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Tag: drinking water
Marco Torres – Drinking tap water contaminated with toxic chemicals is a serious health risk.
Alex Pietrowski – Why would anyone accept fluoridated water after looking at these 50 facts?
Video – Throughout each day, your body loses water, and as a result, you have to constantly replenish this fluid. But your water requirement can vary wildly from day to day depending on a number of factors.
Sharon Kelly – The Environmental Protection Agency has released its long awaited draft assessment of the impacts that fracking has on the nation’s drinking water supplies.
Video – An astonishing demo of the portable Lifesaver filter, invented by engineer Michael Pritchard, which makes the most revolting water drinkable in seconds.
Kevin Samson, Guest Waking Times Fresh water supplies are under assault on multiple fronts. Front page news at the moment are the effects of the ongoing droughts in California and Brazil – both are incredibly important areas to the global food supply. At the same time, corporate hoarding of fresh water is on the rise. At the heart of […]
Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog Waking Times Last Wednesday, the Washington D.C. city council passed a resolution opposing fracking in the George Washington National Forest, making the nation’s capitol the third major U.S. city, after Los Angeles and Dallas, to decry the hazards of shale drilling in recent days. The D.C. council’s resolution called on the U.S. Forest Service to prohibit […]
Suzanne York, EcoWatch Waking Times A new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that climate change is likely to put 40 percent more people worldwide at risk of absolute water scarcity, due to changes in rainfall and evaporation. Unsurprisingly, the study noted that “Expected future population changes will, in […]
Kaye Spector, EcoWatch Waking Times Traces of 18 unregulated chemicals were found in drinking water from more than one-third of U.S. water utilities in a nationwide sampling, according to new, unpublished research by federal scientists. Included are 11 perfluorinated compounds, an herbicide, two solvents, caffeine, an antibacterial compound, a metal and an antidepressant, reports Environmental Health News. While studies increasingly […]
Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog Waking Times Over the past several years, the battle over fracking has brought Congressional hearings, protests and huge industry money to Washington DC. But in recent months the topic has taken on a new, more local turn in the nation’s capital as oil and gas companies push to drill in a national […]
Lisa Garber, Natural Society Waking Times We know fracking isn’t exactly the safest of practices. We’ve heard of its propensity to pollute our air and drinking water and thereby raise human health concerns. The media, however, isn’t talking about the massive sinkholes pockmarking the nation, the radiation leaks, and other lesser known but no less earth-shattering effects […]
Emily Main, Rodale’s Waking Times New research about chemicals in your tap water and on your lawn could cause you to break out in hives. No one knows what causes food allergies—they’re one of the great mysteries that science has yet to solve. But it’s doubtful that any allergist had suspected that your lawn, or […]
Pao L. Chang, Guest Writer Waking Times Water is an element that we are very familiar with because it is found in nearly every place on Earth and is also a part of us. According to certain researchers, our bodies and planet Earth are made of roughly 70 percent water. Even though we are very […]
Anne Gordon, RN Waking Times In the 1950′ a TV commercial convinced people that fluoride was outstanding for teeth. By brushing, yellow teeth would become white, and cavities would be eradicated. Dentists concurred and encouraged the use of fluoride. So, through clever marketing, it became an urban belief that fluoride in toothpaste would be fabulous […]