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WICHITA, Kansas — The water coming out of your tap might meet legal standards, but that doesn’t mean that it’s safe to drink — at least according to the Environmental Working Group, an environmental advocacy nonprofit.
EWG found that nearly all of the 870 water utilities in Kansas tested for at least one contaminate above what it considers safe, though most water
IMAGE: North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. To test for cyanotoxins, users place a drop of water on a customized chip, then insert it into a reader device which connects to a smartphone. These images are screenshots of the smartphone app of the cyanotoxin sensor. Left: Welcome page. Right: Data analysis page. Credit: Qingshan Wei, NC State University… [more…]
Salem tap water could be safe for everyone after another day, said city officials Friday. There’s no guarantee, because toxin levels can wax and wane, but water treatment staff are seeing a trend line in the right direction. The city needs two days of clean test results before a water advisory that caused some residents panic can be lifted.
Meanwhile, Wilsonville notified residents Friday afternoon officials there might have to … [more…]