Is "Mostly Safe" Good Enough For Our Drinking Water?

Is "Mostly Safe" Good Enough For Our Drinking Water?

A commentary by Eldon C. Muehling In a recent article written by Joan Rose, Principal Investigator for Michigan State University’s Water Research, she again reminded us that most Americans take the quality of our drinking water for granted. We accept it as a convenience of modern life. This is true until something goes wrong with…

Potential Threat to Drinking Water Supply!

Potential Threat to Drinking Water Supply!

This weekend it was reported from Kosovo, which lies between Serbia and Albania,  that the authorities cut off the water supply in the capital Pristina after five people were arrested on terrorism charges.  They were “acting suspiciously” near the reservoir which supplies water to half of Pristina’s population of 200,000. (http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/kosovo-arrests-terror-suspects-alleged-water-plot-32383673) There is a possible…

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

When I was a young boy I was a member of the Boy Scouts.  This is a wonderful organization which taught young boys so many basic skills.   The Boy Scouts had a motto:  “Be Prepared”. These two words have so much meaning across life when you think about it. Apply these to your life and…

Heavy Metals Can Cause Major Chronic Health Problems

No doubt you have seen the graphic new accounts of the toxic sludge that overwhelmed several Hungarian towns after a reservoir of a holding pond at an aluminum processing plant ruptured.  By accounts more than 188 million gallons of this toxic sludge let loose.  Officials are now saying that additional releases are expected. What is…

The hidden poisons.

A report out today shows that over 18,000 people in Nigeria have fallen victim to massive lead poisoning. Over 200 children are dead. The culprit? Contaminated waste from mining operations that ended up in the soil. When rains come toxins in soil and landfills are washed into the water supplies. Another report shows that a…