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Scientists Develop an Affordable Sensor for Lead Contamination

Engineers at MIT, Nanytang Technological University, and several companies have developed a compact and inexpensive technology for detecting and measuring lead concentrations in water, potentially enabling a significant advance in tackling this persistent global health issue.

Medical Freedom Vs. Public Health: Should Fluoride Be in Our Drinking Water?

The culture wars have a new target: your teeth.

Communities across the U.S. are ending public water fluoridation programs, often spurred by groups that insist that people should decide whether they want the mineral — long proven to fight cavities — added to their water supplies.

Biden Pledges $3B More to Rid US Water of Lead. But for Flint, It’s Not That Simple

Thursday, President Biden is expected to announce an infusion of funding aimed at eliminating the country’s dangerous lead pipes that carry drinking water into people’s homes and businesses.

U.S. EPA and California AG Sue San Francisco Over Clean Water Act Violations

The Department of Justice, representing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alongside the Attorney General of California, on behalf of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, has lodged a civil complaint in federal court against the City and County of San Francisco. The complaint highlights alleged Clean Water Act violations spanning the past decade.

Opinion: Californians Have a Right to Safe Water, Yet Many Don’t Have It. Is Help on the Way?

Twelve years after California became the first state in the nation to declare a “human right to water,” achieving this basic societal goal of securing clean water for all 39 million state residents is more daunting than ever.

 

‘Right’ to Clean Air and Water Tested in California

Should the right to clean air and water and a healthy environment be enshrined in the California Constitution?

Flint Residents Grapple With Water Crisis a Decade Later: ‘If We Had the Energy Left, We’d Cry’

Earlier this month, Brittany Thomas received a call that her 11-year-old daughter Janiyah had experienced a seizure at school.

“She’d been seizure-free for about two years now,” said Thomas, a resident of Flint, Michigan. “And they just came back.”

Opinion: 10 Years Later, Flint’s and America’s Water Remains Unnecessarily Hazardous

Long before my role as president of the American Public Health Association, I was a normal woman from Flint, Mich.

Flint is home. It is where I committed myself to public health over the last 40 years, started a family, developed rich friendships and found my voice. It is where I learned to speak the truth clearly and directly, and it is why I believe that our nation’s inability to fix lead in our water systems is slowly killing us all.

New Water Quality Standards Will Result In Billions Being Spent To Remediate PFAS Contamination

Recently, the U.S. EPA announced long-awaited water quality standards outlining the maximum contaminant levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminants in drinking water. This marks the first time national standards for a new contaminant have been added to the Safe Drinking Water Act since 1996. It represents, without doubt, an ominous alert that should be noted.

California Sets Long-awaited Drinking Water Limit for ‘Erin Brockovich’ Contaminant

California regulators voted Wednesday to establish a drinking water limit on hexavalent chromium, a toxic chemical compound made infamous by the movie “Erin Brockovich.”