Rural Kentucky Residents Living with Contaminated Water for Years

 Rural Kentucky Residents Living with Contaminated Water for Years Long-standing problems provide contaminated drinking water and few options for residents of eastern Kentucky. In Martin County, Kentucky, residents never know what they're going to get when they turn on their faucets. Sometimes, they get milky water, or water that looks more like beer, according to a Los Angeles Times report. And sometimes, residents of this county located in far eastern Kentucky get ...[READ MORE]


The Detroit NewsPhoto: Dale G. Young / The Detroit News file FLINT, MI, FEB 26, 218 -- The city's former water utilities administrator said Friday the water system generated a huge number of resident complaints about odor and color two months after the city's April 2014 switch to river water. Michael Glasgow testified for the second day in 67th District Court that the Flint water treatment plant did not have the ability to use phosphate coating to keep the pipes from rusting and the water ...[READ MORE]

25 Reasons Why Plastic Bottles Should Be Banned

By just taking a look around our environment; we realized that there is too much plastic that meets the eye at places such as dumping areas and even shore lines or by the roadside. Plastic is almost everywhere because it is used to do a lot of things ranging from packaging of food stuffs, water, used as mobile casing, and many other consumer products. Thus, plastic has become part of our lives. These are some advantages that it has in our lives and we have to appreciate them, however here are ...[READ MORE]

170 Million Americans Drink Radioactive Tap Water

WASHINGTON – Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans in all 50 states contains radioactive elements that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG investigation released today. Radiation in tap water is a serious health threat, especially during pregnancy, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s legal limits for the most widespread radioactive elements are more than 40 years old. But President Trump’s nominee to be the White House environment czar rejects the need for ...[READ MORE]


"Overall, this study informs a more directed approach to increasing compliance with drinking water quality regulations," says author Maura Allaire, UCI assistant professor of urban planning & public policy. "Identifying hot spots and vulnerability factors associated with violations can allow public policies to target underperforming water systems." Steve Zylius / UCI IRVINE, CA, FEB 26, 2018 -- While serious violations like those in the Flint, Mich., crisis are rare, ensuring reliable ...[READ MORE]

Guide to Safe Tap Water and Water Filters – Food and Water Watch

Guide to Safe Tap Water and Water Filters Drinking tap water should be safe, affordable, and taste good. Follow our guide to check your tap water quality and find the best filtration system for you. The word is out: bottled water can be bad for our wallets, our health and our environment. If you’re among the growing number of people kicking the bottled water habit and making the move to tap water, you may be curious about your local water supply. Consumer standards are actually more ...[READ MORE]

Tap Water vs. Bottled Water

Tap water is not only safe, but it’s often better than bottled water. Learn about the problems with bottled water and how to check the quality of your tap water. Why Tap Water Is Better Than Bottled Water Bottled water is not safer than tap water. In fact, more than half of all bottled water comes from the tap. Buying bottled water is like pouring money down the drain. Bottled water costs from $0.89 per gallon to $8.26 per gallon, compared to fractions of a penny for water ...[READ MORE]

Study Reveals Plastic Fibers Are Found in 83% of the World’s Tap Water

Virtually all the world's tap water is contaminated by microscopic plastic fibers, a new study claims, raising fresh concerns about the implications of rampant plastic pollution on human and planetary health. Some 83% of tap water samples collected from over a dozen countries on five continents tested positive for microplastic, according to a study commissioned by data journalism outlet Orb. The specific rate of prevalence in different locales varied, but all tested locations — from Europe to ...[READ MORE]