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Prozac Killing E. coli in Lake Water

For better or worse, scientists have found that minute concentrations of fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac, are killing off microbial populations in lake water. When antidepressant pills get flushed down the drain, they do more than create happier sewers. Scientists in Erie, Pennsylvania, have found that minute concentrations of fluoxetine, the active ingredient in […]

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Pollution levels in rivers alarming

NELSPRUIT – It is not safe to drink water from any river in Mpumalanga. This alarming fact is just one of the concerns  mentioned in the most recent report by Inkomati in Mpumalanga. Inkomati is South Africa’s first catchment management agency and was launched in the province in November 2006.

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Low-Cost Bacterial Water Tests

Simple, Accessible, Affordable Tests to Assess Microbial Water Quality and Safety in the Developing and Developed World “My hope is that these tests would be transformational. Just like cell phones transformed access to telecommunications for people in developing countries, these could transform access to reliable information about drinking water quality” —Mark Sobsey, PhD, Environmental Health […]

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Water Quality Testing

Do you know what’s in your drinking water? Many areas of Africa are affected by water pollution and microbial water-bound contaminants like Cholera. The increased demand on water suppliers has often lead to water that is unfit for human consumption, being inadvertently supplied to your tap. This is often the case in many smaller towns […]

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Ultraviolet Water Treatment

Best Ultraviolet-Wavelength for Keeping Water Free of Microorganisms Determined Does your drinking water smell foul, or are you worried that chemicals might be damaging your family’s health? Water treatment facilities currently use chlorine that produces carcinogenic by-products to keep your tap water clean, but Tel Aviv University scientists have determined that ultra-violet (UV) light might […]

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