Archives: What’s in My Water

Akron’s tap water yellowish but safe

Manganese in reservoir causes discoloration; city addressing problem By Bob Downing Beacon Journal Published on Friday, Jul 25, 2008 Akron“s drinking water is discolored, but city officials say the problem is nothing to worry about. The water has “”a straw-colored tint,”” … Continue reading

Meds-in-water back in spotlight with new data

By MARTHA MENDOZA, AP September 11, 2008 NEW YORK — Recent tests of drinking water supplies, prompted by an Associated Press (AP) report in March that 41 million Americans receive drinking water tainted by trace levels of pharmaceuticals, reveal that … Continue reading

Bottle chemical BPA linked to heart disease, diabetes

By Susan Wheeler 9/19/2008 4:01:32 PM WASHINGTON — A new scientific report associates the plastic ingredient bisphenol A (BPA) with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities. At the same time, the US Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

Top 11 Compounds in Tap Water

New Scientist provides a list of the top 11 compounds found in a tap water analysis of 19 US water utilities conducted by researchers at the Southern Nevada Water Authority. According to the EPA, there is no cause for alarm … Continue reading

US Tap Water Quality Database

An Environmental Working Group analysis of tap water tests from 1998 through 2003 for more than 39,000 communities nationwide shows that 260 pollutants were detected in the nation’s drinking water. EWG collected tap water contaminant data from 42 states over … Continue reading