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long road on a rainy day

In order to protect the public from common bacteria, viruses, and contaminants, most water utilities treat their water with either chlorine or chloramines and a few other basic water filtration techniques. However, some organisms and microbial contaminants can resist these treatment methods and endanger anyone who drinks infected water supplies. That’s where UV filtration makes […]

– Florida City Drops Recycling Program

In the first days of January the government of Deltona, Florida, voted to suspend its curbside recycling program, much to the ire of local residents. How can a city simply stop recycling? The answer boils down to dollars and cents, and highlights the vast gulf between how the public perceives recycling and what actually happens […]

surgical gloves

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 […]

woman setting washing machine

So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and invest in a whole house filtration system. Filtering all of the water that comes into your home removes harmful contaminants and makes your water safer, cleaner, and fresher to drink. But let’s say you live in an older house and your water has never been treated […]

new gardens in Detroit

Bio-retention gardens filtering storm water In empty lots across Detroit’s Warrendale neighborhood, small patches of flowers and shrubs are thriving. Known as bio-retention gardens, they are part of a University of Michigan project to help filter contaminants out of storm water. Project head Joan Nassauer says the gardens, which contain an absorbent type of soil, […]