Humans Consume 39,000-52,000 Microplastics a Year

Humans Consume 39,000-52,000 Microplastics a Year Health Effects May Include Reproductive and Digestive Issues The rising concern around microplastics’ effect on water quality and human health has accelerated after a new study estimated humans consume 39,000 – 52,000 microplastics a year. According to the study, individuals that consume the recommended amount of tap water could … more

Microplastics

4 Ways Contaminants Penetrate a Building’s Water Supply

4 Ways Contaminants Penetrate a Building’s Water Supply In North America, the benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) hydrocarbon group is a main source of groundwater contamination. Its ability to permeate many common piping materials makes it especially difficult to protect against, which can be concerning considering BTEX is an established carcinogen due to benzene. … more

Permeation

Water Quality History: The Rise and Fall of Lead Piping

Water Quality History: The Rise and Fall of Lead Piping Lead piping was used in almost every major U.S. city for many plumbing applications in 1900, including to transport drinking water. While material decisions have changed over the years, millions of lead pipes are still in place across America. As demonstrated by Flint, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Newark, … more

Leaching