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Emergency Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month, a public service campaign focusing on helping individuals and communities prepare for natural disasters and other threats to public safety. In 2015, the month will cover four weekly hazard themes: Week 1: Flood Week 2: Wildfire Week 3: Hurricane Week 4: Power Outages One common element runs through preparation for […]

Colorado Animas River

For a few days in August, 2015, Colorado’s Animas River turned mustard yellow, the result of an accident while cleaning up the abandoned Gold King Mine. EPA workers misread the strength of a temporary dam, leading to an estimated 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater spewing into the river. At one point, the yellow streak […]


Water contamination is not a new issue – many Americans are aware of the chlorine and chloramines present in tap water and use filtration systems to purify their water. Restaurants and vendors also invest in top-of-the-line plumbing and filtration systems to ensure that the water they offer customers is refreshing, crisp, and most importantly, decontaminated. […]

Do you have these harmful products in your home?

While they do offer convenience, many seemingly harmless everyday products actually are causing water pollution that affect lakes, rivers, and streams in ways that might surprise you. Before you head to the store, consider avoiding these common household products in favor of more eco-friendly options. Scrubs with Microbeads Microbeads provide abrasive qualities that make body […]

Babies Playing In The Water

New mothers go to great lengths to protect their babies from potential harm. From BPA-free glass bottles to all-natural clothing fibers and everything in between, moms are always looking for ways to reduce the amount of chemicals in and around their homes. Unfortunately, many remain unaware of the possible dangers from one big chemical found […]