A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. The chemical formula is hydrogen oxide (H2O). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Substances and products derived from NICOTIANA TABACUM.
Standards or regulations for construction which are designed to ensure safety against electrical hazards, fires, etc.
Members of a Semitic people inhabiting the Arabian peninsula or other countries of the Middle East and North Africa. The term may be used with reference to ancient, medieval, or modern ethnic or cultural groups. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Means or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn. (Webster, 3d ed)
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
Water containing no significant amounts of salts, such as water from RIVERS and LAKES.
Fluids composed mainly of water found within the body.
Nicotine is highly toxic alkaloid. It is the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission. Nicotine is also important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke.
Any of several processes in which undesirable impurities in water are removed or neutralized; for example, chlorination, filtration, primary treatment, ion exchange, and distillation. It includes treatment of WASTE WATER to provide potable and hygienic water in a controlled or closed environment as well as provision of public drinking water supplies.
Contamination of bodies of water (such as LAKES; RIVERS; SEAS; and GROUNDWATER.)
Chemical compounds which pollute the water of rivers, streams, lakes, the sea, reservoirs, or other bodies of water.
Substances or organisms which pollute the water or bodies of water. Use for water pollutants in general or those for which there is no specific heading.
Substances that increase the risk of NEOPLASMS in humans or animals. Both genotoxic chemicals, which affect DNA directly, and nongenotoxic chemicals, which induce neoplasms by other mechanism, are included.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
The withholding of water in a structured experimental situation.
The flow of water in enviromental bodies of water such as rivers, oceans, water supplies, aquariums, etc. It includes currents, tides, and waves.
The consumption of liquids.
Enzymes which transfer sulfate groups to various acceptor molecules. They are involved in posttranslational sulfation of proteins and sulfate conjugation of exogenous chemicals and bile acids. EC 2.8.2.
A class of porins that allow the passage of WATER and other small molecules across CELL MEMBRANES.
A polyvinyl resin used extensively in the manufacture of plastics, including medical devices, tubing, and other packaging. It is also used as a rubber substitute.
A greenish-yellow, diatomic gas that is a member of the halogen family of elements. It has the atomic symbol Cl, atomic number 17, and atomic weight 70.906. It is a powerful irritant that can cause fatal pulmonary edema. Chlorine is used in manufacturing, as a reagent in synthetic chemistry, for water purification, and in the production of chlorinated lime, which is used in fabric bleaching.
A process of separating particulate matter from a fluid, such as air or a liquid, by passing the fluid carrier through a medium that will not pass the particulates. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The purified, alkaloidal, extra-potent form of cocaine. It is smoked (free-based), injected intravenously, and orally ingested. Use of crack results in alterations in function of the cardiovascular system, the autonomic nervous system, the central nervous system, and the gastrointestinal system. The slang term "crack" was derived from the crackling sound made upon igniting of this form of cocaine for smoking.
The salinated water of OCEANS AND SEAS that provides habitat for marine organisms.
The balance of fluid in the BODY FLUID COMPARTMENTS; total BODY WATER; BLOOD VOLUME; EXTRACELLULAR SPACE; INTRACELLULAR SPACE, maintained by processes in the body that regulate the intake and excretion of WATER and ELECTROLYTES, particularly SODIUM and POTASSIUM.
Large natural streams of FRESH WATER formed by converging tributaries and which empty into a body of water (lake or ocean).
Constructions built to access underground water.
The property of objects that determines the direction of heat flow when they are placed in direct thermal contact. The temperature is the energy of microscopic motions (vibrational and translational) of the particles of atoms.
The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.
Rendering pathogens harmless through the use of heat, antiseptics, antibacterial agents, etc.
A chlorinated hydrocarbon used as an industrial solvent and cooling liquid in electrical transformers. It is a potential carcinogen.
A branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, and maintenance of environmental facilities conducive to public health, such as water supply and waste disposal.
Aquaporin 1 forms a water-specific channel that is constitutively expressed at the PLASMA MEMBRANE of ERYTHROCYTES and KIDNEY TUBULES, PROXIMAL. It provides these cells with a high permeability to WATER. In humans polymorphisms of this protein result in the Colton blood group antigen.
Contaminated water generated as a waste product of human activity.
The condition that results from excessive loss of water from a living organism.
The placing of a body or a part thereof into a liquid.
Circulation of water among various ecological systems, in various states, on, above, and below the surface of the earth.
The loss of water vapor by plants to the atmosphere. It occurs mainly from the leaves through pores (stomata) whose primary function is gas exchange. The water is replaced by a continuous column of water moving upwards from the roots within the xylem vessels. (Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
Environmental reservoirs of water related to natural WATER CYCLE by which water is obtained for various purposes. This includes but is not limited to watersheds, aquifers and springs.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Refuse liquid or waste matter carried off by sewers.
Stable oxygen atoms that have the same atomic number as the element oxygen, but differ in atomic weight. O-17 and 18 are stable oxygen isotopes.
The isotopic compound of hydrogen of mass 2 (deuterium) with oxygen. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed) It is used to study mechanisms and rates of chemical or nuclear reactions, as well as biological processes.
Pollutants, present in water or bodies of water, which exhibit radioactivity.
The upkeep of property or equipment.
Liquids that dissolve other substances (solutes), generally solids, without any change in chemical composition, as, water containing sugar. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.
Water content outside of the lung vasculature. About 80% of a normal lung is made up of water, including intracellular, interstitial, and blood water. Failure to maintain the normal homeostatic fluid exchange between the vascular space and the interstitium of the lungs can result in PULMONARY EDEMA and flooding of the alveolar space.
The normality of a solution with respect to HYDROGEN ions; H+. It is related to acidity measurements in most cases by pH = log 1/2[1/(H+)], where (H+) is the hydrogen ion concentration in gram equivalents per liter of solution. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Behaviors associated with the ingesting of water and other liquids; includes rhythmic patterns of drinking (time intervals - onset and duration), frequency and satiety.
Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal CELLS or SPORES capable of growth on solid CULTURE MEDIA. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in AIR; FOOD; and WATER; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.
One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.
Supplies used in building.
Supplying a building or house, their rooms and corridors, with fresh air. The controlling of the environment thus may be in public or domestic sites and in medical or non-medical locales. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A shiny gray element with atomic symbol As, atomic number 33, and atomic weight 75. It occurs throughout the universe, mostly in the form of metallic arsenides. Most forms are toxic. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), arsenic and certain arsenic compounds have been listed as known carcinogens. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
The processes occurring in early development that direct morphogenesis. They specify the body plan ensuring that cells will proceed to differentiate, grow, and diversify in size and shape at the correct relative positions. Included are axial patterning, segmentation, compartment specification, limb position, organ boundary patterning, blood vessel patterning, etc.
An agency in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. It was created as an independent regulatory agency responsible for the implementation of federal laws designed to protect the environment. Its mission is to protect human health and the ENVIRONMENT.
A drive stemming from a physiological need for WATER.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Beaches, both natural and man-made, used for bathing and other activities.
Prolonged dry periods in natural climate cycle. They are slow-onset phenomena caused by rainfall deficit combined with other predisposing factors.
Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Methanes substituted with three halogen atoms, which may be the same or different.
The gradual destruction of a metal or alloy due to oxidation or action of a chemical agent. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Expanded structures, usually green, of vascular plants, characteristically consisting of a bladelike expansion attached to a stem, and functioning as the principal organ of photosynthesis and transpiration. (American Heritage Dictionary, 2d ed)
Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.
Organic esters or salts of sulfonic acid derivatives containing an aliphatic hydrocarbon radical.
Removal of moisture from a substance (chemical, food, tissue, etc.).
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Aquaporin 4 is the major water-selective channel in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM of mammals.
Property of membranes and other structures to permit passage of light, heat, gases, liquids, metabolites, and mineral ions.
Water that is intended to be ingested.
