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  • Lead in EU drinking water

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health examines the presence of lead in drinking water in the EU and the problems with obtaining accurate data. The authors estimate that about 25% of EU households will have a lead pipe, meaning that around 120 million people are potentially exposed to health risks. Before the 1970s, water suppliers would only consider corrective action if lead ...

  • EPA Strengthens Lead in Drinking Water Rule

    (Washington, D.C. - Sept. 26, 2007) EPA is helping to reduce lead in drinking water by issuing a final rule that will improve requirements in the areas of monitoring, customer awareness and lead service line replacement. Specifically, the agency will require water suppliers to provide consumers with information to help them make decisions about how to limit their exposure to lead in drinking ...

  • Irish EPA statement in relation to lead in drinking water supplies

    There are 944 public water supplies in Ireland.  Every supply must be tested for lead at a defined frequency and must be tested randomly.  The latest results indicate that over 99% of samples taken were compliant with the lead standard. Since the introduction of the Drinking Water Regulations in March 2007, eleven local authorities have notified the EPA of exceedances of the lead ...

  • Lead Exposure Risks in Drinking Water Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how lead can enter people’s drinking water and cause health concerns. “The EPA reports that lead is rarely found in source water, but that it can enter people’s drinking water through the corrosion of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Don’t drink the water – Thousands in Canada can’t drink their water

    A new report from the Council of Canadians reveals that as of January there were 1,838 drinking water advisories in effect across Canada, warning people not to drink their water straight from the tap. The report, On Notice for a Drinking Water Crisis is the first in many years to document the drinking water advisories (DWA) across Canada. On Notice reveals that there were ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Students recognized for protecting drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized three schools and an individual in the Schuylkill River Watershed today for developing educational environmental projects that help protect drinking water. Those receiving the Schuylkill Action Network Drinking Water Scholastic awards included: Miquon School, Philadelphia School District - The Schuylkill Stories Video Contest Award ...

  • EPA, New Jersey DEP and local school districts protect students from lead in school drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and three New Jersey school districts, has successfully lowered lead in drinking water at elementary schools in Union City, Atlantic City and Weehawken, New Jersey to below EPA-recommended levels. Sampling by EPA initially found elevated lead levels in drinking water at 28 of the 343 ...

  • Check for lead in drinking water pipes and fittings using Oxford Instruments’ X-MET8000 XRF analysers

    Where lead contamination of drinking water is suspected, the Oxford Instruments X-MET8000 series of handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers can be used to quickly check which components are causing the contamination. Prevention of leaching of lead into drinking water Lead can enter drinking water if the components in water installations (e.g. lead pipes, leaded-brass fixtures, ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • AWWA urges consumers to identify lead service lines in their homes during Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are highlighting the importance of identifying lead service lines in consumers’ homes. If consumers live in a home with a lead service ...

  • Drinking water experts to address contaminants found in water

    Drinking water experts will convene at the Sacramento Convention Center, February 5 and 6 for a symposium focused on inorganic contaminants found in water. The Inorganic Contaminants Symposium will feature presentations and seminars led by renowned U.S. and international experts. Topics include: new techniques for treatment and analysis of drinking water, new challenges and risk assessment ...

  • DSM’s EcoPaXX tapping into drinking water-contact applications

    Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is taking its EcoPaXX® polyamide into an important new market - drinking water contact applications. Use of this material offers a high-performance, lead-free option for applications such as faucet mixing valves. The water management market is looking for high-performance polymers that are able to ...


    By DSM

  • DSM’s EcoPaXX tapping into drinking water-contact applications

    Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is taking its EcoPaXX polyamide into an important new market - drinking water contact applications. Use of this material offers a high-performance, lead-free option for applications such as faucet mixing valves. The water management market is looking for high-performance polymers that are able to withstand the ...


    By DSM

  • Germany to replace all lead water pipes

    Water containing lead not suitable for infants, toddlers, and pregnant mothers It has been known for years that lead is harmful to health, yet water pipes made of lead are still widespread in many older buildings.  The result can be increased lead concentrations in drinking water, in some cases above the limit value of 10 microgrammes lead/litre of drinking water (µg/L) in effect as of ...


    By Federal Environment Ministry

  • Clean drinking water for Japan and Korea - inge AG

    Demand for efficient systems to treat drinking water is steadily increasing in the growth regions of Asia, and top-quality technology that is 'Made in Germany' is proving to be especially popular. The German ultrafiltration specialist inge AG has now entered into a distribution agreement with the South Korean multinational LG Chem. With immediate effect, LG Chem will be operating in an exclusive ...

  • Food and drink giants pledge to slash water use

    Leading food and drink manufacturers have committed to making major cuts to their water use in an effort to reduce their environmental impact. 21 of the UK's biggest food and drink companies have signed up to an agreement brokered by trade association the Food and Drink Federation which, when fully implemented, will save 140 million litres of water a day. The companies will work with ...

  • California Proposes Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published a report about California’s proposed drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium. It would be the nation’s first drinking water standard for a material that gained national attention after the release of the Erin Brockovich movie. According to the article, “At 10 parts per billion, the standard is 500 times ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Clean drinking water for the orang asli in Malaysia

    Malaysia - As a result of littering, overfertilization and environmental influences the raw water sources in the Cameron Highlands are contaminated with virus and bacteria. Consumption of such water leads to major health affecting diseases - and as a chain reaction to less productivity, less income, less education for children and so on. Remote villages of orang asli (aborigines) are concerned of ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Measurement of lime levels in drinking water & wastewater

    As lime is a product derived from the Earth, it is fitting that many of its uses also benefit the Earth. In fact, the second leading use of lime is in environmental applications, including drinking water and wastewater. OPTIFLEX is widely used to indicate lime levels in storage silos. It usually replaces non-reliable ultrasonic or electromechanical systems that are expensive to maintain. Lime ...


  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

  • Federal government failing to protect drinking water - Report

    More than a decade after deadly gaps in drinking water management killed seven people in Walkerton, Ont., the federal government is still failing to ensure all Canadians have access to safe drinking water, according to a new report from Ecojustice. Waterproof 3, the environmental organization's third drinking water report ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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