February is American Heart Month, a time for many Americans to pause and consider how their lifestyle, diet, and family history might affect their cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States. Additionally, the healthcare costs of heart disease are staggering:…

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There is no shortage of disturbing news these days, especially pertaining to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and global health crisis. But could contaminants in our water have contributed to some of the social and public health disparities we have seen throughout the pandemic?  The racial and socioeconomic inequities in the COVID-19 pandemic are well-documented. Black,…

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When Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20th, he will be faced with one of the greatest challenges in modern history: confronting the ongoing and worsening climate crisis, and environmental injustice around the country. While his predecessor spent much of his time in office rolling back climate regulations and disempowering federal regulators, President-elect Biden…

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Climate change significantly (and often negatively) impacts the water cycle. Unusual changes in weather patterns directly affect the amount and quality of available water.  Flooding: Increased water flows & precipitation leads to increased runoff, which increases the amount of industrial and agricultural pollutants from land activities that end up in source water. Much of this…

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We’re here to reveal the 5 Most Common Myths About Water Quality. This post may be shocking. (70% of our readers say it is.) First, a 6th myth that didn’t make our list: Myth: “The government agencies and powers that be can handle water quality monitoring, and there’s nothing for me to do.” Fact: The President’s Council on…

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