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
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 30, 2019 3:56 pm
A shocking new study from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has revealed that exposure to the cocktail of lethal carcinogens in America’s tap water causes or contributes to over 100,000 cancer cases in the US over a lifetime.
The peer-reviewed study puts much of the toxic culpability on the presence of three main contaminants found in the water supply to millions of homes:
This disturbing report means that more and more people are being prompted into finding a long-term, reliable solution to protect their family from contaminated tap water.
EWG Recommends Home Water Filters
The EWG has suggested installing individual water filters at home.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 14, 2018 8:23 pm
Water: refreshing, hydrating…deadly?
Sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but it’s time to make some tough, but necessary, choices about the water you drink. The stuff that comes out of your taps – or even out of a bottle – might contain a few unwelcome elements and some that are positively deadly.
Here are 8 ways that your drinking water may be killing you:
1) Pesticides and Herbicides I
Designed to withstand attacks from insects and weeds, these powerful chemical formulations won’t just rinse away with a splash under the tap.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 30, 2018 11:10 am
Think you don’t scare easily? Fearless about drinking water out of plastic bottles or the tap? Well, prepare to be afraid… we have some shockingly true stories about tap and bottled water that are the stuff of nightmares!
Frightening Fact #1: The Terrifying Truth About Tap Water
Who needs “made-up” spooky stories when you can open a newspaper or switch on the TV to hear about the cities, towns, and schools that have some seriously scary stuff lurking in the water?
Frightening Fact #2: The Petrifying Plastic Horror
It wasn’t until EU countries tried to get rid of plastic that they realized that plastic was …
Their innovation? Using NASA-inspired technology to clean up lead-contaminated water in schools for fellow students using a two-stage filtration jar, designed to filter the water and remove impurities.
The Winners are Announced!
We have some great news for anyone who followed the progress of these young scientists!
The winners have now been announced and we’re thrilled that Bria Snell, India Skinner, and Mikayla Sharrieff were awarded the second prize in the finals of the competition in the Grade 9 -12 category!
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 …