The application of methods designed to reduce the risk of harm associated with certain behaviors without reduction in frequency of those behaviors. The risk-associated behaviors include ongoing and active addictive behaviors.
A member of the alkali group of metals. It has the atomic symbol Na, atomic number 11, and atomic weight 23.
A rigorously mathematical analysis of energy relationships (heat, work, temperature, and equilibrium). It describes systems whose states are determined by thermal parameters, such as temperature, in addition to mechanical and electromagnetic parameters. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 12th ed)
Aquaporin 2 is a water-specific channel protein that is expressed in KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCTS. The translocation of aquaporin 2 to the apical PLASMA MEMBRANE is regulated by VASOPRESSIN, and MUTATIONS in AQP2 have been implicated in a variety of kidney disorders including DIABETES INSIPIDUS.
An activity in which the body is propelled through water by specific movement of the arms and/or the legs. Swimming as propulsion through water by the movement of limbs, tail, or fins of animals is often studied as a form of PHYSICAL EXERTION or endurance.
The mixture of gases present in the earth's atmosphere consisting of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.
An enzyme that catalyzes the activation of sulfate ions by ATP to form adenosine-5'-phosphosulfate and pyrophosphate. This reaction constitutes the first enzymatic step in sulfate utilization following the uptake of sulfate. EC
Spectroscopic method of measuring the magnetic moment of elementary particles such as atomic nuclei, protons or electrons. It is employed in clinical applications such as NMR Tomography (MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING).
A measure of the amount of WATER VAPOR in the air.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
Measurable quantity of bacteria in an object, organism, or organism compartment.
The immersion or washing of the body or any of its parts in water or other medium for cleansing or medical treatment. It includes bathing for personal hygiene as well as for medical purposes with the addition of therapeutic agents, such as alkalines, antiseptics, oil, etc.
The pressure required to prevent the passage of solvent through a semipermeable membrane that separates a pure solvent from a solution of the solvent and solute or that separates different concentrations of a solution. It is proportional to the osmolality of the solution.
Powdered or cut pieces of leaves of NICOTIANA TABACUM which are inhaled through the nose, chewed, or stored in cheek pouches. It includes any product of tobacco that is not smoked.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
Inorganic compounds that contain chlorine as an integral part of the molecule.
The solid substance formed by the FREEZING of water.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Inland bodies of still or slowly moving FRESH WATER or salt water, larger than a pond, and supplied by RIVERS and streams.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of chemical processes or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Antidiuretic hormones released by the NEUROHYPOPHYSIS of all vertebrates (structure varies with species) to regulate water balance and OSMOLARITY. In general, vasopressin is a nonapeptide consisting of a six-amino-acid ring with a cysteine 1 to cysteine 6 disulfide bridge or an octapeptide containing a CYSTINE. All mammals have arginine vasopressin except the pig with a lysine at position 8. Vasopressin, a vasoconstrictor, acts on the KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCTS to increase water reabsorption, increase blood volume and blood pressure.
Microscopy in which the object is examined directly by an electron beam scanning the specimen point-by-point. The image is constructed by detecting the products of specimen interactions that are projected above the plane of the sample, such as backscattered electrons. Although SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY also scans the specimen point by point with the electron beam, the image is constructed by detecting the electrons, or their interaction products that are transmitted through the sample plane, so that is a form of TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY.
Water particles that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.
Encrustations, formed from microbes (bacteria, algae, fungi, plankton, or protozoa) embedding in extracellular polymers, that adhere to surfaces such as teeth (DENTAL DEPOSITS); PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; and catheters. Biofilms are prevented from forming by treating surfaces with DENTIFRICES; DISINFECTANTS; ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS; and antifouling agents.
The tendency of a gas or solute to pass from a point of higher pressure or concentration to a point of lower pressure or concentration and to distribute itself throughout the available space. Diffusion, especially FACILITATED DIFFUSION, is a major mechanism of BIOLOGICAL TRANSPORT.
A quality of cell membranes which permits the passage of solvents and solutes into and out of cells.
Constituent of 30S subunit prokaryotic ribosomes containing 1600 nucleotides and 21 proteins. 16S rRNA is involved in initiation of polypeptide synthesis.
Aquaporin 3 is an aquaglyceroporin that is expressed in the KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCTS and is constitutively localized at the basolateral MEMBRANE.
Deuterium. The stable isotope of hydrogen. It has one neutron and one proton in the nucleus.
Water naturally or artificially infused with CARBON DIOXIDE.
Substances that dissociate into two or more ions, to some extent, in water. Solutions of electrolytes thus conduct an electric current and can be decomposed by it (ELECTROLYSIS). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Stable elementary particles having the smallest known positive charge, found in the nuclei of all elements. The proton mass is less than that of a neutron. A proton is the nucleus of the light hydrogen atom, i.e., the hydrogen ion.
Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
Aquaporin 6 is an aquaglyceroporin that is found primarily in KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCTS. AQP6 protein functions as an anion-selective channel.
The ability of a substance to be dissolved, i.e. to form a solution with another substance. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Characteristics or attributes of the outer boundaries of objects, including molecules.
Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.
A genus of coccidian parasites of the family CRYPTOSPORIDIIDAE, found in the intestinal epithelium of many vertebrates including humans.
Proteins that originate from insect species belonging to the genus DROSOPHILA. The proteins from the most intensely studied species of Drosophila, DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, are the subject of much interest in the area of MORPHOGENESIS and development.
A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
A family of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that do not form endospores. Its organisms are distributed worldwide with some being saprophytes and others being plant and animal parasites. Many species are of considerable economic importance due to their pathogenic effects on agriculture and livestock.
A group of cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates having gills, fins, a cartilaginous or bony endoskeleton, and elongated bodies covered with scales.
Electrophoresis in which various denaturant gradients are used to induce nucleic acids to melt at various stages resulting in separation of molecules based on small sequence differences including SNPs. The denaturants used include heat, formamide, and urea.
Learning the correct route through a maze to obtain reinforcement. It is used for human or animal populations. (Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 6th ed)
DNA sequences encoding RIBOSOMAL RNA and the segments of DNA separating the individual ribosomal RNA genes, referred to as RIBOSOMAL SPACER DNA.
Substances used on inanimate objects that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. Disinfectants are classed as complete, destroying SPORES as well as vegetative forms of microorganisms, or incomplete, destroying only vegetative forms of the organisms. They are distinguished from ANTISEPTICS, which are local anti-infective agents used on humans and other animals. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
The enrichment of a terrestrial or aquatic ECOSYSTEM by the addition of nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, that results in a superabundant growth of plants, ALGAE, or other primary producers. It can be a natural process or result from human activity such as agriculture runoff or sewage pollution. In aquatic ecosystems, an increase in the algae population is termed an algal bloom.
Closable openings in the epidermis of plants on the underside of leaves. They allow the exchange of gases between the internal tissues of the plant and the outside atmosphere.
The usually underground portions of a plant that serve as support, store food, and through which water and mineral nutrients enter the plant. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 1982; Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
A mass of organic or inorganic solid fragmented material, or the solid fragment itself, that comes from the weathering of rock and is carried by, suspended in, or dropped by air, water, or ice. It refers also to a mass that is accumulated by any other natural agent and that forms in layers on the earth's surface, such as sand, gravel, silt, mud, fill, or loess. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1689)
The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The physical or physiological processes by which substances, tissue, cells, etc. take up or take in other substances or energy.
A genus of flagellate intestinal EUKARYOTES parasitic in various vertebrates, including humans. Characteristics include the presence of four pairs of flagella arising from a complicated system of axonemes and cysts that are ellipsoidal to ovoidal in shape.
Total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990) It includes the yield of vegetative mass produced from any given crop.
Presence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably higher than an accustomed norm.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
The characteristic three-dimensional shape of a molecule.
Toxic asphyxiation due to the displacement of oxygen from oxyhemoglobin by carbon monoxide.
