Flushing Program Launched After 5 L.A. Schools Report Murky Tap Water

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday demanded answers from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power after five L.A. schools complained of murky water. LAUSD officials said the district heard of the cloudy water late last week from principals and plant managers from Flournoy Elementary, Compton Avenue Elementary, 96th Street Elementary, Grape Street Elementary and Florence Griffith-Joyner Elementary. The schools handed out bottles of water and told students to ...[READ MORE]

Best Under Sink Water Filters

Under-sink water filters provide a permanent, installed solution Under-sink water filters are installed directly into the water line under the sink. Some filter all of the cold water that flows through the faucet; others have a separate filter faucet -- which requires drilling a hole in the sink deck or countertop to install. The options and price ranges in this category vary dramatically, as does the cost of replacement filters. If you just need small amounts of filtered water for drinking, see ...[READ MORE]

This Algae-Based Biodegradable Water Bottle Could Change The Water Bottle Industry Forever

Plastic water bottles come with a higher price tag than most people realize, taking up to 1,000 yearsto decompose in a landfill. The fact that at least half of all water bottles are used only once makes the waste that much more egregious. Icelandic product designer Ari Jónsson decided he needed to take action by fashioning a biodegradable water bottle from algae Jónsson said, “I feel there is an urgent need to find ways to replace some of the unreal amount of plastic we make, use, and throw ...[READ MORE]

EPA Continues to Recommend Flint Residents Use Filters

EPA Continues to Recommend Flint Residents Use Filters  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released additional sampling results showing that lead-removal filters are working as expected in Flint, Mich., homes with high lead levels. The agency continues to recommend that Flint residents use NSF-certified filters in their homes. EPA visited homes where high levels of lead contamination were previously detected in sampling by the Michigan Department of Environmental ...[READ MORE]

Fluoride's 70th anniversary – Not Something to Celebrate

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- January 25, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of fluoridation – forcing Americans to ingest fluoride chemicals via the public water supplies without their informed consent. Fluoridation promoters repeatedly claim that the practice is "safe" and "effective" but science does not support either claim, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Paul Connett, PhD, FAN Executive Director says, "Politics not science keeps fluoridation alive.  ...[READ MORE]