Posts Tagged ‘water contaminants’

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Staining was identified on surgical instruments used at Memorial Healthcare Hospital in Owosso, Michigan, during an otherwise routine inspection process. Officials at the hospital canceled several scheduled and elected surgeries as a precautionary measure after they discovered visible stains on surgical instruments that were believed to be sterile. According to Brian Long, President and CEO […]

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On September 18, 2018, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) released a statement that drinking water at Robinson Elementary School in Grand Haven, Michigan tested positive for elevated levels of PFAS. After the discovery, students and staff were provided with bottled water. In late October, follow-up tests found PFAS levels of 171 parts per […]

The water quality in the town of San Angelo, Texas, was compromised last month when an abrupt water main break on the south side of town caused one of the tanks in the public water system to completely drain. The scale of the water line rupture allowed the water pressure within the system to drop […]

The ongoing water crisis in Flint isn’t the only major contaminant problem for the citizens of Michigan. The state is in the process of testing more than 1,000 water supplies across the state for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs, or PFAS contaminants) after multiple communities have detected unsafe concentrations of the contaminant in their water […]

After a thorough investigation Orb Media has released the findings of their study regarding plastic fiber contamination in drinking water. According to the results, a staggering 94% of the tap water in the United States is contaminated with plastic fibers. The United States had the highest contamination rate of any country that was analyzed for […]