Cell surface receptors for invertebrate peptide hormones or neuropeptides.
Gram-negative aerobic rods, isolated from surface water or thermally polluted lakes or streams. Member are pathogenic for man. Legionella pneumophila is the causative agent for LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.
The ability of the kidney to excrete in the urine high concentrations of solutes from the blood plasma.
Disorders associated with acute or chronic exposure to compounds containing ARSENIC (ARSENICALS) which may be fatal. Acute oral ingestion is associated with gastrointestinal symptoms and an encephalopathy which may manifest as SEIZURES, mental status changes, and COMA. Chronic exposure is associated with mucosal irritation, desquamating rash, myalgias, peripheral neuropathy, and white transverse (Mees) lines in the fingernails. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1212)
The synthesis by organisms of organic chemical compounds, especially carbohydrates, from carbon dioxide using energy obtained from light rather than from the oxidation of chemical compounds. Photosynthesis comprises two separate processes: the light reactions and the dark reactions. In higher plants; GREEN ALGAE; and CYANOBACTERIA; NADPH and ATP formed by the light reactions drive the dark reactions which result in the fixation of carbon dioxide. (from Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2001)
Worthless, damaged, defective, superfluous or effluent material from industrial operations.
A compound formed in the liver from ammonia produced by the deamination of amino acids. It is the principal end product of protein catabolism and constitutes about one half of the total urinary solids.
The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a protein, including the secondary, supersecondary (motifs), tertiary (domains) and quaternary structure of the peptide chain. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, QUATERNARY describes the conformation assumed by multimeric proteins (aggregates of more than one polypeptide chain).
Degree of saltiness, which is largely the OSMOLAR CONCENTRATION of SODIUM CHLORIDE plus any other SALTS present. It is an ecological factor of considerable importance, influencing the types of organisms that live in an ENVIRONMENT.
An atom or group of atoms that have a positive or negative electric charge due to a gain (negative charge) or loss (positive charge) of one or more electrons. Atoms with a positive charge are known as CATIONS; those with a negative charge are ANIONS.
The discarding or destroying of liquid waste products or their transformation into something useful or innocuous.
The developmental entity of a fertilized egg (ZYGOTE) in animal species other than MAMMALS. For chickens, use CHICK EMBRYO.
A province of Canada on the Pacific coast. Its capital is Victoria. The name given in 1858 derives from the Columbia River which was named by the American captain Robert Gray for his ship Columbia which in turn was named for Columbus. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p178 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p81-2)
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
Zygote-containing cysts of sporozoan protozoa. Further development in an oocyst produces small individual infective organisms called SPOROZOITES. Then, depending on the genus, the entire oocyst is called a sporocyst or the oocyst contains multiple sporocysts encapsulating the sporozoites.
Parts of plants that usually grow vertically upwards towards the light and support the leaves, buds, and reproductive structures. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
A nonmetallic element with atomic symbol C, atomic number 6, and atomic weight [12.0096; 12.0116]. It may occur as several different allotropes including DIAMOND; CHARCOAL; and GRAPHITE; and as SOOT from incompletely burned fuel.
A colorless, odorless gas that can be formed by the body and is necessary for the respiration cycle of plants and animals.
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.
An element in the alkali group of metals with an atomic symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the chief cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells. Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte that plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.
The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.
An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.
The location of the atoms, groups or ions relative to one another in a molecule, as well as the number, type and location of covalent bonds.
The quality or state of being wettable or the degree to which something can be wet. This is also the ability of any solid surface to be wetted when in contact with a liquid whose surface tension is reduced so that the liquid spreads over the surface of the solid.
An element with the atomic symbol N, atomic number 7, and atomic weight [14.00643; 14.00728]. Nitrogen exists as a diatomic gas and makes up about 78% of the earth's atmosphere by volume. It is a constituent of proteins and nucleic acids and found in all living cells.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Concentrated pharmaceutical preparations of plants obtained by removing active constituents with a suitable solvent, which is evaporated away, and adjusting the residue to a prescribed standard.
The study of PHYSICAL PHENOMENA and PHYSICAL PROCESSES as applied to living things.
A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. Members contain NICOTINE and other biologically active chemicals; its dried leaves are used for SMOKING.
The physical characteristics and processes of biological systems.
Inorganic salts of hydrofluoric acid, HF, in which the fluorine atom is in the -1 oxidation state. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed) Sodium and stannous salts are commonly used in dentifrices.
The testing of materials and devices, especially those used for PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; SUTURES; TISSUE ADHESIVES; etc., for hardness, strength, durability, safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility.
Activity engaged in for pleasure.
The study of crystal structure using X-RAY DIFFRACTION techniques. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Calamities producing great damage, loss of life, and distress. They include results of natural phenomena and man-made phenomena. Normal conditions of existence are disrupted and the level of impact exceeds the capacity of the hazard-affected community.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
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  • This contamination can be caused by lead from fixtures like faucets and solder used to join pipes. (nsf.org)
  • Lead pipes were common in buildings constructed before 1940, and lead solder was used in piping until 1986. (dailyrecord.com)
  • In 2002, 54 of the homes tested in Philadelphia were highest-risk "Tier 1" homes, meaning they had lead pipes or copper pipes with lead solder laid just before the lead solder ban in 1986. (msnbc.com)
  • Lead is used in the production of batteries, ammunition, and metal products (solder and pipes). (cdc.gov)
  • Because of health concerns, the use of lead in paints, ceramic products, caulking, and pipe solder has been dramatically reduced. (cdc.gov)
  • Early this year, President Obama signed into law the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, a measure that defines 'lead free' as not containing more than 0.2% lead when used with respect to solder and flux, and not more than a weighted average of 0.25% lead when used with respect to wetted surfaces of pipes and pipe and plumbing fittings and fixtures. (asme.org)
  • US EPA banned use of lead pipes and lead solder in plumbing. (aappublications.org)
  • Lead leaches into drinking water when the pipes are connected with lead solder. (aappublications.org)
  • Lead was commonly used to solder pipes. (dailypress.com)
  • If plumbing in your home has lead or copper pipes joined by solder containing lead, or if you drink from brass faucets, harmful levels of lead may be in your drinking water, says Blake Ross, an agricultural engineer with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. (dailypress.com)
  • Leaded solder, which once used to connect copper pipes. (dailypress.com)
  • According to Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, it was an obvious choice: "Copper piping is the best material to use for the service lines because it's long lasting and impermeable, so contaminants can't get into our drinking water. (cuverro.com)
  • Material safety: Certified systems (and components such as filter media and housings) undergo extraction testing to determine if they introduce any contaminants that could pose a health risk into the water. (nsf.org)
  • American National Standards limit the amount of contaminants that certified systems can introduce into the drinking water based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or Health Canada drinking water standards, whichever is stricter. (nsf.org)
  • Emerging contaminants are a new category of water quality concerns for which evidence of health effects has not yet been established, but which consumers are concerned about. (nsf.org)
  • Contaminants, including viruses and bacteria from feces, can enter pipes through leaks and so pollute our drinking water. (savethewater.org)
  • Contaminants can enter pipes through leaks and travel throughout a water network. (savethewater.org)
  • Previous studies have shown that material around water pipes contains harmful contaminants, including viruses and bacteria from feces, so anything sucked into the network through a leak is going to include things we don't want to be drinking," Dr. Joby Boxall, lead researcher and a professor in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, stated in a press release . (savethewater.org)
