…after filters fail to safeguard homes with old pipes
Responding to reports that filters are not protecting residents from elevated lead levels in their drinking water, Newark officials on Sunday said they will distribute bottled water to households with old lead pipes after federal officials urged the city to take action “as soon as possible.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its recommendation to Newark in a letter Friday, in … [more…]
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency released new guidance and regulations this week for how Ohio public water systems must alert residents and businesses when the water systems are replacing water lines that contain lead.
New regulations require every public water system in Ohio to notify residents or business owners 45 days before making repairs to water lines that contain lead. Water systems are also now required to provide filters to … [more…]
HORSHAM, Pa. (WPVI) — Parents are being asked to send their children to school with bottled water, and one state representative is calling for school officials to do more.
"We should not tolerate chemicals in our schools and the Upper Dublin School District needs to do more."
Sharp words from North Wales Republican State Rep. Todd Stephens directed at the Upper Dublin School District. The issue is certain contaminates measured … [more…]
Online shopping makes it easier to run errands, saving us time and often money, too. As a savvy shopper, you know that a too-good-to-be-true price on a designer purse, shoes or sunglasses probably means it’s a fake; but did you know other unsuspecting household products you use daily could be counterfeits too?
Counterfeit water filters are rampant online, disguised as certified filters with trademark violations, fraudulent and misleading labels and
After city testing found high lead levels in the tap water in her Chicago home, Jenny Abrahamian decided to install a whole-house water filtration system and an additional reverse-osmosis filter for her kitchen sink. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)
Amid renewed national attention to the dangers of lead poisoning, hundreds of Chicagoans have taken the city up on its offer of free testing kits to determine if they are drinking tap water … [more…]