100% of subjects had detectable levels of at least five endocrine disrupting chemicals in Hackensack University study
A recent study conducted by The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University Medical Center revealed detectable levels of various environmental chemicals in children. In a study of 50 healthy, prepubescent patients, 100% of subjects had detectable levels of at least five endocrine disrupting environmental chemicals in their urine. Almost three-quarters of these children had detectable levels of eight or more chemicals. The study was published in BMC Endocrine Disorders, Dec. 2015 edition.
The industry is gearing up for the 2016 WQA Convention & Exposition, taking place March 14 to 17 in Nashville, Tenn. In advance of the show, WQP Managing Editor Kate Cline checked in with Water Quality Assn. President Bret Tangley to find out more about what to expect at this year’s convention, as well as the association’s goals and initiatives for 2016.
Kate Cline: What issues will WQA focus on in 2016?
Bret Tangley: WQA will be focusing primarily on four core issues in 2016.
If you manage construction projects for water supply infrastructure, you may be aware that a majority of states have legislation, regulations or policies requiring compliance or certification of materials and components in contact with potable water to NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects. In California, most projects that involve construction of new or modification of existing drinking water supply systems need to address conformance with the state’s Title 22 Drinking Water Standard Section 64591.
Complying with California’s concrete construction regulations for water supply infrastructure
As a small business owner, determining what will happen to your business after you retire is an important, yet often complicated, endeavor. Will you sell the business? Will you pass it down to a family member?
While succession planning may seem like something that can wait until you get close to thinking about retirement, it is too important a subject to put off. You have put your blood, sweat and tears into your business, and making that hard work pay off—ensuring that the business will continue to succeed—requires early planning.
Winners offer policy recommendations to drive adoption of water technologies in California
Imagine H2O announced the results of its inaugural California Water Policy Challenge. The initiative, which seeks to advance the market for water innovation through forward-thinking policy, attracted more than 100 submissions from academia, the private sector, government entities and nongovermental organizations. Successful applicants presented Imagine H2O with actionable policy recommendations to drive adoption of water technologies by California's cities, farms and industries.
Groups file federal lawsuit to secure safe drinking water in Flint, Mich.
A coalition of local citizens and national groups filed suit seeking federal court intervention to secure access to safe drinking water for the people of Flint, Mich.
Alleging violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Concerned Pastors for Social Action and Flint resident Melissa Mays.
New leaders will support company’s growth & lead the development of new services that address emerging public health issues in the drinking water industry
NSF Intl., a global independent public health and safety organization, has promoted five general managers in its Global Water division in response to the company’s increased growth. These leaders will support NSF’s continued growth, help strengthen customer service and develop new standards and services that address emerging public health needs associated with drinking water.
Organization offers facts & tips about treating for lead contamination
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA), an Illinois-based not-for-profit organization, is offering informational resources to help with the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich. Flint residents are expected to receive federal aid to help ensure access to safe drinking water. On January 16, 2016, President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate all disaster-relief efforts.
David LaFrance commends President Obama for signing emergency declaration, cites learning opportunities
On Jan. 16, President Barack Obama issued an emergency declaration that makes available federal aid for the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance released the following statement in response to the action.
Research will be conducted by SUNY Polytechnic Institute
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) has awarded SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, N.Y., a $6,550 research grant to use probabilistic risk assessment and fault tree analysis (FTA) to evaluate potential groundwater degradation from hydraulic fracturing.