Category Archives: Environmental

Phthalates and Prenatal Exposure: A Good Reason to Avoid Bottled Water.

Phthalates. Don’t ask me to pronounce it but do be aware that this chemical, used to soften plastic and used extensively in the bottled water industry and for many toys, food containers, and medical tubing, has been shown to effect … Continue reading

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Fracking Chemicals Disclosed

To many of us, the idea of toxic chemicals released by fracking into our water supplies seems remote. We assume only folks living next door to hydraulic fracturing operations in Texas, Ohio or Pennsylvania could possibly be affected. Hydraulic fracturing … Continue reading

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With Water, Err on the Side of Caution

When a commodity as vital to life as clean water is at stake, we would be wise to be overly cautious rather than rely on government agencies to protect us. From Love Canal, N.Y., (the nation’s first Superfund site) to … Continue reading

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Rivers of Manure Poison Drinking Water

Manure doesn’t immediately come to mind when envisioning deadly overflows. Two liquid manure mishaps, however, were among the top-10 manmade poisonous spills of all time, according to “Wave Goodbye: 10 of the World’s Worst Toxic Floods.” The rivers of cow … Continue reading

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2014 Another Year of Water Pollution Disasters

From sea to shining sea, all year long, the news overflowed with stories of catastrophic water pollution events that made people sick, destroyed ecosystems and cost uncalculated billions to clean up. The poisons are many – everything from naturally occurring … Continue reading

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