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Arsenic, nitrates among pollutants in California drinking water: report

California’s public drinking water systems violated safety levels for contaminants more than 1,000 times during the 2012-2013 fiscal year says a report that cites high levels in some water systems of arsenic, nitrates and other pollutants.

The report, ordered by the state Senate’s Environmental Quality committee, is part of a broader effort to improve compliance with drinking water regulations, prompted by criticism of the state’s oversight and a court settlement.

Source: Reuters http://reut.rs/1A9tjDg

Pilot project looking at well water in ‪Berwick, Canada. Some regions have ‪arsenic at rates much higher than Canadian drinking water standards

Pilot project looking at well water in ‪Berwick, Canada. Some regions have ‪arsenic at rates much higher than Canadian drinking water standards

The rocks that underlie this province can result in natural chemistry that might make people sick. For example, West said, some regions have arsenic at rates much higher than Canadian drinking water standards. Arsenic has been linked to some types of cancers.

This has been an issue in areas of Greenwood recently, another area that depends on well water, where higher than acceptable levels of arsenic were found after a well test last summer.

Often, West said, residents are unaware of high concentrations of arsenic, uranium, nitrates and other chemicals in their water. Only eight per cent of Nova Scotians test their water.

Source: Kings County News http://bit.ly/1vFHYRe

HMSolution, ‪emprendimiento‬ tecnológico que elimina ‪arsénico‬ del agua a un costo 10 veces menor que otras soluciones – EcoWorldReactor

HMSolution, ‪emprendimiento‬ tecnológico que elimina ‪arsénico‬ del agua a un costo 10 veces menor que otras soluciones – EcoWorldReactor

HM Solution es un emprendimiento que desarrolló un innovador sistema de tratamiento de agua capaz de remover elementos tóxicos que pueden ser perjudiciales para la salud de las personas. Su propuesta tecnológica elimina el arsénico del agua a un costo 10 veces menor que otras soluciones, lo cual hace que este sistema sea mucho mas accesible y rentable a la hora de eliminar este tóxico; otorgándoles un gigantesco potencial no solo como negocio sino por su inminente impacto social.

Fuente: EcoworldReactor http://bit.ly/1FI4H50

Arsenic is the biggest public-health problem for water in the United States – the most toxic thing we drink

Reports from Columbia’s Superfund program show many US wells tainted with arsenic

Naturally occurring arsenic in private wells threatens people in many U.S. states and parts of Canada, according to a package of a dozen scientific papers just published by Columbia University and a consortium of many other universities. The Superfund Research Program, directed by Mailman School of Public Health professor Joseph Graziano, PhD, which is focused mainly on New England but applicable elsewhere, says private wells present continuing risks due to almost nonexistent regulation in most states, homeowner inaction and inadequate mitigation measures. The reports also shed new light on the geologic mechanisms behind the contamination. The studies come amid new evidence that even low doses of arsenic may reduce IQ in children, in addition to well-documented risks of cancer, heart disease, and reduced lung function. The reports comprise a special section in the journal Science of the Total Environment.

Fuente: Engineering Evil – Intel Portal for Weighted Data and Information http://bit.ly/1zq4zpR

HMSolution en Innovacion.cl: “La propuesta de HMSolution para eliminar ‪arsénico del ‪agua”

HMSolution en Innovacion.cl: “La propuesta de HMSolution para eliminar ‪arsénico del ‪agua”

Desarrollada en paralelo en Estados Unidos y Chile por las hermanas MargaretConstanza Lengerich, este novedoso mecanismo filtra y elimina totalmente el arsénico del agua, con el añadido de ser, además, un proceso con costos operacionales diez veces más baratos que soluciones similares. Desarrollar alianzas estratégicas con empresas sanitarias es el primer paso este año.

Fuente: Innovacion.cl http://bit.ly/1yEQsrE

HMSolution en Diario Estrategia

HMSolution en Diario Estrategia

Hoy, la entrevista a HMSolution en Diario Estrategia: “Nuestra tecnología reduce las concentraciones de arsénico hasta niveles indetectables, además de otros químicos, y presenta costos operacionales significativamente menores a las soluciones actuales del mercado”

Fuente: Estrategia Online – Innovación y Emprendimiento http://bit.ly/1LxnQbj