  • Yet, when contaminants enter a water system through a leaking pipe, they eventually may reach consumers' taps and flow out with the drinking water. (savethewater.org)
  • However, because studies of water pressure in operational networks are limited, the researchers say they cannot be certain how often pressure falls low enough to allow contaminants to enter the drinking water supply. (savethewater.org)
  • Water sources can be contaminated by bacteria, heavy metals and other contaminants. (livestrong.com)
  • Otherwise, the filter will not remove contaminants from the water. (livestrong.com)
  • This page lists InspectApedia articles helpful in the diagnosis & testing of all types of drinking water contaminants, & in diagnosing & fixing water supply quantity & quality problems: wells, pumps, pipes, water tanks, water pressure, water flow. (inspectapedia.com)
  • Products listed in the guide may also be certified to reduce additional water contaminants beyond lead. (nsf.org)
  • Sites included on the NPL have the potential to release contaminants to ground water or surface water in the vicinity of the site. (freedrinkingwater.com)
  • Although bottled water can also contain contaminants like pesticides, it is probably safer to drink than tap water in countries known to have sanitation problems. (onhealth.com)
  • If you find contaminants in your well, it is important to tell any neighbors who may be using the same ground water in their homes. (onhealth.com)
  • In any case, it is wise to have your well water tested for contaminants. (usgs.gov)
  • The reports tell where drinking water comes from, what contaminants. (usgs.gov)
  • Devine, Texas, citizens received a warning letter in November 2016 after the town saw higher than allowed asbestos levels in their water for a year. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Also in 2016, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found dangerous levels of chromium-6 in the water supplies that serve 218 million Americans. (greenamerica.org)
  • The private water service pipe replacement must have been completed on or after September 25, 2019. (ottawa.ca)
  • Update June 2019: The pipe has been removed, and there is now a sign discouraging drivers from stopping along the road. (atlasobscura.com)
  • Researchers think the corrosive Flint River water, without the protective influence of phosphates, may have eaten away the scale on local lead pipes-and that pieces of the broken-down scale, along with newly exposed lead metal, then polluted Flint's drinking water. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Flint's decision to protect its water supply with copper piping is an example many communities in North America should embrace in the coming years. (cuverro.com)
  • A study of lead service lines in Flint's damaged drinking water system reveals a Swiss cheese pattern in the pipes' interior crust, with holes where the lead used to be. (phys.org)
  • Flint's drinking water became contaminated with lead in April 2014 while the city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager. (usatoday.com)
  • So the city was required by federal law to treat that water before it entered the city water system, to prevent it from damaging Flint's aging lead pipes. (greenamerica.org)
  • In March of this year, three years after the city first switched its water source and 14 months after residents first filed their lawsuit, those governments finally agreed to swap out Flint's lead water pipes and install a transparent lead-monitoring system. (greenamerica.org)
  • Our company supplies professional high quality HDPE gas pipes and relevant fittings for safe and effective gas transportation. (pipe-plumbing.com)
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  • When shopping for faucets and other plumbing fixture fittings, be sure to read the label to verify that the products are certified for low lead content with the NSF/ANSI 61 certification for drinking water contact. (nsf.org)
  • The contamination likely comes from one of two places: lead fixtures in homes or pipes and other fittings that extend from water mains under the street into homes. (dailyrecord.com)
  • A federal law to further reduce the amount of lead in drinking water has manufacturers of copper alloy plumbing fixtures, fittings and valves replacing their products with ones manufactured with new copper alloys that do not contain lead. (asme.org)
  • But the peculiarities of the market and a new amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act allow the original fittings to still be used in industrial applications while those charged with setting technical standards work to catch up. (asme.org)
  • As a practical matter, manufacturers had already begun selling new lead-free pipe, valvesand fittings because California, Vermont, and Maryland beat the federal government to the punch and had already passed similar legislation mandating the new lead-free products. (asme.org)
  • It can also be utilized for pipe flanges and fittings, gray iron pipe (sewer lines), stormwater sealing, utility box sealing, and septic tank and vault sealing. (wikipedia.org)
  • If older pipes or faucets cause your water lead concentrations to exceed local public health limits, you may want to consider having them replaced with certified ones. (nsf.org)
  • When pH levels drop below 7.0, water becomes acidic which can cause lead to leach from pipes and faucets. (nsf.org)
  • Occasionally you may also encounter brown water coming through faucets because of the mud around the leak, although this may not happen. (ehow.com)
  • 7 These conditions may harm health by increasing exposure to hazards such as carbon monoxide, 11 allergens, 2 and lead in paint, 12 , 13 pipes, and faucets. (healthypeople.gov)
  • But Suez found that 16 of 108 properties tested in the second half of 2018 had elevated levels of lead in their tap water, including one home that had 13 times the federal standard. (dailyrecord.com)
  • Long-term Lead Release after Partial Lead Service Line Replacements in a Metropolitan Water Distribution System" Environmental Science & Technology (2017). (phys.org)
  • 2017. "Effects of Sulfate, Chloride, and Bicarbonate on Iron Stability in a PVC-U Drinking Pipe. (mdpi.com)
  • India has more people in rural areas-63.4 million-living without access to clean water than any other country, according to Wild Water, State of the World's Water 2017, new report by WaterAid, a global advocacy group on water and sanitation. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Only 26.9 million out of 167.8 million households (16%) in rural India have piped water, according to data provided by the ministry of drinking water and sanitation to the Rajya Sabha (upper house of Parliament) on February 6, 2017. (hindustantimes.com)
  • 330,086 (19.3%) habitations are partially covered (safe water is available but below 40 LPCD) and 64,094 (3.73%) are "water-quality affected habitations"-meaning those with contaminated water-in the rural areas as on March 15, 2017, according to this answer to the Rajya Sabha on March 20, 2017. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Iron, which is known to cause respiratory system haemorrhage when mixed with drinking water, according to the World Health Organization, was found in water supplied to 30% or 19,720 rural Indian habitations, according to an answer to the Lok Sabha on March 16, 2017. (hindustantimes.com)
  • The government plans to provide 50% of all rural households with piped water and 35% of rural households with household taps by the end of 2017, according to the strategic plan for rural drinking water, 2011-2022 . (hindustantimes.com)
  • According to a 2017 report penned by former State Hydraulic Works (DSİ) executives Seyit Aksu and Dursun Yıldız and current DSİ employee Aysen Pervin Güngör, "zebra mussel densities can be so high that the diameter of pipes at some water treatment facilities have been reduced by two-thirds. (hurriyetdailynews.com)
  • The solar equipment comes with a 25-year guarantee, said Maurice Chidavaenzi, a technician with UNICEF's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene team, noting that extra security had been provided around the panels after vandalism of the previous equipment in 1992. (unicef.org)
  • Annually we help up to 500,000 people get new access to drinking water and basic sanitation. (helvetas.org)
  • Thirty-five percent of the city's population, who live in informal settlements, are facing the health consequences of a dire shortage of clean water and sanitation. (ipsnews.net)
  • Sanitation coverage in the Solomon Islands is 32 percent, according to the Solomon Islands Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sector Brief (WASH), while the regional average is 46 percent. (ipsnews.net)
  • But much of the water supply and sanitation infrastructure in Honiara was seriously damaged during the 'Tensions' and, since then, development funding has prioritised peace and reconciliation, law and justice, governance and economic development. (ipsnews.net)
  • Water and sanitation deprivation has also been linked to violence against women, according to a 2011 Amnesty International report. (ipsnews.net)
  • Women and girls are vulnerable to rape and sexual harassment when they have no option but to walk considerable distances unaccompanied, in some cases round trips of three to six kilometres per day to collect water, use water sources for bathing or when there are only exposed places available for sanitation purposes. (ipsnews.net)
