Contaminated Water Could Threaten The Immune System. Did This Contribute to the COVID-19 Pandemic? 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. [...]

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 increased pollution is not treated by local water treatment facilities, and passes through [...]

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 Science and Technology, plus many other institutions, have all called for an increase [...]

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