Water

Study Says Even 'Safe' Drinking Water Poses Cancer Risk

Study Says Even ‘Safe’ Drinking Water Poses Cancer Risk

A new report from an environmental advocacy watchdog group cautions that carcinogenic products in tap water may altogether increase cancer risk for thousands of U.S. residents over a lifetime. In a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Heliyon Thursday, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 22 carcinogens commonly found in tap water — including arsenic, byproducts of water disinfectants and radionuclides such as uranium and radium — could ...
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Study Links Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy to Lower IQs

Study Links Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy to Lower IQs

Key Points Question Is maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy associated with childhood IQ in a Canadian cohort receiving optimally fluoridated water? Findings In this prospective birth cohort study, fluoride exposure during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years. Meaning Fluoride exposure during pregnancy may be associated with adverse effects on child intellectual development, indicating the possible need to reduce ...
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AAAS Rescinds Scientific Freedom Award for Scientists Discovery of Glyphosate’s Role in Chronic Kidney Disease and CEO Announces Retirement

AAAS Rescinds Scientific Freedom Award for Scientists Discovery of Glyphosate’s Role in Chronic Kidney Disease and CEO Announces Retirement

Since 1980, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world's largest scientific society and publisher of several journals, including Science — has presented an annual award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility to "scientists, engineers or their organizations, whose exemplary actions have demonstrated scientific freedom and responsibility in challenging circumstances." As explained on the AAAS website:1 "The types of actions worthy of this ...
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CDC Issues Public Health Warning for Fluoride Toothpaste: 40 Percent of Children Use potentially Dangerous Amounts of Toothpaste

Fluoride use is one of the main factors responsible for the decline in prevalence and severity of dental caries and cavities (tooth decay) in the United States (1). Brushing children’s teeth is recommended when the first tooth erupts, as early as 6 months, and the first dental visit should occur no later than age 1 year (2–4). However, ingestion of too much fluoride while teeth are ...
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Shocking Study Shows Fracking Is Depleting US Drinking Water Sources at a Catastrophic Rate

Shocking Study Shows Fracking Is Depleting US Drinking Water Sources at a Catastrophic Rate

According to a study conducted at Duke University revealed that hydraulic fracking is having a catastrophic impact on water supplies throughout the US. The findings of the study suggest that fracking is using far much more water than before, and putting a huge dent in the amount of drinkable water available in water supplies. Hydraulic fracturing is a natural gas extraction method that has become extremely ...
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