  • Globally, a lack of safe water for drinking, sanitation, and hygiene contributes to the deaths of about 88 percent of the 1.5 million children under age 5 who die due to diarrhea every year, according to the United Nations. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The problem is particularly stark in sub-Saharan Africa, where the number of people without access to sanitation has increased in recent years despite the U.N. Millennium Development Goal to halve by 2015 the proportion of the population without safe drinking water and sanitation. (bio-medicine.org)
  • That changed the water supply in two critical ways. (scientificamerican.com)
  • This coating, called "scale," separates the water from the lead in the pipes themselves, and can prevent more of the metal from dissolving into the drinking supply. (scientificamerican.com)
  • an important study of the Boston water supply system showed that the distribution of lead content readings for individual water specimens had a mean and standard deviation of approximately .033 milligrams per liter (mg/l) and .10mg/l,respectively. (jiskha.com)
  • A water distribution system is an important aspect of social infrastructure that facilitates water transport, distribution, and supply. (transparencymarketresearch.com)
  • The facilities in any such system need to be continuously improved and updated based on specific plans in order to maintain the stability and safety of the water supply. (transparencymarketresearch.com)
  • Copper pipes are the safest, most durable, and cost-effective option for safeguarding our water supply. (cuverro.com)
  • HDPE material is a great choice for drinking water supply pipes because of its light weight, hygienic properties, non-toxic chemical structure, corrosion resistance, and excellent compressive strength. (pipe-plumbing.com)
  • Even as early as the 1980s, some residents saw the harmful risks of asbestos in its water supply. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Tests of their water supply even suggested asbestos began leaching into the water around 1976. (mesothelioma.com)
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  • Statewide, an estimated 350,000 homes and businesses are served by lead service lines, which can leach lead into the water passing through. (dailyrecord.com)
  • State and local officials are struggling to follow a federal regulation known as the Lead and Copper Rule that's designed to gauge whether a utility is properly treating its water to prevent corrosion of pipes that would leach heavy metals like lead into the water. (msnbc.com)
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  • The goal is to provide 90% rural households with piped water and 80% of rural households with household taps by 2022. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Philadelphia's water passed its last round of lead testing with flying colors, but documents obtained by NBC News show those results may offer a misleading picture of the lead flowing from Philly taps. (msnbc.com)
  • Water tests taken at the end of October and received by the school administration Nov. 6 showed that nine of 14 taps at Wilton had levels of lead in excess of 20 parts per billion, the ceiling recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency. (dailypress.com)
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  • Civil and environmental engineer Ashok Gadgil took on the project with his graduate student, Gabriel Lobo, after researchers found dangerous lead levels in the tap water for hundreds of homes in Flint, Mich. The crisis began shortly after the city started drawing water from the Flint River in 2014. (scientificamerican.com)
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  • The state Department of Environmental Quality has conceded it failed to require needed chemicals to be added to the corrosive Flint River water. (usatoday.com)
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  • NSF International provides an extensive range of services for the water industry to help ensure the quality and safety of drinking water and of products in the marketplace. (nsf.org)
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  • Thanks to the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency, the American public can almost always expect healthy drinking water quality from a municipal source. (onhealth.com)
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  • Water utilities measure arsenic at the entry point to a distribution system for compliance determinations. (freedrinkingwater.com)
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  • Two tests detected lead below harmful levels in the water of the South System. (cdc.gov)
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  • A fail-safe filter that delivers water easily with a sip or a squeeze could save lives in places where water-borne illnesses thrive, but look for it first as a trendy gym accessory. (treehugger.com)
  • This little solar powered device can take the guesswork out of SODIS water treatment, showing when the resulting water is safe to drink. (treehugger.com)
  • Water suppliers are responsible for continuously supplying clean and safe drinking water fundamental to society and public health and well being," wrote the researchers in the introduction to their new study. (savethewater.org)
  • Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, asbestos is limited to 7 million fibers per liter (MFL). (mesothelioma.com)
  • Though the city maintained the water was still safe to drink, many residents were rightly concerned and started buying bottled water instead while the town worked on securing grants to replace the pipes. (mesothelioma.com)
  • In the Netherlands drinking water in the distribution network can have a maximum temperature of 15 degrees Celsius because that is deemed a safe limit. (tudelft.nl)
  • Jawairia's research is also helping Dutch water companies: 'I want to know the maximum temperature to which we can recover cold from drinking water and still have clean, microbiologically safe water. (tudelft.nl)
  • With this knowledge we can advise water companies about the maximum safe temperature limit to provide clean drinking water along with energy recovery from it. (tudelft.nl)
  • We suspect there are 'good' bacteria that help purify the water and keep it safe - similar to what happens in our bodies. (eurekalert.org)
  • With assistance from USAID's Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), Hazvinavarwi's dream of seeing his village transformed through access to clean, safe water has been realized. (unicef.org)
  • Beyond improving community hygiene and access to safe water, the clean water will also be used to attract business to the area, he said. (unicef.org)
  • She recalled a fight that took place two months ago between her daughter and another woman seeking to be the first to draw water from the only safe water source her village was using in Mwerari River. (unicef.org)
  • Most folks have heard that the water is not safe to drink, but not everybody," Hood said. (michiganradio.org)
  • Todd says this DEQ official told him his water was safe to drink with the certified lead filter. (michiganradio.org)
  • Is Your Drinking Water Safe? (onhealth.com)
  • Along with access to safe water, it is critical that communities have the necessary tools, infrastructure and preparedness to deal with the effects of extreme weather events and climate change," said Water Aid's Madhavan. (hindustantimes.com)
  • The results show that the homes picked may determine whether the city seems to have safe water or seems to have a problem. (msnbc.com)
  • One in 10 people worldwide lack regular access to safe drinking water . (engadget.com)
  • The fog harvester reportedly produces as much as 17 gallons of clean, safe drinking water per square yard of net. (engadget.com)
  • Ordinarily, high levels of water shortages lead to disease outbreak incidences which subsequently affect the economy of these countries in the efforts to curb the diseases. (grin.com)
  • Hazvinavarwi is certain water shortages will be a thing of the past because of the project which is being managed by World Vision. (unicef.org)
  • Thus regular water shortages result when "rationing of water has to be implemented to ensure that everyone has access to water. (ipsnews.net)
  • Each year, a slew of innovations aim to make the process easier, cheaper and more portable, as well as produce a yield high enough to make a real impact for some of the 663 million people who suffer from water shortages. (engadget.com)
  • As a result, lead leached from pipes and fixtures into the drinking water. (usatoday.com)
  • We offer a wide selection of HDPE pipes with a diameter range of 20mm to 1200mm. (pipe-plumbing.com)
  • We offer a wide range of HDPE pipe with caliper diameter from 20 to 630mm, and coil pipes are also available if your willing pipe has an outer diameter less than 63mm. (pipe-plumbing.com)
  • A University of Texas at Arlington civil engineer will model the behavior of large-diameter water transmission pipes' behavior in different types of soils to establish modeling standards that can be used by the industry in future infrastructure projects. (eurekalert.org)
  • What our data will show will serve as a template for future construction standards when using these kinds of large-diameter pressure pipes," said Abolmaali, who also is the Tseng Huang Endowed Professor in civil engineering. (eurekalert.org)
  • These pressure pipes are between 60 to 108 inches in diameter. (eurekalert.org)
  • The IPL is a 149-mile pipeline of mostly l08-inch diameter pipes, which is now under phased construction by Dallas and TRWD from East Texas' Lake Palestine to Tarrant County's Benbrook Lake. (eurekalert.org)
  • Microbes and bacteria may be present in tap water. (livestrong.com)
  • The downside to carbon filters is they do not filter out heavy metals, fluoride, bacteria or microorganisms that may be in the water. (livestrong.com)
  • When water is poured through the saturated filter, it does not filter effectively and some of the bacteria can contaminate the water. (livestrong.com)
