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High levels of lead in drinking water linked to increased miscarriage rates

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According to a recent study, the elevated level of lead in the drinking water supplied to Washington, D.C., was to blame for the sharp and unexplained rise in the number of late-term miscarriages and spontaneous abortions between 2000 and 2003.
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Share of private ownership in desalination projects increases

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The Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies 2014-2018 report found that the Middle East will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the desalination market.
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Georgia, South Carolina locked in battle over freshwater source

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Georgia and South Carolina have spent years trying to reach an agreement on how to use water resources in the Upper Floridan Aquifer sparingly and in a way which is fair to both states.
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Deadly amoeba found in Louisiana parish water supply kills boy

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A deadly parasite that can severely affect the brain if inhaled has been found in the drinking water supply system in St Bernard Parish, La., after the death of a four-year-old boy.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

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Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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Minnesota water company trials new biotech process for removing pollutants

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A Minnesota-based water company is experimenting with an advanced reverse osmosis technology designed to treat drinking water.
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Researchers in Singapore develop water treatment method using tomato and apple peels

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Ramakrishna Mallampati, a PhD candidate and lead researcher, says he wanted to develop a technique using materials that are easily accessible to address global potable water shortages.
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Severn Trent Services donates water treatment system to Haitian teaching hospital

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Severn Trent Services recently partnered with a global humanitarian organization to install and commission a sodium hypochlorite generation disinfection system for the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Mirebalais, Haiti.
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Study finds explosive gases in Pennsylvania drinking water

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A new study by Duke University in Durham, N.C., suggests that people whose homes are located near fracking sites are exposed to a higher risk of having their drinking water contaminated.
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Oklahoma City wins 'Best of the Best' Tap Water Taste Test at ACE13

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The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust delivers tap water to more than 200,000 homes and businesses, and more than 20 nearby communities and water districts.
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