Category: Water in the News

Fluoride in Drinking Water and Its Potential Effects Updated: January 12th, 2023 If you live in the United States, there’s a good chance that your tap water contains fluoride. Yup, the very same fluoride found in most kinds of toothpaste, mouthwash, and other dental products. The U.S. began adding fluoride to some public water supplies […]

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New Law Requires Lead Water Filters in Michigan Schools, Daycares Children need safe drinking water to stay hydrated, happy, and healthy. Yet sadly, many are exposed to lead in drinking water at school and daycares, which are supposed to be safe spaces for kids to learn and play daily. In light of this, Michigan recently […]

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Is Texas Tap Water Safe to Drink? When you think about Texas, you probably picture a booming job market, plenty of sunshine, and mouthwatering BBQ. But given the state’s crumbling water infrastructure, unpredictable weather, and rapidly growing population, you might have questions about the safety of its tap water. So, what’s the state of Texas’ […]

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America’s Aging Water Pipes: Is Your Tap Water at Risk? Updated October 11th, 2023 If you’re among the millions of Americans whose water comes through a public line, your drinking water might be at risk. Across the country, lead pipes are still carrying water into homes and businesses, more than three decades after they were […]

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Towns and Cities with the Best Tap Water in the U.S. Whether you’re contemplating a move to a major city or planning a short visit, it’s natural to be researching the best schools, food options, nightlife scenes, etc. But as you decide on the perfect place to call home or enjoy a memorable vacation, make […]

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EPA Proposes First-Ever Federal Regulations for PFAS in Drinking Water If you’ve been keeping up with our articles on PFAS, you’re probably aware of the harmful impact these so-called “forever chemicals” can have on drinking water quality. They’ve gained quite a reputation for their long-lasting nature and cancer-like effects on humans—even featured in the Hollywood […]

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Guide: The Toxic Effects of PFAS in Drinking Water PFAS. You may not recognize it by name, but you likely encounter it multiple times a day. You might even drink it in your water. Who knows? Anyway, PFAS is short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a large family of chemicals that are extremely persistent in […]

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Why Federal Regulations Are Vital for Clean Drinking Water, But Not Sufficient We all know the old saying, “water is essential to life.” But a newer, revised version would begin with “clean, safe, and healthy….” In the United States, we are fortunate to have various federal water quality standards that require water treatment facilities to […]

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Is East Palestine’s Water Safe to Drink After the Ohio Train Derailment? On Feb. 3, 2023, a freight train carrying various chemical compounds rumbled through East Palestine, Ohio. The train’s deafening horn echoed through the small industrial town, alerting residents of its imminent arrival. But no one could have predicted the disaster that was about […]

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Nutrient Pollution: A Persistent Threat to Wyoming Waterways Imagine this: You stop by a lake to admire its scenic surroundings and natural beauty. But strangely, you notice large chunks of green scum and scores of lifeless fish floating on the once-clear surface while a foul odor fills the air. This spooky, unsightly event results from […]

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