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Drinking Water:  Get the Lead Out

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Thu, Jun, 29, 2017 @ 12:06 PM

The 2014 drinking water crisis in Flint, MI - and the corresponding high levels of lead in that water source - was a grave wake-up call for public water utilities, communities, and homeowners throughout the US.  It prompted many people to question the quality of the drinking water in their homes, their places of work,  and their children's schools.
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Topics: Drinking Water

Safety and Health: Fluoridated Drinking Water:  Helpful or Harmful?

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Tue, Jun, 28, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

The practice of adding fluorides to drinking water is widespread and long-standing.  Most baby boomers probably never questioned this practice or the assertion that fluoridated drinking water helps to prevent the formation of dental cavities.  Today, however, a growing number of people are protesting the recommendation of the World Health Organization, the US Public Health Service, and other groups to fluoridate water.  This disagreement is grounded in a belief that fluorides are harmful to human safety and health.  Read on to learn more about this controversial issue.

Fluorides are naturally-occurring and can be found in many drinking water sources and in foods.  They are used in certain industrial processes and are also found in certain supplements, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides.  Finally, fluorides are a common ingredient in many toothpastes and dental rinses.

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Topics: Drinking Water

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