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3/18/2016 Florida not immune to lead in drinking water
3/15/2016 Rising coastal waters puts pressure on the Lee County drinking water supply.
3/11/2016 Florida Nuke Plant Leaking Radioactive Contamination into Biscayne Bay
3/3/2016 What is threatening Biscayne and Everglades National Parks and South Florida’s Drinking Water?
3/1/2016 EPA Wants States to Double-Check Drinking Water Procedures
7/19/2015 How to share drinking water in Florida? News-Press.com article entitled Water, water everywhere in Florida, but whose is it?" discussess the availability and rights to drinking water in Florida. http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2015/07/19/water-everglades-florida-gillis-chad/30384437/
7/10/2015 Can you drink from you garden hose? The EPA says, "No". If your garden hose is older than 2013, you may have lead amounts exceeding the recommended limit. http://www.katu.com/news/problemsolver/Can-you-drink-from-your-garden-hose-312711461.html
6/29/2015 Do you drink bottled water? Do you the the pH level? In the Houston Community College artilce entitled, "Tapping the truth about water" they discuss the potential effects of acidity in bottled water. http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/humble/news/tapping-in-to-the-truth-about-water/article_feda50a6-e4d5-501c-a56f-7935bc9a4410.html
5/12/2015 Tallahassee has best-tasting water in Florida. This according to a blind taste test at the Florida Water Resources Conference in Orlando. Tallahassee will now advance to the nationals in California. Tallahassee taps into Florida aquifer using 27 wells and tests the water 7000 times per years well exceeding the state requirement of 3000 tests per year.
5/1/2015 Survey Shows Most Americans Concerned About Tap Water Quality http://eponline.com/articles/2015/05/01/survey-shows-most-americans-concerned-about-tap-water-quality.aspx
4/28/2015 For the first time since 1962, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is recommending reducing the level of fluoride used in public drinking water. More information in this Newsweek article: http://www.newsweek.com/us-government-recommends-lower-level-fluoride-water-325760
4/16/2015 New report on the North American Water Infrastructure. Comprehensive analysis of drinking water trends and concerns. You can download the report by going to http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/water-infrastructure-repair-technologies-the-north-american-market-300065626.html.
4/8/2015 New program will use satellite data to not only warn of drinking contamination, but also when it's not safe to swim in lakes. From an article in the Press Democrat entitled, "Satellite data a boon for Lake officials studying toxic algae blooms", a new multi-agency programs combines the efforts of NOAA, NASA, EPA, and the U.S. Geological Survey to warn people of harmful blooms of cyanobacteria (AKA blue-green algae). The new program will provide forecasts and locations for algae blooms to state agencies to send out warnings.
3/30/2105 "Get the cleanest water possible with a reverse osmosis system" is the title of the article in The Hamilton Spectator. Reverse osmosis can remove up to 99.9% of contaminants and bacteria. Reverse osmosis systems can provide a family of the cleanest purest drinking water for years.
3/28/2105 Are Florida legislators opposing the will of the voters when it comes to amendment 1 and preserving drinking water resources? According to the article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal entitled "Conservationists: Lawmakers ignoring Florida voters’ will with Amendment One budget", some Florida conservationists believe so.
3/24/2015 Article in Baltimore Sun entitled "What you do in your yard matters" warns us that the chemicals we use in our yards has a direct effect on drinking water supplies. What to do? (1) Get your water tested and (2) Get a drinking water purification plan.
3/24/2015 Protect yourself from water contamination anywhere you go. This new in-line water filter from Aquamira can attach to you water pack to ensure you have contaminant and virus free drinking water while on the go. From PRWeb article, "New In-Line Water Filter from Aquamira Attaches to Hydration Packs and Offers Added Virus Protection"
3/21/2015 Thousand of Florida residents were victims of drinking contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The contamination was discovered in 1975 in an emergency room sink where the water contained 280 times the limit of trichloroethylene. This contaminate has been reported to cause kidney, liver, and central nervous system ailments. From Orlando Sentinel article, "Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination"
3/18/2015 Florida lawmakers debate drinking water resources. With the rising population in Florida, finding enough fresh drinking water increasingly becomes an issue asking the question of whether or not to use more water from Florida's fresh water river system. St. Johns River keeper Lisa Rinaman said, "In the state of Florida, we're still using 50 percent of our drinking water from our aquifer on our lawns - to water our grass. We have a water use problem and not a water supply problem. We really first need to focus on water conservation to live within our water means." From WJCT News article, "Water Withdrawals Surface in Debate Over Resources."
