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Water Contamination

How to Disinfect Your Existing Water Filter System After a Hurricane or Flood

Though there’s nothing but water around in the aftermath of extreme tropical storms and flooding, vulnerable families are in dire need of safe, clean drinking water. If your home is still intact and your plumbing system is functional, there are still many contaminants that may be compromising your water quality. Stormwater infiltrating water reservoirs combined […]

Threat of PFAS Contamination Lurks in Jacksonville, FL Wells

The U.S. Navy has sounded the alarm on water contaminants that potentially seeped into private drinking water wells near Jacksonville, Florida. The Navy intends to test local wells for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) after it believes the chemicals seeped into the ground around Naval Station Mayport and Outlying Landing Field Whitehouse. Naval officials will […]

Algal Blooms Wreak Havoc on Melbourne, FL Water Quality

You use tap water for drinking, bathing, brushing your teeth and cooking your meals. What do you do if it suddenly smells horribly? What if the water coming out of your kitchen sink is green? Residents of Melbourne, Florida are dealing with this unwelcome reality due to blue-green algal blooms spreading rapidly across Lake Washington. […]

Lead Contamination Issues Plague Newark, NJ Water

Most Americans were shocked when the full extent of the Flint, Michigan lead contamination crisis became public knowledge. Flint, however, is far from an isolated incident. The overall water infrastructure of the United States currently holds a D rating from the American Society of Engineers. As pipes and lines continue to age, cities around the […]

Drinking Water May Contain PFAS Linked to Cancer and Infertility in 43 States

If you knew your drinking water contained toxic chemicals linked to cancer, thyroid disease, infertility, and a weakened immune system, would you still drink it? For nearly 19 million Americans across 43 states the choice has been made for them without their knowledge. What Are PFAS? New data from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) show […]