Here’s some “surprising” news. Your tap water could be unsafe to drink if you live close to a powerful industry that pollutes… and US EPA may not intervene on your behalf! Here are some interesting articles that appeared in NY Times about toxic drinking water. Link. Be sure to watch the videos on those pages […]
Triclosan, the active ingredient in most anti-bacterial soaps, is being detected in human breast milk and urine. It is not clear how serious this problem is, but it could be problematic. Over 75% of all liquid soaps used in the US contain this potentially harmful chemical. Link.
An excellent show about water contamination in the two major estuaries of the US. Raises a lot of very interesting questions. Highly recommend it. Link
This is a prime example of over-exploitation of water and soil resources. Several communities in India are now at the brink of a collapse. Link
Living near extremely contaminated streams is very common in urban India. I have seen several in or around Hyderabad where I grew up. It did not strike me until recently, that these streams are a by product of cheap generics we purchase here in the US. Most of these generics come from countries like India […]