By now, everyone in the country had heard about the water crisis in Flint, MI. An entire city has been without safe tap water since at least 2014. Not in a country in the Global South, but right here...
PFASs, or “forever chemicals,” have been polluting our environment for decades—we’ve even written about them here—but they’re making news now because after decades of ignoring the problem, the federal government is finally talking about addressing these forever chemicals head-on. In...
Contaminants Affecting Your Tap Water Quality Recent research by the non-profit Environmental Working Group revealed that up to 110 million Americans could have drinking water that is contaminated with PFAS,...
In the 1990’s, you may remember that Erin Brockovich won a major legal case over cancer-causing chemicals in the water supply of one Boston suburb. It would be easy to assume that the Brockovich case was the beginning of...
PFASs, or “forever chemicals,” are a class of chemicals that have been polluting our environment for decades—we’ve written about them here and here. Despite some industries voluntarily retiring the use of some PFAS, they've simply been replaced by...
A decade ago, 90% of the country’s drinking water supply was healthy. By 2017, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reported a very different statistic: nearly 67%, or almost 2/3 of all Americans, are living without a safe and healthy...