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.
However, most domestic water filters on the market are inadequate …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 14, 2017 7:00 am
America’s water system is undeniably in crisis. The projected cost of fixing the miles of pipeline that criss-cross the country runs to $1 trillion, according to some estimates. There’s no quick fix.
Next Generation – New Hope
But where there is a future, there is always hope. And where there is hope, there is a future. Maybe the next generation will come up with some answers, determined to put right what is broken and unsustainable. This possibility has been highlighted by eleven-year-old Gitanjali Rao, winner of America’s top young scientist award.
Horrified by the news of lead contamination in the water of Flint, Michigan, Gitanjali quickly realized the issue …
There’s a British saying (and incidentally the title of a 2004 album by band The Streets), “a grand don’t come for free.” In other words, you don’t get something for nothing. Or in other words, you get what you pay for.
Consumers wield a lot of power these days. We don’t have to believe what a company tells us, when we can just click online and check the facts for ourselves. So when we come across a deal that seems too good to be true, you know that it almost certainly is.
Cheap But Not Cheerful
Water ionizers aren’t cheap, nor should they be. But the fact that they are a …
The residents of Bruni, less than 50 miles east of the Mexican border, know exactly how the people of Flint, Michigan feel.
Flint, of course, is infamous for the town’s water supply becoming toxic with dangerously high levels of lead. Bruni’s horror? Turn on a tap and rife in the cloudy, unappetizing water is arsenic. Linked to increased risk of developmental and intellectual issues in children, cancer and lung problems; in 2001, the EPA decided that the acceptable level of arsenic in drinking water should be lowered from 50 ppb (parts per billion) to 10 pbb.
This is the root cause of the controversy in Bruni. During 2014 – 2015, …