Drinking Water


A national environmental group is raising concerns about the overuse of salt to remove ice from roads.


Michigan is holding virtual town halls to educate residents about soon-to-be-released results of new lead tests.

Michigan to adopt stricter water testing protocol

Jun 26, 2019
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The State of Michigan is changing how it tests for lead in the water. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a campaign to make the public aware of the stricter testing protocol Wednesday. Abigail Censky has more.


A new study is asking whether treating drinking water is enough to protect people from exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAs.

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At a conference in Flint today officials and national experts are discussing how to reduce childhood exposures to health hazards found in school environments and restoring confidence in school drinking water systems.

Claire Barnett is the executive director of the Healthy Schools Network, a New York based group that promotes healthy environments in schools.

Problems range from lead in school drinking fountains to crumbling buildings are getting worse nationally.