A team of researchers, led by hydrologist Paul Bradley, recently collected water samples from 59 small streams in the Southeast from Virginia to Georgia, which were analyzed for 108 pharmaceuticals and degradates. All 59 streams or 100% tested positive for at least one of compounds and the overall average was six different compounds per stream.
One of the most popular herbicides in U.S. agriculture can be dangerous to animals and fish and leaves behind worrisome residue levels, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday in a draft report that sparked outrage among farmers.
The West Morgan East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority has advised the approximately 100,000 people served by the TENNESSEE RIVER water system not to drink tap water until further notice due to potentially hazardous levels of chemical contaminants PFOA and PFOS.
It's no secret that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. But how many people realize that fluoride—which is still added to many municipal water supplies in the U.S.—is linked to heart disease?