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2010-05-20 11:01:00

Water Quality & Health Council Offers Free Test Kits In Response to CDC Pool Violation Data ARLINGTON, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unhealthy pools are more common than you may think. Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores the importance of protecting yourself and your family at the pool this summer. The CDC reports a disturbing statistic: About 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008 resulted...

2010-05-20 11:00:00

CDC Urges People to Take an Active Role in Promoting Healthy Swimming ATLANTA, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 1 out of 8 public pool inspections conducted in 13 states in 2008 resulted in pools being closed immediately due to serious code violations, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found that, overall, inspections of child care facility pools had the highest percentage of immediate closures (17.2 percent),...

2010-05-04 14:50:05

Researchers in India have demonstrated that microscopic aquatic creatures could be used as the ecological equivalent of a canary in a coalmine for assessing inland freshwater lakes and ponds. Writing in the World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development the team explains how diatoms respond badly to pollutants and sewage contamination. Bijaya Kumar Padhi, Jnanendra Rath, and Pratap Kumar Padhy of the Visva-Bharati University, in Santiniketan, India, have looked at the...

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2010-04-30 07:58:54

A unique three-year longitudinal and vertical study of Central New York's Three Rivers system"”involving the Oswego, Oneida and Seneca rivers"”has revealed that oxygen resources have become degraded by several stressors, including the impact of wastewater treatment plants, nonpoint runoff, an increase in invasive zebra mussels and channelization of the flow. As oxygen is necessary to support life in aquatic ecosystems, its measurement is essential for gauging the overall state of...

2010-04-29 11:38:00

LISLE, Ill., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Take five minutes and take the test next week to check out the quality of your water. That is the advice of the Water Quality Association as National Drinking Water Week begins. The federal government is calling on Americans to start the spring by learning how they can make sure they get the safest and cleanest possible water coming into their house. This year, National Drinking Water Week takes place May 2-8. WQA offers free online diagnosis...

2010-04-08 00:42:00

LAS CRUCES, N.M., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A Dona Ana County jury today ruled in favor of Helena Chemical Company in its defamation suit against Arturo Uribe and awarded the company $75,000 in punitive damages based on 7 counts of defamation and injury to the company's reputation. In its decision, the jury agreed that Mr. Uribe had repeatedly defamed the company, by stating the company caused health impacts including cancer and birth defects as well as had the potential to cause...

2010-04-07 09:00:00

JOPLIN, Mo., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri American Water has earned the 2009 Source Water Protection Award from the Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA). The annual award recognizes Missouri American Water's commitment to protecting sources of drinking water in four of the company's operating districts. Missouri American Water's operating districts in Brunswick, Mexico, St. Joseph and Warrensburg have implemented successful wellhead protection programs, endorsed by the Missouri...

2010-03-22 09:10:00

PARKER, Colo., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Water Day on March 22, WorldNomads.com wanted to educate travelers on water safety precautions overseas. Water is something most travelers take for granted until they step on a plane and head out into the developing world. Then they suddenly realize that this precious liquid so necessary to sustain life can also cause serious ill health and even worse. Nothing ruins a good trip like a bout of diarrhea, nausea, feeling totally...

2010-02-02 14:26:00

EPA Lauds Improvements to Streams; PA Now Second in U.S. for Restored Water Bodies HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today welcomed a new federal report that shows Pennsylvania is now second nationally in the number of waterways that have been restored to health because of the aggressive cleanup efforts by the state and its partners. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report, four Pennsylvania streams that...

2010-02-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK and MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ICBS Ltd. (OTCPK: ICBT), announced today that it has taken delivery of the new TOGS(TM) 3000 bio-photonic incubation & detection systems, which the company will be marketing in the U.S. and overseas. The TOGS(TM) 3000 has 100% accuracy in the detection of Total Coli forms and E. Coli bacteria in water. "BioSpec Global Solutions will be moving to introduce the new TOGS(TM) 3000 in the U.S, and overseas." said Don Saunders, President...


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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