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A recent study shows that most of the drug residues found in wastewater originate from domestic households rather than health care institutions, as originally thought.
Drugs and pharmaceuticals are listed as emerging contaminants that pose a concern in terms of drinking water contamination. Now a recent study conducted in Germany shows that most of the drug residues found in wastewater originate from domestic households rather than health care institutions such as nursing facilities and hospitals, whose output is considered insignificant by comparison.Scientists from Leuphana University analyzed data of drug co...
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Scientists discover the mechanism in the human brain that controls body temperature and hydration.
Scientists discover the mechanism in the human brain that controls body temperature and hydration.A team of researchers from Duke University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have unraveled how the human brain is able to determine when our bodies are becoming dehydrated and how it prevents the body from dehydrating by identifying a key protein that is thought to control body temperature and hydration.Thei...
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While many people are aware of devastating impact of pesticides, there is far less awareness regarding highly toxic insecticides consisting largely of neonics.
While many people are aware of the devastating impact that pesticides are having on bees and other insect pollinators, there is far less awareness regarding the use of highly toxic insecticides (a form of pesticide) consisting largely of neonics, that are particularly persistent in the environment and poses perhaps the greatest threat to our freshwater systems and all forms of life that depend on these water bodies for their survival.A report tit...
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A team of conservationists suggest that banning the use of plastic microbeads in products is the only solution to the problem of plastic pollution in our water.
Plastic microbeads are increasingly becoming a problem for species inhabiting both freshwater and marine ecosystems, and reducing water quality of valuable freshwater resources that humans depend on for drinking water and recreation. Now a team of conservationists suggest that banning the use of plastic microbeads in beauty products that will end up in wastewater streams, to be discharged into rivers and lakes, to ultimately end up in the ocean, ...
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Did you know that pressure from HOA's are one of the main reasons for lack on water conservation in home water irrigation.
With fresh water supplies increasingly threatened by drought and climate change, there is greater focus on water conservation and efforts to reduce water wastage. Considering that both air temperature and population figures are expected to rise in the future, the need to conserve water becomes even more pressing.A recent survey of Florida homeowners revealed that on average, around 64% of fresh water supplied to homes was used to irrigate gardens...
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That does not surprise me at all. That, and renters who don't control what happens to their yards.
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The effluent released from water treatment plants is very often a source of a large number of contaminants found in rivers today.
Wastewater treatment facilities are supposed to remove pollutants from water fouled by human activities, yet the effluent released from water treatment plants is very often a source of a large number of contaminants found in rivers, according to a study recently published in the scientific journal, Freshwater Biology.Ibon Aristi, a researcher in the department of Plant Biology & Ecology at The University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain, ...
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A recent study shows that most of the drug residues found in wastewater originate from domestic households rather than health care institutions, as originally thought.
Drugs and pharmaceuticals are listed as emerging contaminants that pose a concern in terms of drinking water contamination. Now a recent study conducted in Germany shows that most of the drug residues found in wastewater originate from domestic households rather than health care institutions such as nursing facilities and hospitals, whose output is considered insignificant by comparison.Scientists from Leuphana University analyzed data of drug co...
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Recent study has revealed that pollutants in stormwater runoff from parking lots, roads and paved surfaces is killing adult salmon in West Coast urban streams.
A recent study has revealed that pollutants in stormwater runoff from parking lots, roads and other paved surfaces is killing adult salmon in West Coast urban streams. The study, which was recently published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, is the first to show how salmon mortality is linked to urban stormwater, and suggests that by filtering urban runoff using a simple inexpensive filtration system consisting of sand and soil filter media, the...
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A recently published analysis provides options for management of runoff, storm water and floods that can be implemented by decision-makers to manage water quality.
A recently published analysis of how land cover and climate change will affect watersheds across the United States, provides options for the management of runoff, storm water and floods that can be implemented by decision-makers to manage water quality.The study, which was recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, was conducted by scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who hope that the models and...
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A team of researchers have concluded that fracking activities have the potential to release a complex mix of endocrine disrupting chemicals into the environment.
Scientists are concerned that toxic mix of endocrine disrupting chemicals could pose more harm to humans than exposure to single chemical alone.Currently in the USA, over 15 million people reside within a mile of unconventional oil and gas extraction sites that utilize a combination of directional drilling and 'fracking' methods to release natural gas contained within the underlying rock. There is growing concern over the health impacts resulting...
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A new report highlights the health threat posed by cyanobacteria, or toxic blue-green algae, noting that the increasing risk due to a number of factors.
A report that was recently published in the journal Current Environmental Health Reports highlights the health threat posed by cyanobacteria, or toxic blue-green algae, to both drinking water and recreational water users across the United States, noting that the risk is increasing due to a number of contributing environmental factors, yet is underappreciated and poorly monitored by water officials.Contributing FactorsThere are several environment...
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Big Berkey Water Filters provide the highest quality filtration systems on the market.  We also report on water quality issues across the US and abroad.