California Fluoride Lawsuit Dismissed

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SFGate.com
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Court dismissed lawsuit that sought to stop a metropolitan water district from adding hydrofluosilicic acid to its public drinking water

On April 10, Judge Janis L. Sammartino granted the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to stop it from adding hydrofluosilicic acid to public drinking water for the purpose of fluoridation.

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April 16, 2012
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California Fluoride Lawsuit Dismissed

Filtronics Inc. Media Receive NSF Certification

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Filtronics Inc.
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The company's Electromedia I and V filtration media are now compliant to NSF/ANSI Standard 61

Filtronics Inc.’s Electromedia I and Electromedia V filtration media now carry certification by NSF Intl. to be compliant to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for contact with water. The review process included an inspection of Filtronics’ manufacturing facility in Anaheim, Calif., and testing of the media materials to ensure the safe use of these filter media in the treatment of drinking water.

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April 10, 2012

Research Projects to Study Water Quality Effects on Public Health

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University of Michigan
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University of Michigan to co-sponsor studies focusing on gold mining in Ghana and stomach cancer in Peru

The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute and the Center for Global Health are co-sponsoring two research projects addressing water quality impacts on public health, one in Ghana and the other in Peru.

Each of the projects, which are called integrated assessments, will receive $350,000 over the next three years.

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April 3, 2012
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Research Projects to Study Water Quality Effects on Public Health

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IBWA Issues Statement on New York Times Article on Fluoridated Water & Cavities

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International Bottled Water Assn.
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Article claimed drinking bottled water can contribute to tooth decay

The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) issued the following statement regarding a March 6 New York Times article concerning recent increases in children’s cavity rates:

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March 14, 2012
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Solving the Puzzle

Like assembling a jigsaw puzzle, regulations for drinking water products must be understood and put together correctly to find a solution and see the entire regulatory picture. Unfortunately, the pieces can be difficult to assemble.

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Certification programs help navigate complex international standards

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February 24, 2012
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February 24, 2012
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Pump & Play

Finding potable water can be a difficult task for rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. South African nongovernmental organization Roundabout Water Solutions (RWSSA) found an innovative method for communities to pump and store clean drinking water: playground equipment that doubles as a pumping apparatus. Raissa Rocha, editorial intern at Water Quality Products, recently checked in with Sandra Hayes, administrative and donor relations manager at RWSSA, to discuss the systems and the organization’s efforts.

Raissa Rocha: How do these systems work?

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November 30, 2011
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November 30, 2011
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Rainwater Recycling in the Lone Star State

Rainwater harvesting and storm water recycling are similar processes, but rainwater harvesting usually involves collecting water from cleaner surfaces, such as roofs, while storm water typically is ground-level runoff. Both require collecting, storing and conserving rain for later use.

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Rainwater harvesting system provides alternative to well water

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November 30, 2011
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November 30, 2011
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Carbon Filtration Basics

Six months ago I opened the refrigerator to pour myself a glass of water from my pour-through pitcher. As I was filling my glass, I realized I could not remember the last time I changed the carbon filter. I had been thinking about replacing the filter for a while—a really long while.

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Determining when to change your activated carbon filter

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November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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Deciding on Disinfection

Over the years, the public has become more aware of drinking water quality issues. Urban development has placed increased stress on water resources, which in turn has increased the need for cost-effective methods to treat drinking water. This is true regardless of whether the installation is at a single point of use (POU) or at the point of entry (POE) for treating all water used in the home.

Point-of-Use Treatment

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Choosing the right treatment option for the water supply

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November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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A Growing Focus on Groundwater

In recent days, groundwater has been gaining attention. Increased hydraulic fracturing operations have caused controversy over potential methane gas contamination. Reports indicate that groundwater aquifers, especially in the drought-prone southwestern U.S., are being depleted more quickly than they can be recharged. Surveys, like the one recently released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), reveal that contaminants such as arsenic are widespread in the nation’s water wells.

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November 4, 2011
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November 4, 2011
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