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Water Pollution Sources and Purification
It is hoped that “Water Pollution Sources and Purification: Challenges and Scope“ shall provide guidelines to all interested in research studies of one sort or the other. The book consists of seven chapters, well arranged in a coherent manner. Chapter one deals with the different water purification techniques used for safe drinking water production, their […]United States, National
Early Oral Health: How Breast Milk and Formula Impact Baby’s Teeth.
Primary teeth come in when babies are about six months old. However, parents can take action on their little one’s oral health before their first teeth even pop up. Newborn infants typically produce less saliva. Saliva helps us wash away food debris and bacteria buildup in our mouth. For a newborn with less saliva, this […]United States, National
Communities Across America Say No to Fluoride in Drinking Water.
Communities Across America Say No to Fluoride in Drinking Water Communities fighting to get fluoride out of drinking water came to Washington, DC, in unity with advocates impacted by chemical contamination across the nation. A landmark federal lawsuit was filed to prohibit the addition of fluoride in drinking water. Fluoride, also known as Hydrofluorosilicic Acid, comes from the […]United States, National
Dishonorable discharge: Runoff from a former industrial site is contaminating an important NC lake.
Alcoa’s continued discharge of toxics into Badin Lake, a popular fishing and swimming destination, linked to paltry fines, lax state oversight Alcoa, the eighth-largest aluminum company in the world, whose global reach spans 11 countries, claims on its website that it “operates with excellence” and “cares about people around the globe.” The residents of West […]United States, North Carolina United States
Guest column: EPA has lost its way.
It has been more than 20 years since I worked as a senior attorney at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), using my legal training to help enforce the Clean Water Act and advise agency managers on a range of hazardous waste issues. When I joined the regulatory agency in 1992, I felt my work […]United States, National
Letter: Toxic metal exposure can be harmful
Dr. Aaron Bernstein, the chair of American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health and Climate Change and a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital says that “… exposure [of heavy metals] from all sources should be minimized. Toxic metal exposure can be harmful to the developing brain. It’s been linked to problems with learning, cognition […]United States, Iowa United States
After A Two Year Delay, Federal Judge Says Fluoride Lawsuit May Continue
U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen has ended a two year stay on a historic lawsuit seeking to end water fluoridation in the United States. Judge Chen also ruled that a long-delayed study of fluoride by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) could be reviewed in its unpublished form to better inform the judges final decision. […]United States, National
Fluoride to remain in public drinking water supply.
Voters in Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor and Southport approved the Special Election vote to keep the public drinking water supply fluoridated by a difference of 338 votes in the combined total on Nov. 8. The vote counts were: Boothbay – yes – 996, no – 957; Boothbay Harbor – yes – 713, no – 503; and […]United States, Maine
Elevated Fluoride Levels Detected in AMERICUS.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER Elevated Fluoride Levels Detected in AMERICUS The City of Americus collected water samples from Americus’ water treatment plants in mid-September 2022 for fluoride analysis by the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The State’s test results indicated a level of fluoride in the water of 12 milligrams per […]United States, Georgia
8 Mass. communities stopped putting fluoride in tap water over the past year due to supply shortages.
Eight cities and towns in Massachusetts have had to stop adding sodium fluoride to their municipal water supplies after running out of the compound, which is used to prevent tooth decay. Health officials say some of the suspensions have been intermittent, but state data shows they have impacted roughly 250,000 residents over the last year in Fall River, Holden, Medway, […]United States, Massachusetts