Water Pollution Health News

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Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015

Dirty air and water aren't the only culprits, new report says

10/18/2017
2 Million Americans May Have Arsenic in Their Well Water

Naturally occurring element can raise risk of cancers, other health problems

10/11/2017
What Are Today's Americans Afraid Of?

Many more worried about environmental dangers since last Presidential election

8/23/2017
How Safe Is Your Drinking Water? Take a Look

Even 'allowable' cloudiness could cause tummy troubles, study says

8/18/2017
Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine

Giving just one shot instead of two may be better way to control outbreaks, researcher suggests

7/5/2017
Swimming Lessons: For Starters, Watch Out for Germs in the Water

Kiddie pools are the biggest offenders, infectious diseases expert says

5/30/2017
Climate Change May Hit Cities Hardest: Study

Asphalt, concrete and cars intensify heat effect in urban areas, boosting costs, researchers predict

5/8/2017
Addressing Your Cancer Risk

Rural areas a bit safer than urban ones; environmental threats seem key, study says

4/12/2017
Chemicals Found in Many U.S. Streams: Study

Tests for more than 700 chemicals in 38 waterways turned up surprising combinations with unknown effects

4/7/2017
Outdoor Play May Foster Little Environmentalists

Adults who grew up amid natural world are more concerned about the planet, research shows

4/7/2017
City Snow May Be Fouled by Pollution From Cars

As melting begins, chemicals can be released into air, soil and water, researchers suggest

2/3/2017
Health Tip: How to Filter Your Water

To ensure that it's cleaner

8/25/2016
Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams: Study

Concentration of drugs may be high enough to cause ecological changes, researchers say

8/9/2016
6 Million Americans Drink Water Tainted With Toxic Chemicals: Report

Many systems contain high levels of PFASs, which are linked to cancer, other health issues, study says

8/8/2016
Flint Water Crisis Taking High Toll on Health, Productivity

Michigan city accounted for 5 percent of lead poisonings nationwide in 2014-2015, researcher says

7/3/2016
1 in 3 Hospitals in Developing World Lack Running Water

Clean water essential for surgeries, hygiene, infection control, researchers say

4/19/2016
Cities May Have Distinct Microbial 'Citizens,' Too

Study found wide differences in germ communities sampled in three urban areas

3/15/2016
Nitrogen From Fertilizers Poses Long-Term Threat to Drinking Water: Study

Signs of contamination detected 8 inches underground

2/12/2016
Study: Global Water Crisis Worse Than Thought

Two-thirds of world's population experience severe water shortage at least one month a year, researchers find

1/3/2016
New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

8/3/2015
Septic Tanks May Allow Fecal Matter Into Lakes, Rivers

Experts had assumed that soil would help to filter human waste

7/15/2015
Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

6/23/2015
Climate Change a 'Medical Emergency' Posing Major Risks: Experts

International commission says 50 years of global health gains could be undone

6/3/2015
'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies

Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

5/14/2015
Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

5/3/2015
Be a Responsible Camper

Tips for minimizing your impact on the environment

2/23/2015
Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study

Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

10/10/2014
Those Little Gas Spills When You Fill Up May Harm the Environment

Splashes add up to nearly 400 gallons a decade at typical service station, study says

10/6/2014
EPA Wants Less Dental Mercury Entering Environment

U.S. government agency preparing rule to limit discharge of cavity-filling material

10/3/2014
Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study

Women who were exposed had higher rates of stillbirth, placenta problems, researchers say

6/25/2014
1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test, Survey Finds

Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health

6/24/2014
Pavement Sealant Ban Linked to Cleaner Lake Water

Lake that receives city water runoff contains less potential cancer-causing chemicals after ban, study finds

4/8/2014
Arsenic in Well Water Tied to Less Brain Power in U.S. Study

Researchers found students exposed to higher levels of the element had lower IQ test scores

9/26/2013
Evidence Shows Steroid Used in Livestock Can Impact Waterways

A drug widely utilized in cattle does not fully break down in water as previously believed, study finds

9/23/2013
Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans

9/9/2013
Recycled Wastewater Safe for Crop Irrigation, Study Says

'Reassuringly low' levels of medications, personal care products found in food grown with treated sewage water

9/5/2013
U.S. Drinking Water Sanitation Still a Concern: CDC

Bacteria in plumbing systems, groundwater persist in causing outbreaks

8/30/2013
Ocean Plume from Japan Nuke Disaster Will Reach U.S. by 2014

But radioactive material from 2011 meltdown is expected to be harmless, experts say