ArchivesPosts Tagged ‘contamination’

23Jan

A recent article by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), titled, “PFAS Contamination of Drinking Water Far More Prevalent Than Previously Reported” reveals some rather disturbing news about the state of drinking water in the United States. According to new laboratory tests commissioned by EWG, the toxic chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found […]Continue Reading

07Jan

Hundreds Pack H.S. Auditorium to Learn About Nitrate Contaminated Wells This auditorium was filled — and the panelist were timed — trying to keep an 8 o’clock deadline to finish the discussion, so a lot of people had unanswered questions, but people told me they learned a lot. One of the big take-aways is the […]Continue Reading

10Dec

Legionella Growth and Health Risks From Wastewater Plants for Workers and Downwind Communities Legionella growth has been seen in petrochemical, food and dairy, paper mill and brewery wastewater. Facilities can implement safety measures to mitigate contamination. November 8, 2019 (Water Tech) Ever since the Philadelphia Legionnaires Convention legionellosis outbreak in 1976, which gave the disease […]Continue Reading

19Nov

Drinking water is Serious Business!   I was watching the news recently, and I thought about how there are always stories about opioid drug abuse and auto accidents – many of which had also been caused by drug or alcohol abuse. So I looked up some of the statistics on this, and found that in just […]Continue Reading

15Oct

Managing Plastic Microparticles In Water Treatment Processes …Masses of large waste plastics floating in the oceans have been an issue of concern for many years. More recently, microplastic particles have been detected in seawater, freshwaters and drinking waters, including bottled waters and foods. Environmental plastics are a risk to aquatic organisms from ingestion; they are […]Continue Reading

17Sep

People love a good bargain. People love to know that they saved money on their purchases, whether they’re furniture or electronics or appliances. But when it comes to the cleanliness and healthfulness of your drinking water, sometimes the bargain option is far from the best. In Newark, New Jersey, they recently attempted to treat lead […]Continue Reading

10Sep

Over 50% of Americans depend on groundwater for drinking water. It also serves as an essential source for irrigation water. However, groundwater is also extremely susceptible to pollution. Materials and substances from the surface can move through the soil and seep into water resources. From pesticides and fertilizers to septic tank and underground storage waste, any […]Continue Reading

07Jun

Chromium: Origin, products, applications and health implications Chromium, which is used in stainless steel, colorants and corrosion management in cooling systems, has been regulated for its potential health implications. April 29, 2019 (Water Tech) Ingestion health issues Chromium became an issue again in the 1990s resulting from local groundwater contamination caused by uncontrolled discharges of […]Continue Reading

01Apr

Public drinking water supplies in the United States have been chlorinated since 1908, based on a study published in 1894 that determined that the water chlorination rendered it “germ free”. Today – over a hundred years later – chlorine has been adopted by the vast majority of municipalities across the country as the standard method […]Continue Reading

27Feb

A recent study by the University of Illinois found that karst aquifers – groundwater ecosystems made up of creviced carbonate rock, and that make up one-quarter of global drinking water sources – are now contaminated with microplastic particles. Examining 17 groundwater samples from areas near the St. Louis metropolitan area and rural northwestern Illinois, researchers […]Continue Reading