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about half of all bottled water is actually just tap water which can contain lead, herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, mercury, microbial parasites, and more.
Recently, signs have been posted around Squam Lake advising very limited consumption of fish caught in the lake, due to high levels of PCBs. While these pollutants are not dangerous to people recreating in the water, they are affecting traditional life on this beautiful lake.
Many people nowadays are making a valid effort to reduce their water waste. People turn off the sink when brushing their teeth and take shorter showers. Doing this for a year might save 2,400 gallons of water. But there’s theres a small, and healthy, change you can make to save so much more.
by Emily Hernandez, IX Water intern Water is everywhere and can be found in practically everything. However, what many people don’t know is just how much water is used to make some of our everyday essentials. In fact, a lot of water goes into making one of the most...
by Amanda Sotolongo, IX Water intern In developing countries, education is largely tied to water. This is because when the community has no running water, women often have to spend their days gathering water for the household. It is estimated that the women in Africa...
By treating and cleaning their produced water using IX Water’s new technology, oil & gas operators can safely reuse it onsite, or provide it to neighboring farms and ranches. It also saves operators from paying huge sums to truck their produced water offsite, and to truck clean freshwater onsite for fracking.
Toluene – it’s terrible, but IX Water can safely and cost-effectively treat water for it.
Exposure to benzene can cause short and long-term health effects, including death. Benzene is prevalent in the “produced water” generated by oil & gas extraction operations. Produced water is by far the largest volume byproduct stream associated with oil & gas exploration and production. About 21 billion barrels of produced water are generated in the U.S. alone each year. (1 barrel = 42 gallons)
Across the U.S., cattle-feed crops account for 23% of all water consumption. In the Colorado River Basin, it’s over half.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control says no evidence that Covid-19 can be transmitted to people through recreational bodies of water. However, you can still get it from other people while in the pool or at the beach or lake. Social distancing and mask-wearing is still the best bet to avoid catching or spreading the disease.
On Tuesday, the U.S. House passed the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). While most of the bill is not related to water, it DOES include some good regulation regarding PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) pollution generated by the U.S. military.
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