All articles related to "water pollution":

Questioning the EPA’s drinking water regulations

Public health experts say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not doing a good enough job of regulating dangerous chemicals in drinking water. In a February 5, 2019 article in E&E News, several experts said that the…

Report: Lead levels too high in many U.S. schools

January 10, 2019 – Millions of children could be getting too much lead in the water they drink at school, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Nutrition Policy Institute…

A public health wish list

Ensuring clean drinking water, boosting cancer screening, providing incentives aimed at healthy eating, and addressing socioeconomic factors that affect health such as housing and insurance are some of the measures that should be emphasized to improve public health,…

Will detained immigrant children have safe drinking water?

Under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, some military bases are being considered as detention centers for immigrant children. But these sites may have drinking water contaminated with perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs—toxic chemicals that can be especially hazardous…

Overfishing threatens human health

People around the world are eating more fish. While this is generally good for their health, a researcher from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health cautions that the growing demand is putting a potentially catastrophic strain on…