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2011-10-28 07:00:00

The Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Water Quality Association (WQA) recently formed an educational partnership to help consumers understand the importance of and technology behind improving residential water quality. Boise, ID (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 The Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Water Quality Association (WQA) recently formed an educational partnership to help consumers understand the importance of and technology behind improving residential water quality....

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2011-09-07 05:14:28

  Good quality status of water bodies required in EU by 2015 unlikely to be attained, reveals study The good chemical and ecological status of water bodies as defined by the EU Water Framework Directive is unlikely to be attained in Germany by 2015. This is the conclusion of a study in which data from the four largest rivers in northern Germany - the Elbe, Weser, Aller and Ems - were analyzed over ten years. The study was carried out by the University of Koblenz-Landau, the...

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2011-06-30 05:05:00

The number of U.S. beach closings and health advisories reached 24,091 in 2010, the second-highest level in 21 years, according to an annual beach water report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The survey of water quality and public notifications, entitled "Testing the Waters", confirms that our nation's beaches continue to suffer from bacterial pollution that puts swimmers at risk, the non-profit group said. Using data gathered at more than 3,200 U.S....

2011-06-29 12:18:46

Study shows drought conditions adversely affect water quality and make some chemicals, like some pesticides, more toxic and more likely to accumulate in fish Some areas of the southern United States are suffering from the longest dry spell since 1887 and a new Baylor University study shows that could prove problematic for aquatic organisms. The Baylor study found that drought conditions make some chemicals in the environment more toxic to fish and other aquatic life. Specifically, the study...

2011-06-09 09:05:00

White paper serves as educational resource on regulation, enforcement and compliance of lead levels in drinking water system components NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), a global leader in water quality and safety, announced today the release of a white paper on the regulation of lead in drinking water system components. The white paper, "An Overview of Regulations for Lead Levels in Drinking Water System Components", examines...

2011-06-01 09:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), a global leader in water quality and safety, today introduced testing methods to meet the monitoring requirements for 28 new contaminants proposed in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR 3). Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA established the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring program to identify contaminants that are suspected to...

2011-05-19 11:00:00

Water Quality & Health Council Advises Swimmers to "Dip Before You Dive" by Checking for Adequate Pool Chemistry Before Getting in the Pool WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the incidence and healthcare costs of "swimmer's ear" underscores the need for the public to play an active role in ensuring healthy pools. Today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) shows that...

2011-03-09 10:25:00

SAN ANTONIO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of Americans say they have concerns about the quality of their water as more people become educated about specific contaminants and take action in their homes. Those are findings from an independent survey released today at WQA Aquatech USA. The random sample survey, conducted by Applied Research-West, Inc., offers a look into Americans' evolving attitude about their water, especially when compared to previous polls. "We are...

2011-02-23 13:40:32

These water-borne infections are found all over the world "The presence of two resistent forms of protozoons, the oocysts from the Cryptosporidium genus and cysts of the Giardia genus, is one of the greatest public health problems in water supply, because these parasites can easily survive our water treatment systems", Jos© Antonio Castro Hermida, a scientist at the Galician Institute for Food Quality in the Xunta de Galicia (regional government), tells SINC. A team led by this...

2011-01-14 18:58:12

Laser sheds light on tracking source of microbial contamination on beach A simple, automated method of tracking E. coli uses a laser to detect and monitor the microbe in potentially contaminated bodies of water or waterways. The technique described this month in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks. Microbial contamination of water is a worldwide environmental and health problem. Water related diseases...


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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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