  • Jawairia not only looks at the water flowing through the pipes, she also looks at the formation of biofilm, a slimy layer of bacteria, on the walls of the pipes. (tudelft.nl)
  • Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have discovered that our drinking water is to a large extent purified by millions of "good bacteria" found in water pipes and purification plants. (eurekalert.org)
  • A glass of clean drinking water actually contains ten million bacteria! (eurekalert.org)
  • But that is as it should be - clean tap water always contains harmless bacteria. (eurekalert.org)
  • These bacteria and other microbes grow in the drinking water treatment plant and on the inside of our water pipes, which can be seen in the form of a thin, sticky coating - a so-called biofilm. (eurekalert.org)
  • Findings by researchers in Applied Microbiology and Water Resources Engineering show that the diversity of species of bacteria in water pipes is huge, and that bacteria may play a larger role than previously thought. (eurekalert.org)
  • Formerly, you could hardly see any bacteria at all and now, thanks to techniques such as massive DNA sequencing and flow cytometry, we suddenly see eighty thousand bacteria per millilitre in drinking water," says researcher Catherine Paul enthusiastically. (eurekalert.org)
  • Wells says the good news is that preliminary tests show no sign of dangerous bacteria because of the water main break. (michiganradio.org)
  • A septic tank can introduce bacteria to the water. (usgs.gov)
  • However, chloramination has been shown to promote nitrifying bacteria, and more than half of these water utilities using chloramine as a secondary disinfectant experience nitrification episodes. (rsc.org)
  • The water is also suspected to have led to a local spike in a bacteria-borne lung infection called Legionnaire's disease, killing ten people. (greenamerica.org)
  • The shortage of drinking water and the subsequently valuable character of the resource water, gives high significance to an efficient production and purification process. (gfps.com)
  • How can people reduce arsenic in drinking water? (nsf.org)
  • Just what is arsenic and how did it get near our drinking waters? (freedrinkingwater.com)
  • Through erosion, dissolution, and weathering, arsenic can be released to ground water or surface water. (freedrinkingwater.com)
  • Geothermal waters can be sources of arsenic in ground water, particularly in the Western United States (Nimick et al. (freedrinkingwater.com)
  • Arsenic Fate and Transport Once arsenic released from natural or anthropogenic sources enters ground water or surface water, a variety of processes affect its fate and transport. (freedrinkingwater.com)
  • Arsenic, known to cause skin lesions and cancer, was found in the drinking water source of 21% of such habitations. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Fish samples collected at Pulgas Lake contained low levels of antimony and mercury and sediment and surface water samples contained arsenic. (cdc.gov)
  • Though it is commonly assumed pressure forces water out through leaks, thus preventing water from getting in , a new research study finds evidence confirming the opposite. (savethewater.org)
  • While leaks don't pose a risk to drinking water most of the time, water pressure - more precisely, a sudden drop in water pressure - is key. (savethewater.org)
  • Internationally, water distribution networks cannot be monitored at sufficient frequency, plus the water industry simply cannot stop all leaks. (savethewater.org)
  • Outdoor water line leaks are not common, but they do happen from time to time. (ehow.com)
  • An electronic leak detector is used to identify differences in leakage sounds due to the piping material, identify areas of leaks, and listen to differences in the way leaks sound and the various sound levels due to different types of paving. (newkerala.com)
  • Your water might be affected by iron, which is a commonly-occurring constituent of drinking water. (usgs.gov)
  • If the home has galvanized iron pipes and water sat in piping without flowing for some time, rusty water would be no surprise and should flush out with use. (inspectapedia.com)
  • The home had galvanized iron pipes and had been unoccupied for many months. (inspectapedia.com)
  • These proposed requirements would reduce inadvertent use of non-lead free plumbing products in potable use applications and, consequently, reduce exposure to lead in drinking water and associated adverse health effects. (federalregister.gov)
  • If both the private and public portions are made of copper, you are at little to no risk of exposure to lead through drinking water and are not eligible for the Lead Pipe Replacement Program. (ottawa.ca)
  • The agency estimates that 10%-20% of human exposure to lead comes through drinking water. (asme.org)
  • This latest important paper from this research group has identified galvanized pipes as a potentially significant source of lead. (healthcanal.com)
  • Charcoal filters can be attached to the water faucet, used in refrigerator water filters, contained in the lid of a water carafe and used in under the sink filtration units. (livestrong.com)
  • Carbon filters solve some water problems, but may cause others. (livestrong.com)
  • Carbon filters are good for removing organic compounds that make water taste and smell bad, according to North Carolina State University. (livestrong.com)
  • What Do Carbon Filters Remove From Water? (livestrong.com)
  • Once the boil water advisory is lifted, people will need to replace the cartridges on their lead filters. (michiganradio.org)
  • If the ground filters water, is groundwater always clean? (usgs.gov)
  • The solar-powered plant relies on electromagnetic desalination methods to turn seawater into clean water, filters the salty byproduct through thermal baths, and then flushes it back into the Pacific Ocean. (engadget.com)
  • In response, utilities are replacing segments of old lead pipes that are causing the contamination. (phys.org)
  • Oftentimes, there is 'water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink' due to contamination from pollution or other environmental issues. (engadget.com)
  • It also serves to protect the drinking water from contamination. (wikipedia.org)
  • The problems of old pipes in the nation's infrastructure is nothing new. (mesothelioma.com)
  • The nation's old infrastructure created with toxins like lead and asbestos isn't the only concern for contaminated drinking water. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Flint, Michigan's, drinking water crisis two years ago shined a painful spotlight on the nation's aging water infrastructure. (phys.org)
  • About 42 million adults - more than 87 percent of the nation's nearly 49 million tobacco product users - reported using a combustible, or burned, product such as cigarettes, cigars, or pipes (including hookahs and water pipes). (cdc.gov)
  • Water consumers could face a charge of $AU8 billion ($NZ9b) to safely remove asbestos piping in Australia, according to the nation's peak water industry body. (radionz.co.nz)
  • When 1.00 kg lead (specific heat = 0.13 J g -1 C -) at 100.0 C is added to a quantity of water at 28.5C, the final temperature of the lead-water mixture is 35.2 C. What is the mass of water present? (jiskha.com)
  • City officials have also consistently resisted calls for a systematic removal of Chicago's 360,000 lead water lines that connect homes to water mains and are the primary source of lead in Chicago water. (wbez.org)
  • You may also consider purchasing certified bottled water or a certified lead water filter. (nsf.org)
  • Homes potentially impacted by a lead water service pipe are typically those built before 1955. (ottawa.ca)
  • A rebate of up to $1,000 - approximately 20% of the pipe replacement cost - is available to property owners with a partial (private-only) lead water service pipe. (ottawa.ca)
  • The cost of the private portion varies based on the length of the private lead water service pipe. (ottawa.ca)
  • Health officials say there should be no lead in drinking water because it is harmful even at low levels, especially to children, and accumulates in the body over time. (dailyrecord.com)
  • This is the first report of drinking-water-associated outbreaks caused by harmful algal blooms. (cdc.gov)
  • At the level recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service for fluoridation of public water supplies (0.7 mg/L, or parts per million), the fluoride ion has little influence on either corrosion or on the amounts of corroded metals released into the water. (cdc.gov)
  • The fluoride ion interacts weakly with common metals in plumbing materials and the American Water Works Association Research Foundation has reported that fluoride ions contribute to corrosion to the same extent as at the same concentration chloride and sulfate ions. (cdc.gov)
  • Therefore, the corrosive influence of fluoride in drinking water is not significant compared with other ionic influences. (cdc.gov)
  • You may have heard of fluoride, and you may wonder why two thirds of all communities in the U.S. add it to their public drinking water. (onhealth.com)
  • Among other things, the researchers suspect that a large part of water purification takes place in the pipes and not only in water purification plants. (eurekalert.org)
  • Solutions range from using condensation methods to pull water from thin air , turning salty seawater into fresh water , or distributing UV light purification chips affordable enough for people to use at home. (engadget.com)
  • Although the device is a long way from mass production, lab tests on the prototype suggest that it could be the first step toward a new generation of water purification methods that help make dirty water drinkable. (engadget.com)
