Environmental Health News

Environmental Health News

1 in 5 Americans drank potentially unsafe water during past decade.

14 August 2017, Environmental Health News
As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade, according to a News21 investigation of 680,000 water quality and monitoring violations from the Environmental Protection Agency. more...

Troubled Water: Crumbling pipes, tainted water plague black communities.

15 August 2017, Environmental Health News
Skepticism about drinking water is pervasive through many black communities in northern cities and in pockets of poverty throughout the south. more...

Schools fail lead tests while many states don’t require testing at all.

15 August 2017, Environmental Health News
While schools often struggle with the aftermath of finding lead in their drinking water, education advocates and health professionals agree that there’s an even costlier scenario: not knowing at all. more...

We still don’t know if the Flint water crisis caused miscarriages.

15 August 2017, Environmental Health News
For more than a year now, two studies have been looking at miscarriages in Flint during the water crisis. But we still don't have good answers for moms. more...