California’s Senate passed legislation this week allocating millions of dollars to treat contaminated drinking water. According to Gov. Gavin Newsom, nearly one million of the state’s 40 million residents lack access to clean drinking water.
Despite California’s economic prowess, nearly one million residents in the state cannot safely drink their tap water. Another million, say experts, rely on water from small, untested and unregulated wells.
The Camp Fire in Paradise California killed more than 80 residents, destroyed 19,000 buildings, and six months afterward, the rural community is struggling to rebuild—only to learn more recently that its water pipes contain cancer-causing benzene.
A new study demonstrates that drinking arsenic contaminated water can lead to future heart problems in young Native Americans. Arsenic, a toxic metal, can be found in contaminated groundwater.
A recent study found that one in five American children don’t drink any water at all during an average day. To make matters worse, those same kids are getting about twice the amount of sugar from soda and other sugar sweetened beverages as those who do drink water.