3/17/2015 Babies and toddlers get too much fluoride when tap water is used to make formula! This according to a study in the Journal of Human Lactation. From: The Daily News article, "Serious health risks to water fluoridation".
3/16/2015 Surprise, Surprise, Surprise. New recommendation is now in that the best nutritional substitute for sugary drinks to fight child obesity is pure, clean water! This is the recommendation to the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines from the Nutrition Policy Institute. Hopefully, they are also recommending that the water is annually checked for contaminants! From Medical Xpress article, "Making water first for thirst".
3/14/2015 Could fluoride in drinking water be the cause for increased Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in kids? According to a new study conducted by psychiatrists at York University in Toronto, there is a correlation. The analysis indicates that for every 1% increase in drinking water fluoridation in the US, there were 67,000 more cases of ADHD 11 years down the line. From, Sputnik International article, "Does Drinking Water Cause ADHD? New Study Call Out Fluoride".
3/10/2015 U.S. Health and Human Service proposal to lower fluoride levels in drinking water was finalized. The level of fluoride in drinking water was established by recommendations made 4 decades ago. Philippe Grandjean, adjunct professor of environmental health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said, “Just because we did studies over the last 70 years, it doesn’t mean that we did everything that is necessary to know for sure that fluoridation is not toxic to some processes in the body or development of the brain. Those studies have actually not been done,” From, Harvard School of Public Health article, “A call for reducing fluoride levels in drinking water”.
3/10/2015 Who has the best drinking water in the United States? According to the Great American Water Taste Test, the unanimous favorite was the water from Easthampton, Massachusetts. Second and third place went to Whittier, Alaska and Buhl, Idaho, respectively. In this drinking water competition, water is measured for clarity, taste, and odor. From ABCNews.com, "This Is Where the Best-Tasting Water in America Comes From" and Magicvalley.com, "Curious Mind: The Nation's Best Drinking Water".
3/6/2015 Napa Valley, California residents were alerted that the city water contained potentially harmful pollutants. These pollutants develop as a result of water being treated with disinfectants. From NapaValleyResister.com, "City Sends Out Drinking Water Alerts".
3/5/2015 National Groundwater Awareness Week. March 8-15, 2015 has been designated as National Groundwater Awareness Week. They are recommending to county residents that everyone get their annual water test done. Here's a direct quote from the article, "Why is it a good idea to have my water well checked annually? The truth is an annual checkup is the best way to ensure problem-free service and quality water." Source: Quad City News article entitled, "Health Department Notes National Groundwater Awareness Week". Additional information can be found at the National Groundwater Association.
3/4/2015 Hidden Poison Contaminants. In an article entitled "Hidden Poison" published by The Telegram in Canada, the importance of having full spectrum water testing for all contaminants is very seriously brought to light. In a small community on the island of Newfoundland one family discovered arsenic in their well drinking water even after having their water tested. The original water test conducted when they moved in only tested for bacteria.
3/4/2015 Quick video showing the National Sanitation Foundation website that has information to help you determine if you need a water treatment system. How to know if you need a water treatment system.
2/28/2105 - Toxic Microbes - According to a recent study, lakes in North America and Europe are experiencing explosive growth in cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). The probable cause of this increase in algae population is industrial fertilizers and sewage. This algae contains many toxins and can lead to liver, nervous system damage, and neurodegenetive diseases (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS). From http://www.news-medical.net, “Pollution effect: Potentially toxic microbes pose threat to drinking water”
2/27/2015 - House Approves Bill to Battle Toxic Algae - The House of Representatives approved a bill that would direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to plan for assessing and managing risks to drinking water from blue-green algae that can damage the liver. From Tech Times, "House Pushes Through With Bill To Combat Toxic Algae Contaminated Drinking Water".
2/25/2015 - Fluoride Linked to Underactive Thyroid - British study shows an association (not cause and effect) between fluoride in public drinking water and underactive thyroid problems. U.S. Medical professionals are not if full agreement, but many are recommending the public drinking water should be pure water and nothing else. From WebMD "Fluoride in Water and Underactive Thyroid Rates".
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