  • The cost of clean water is a major obstacle for many thirsty people on Earth, so researchers look for affordable solutions for small scale, personal water purification. (engadget.com)
  • For the cell-based analysis, asbestos cement (AC) pipes exhibited the highest failure rates. (wur.nl)
  • Although measurement of asbestos fibres in drinking water is technically difficult, research has indicated that most waters, whether or not distributed through asbestos cement pipes, contain asbestos fibres. (fwr.org)
  • Asbestos cement pipes can give rise to an increase in the numbers of asbestos fibres in drinking water, particularly when first installed. (fwr.org)
  • The risks to health from ingestion of asbestos fibres in food and drinking water have been extensively studied by both epidemiology and by experiments in laboratory animals. (fwr.org)
  • The studies considered the best did not provide evidence for a link between asbestos in drinking water and cancer. (fwr.org)
  • There is potential for exposure to asbestos fibres in drinking water by inhalation of aerosol droplets or from fibres that are trapped on clothing during washing and which are subsequently released into the atmosphere. (fwr.org)
  • Asbestos cement pipes have been widely used for drinking water distribution and there are many kilometres to be found all over the world. (fwr.org)
  • Although few countries still install asbestos cement pipe, primarily because of issues with handling, there appears to be no concern for health of consumers receiving the water and no programmes to specifically replace asbestos cement pipe for this reason. (fwr.org)
  • Though ingestion may be a rarer cause compared to inhaled airborne fibers, residents in Texas and California have become more concerned with this possibility after experiencing asbestos-contaminated drinking water. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Early this year, residents in two small Texas towns faced the disturbing possibility of drinking water containing more asbestos fibers than allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Another recent study, however, has shown that asbestos in drinking water could potentially lead to the risk of cancer, including mesothelioma. (mesothelioma.com)
  • In its heyday, asbestos was widely used in cement pipes to create a stronger, longer-lasting product. (mesothelioma.com)
  • These asbestos pipes were first laid down as early as the 1930s and were believed to be more durable and resistant to corrosion. (mesothelioma.com)
  • By the 1950s, however, regulations were in place for the use of asbestos piping for municipal water. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Though the town's asbestos pipes had been installed in the 1950s, the corrosiveness of the local water helped to break down the supposedly long-lasting, durable pipes in just a few decades. (mesothelioma.com)
  • Schools in Arp, Texas, faced similar issues with the city's old asbestos pipes this past August. (mesothelioma.com)
  • The schools were given water coolers and bottles of water for cooking and drinking, and construction went underway in October to replace the asbestos pipes . (mesothelioma.com)
  • About 40,000 kilometres of water pipelines contain asbestos cement that is starting to wear out, the body said. (radionz.co.nz)
  • It was not widely realised that many of the country's water pipes were made by Australia's biggest asbestos manufacturer James Hardie, the ABC reported. (radionz.co.nz)
  • Hardies had a number of factories around the country that just made pipes and they were predominantly used by the different water companies around Australia," said lawyer Tanya Segelov, who is a member of the council for the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency. (radionz.co.nz)
  • The pipes are located all over Australia but they are most concentrated in regional areas, where sometimes up to half of all water pipelines are made with asbestos cement. (radionz.co.nz)
  • An education department official who oversees Virginia's program of asbestos and lead abatement in public schools said that the "vast majority" of schools will test their water for lead before June. (dailypress.com)
  • The tests were made Wednesday after a maintenance man repairing pipes removed more floor tiles containing asbestos than is permitted by state and federal regulations. (dailypress.com)
  • The Flint water crisis could have happened anywhere. (cuverro.com)
  • Flint, Michigan, continues to grapple with the public health crisis that unfolded as lead levels in its tap water spiked to alarming levels. (phys.org)
  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder gave a State of the State address Tuesday night, following remarks he made a day earlier on how he's made mistakes in handling the Flint, Mich., water crisis. (usatoday.com)
  • The once quiet city of Flint, Michigan is facing a drinking water crisis that is drawing concern from around the nation. (usatoday.com)
  • After tests found local lead levels coming into Flint water to be 900 times the EPA limits, residents realized they had a public health crisis on their hands. (greenamerica.org)
  • In North America, market expansion and increase in demand for drinking water infrastructure repairs created favorable conditions last year. (transparencymarketresearch.com)
  • Moreover, a rise in concerns about economic recession and an unforeseen political scenario across the globe are likely to delay or lead to the cancellation of water infrastructure repair activities. (transparencymarketresearch.com)
  • Modeling the behavior of pipes with different backfill is integral to making the infrastructure last and work to the best of its ability. (eurekalert.org)
  • See below for information on the October 5th free webinar "Public Health Implications and Occupational Exposures during Water Pipe Repair Activities" (to view webinar, click here ). (cdc.gov)
  • Is your child's school flushing water pipes to reduce lead exposures? (treehugger.com)
  • Sometimes sewage water ends up in drinking water. (tudelft.nl)
  • A water-based pipe coating is an environmentally friendly coating that is applied to the inner and outer surfaces of ductile iron pipe. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to make conforming changes to existing drinking water regulations based on the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act of 2011 (RLDWA) and the Community Fire Safety Act of 2013 (CFSA). (federalregister.gov)
  • Copper piping installed upstream of a galvanized steel pipe can worsen lead release from the steel's zinc coating, according to the study published in Environmental Engineering Science, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. (healthcanal.com)
  • There are more than 300 pollutants in U.S. tap water, according to the Environmental Working Group. (livestrong.com)
  • There were 15 outbreaks associated with environmental exposure to water and 12 outbreaks associated with an undetermined exposure to water reported from 2013 to 2014. (cdc.gov)
  • By eliminating plastic water bottles and most toxic chemical household cleaners and their plastic containers, this technology makes an extremely valuable environmental contribution, saves money and creates the world's healthiest waters. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Launch of drinking water pipe repair with advanced technologies in Asia Pacific is anticipated to help increase the durability and life of water pipelines. (transparencymarketresearch.com)
  • I had recommended the work of laying of water pipelines. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Having reliable water transmissions pipelines is essential to Tarrant Regional Water District's s business," Marshall said. (eurekalert.org)
  • In addition, the fibres in drinking water consist almost entirely of short fibres, which are considered to contribute little or no risk to public health. (fwr.org)
  • J Water Health (2011) 9 (3): 483-497. (iwaponline.com)
  • J Water Health (2015) 13 (4): 960-969. (iwaponline.com)
  • Lead in drinking water is a decades-old problem and still poses serious public health risks today. (phys.org)
  • When compared to homes with no line replacement, those with recent partial line replacements had lower lead levels in their water , but 61 percent of these samples still exceeded the World Health Organization reference value of 10 micrograms/liter. (phys.org)
  • Current public health lead limits range from 0.010 mg/L in Canada and Europe) to 0.015 mg/L in the U.S. Water testing can be helpful in determining these levels. (nsf.org)
  • Detecting waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water and understanding how they affect the public's health is vital to planning and carrying out the measures needed to prevent future outbreaks. (cdc.gov)
  • Numerous health issues like headaches and fatigue can be traced back to not drinking enough water throughout the day. (ehow.com)
  • Drinking the proper amount of water every day is essential to good health. (ehow.com)
  • The disinfection of drinking water, typically with chlorine, has resulted in massive improvements in global public health. (imperial.ac.uk)
  • A memo obtained by NBC News through a records request shows that in 2014 in a city with up to 50,000 homes with lead pipes, Philadelphia based its clean bill of health on sampling just 34 homes with lead pipes - fewer than required by law - while instead testing far more homes without lead pipes. (msnbc.com)
  • The low levels of these metals detected in the fish, sediment and surface water are not of health concern as only catch-and-release fishing is allowed and swimming in the lake is prohibited. (cdc.gov)
  • Countertop Appliance Splits Tap Water for Five Uses to Enhance Health, E... ( SAN DIEGO June 5 /- A water ioniz. (bio-medicine.org)
