Five States With Highest PFAS Contamination

A map of the United States showing areas with PFAS contamination in water systems. The map highlights various regions with different colored dots indicating levels of contamination.

States with Highest PFAS Levels A recent map has highlighted five states with the highest levels of contamination in their drinking water systems, attributed to PFAS—perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as “forever chemicals.” An analysis has revealed that New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania have the most water systems exceeding proposed PFAS limits. … Read more

URGENT: Boil Water Alert for Residents in Washington, D.C.

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The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) issued a Boil Water Advisory today after a 20-inch water main broke in Upper Northwest D.C. on Wednesday, May 8, affecting water pressure for 4,800 customers. DC Water considers this advisory a precaution for customers in the impacted area due to water of unknown quality … Read more

$3 Billion Allotted To Remove Lead Pipes

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In a significant step toward revitalizing America’s drinking water infrastructure, the Biden administration has pledged an additional $3 billion to assist communities in replacing hazardous lead pipes. This initiative is part of a broader effort under the bipartisan infrastructure law, promising a total of $15 billion over five years aimed at modernizing the U.S. water … Read more

Contamination: PFAS and U.S. Drinking Water

Global map showing the concentration of PFAS in different regions, with notable hotspots in parts of North America, Europe, and Australia.

Recent research highlights an unsettling variable in water safety across the U.S.: the presence of PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl substances, known for their persistence in the environment and human body. A study detailed in Nature Geoscience by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) reveals that these chemicals, often dubbed “forever chemicals,” appear in significant, and … Read more

Drinking Water Fluoride Bans Spread Across the USA

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In the United States, the issue of fluoride in drinking water has become increasingly contentious, dividing communities from Oregon to North Carolina. The practice, long endorsed for its dental health benefits, is facing renewed scrutiny amidst debates over its necessity and safety. The Case for and Against Fluoridation Fluoride has been a staple in community … Read more

At Least 44 Million People Exposed To PFAS

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Recent revelations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have ignited widespread concern: an astounding 44 million Americans are drinking water tainted with toxic PFAS chemicals. These findings, derived from testing less than a third of the nation’s water supplies, signal a potentially larger crisis. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as “forever chemicals” for … Read more

PFAS In Drinking Water Is Worse Than Reported

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a significant discovery that impacts the health and safety of millions of Americans. The revelation is 26 million people across numerous communities have PFAS chemicals in their drinking water. This underscores a growing environmental concern. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals notorious … Read more

PFAS Found In Water Bolsters Call For Stronger EPA Rules

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PFAS in the drinking water of numerous cities across the United States. This has raised significant concerns about public health and environmental safety. These findings, reported by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), underscore the pervasive nature of PFAS contamination from coast to coast. Known for their durability and resistance to degradation, PFAS have been dubbed … Read more

Federal Court Mandates EPA to Regulate Perchlorate

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A landmark ruling by a federal court has directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the presence of perchlorate in the nation’s drinking water. This decision has widespread implications for public health, particularly for the estimated 12 million Americans exposed to this harmful chemical found in rocket fuel. The Ruling’s Background Perchlorate is a … Read more

Virginia Beach’s Smelly H2O: Improvements on Horizon

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Residents of Virginia Beach have been facing an unusual issue with their tap water: a pronounced chlorine smell. This has been a point of concern for many, leading to inquiries and complaints about the water quality. However, there’s good news on the way. The city officials have taken measures to address this issue, promising that … Read more