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Chatham-Kent families fear they won’t have clean drinking water after government report

  Families in Chatham-Kent concerned about black, silty water in their wells have been told by the provincial government that their water quality has changed, but not because of the construction of wind turbines. The farming families are upset with the government after receiving a report that appears to clear North Kent Wind Farms, owned by Pattern Energy, of water contamination complaints. Turbine [...]

Windsor Parents demand more info, action on lead in water at local schools

Concerned parents are asking why more information isn’t being shared and action taken at local schools where elevated lead levels continue to be found in the drinking water. A number of schools in Windsor and Essex County are showing levels of lead in water fountains that exceed federal and provincial health guidelines, and that has some parents worried over how [...]

Lake Erie algae boom can poison drinking water

Scientists say that algae blooms have been a growing problem for Lake Erie since the 2000s, mostly because of the extensive use of fertilizer on the region's farmland A potentially harmful algae bloom covered more than 1812 square km in the western basin of Lake Erie last week, turning the lake bright green and alarming residents and local officials. Scientists [...]

Water Quality: Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world

The average number of fibres found in each 500ml sample ranged from 4.8 in the US to 1.9 in Europe. Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health.   Scores of tap water quality samples from more than a dozen nations were [...]

What to do during a boil water advisory

Boil Water Advisory? Don't Panic.  The most important advice I could give is to not panic.  When a government agency or health institution offers a boil water advisory a community water supply could be contaminated by bacteria. Common causes include low or loss of water pressure, turbidity, bacteria, natural disaster, and vandalism. What To Do During a Boil Water Advisory? [...]

Sorry, LaCroix and Perrier lovers. Sparkling water might make your teeth prone to cavities.

You may think you're saving some calories and your health by drinking sparkling water like LaCroix and Perrier, but dentists have said that the flavored drink could make your teeth prone to cavities. According to Delish, the flavor and bubbles make drinks acidic which can deteriorate tooth enamel. However, sparkling sodas aren't as acidic as sodas. As long as you only [...]

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