risk in line with scientists’ concerns.
Experts in the field have long felt the FDA’s position has jarred with the more cautionary scientific view.
“The stance the FDA’s had for a number of years is probably narrow-sighted.” – Christopher Kassotis, University of Missouri
We all need to drink plenty of clean water every day, but right now, we can’t move for stories in the press about water contamination – and things are getting worse. How can we safely filter water at home to drink?
Water quality is more important today than ever before – especially since the days of turning on the tap and trusting (without question) what comes out of it are gone. Even if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that hasn’t hit the headlines over water contamination, your water might still contain unwelcome elements that can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted.
To learn more about the state of water quality testing, just look at these following bullets below:
The Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to a small handful of people from around the world in recognition of their grassroots environmental activism.
Selected by an international jury, this year’s seven winners came from places as diverse as Vietnam, Colombia, South Africa…and Flint, Michigan.
A Short History of Environmental Heroism
Just after Flint officials notoriously switched the city water source in April 2014 to save money, LeeAnne Walters started to become concerned that the water she and her four children were drinking was harmful.
She was, of course, right, but proving it was a struggle. State authorities didn’t want to listen and LeeAnne worked tirelessly with the EPA and Marc Edwards, a …
PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) is a group of man-made, carcinogenic chemicals that have been all over modern life for years; from non-stick pans and stain-resistant carpets to packaging and waterproof clothing.
This highly toxic substance is no longer discharged in industrial water drainage – but it’s not consigned to history either.
The truth is that PFAS might be in your drinking water…so keep reading to learn more about: