Toxic tap water spurs panic buying in China city
Tap water in a Chinese city was found to contain excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene, prompting residents to rush to buy bottled water, state media said on Friday.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
US town bans bottled water
Water, water everywhere—just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Oil company blamed for toxic tap water in China
A Chinese oil giant was to blame for a toxic leak that contaminated tap water in a northwestern city, leading panicked residents to clear stores of bottled water, state media said Saturday.
Study finds high level of bacteria in bottled water in Canada
A Montreal study finds heterotrophic bacteria counts, in more than 70 percent of bottled water samples, exceed the recommended limits specified by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Researchers from Ccrest laboratories ...
Manganese in drinking water: Study suggests adverse effects on children's intellectual abilities
A team of researchers led by Maryse Bouchard, adjunct professor at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Health, Environment and Society (CINBIOSE) of the Université du Québec à Montréal ...
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 ...
People think bottled water is healthy ... sort of
A small study has shown that people tend to believe that bottled water is somehow healthier than water from the tap. However, the research, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, also shows ...