Category Archive for ‘Drinking Water’

Ohio River study finds drugs, chemicals that slip through waste treatment

Another major water source in the US has been confirmed to contain contaminants. The article states, “Dozens of chemicals and pharmaceuticals — antidepressants, veterinary hormones, even cocaine — have been detected in the Ohio River…” Samples were taken from 22 locations ranging from Pittsburgh, PA to Paducah, KY…. Read More.

Medicated Bath Products to Blame for Worsening Water Pollution

For the first time, a study unveiled at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society points out that a major source of active pharmaceutical ingredients in water comes from bathing, showering, and laundering. According to Dr. Ilene Ruhoy, “lotions, creams, gels and skin patches are to blame for a significant amount of the APIs in ground water.”… Read More.

Studies Reveal Why Drinking Water Wells are Vulnerable to Contamination

A new groundwater study performed by the US Geological Survey explains what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. They studied aquifers in Florida, California, Nebraska, and Connecticut. According to the study, “More than 100 million people in the United States receive their drinking water from public groundwater systems, which can be vulnerable to naturally occurring contaminants such as radon, uranium, arsenic, and man-made compounds, including fertilizers, septic-tank leachate, solvents and gasoline hydrocarbons.”… Read More.

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