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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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Is Your Well Water Making You Sick? New USGS Study is Alarming.

A recent study released by the USGS shows 13% of private wells in the U.S. ¬†are contaminated with levels of metals and other elements above the set safety standards for health. Contaminants of particular concern include arsenic, uranium, manganese, radon, … Continue reading

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Our Tap Water at Risk: E.P.A. not doing adequate job of protecting drinking water.

  The Safe Drinking Water Act was passed by Congress in 1974 to protect public health by regulating U.S. drinking water. The law was amended in both 1986 and 1996 to require many actions to protect our water supplies. But … Continue reading

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EPA wants more analysis on Keystone oil sands pipeline

Acknowledging significant concerns for the proposed Keystone oil sands pipeline, EPA enforcement officer Cynthia Giles wrote this week to State Department officials to request further analysis of environmental and health impacts of the $7 billion project. The pipeline would transport … Continue reading

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