Drinking-Water Quality and Environmental Justice

Samuel T. Coleridge coined the phrase ‘‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.’’ This may surprisingly reflect some of our drinking water quality in the U.S. In such a technologically advanced society, it is easy to assume that all of our drinking water is safe and of good quality. Unfortunately, that is not the …

Home Maintenance and Water Check-Up

Maintaining your home and the various appliances helps them last longer, saving you money, but can also benefit your health. You might first think of your air conditioner/heating system, or your refrigerator and vacuum cleaner needing maintenance such as filter changes, but your water supply and filtration systems need attention too. In fact, your water …

Everyday Contaminants Affecting Water Quality

Consider the multitude of chemicals that we use daily – beauty products, cleaners, cosmetics, over the counter and prescription drugs, fire retardants, food packaging, flame-retardants, hormones, nutraceuticals, pesticides, petroleum products, sunscreens, and stain repellents and numerous others. What happens to all these chemicals when they are washed down household drains or breakdown in municipal waste …

Bottled or Tap

In today’s more health conscious society, we know we should stay hydrated and aim for drinking at least eight 12-ounce glasses per day, but have you ever stopped to think  what type of water you should be drinking? Is tap better than bottled?