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Cities May Have Distinct Microbial 'Citizens,' Too April 19, 2016

Study found wide differences in germ communities sampled in three urban areas

Nitrogen From Fertilizers Poses Long-Term Threat to Drinking Water: Study March 15, 2016

Signs of contamination detected 8 inches underground

Study: Global Water Crisis Worse Than Thought February 12, 2016

Two-thirds of world's population experience severe water shortage at least one month a year, researchers find

New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015 January 03, 2016

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

Septic Tanks May Allow Fecal Matter Into Lakes, Rivers August 03, 2015

Experts had assumed that soil would help to filter human waste

Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study July 15, 2015

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

Climate Change a 'Medical Emergency' Posing Major Risks: Experts June 23, 2015

International commission says 50 years of global health gains could be undone

'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies June 03, 2015

Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water May 14, 2015

Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, CDC says

Be a Responsible Camper May 03, 2015

Tips for minimizing your impact on the environment

Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Baby Formula: Study February 23, 2015

Researchers found overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water

Those Little Gas Spills When You Fill Up May Harm the Environment October 10, 2014

Splashes add up to nearly 400 gallons a decade at typical service station, study says

EPA Wants Less Dental Mercury Entering Environment October 06, 2014

U.S. government agency preparing rule to limit discharge of cavity-filling material

Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Pregnancy Complications in Study October 03, 2014

Women who were exposed had higher rates of stillbirth, placenta problems, researchers say

1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test, Survey Finds June 25, 2014

Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health

Pavement Sealant Ban Linked to Cleaner Lake Water June 24, 2014

Lake that receives city water runoff contains less potential cancer-causing chemicals after ban, study finds

Arsenic in Well Water Tied to Less Brain Power in U.S. Study April 08, 2014

Researchers found students exposed to higher levels of the element had lower IQ test scores

Evidence Shows Steroid Used in Livestock Can Impact Waterways September 26, 2013

A drug widely utilized in cattle does not fully break down in water as previously believed, study finds

Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk September 23, 2013

Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans

Recycled Wastewater Safe for Crop Irrigation, Study Says September 09, 2013

'Reassuringly low' levels of medications, personal care products found in food grown with treated sewage water

U.S. Drinking Water Sanitation Still a Concern: CDC September 05, 2013

Bacteria in plumbing systems, groundwater persist in causing outbreaks

Ocean Plume from Japan Nuke Disaster Will Reach U.S. by 2014 August 30, 2013

But radioactive material from 2011 meltdown is expected to be harmless, experts say

Scientists Pinpoint Source of Mercury in Pacific Ocean Fish August 26, 2013

They say levels likely to rise along with coal-burning power plants in India, China

How Safe Is Your Local Beach? June 26, 2013

Report card rates cleanest and most contaminated beaches across U.S.

Contaminated Home Wells Found Near Pa. Fracking Site: Study June 24, 2013

Methane detected in higher-than-normal concentrations in drinking water less than a kilometer from shale work

Antihistamines Adding to Drug Pollution in Streams April 02, 2013

Study also found antibiotics and other drugs disruptive to water environment

Chemicals From Antibacterial Products Found in Minnesota Lakes February 04, 2013

Triclosan is used in soaps, body washes, kitchen cleaners and more

Feces-Linked Bacteria Found at Lake Erie Beaches August 31, 2012

High levels of Arcobacter indicate fecal contamination, researcher notes

Chemicals From Soaps, Cleansers Found in Minnesota Waterways August 17, 2012

Overuse of antimicrobials can promote drug-resistant germs, researchers warn

Annual Beaches Report Finds Water Quality Lacking Along U.S. Shores June 27, 2012

Last year was third worst in two decades for advisories, closings for polluted water

'Red Tide' Likely in New England This Season, Experts Warn April 13, 2012

Severe bloom would close shellfish beds

BPA Exposure May Raise Risk of Heart Disease March 05, 2012

People might come into contact with bisphenol A through packaged foods, drinking water, dental sealants

Healthy Children, Safe Homes a Winning Combination January 14, 2012

From checking for radon to selecting seafood, you can lower chemical exposure