  • With water becoming an increasingly scarce resource worldwide, academies of science have an essential role in generating the evidence base that can guide wise policies to maximize benefits to human health and the environment," said Enriqueta C. Bond, president of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Research Triangle Park, N.C., and chair of the U.S. National Academies' Board on African Science Academy Development. (bio-medicine.org)
  • As this issue went to press, EWG released a new report stating that its researchers had found levels of 1, 4-dioxane, a recognized carcinogen, in the tap water of nearly 7 million Americans in 27 states, at levels above EPA suggested health limits. (greenamerica.org)
  • In an attempt to make them safer, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are working on a new technology that uses electrical current to rapidly build a protective layer on the insides of the pipes. (scientificamerican.com)
  • But the findings do suggest that full service line replacement or flushing the replaced pipes before consumption should be priorities, the researchers say. (phys.org)
  • In a demonstration of innovation making a difference even in hard to reach communities, solar pumps are being used to pump water from a refurbished borehole at the base of nearby Bepe Hill. (unicef.org)
  • But groundwater can contain many different elements that are NOT filtered out by the ground and that we don't want in our drinking water. (usgs.gov)
  • Your water probably comes from groundwater that filtered through rocks containing iron-rich minerals on its way to the well. (usgs.gov)
  • For indoor or outdoor use on dry and clean pipes. (seton.com)
  • Consciousness related to conserving water and providing clean water to the people in Europe and North America are projected to drive the drinking water pipe repair market in the near future. (transparencymarketresearch.com)
  • Should we clean out the pipes using an acid wash? (inspectapedia.com)
  • Flint residents are still without clean water. (blackdoctor.org)
  • For Jawairia clean drinking water is not something she takes for granted. (tudelft.nl)
  • In my homeland, Pakistan, the water is not as clean as it is here. (tudelft.nl)
  • I wondered how small countries could provide clean drinking water when my own country couldn't. (tudelft.nl)
  • Clean, cold drinking water flows from a nondescript pipe in a roadside rock face. (atlasobscura.com)
  • Known as the Beluga Point Fresh Water Spring, out of this pipe spurts cool, clean water from an underground spring. (atlasobscura.com)
  • As much as 67% of India's population lives in rural areas and 7% of its rural population is living without access to clean water. (hindustantimes.com)
  • With 67% of India's population living in rural areas and 7% of the rural population living without access to clean water, India's rural poor are highly vulnerable to the effects of extreme weather events and climate change. (hindustantimes.com)
  • 50% of the rural population have only very limited access to clean drinking water, and 30% none at all. (helvetas.org)
  • The doctor said I need access to clean water. (ipsnews.net)
  • In an effort to tackle this most basic humanitarian problem, engineers around the globe have developed a wide array of devices, large and small, that generate clean water. (engadget.com)
  • Only a few of these technologies are working outside the lab, but the ones that do have so far generated billions of gallons of clean water. (engadget.com)
  • It took several years for the design of the Warka Water Tower to become a reality, but its first pilot program in a rural Ethiopian village was finally built earlier this year and began pulling clean water from thin air. (engadget.com)
  • Not all of the people lacking clean water live in drought-affected areas. (engadget.com)
  • A new desalination project planned for California, dubbed The Pipe , made a splash this summer with its promise of providing 1.5 billion gallons of clean drinking water for the drought-stricken state. (engadget.com)
  • The world's largest fog harvester uses giant mesh fences to trap dense fog in the Moroccan desert and turn it into clean, fresh water. (engadget.com)
  • Early in its development, the water chip promised to offer a portable clean water solution capable of running on a regular battery. (engadget.com)
  • A solution of raw materials and water is prepared, and the solution is milled with an asphaltene, which serves as a clean building block and a base resin. (wikipedia.org)
  • And tankless coil tubing is copper, not likely to be a source of red rusty water. (inspectapedia.com)
  • Water companies are keen to use cold from drinking water as a source of energy for cooling purposes, such as cooling houses. (tudelft.nl)
  • Government engineers told us the source will never dry up," he said, noting that it has had water since it was first identified in 1962. (unicef.org)
  • EPANET tracks the flow of water in each pipe, the pressure at each node, the height of the water in each tank, the type of chemical concentration throughout the network during a simulation period, the age of the water, and source tracing. (epa.gov)
  • High installation costs of remote assessment and monitoring drinking water pipe repair is likely to restrain its adoption in undeveloped countries with less capital investment for preserving and conserving water. (transparencymarketresearch.com)
  • Several towns are demanding that Suez speed up its 14-year plan to replace old lead pipes two weeks after the water company announced that high levels of the toxic metal were recently detected in a record numberof Bergen and Hudson county homes. (dailyrecord.com)
  • The high rate of urbanization has resulted to less land and water in urban areas, and that has resulted to the outbreak of diseases such as cholera in cities and towns. (grin.com)
  • With the high influx of people from rural areas to major towns and cities, high shortage of water and food has been experienced especially in developing countries. (grin.com)
  • The use of other tobacco products was high and has been increasing in recent years, particularly waterpipe. (scielo.br)
  • Using the high elevation, the water is released into the pipes, feeding 38 water points in the three villages. (unicef.org)
  • But when you boil water that's got high levels of lead in it, the lead doesn't go away. (michiganradio.org)
  • While I visited homes with high lead in water tests last week, people said they weren't sure if they could shower or brush their teeth with unfiltered tap water. (michiganradio.org)
  • James Todd's water has tested high for lead twice in the last month. (michiganradio.org)
  • In a city like Philadelphia, which has old housing stock and thousands of lead pipes, the rule requires at least half the homes tested be "high risk. (msnbc.com)
  • But documents obtained by NBC News show that Philadelphia Water was missing many high-risk homes, and getting test results from neighborhoods with relatively new, and therefore lower risk, homes. (msnbc.com)
  • Eight results tested high that year - three lead-line homes, and five lower-risk copper pipe homes. (msnbc.com)
  • Contaminated drinking water and malnutrition are the principal causes of the high infant mortality rate. (helvetas.org)
  • HARTFIELD - Children at a Middlesex County elementary school where high levels of lead have been found in drinking water will be tested for lead poisoning, probably before Thanksgiving. (dailypress.com)
  • A memo sent by the state Department of Education in April recommended that schools across Virginia test their drinking water and remedy high lead content if necessary. (dailypress.com)
  • Goforth said he believe that the water at Wilton was causing pipes to corrode, leading to high levels of lead. (dailypress.com)
  • Drinking high levels of lead - and a high level isn't very high - can cause severe nerve and brain damage, even death,'' says Hertzler. (dailypress.com)
  • If high lead levels are found, a home water treatment device may be needed to remove it. (dailypress.com)
  • Hardness data (reflecting mostly calcium, plus a little magnesium) for individual drinking-water suppliers is at the EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water website. (usgs.gov)
  • Chemical additives are added to water during the water treatment process. (cdc.gov)
  • These acidic water treatment additives can interfere with corrosion protection. (cdc.gov)
  • However, reactions between disinfectants and organic molecules during water treatment also generate disinfection byproducts, many found to be toxic in laboratory studies. (imperial.ac.uk)
  • Many US water treatment facilities use chloramination to limit disinfection by-product formation. (rsc.org)
  • MCB Pendleton will continue working to implement a water treatment solution to control lead corrosion and will provide educational materials about lead to families before they move into base housing. (cdc.gov)
  • This is true even if your water is given a public water facilities test, and, if needed, receives treatment. (dailypress.com)
  • To make matters worse, water provided by treatment plants is sometimes corrosive to metal pipes. (dailypress.com)
  • Until the boil water advisory is lifted, Wells says people in Flint should boil their tap water after it's gone through a certified lead filter. (michiganradio.org)
  • Pump out wells and have the water tested by authorities before drinking. (ready.gov)
  • All surfaces from the raw water intake to the tap are covered in this biofilm. (eurekalert.org)
  • These results provide evidence of variations in the bulk water/biofilm microbial community structure during episodes of disturbance ( e.g. , disinfectant switching practices, nitrification) and its recovery after disturbance. (rsc.org)