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Portland Water Bureau Warns Of High Lead Levels In Sampling Of Homes – The Oregonian – Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Portland reports highest level of lead in drinking water since 2006. The Bureau offers free lead testing kits and has a list of tips, but essentially homeowners are on their own.   Read more…

One Month After West Virginia Spill, Officials At Congressional Hearing Still Short On Answers – Huff Post POLITICS – Thursday, February 27, 2014

“Everybody has a different definition of ‘safe'”, says the commissioner of West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.  President of West Virginia American Water says, “We don’t set the standards, but we are in compliance.” Who is responsible?  Read more…

Hernando Commission Rejects Water Supply Fluoridation – Tampa Bay News – Thursday, February 27, 2014

Getting to the heart of the matter, after nearly an hour of anti-fluoride arguments in the Tampa Bay area, water fluoridation was rejected.  Read more…

Harvard Research Links Fluoridated Water to ADHD, Mental Disorders – Natural Health News & Scientific Discoveries – Thursday, February 25, 2014

A leading cause of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism in children could be the hidden chemicals luring in the foods we eat, the water we drink and the products we consume.  Read more…

Diet Soda Weight Gain – The Huffington Post – February 27, 2014

Diet soda may seem like a far healthier alternative to regular pop, but a new study warns that this may not be the case at all. According to a group of researchers, drinking diet soda may be packing on the pounds.   Read more…

Children Exposed to More Brain-Harming Chemicals Than Ever Before – TIME Magazine – Friday, February 14, 2014

In recent years, the prevalence of developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia have soared. Originally identifying five industrial chemicals responsible for causing harm to the brain, researchers have now added six additional chemicals that can hamper normal brain development.  Read more…

The Global Drinking Water Crisis That Is Hitting Close To Your Home – Huff Post GREEN – February 23, 2014

The world lacks access to safe drinking water and this statistic affects you. In Eden, North Carolina, where contaminants from a Duke Energy coal ash dump are still leaching into the Dan River, the government is using instantaneous testing to ascertain water safety levels. Dip a glass jar at the surface, pull up a small sample, and use that to determine the health of the entire water column.   Read more…

Are Plastic Bottles And Containers Safe? – IDEA Health & Fitness Association – January 2009

What’s the sense in drinking purified water or eating organic food if you use the wrong kind of plastic bottle or container? Get the real scoop on plastic product safety so you and your friends, family and clients can make informed decisions.  Read more…

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