Underwriters Laboratories Advances Chicago’s Knowledge of Drinking Water Safety and Conservation
Company Sponsors The Field Museum’s Water Exhibition
“UL’s Global Water business provides safety testing and certification programs focused on drinking water and the products and systems that deliver it,” said
The Water exhibition aims to teach visitors about the importance of Earth’s most vital and fleeting resource, according to The Field Museum. Visitors will examine how living things adapt to extremes of wet and dry environments, and learn how human behavior alters precious aquatic ecosystems. People will be inspired by conservation efforts from around the world and discover what their families can do to protect and conserve our planet’s water. Through hands-on activities, immersive dioramas and artifacts, Water presents life’s essential element uniting us, surrounding us, and challenging us.
UL understands how children are more vulnerable than any other age group to the health effects of unclean water. UL has developed a number of educational efforts focused on teaching children about water quality. Earlier this year, UL released Wild About Safety(R) Timon and Pumbaa Safety Smart(R) Goes Green!, a classroom edition DVD developed through a partnership between UL and various units of The Walt Disney Company. Safety Smart Goes Green! teaches children what they can do to help our environment – our air, our water and our world.
“We all need to do our part to protect the global water supply,” said Smith. “While UL is continually working to enhance and expand its drinking water testing capabilities and educational outreach, families can contribute by conserving water use at home and buying water delivery products that are tested for safety.”
UL is a global leader in drinking water quality and safety. The company has analyzed more than 2 million drinking water samples for thousands of public and private entities, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). UL tests water for more than 7,000 municipalities and is certified in 48 states and
For more information on UL’s water programs and services, visit the water industry section on www.ul.com.
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About Underwriters Laboratories
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers’ products each year. UL’s worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 64 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 98 countries. For more information, visit: http://www.UL.com/newsroom.
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