A company is voluntarily recalling its water additive product after FDA analysis revealed that it was contaminated with a potentially deadly bacteria. The bacteria is typically contracted in hospital settings.
Public Health March 7, 2019
Analysis of more than 250 water bottles revealed that 93 percent of the samples are contaminated with tiny pieces of plastic particles. It is not yet clear how ingestion of microplastic can impact human health.
Public Health March 15, 2018
Infectious disease experts are concerned about climate change. See how this crisis could increase chances of diseases, and move them to places they may have never gone before.
Public Health February 18, 2017
The state of Washington is suing agricultural company Monsanto for producing and selling toxic chemicals known as PCBs. The products have been found to cause serious health issues in humans and animals.
Earth/Environment December 10, 2016
Tourists, rejoice! Vietnam’s central beaches have now been declared safe for swimmers after a wastewater disaster ravaged four provinces in the country in April.
Earth/Environment August 22, 2016
Two separate studies have detected potentially dangerous 'super bacteria' in several venues for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What likely caused the contamination?
Public Health June 11, 2016
Water sampling is routinely done to test water quality. With the paper-based biosensor bioassay, assessing toxicity levels in water is simplified and made more affordable.
Earth/Environment April 21, 2016
Is your river in serious condition? A group has listed down the most endangered rivers in the United States for 2016.
Earth/Environment April 14, 2016
E.Coli was found in the water supply of some buildings of Wellesley College. The school advised the students and faculty to boil the water before using it.
Life April 10, 2016
Man-made nitrogen fertilizers have been used for decades. Researchers found that even if farmers stop using these fertilizers today, the levels of nitrates in water will remain high for decades.
Earth/Environment March 16, 2016
About 51,000 people in Texas have been exposed to water contaminated with a toxic substance called arsenic. The levels of arsenic are beyond the limits, yet the state still implies that the water is safe to use, an environmental group said.
Life March 15, 2016
The inner guts or mucilage of cactus have been shown to attract arsenic, sediments and other water contaminants. Rooting from traditional practice, the technique could benefit drinking water, aquaculture, and other everyday purposes.
Earth/Environment March 14, 2016
Swiss scientists debuted a new, cheap water purification process that removes up to 99 percent of impurities using a paper-like membrane. The new filtering process can help solve the Flint, Michigan water crisis where over 100,000 residents were exposed to high levels of lead.
Earth/Environment February 1, 2016
Hospital officials announce that Veterans Affairs Medical Center's water supply is tainted with Legionella, the bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease. Though no cases of illness were reported, the water supply was flushed and water filters were installed on faucets and shower heads.
Life November 30, 2015
Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams are in trouble as a study confirms the presence of chemicals and drugs in the state’s waterways.
Life June 5, 2015
Residents of Clinton, Utah have been advised against the use of tap water because of probable E. coli contamination. The city's water supply is believed to be contaminated after irrigation water supply was accidentally connected to the city water supply.
Life August 8, 2014