Category Archives: Other Additives

HEALTH EFFECTS OF ASBESTOS IN DRINKING WATER

Asbestos is a number of naturally occurring fibrous minerals with high tensile strength. It has ability to be woven and is resistant to heat and most chemicals. It is then used for a wide variety of manufacturing goods. Exposure of … Continue reading

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EUTROPHICATION (NUTRIENTS IN WATER)

This is a condition that is as a result of increase in nutrient concentration in water. This is through the release of sewage effluent and run-off from lawn fertilizers into natural waters. Sewage effluent that is not treated i.e. raw … Continue reading

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CORROSION ON TAP WATER

Water today is still transported by metallic pipes almost all over, for industries and domestic uses. Corrosion of pipes when transporting this water is so rampant especially if the pipes have stayed for a longer period of time. The common … Continue reading

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BISPHENOL-A TO CHILDREN’S HEALTH AN URGENT HEALTH CONCERN

In December 2009, Environmental Working Group published the results of its ground-breaking analysis that for the first time detected BPA in the umbilical cord blood of American children, in ten minority babies. EWG is a non-profit environmental research and advocacy … Continue reading

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BENZENE IN DRINKING WATER

This is an article about benzene health effects in drinking water from public or private drinking water supplies. Benzene may cause adverse health effects if the amount exceeds the health standard set by EPA. Benzene is a clear, colorless aromatic … Continue reading

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Pesticides Are Polluting Our Streams And Ground Water Systems

When samples were taken from streams and ground water systems more than 90% of the samples of water and aquatic life contained one or more pesticides. Pesticides that were found in the water were primarily ones that are currently being … Continue reading

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The Truth About Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease that is caused by the exposure to microscopic parasites, Cryptosporidium. These parasites can live in the intestines of humans and animals and are usually passed through the stool. The disease and the parasite are both … Continue reading

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Well Location And Potential Contaminants

The location of a well has a large impact on the safety as well as the effectiveness of the well. Whenever utilizing a private well as a water source, be sure there is enough distance between the well and any … Continue reading

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Pesticides A Concern For Aquatic Life And Human Health

Pesticides are manufactured and designed to kill pests such as weeds and insects. Many of these pesticides on the market can be extremely harmful to animals or humans if they are exposed to high levels for a long period of … Continue reading

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Drinking Water And Disinfectant Byproducts

In order to protect our drinking water suppliers, water suppliers use disinfectants to treat the water before it is transferred to the public for consumption. The EPA has placed standards and regulations on water suppliers that they must comply with … Continue reading

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