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Yale Study - Bottled Water vs. Drinking Water

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:34
The conclusion of the study: "The quality of drinking water in the United States is extensively monitored and regulated by federal, state and local agencies, yet a close examination of both public system drinking water and bottled water processing and distribution procedures reveals striking differences that could explain why consumers have safety concerns regarding tap water. This paper has shown that on a gallon for gallon basis bottled water is tested more often than tap water. It is also the case that water quality breach notification differences means tap water drinkers would consume potentially hazardous drinking water before they are notified. Bottled water is tested before the water leaves the plant, and is withheld or withdrawn if the water does not meet FDA water quality standards.A comparison of waterborne illness outbreaks reveals overwhelming evidence that the microbial health risks associated with drinking tap water are far greater than that of bottled water, with 195 million illnesses in the past 10 years for tap water compared to fewer than a dozen for bottled water.In examining public water supply distribution systems, this paper highlights how deficiencies in these systems are key factors and causes of compromised tap water quality.Overall, water is a…
A very informative report showing the links between nitrates found in drinking water and birth defects. "...Results: With the lowest tertile of nitrate intake around conception as the referent group, mothers of babies with spina bifida were 2.0 times more likely (95% CI: 1.3, 3.2) to ingest ≥ 5 mg nitrate daily from drinking water (vs. <0.91 mg) than controlmothers. During one month preconception through the first trimester, mothers of limb deficiency, cleft palate, and cleft lip cases were, respectively, 1.8 (95% CI: 1.1, 3.1), 1.9 (95% CI: 1.2, 3.1), and 1.8 (95% CI: 1.1, 3.1) times more likely than controlmothers to ingest ≥ 5.42 mg of nitrate daily (vs. <1.0 mg). Higher water nitrate intake did not increase associations between prenatal nitrosatable drug use and birth defects..." To continue reading, please click here.

Washburn Drinking Water

Friday, 25 May 2012 14:52
The city of Washburn has issued a mandatory order for residents to boil all drinking water. Residents should boil water for a minimum of three minutes before drinking. This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity levels exceeding the allowable level of 1.0, stemming from recent storm events. Water samples will continue to be analyzed by City Water Division staff to determine when the “boil order” can be lifted, residents will be notified at that time.
Wake Forest, N.C. -- While the Environmental Protection Agency continues its investigation into well water contamination in a Wake Forest neighborhood, officials are keeping a close eye on nearby Falls Lake, which provides drinking water for Raleigh and other Wake County municipalities. Well water at about 20 homes off Stony Hill Road have tested positive for the carcinogen TCE – a cleaning agent used for de-greasing – in the last two months, according to EPA official Kenneth Rhame. The cancer-causing solvent is water soluble and travels underground, he said, which means it could pose a threat to other bodies of water in the area. Falls Lake is a little more than one mile from the contaminated wells. Kenneth Waldroup, assistant public utilities director for the City of Raleigh, said the lake is regularly tested for contamination and that there is no sign of TCE in the water. Most of the water in Falls Lake comes from surface water flows and rainwater, so contaminated groundwater a mile away is unlikely to have an effect, Waldroup said. WRAL.com, September 13, 2012
Wake Forest, N.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating several contaminated wells in a Wake Forest neighborhood, from which residents say they've been drinking the water for years. Well water at about 20 homes off Stony Hill Road tested positive for the carcinogen TCE – a cleaning agent used for de-greasing, EPA official Jeff Rhame said Wednesday. About a dozen homes have TCE levels that exceed the limit set by the Safe Drinking Water Act. At one home, EPA workers found TCE levels more than 65 times the safe drinking limit. Homeowner Mark Stonefield said an EPA official came to his house at one point over the two-month investigation to test the well water. Three days later, the testers came back. "They showed up with bottles of water and said, 'Stop drinking and stop showering,'" Stonefield said. He and his family immediately began drinking bottled water and showering at a nearby clubhouse. "It scares me because of the kids," he said. Rhame has been testing the wells and working with families affected by contaminated drinking water. "(People are) very concerned. It strikes some fear in some folks, especially not knowing how long they have been exposed (and) having children…

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Friday, 25 May 2012 14:49
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