Latest Water quality Stories
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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", JosÃ© Antonio Castro Hermida, a scientist at the Galician Institute for Food Quality in the Xunta de Galicia (regional government), tells SINC.
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.
Report to EPA Also Recommends Streams, Rivers for 'Impaired' Status HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec.
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 77 million people in Bangladesh, or roughly half of the country's population, have been exposed to toxic arsenic levels in their drinking water since the 1970s.
LISLE, Ill., Nov.
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...