Tracing the traces: Nanogram concentrations of a toxic compound detected in chlorinated tap water
(PhysOrg.com) -- Drinking water can transmit a number of diseases, including typhoid, dysentery, cholera, and diarrhea, which can then spread explosively throughout an entire service area. To avoid this problem, drinking ...
US town bans bottled water
Water, water everywhere—just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts.
US water has large amounts of likely carcinogen: study
A US environmental group has found that drinking water in 35 American cities contains hexavalent chromium, a probable carcinogen, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
Monitoring water through a snake's eyes
Although most Americans take the safety of their drinking water for granted, that ordinary tap water could become deadly within minutes, says Prof. Abraham Katzir of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics ...
Researchers call for changes in 50 year-old drinking water standards
Changes in drinking water quality in the 21st Century are coming from a myriad of circumstances, and not all are for the best. Top contenders for why water-drinking quality might become suspect to the average ...
The worlds first sweat machine produces clean water for children
UNICEF and Gothia Cup have together developed the world's first sweat machine: A machine that extracts sweat from clothes, purifies it and transforms it into water. The goal is to raise awareness about the ...
Membrane filters are key to future of public water supply, scientists say
As municipalities across the United States reduce their dependence on groundwater sources to mitigate environmental impacts like subsidence and flooding, there is a growing need for better purification processes to keep contaminants ...
Researchers explore natural solution to rid household plumbing of dangerous pathogens
(Phys.org) —Microbes are everywhere – thousands of species are in your mouth, and thousands are in a glass of tap water. The ones in your mouth are mostly harmless – as long as you brush and floss so ...
How does world's oldest water taste? 'Terrible.'
Nearly 1.5 miles beneath Earth's surface in Canada, scientists have found pockets of water that have been isolated from the outside world for more than 1 billion years.
Beverages leave 'geographic signatures' that can track people's movements
The bottled water, soda pop, or micro brew-beer that you drank in Pittsburgh, Dallas, Denver or 30 other American cities contains a natural chemical imprint related to geographic location. When you consume ...
US orders more testing of chromium-6 in tap water
The Environmental Protection Agency has asked local US communities to test more carefully for hexavalent chromium, a probable carcinogen.
Yangtze river pollution sparks panic in China
A cargo ship spilled acid into China's longest river last week, contaminating tap supplies and sparking a run on bottled water in eastern China, the government and state media said.
'Save our kids from computer toxics' scientists warn
An international scientific expert has called for an urgent global effort to save the coming generation of children from being poisoned by toxic residues from the world's ever-growing garbage pile of old mobile phones, computers ...
Tap water warning in Copenhagen after E.coli found
Parts of the Danish capital Copenhagen were without clean drinking water Saturday after high levels of the E.coli bacteria were detected in the municipal tap water system.