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Troubled water : what's wrong with what we drink / Seth M. Siegel.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250132543
  • ISBN: 1250132541
  • Physical Description: xvii, 330 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Welcome to Hoosick Falls! -- The EPA takes control of drinking water -- An endless road to nowhere -- Pills in the water -- Plastic everywhere -- One city of many : Flint and lead in America's drinking water -- The water industry -- Pushing the EPA to do more -- Why can't we all have water like Orange County -- New ideas needed.
Summary, etc.:
"New York Times bestselling author Seth M. Siegel shows how our drinking water got contaminated, what it may be doing to us, and what we must do to make it safe. If you thought America's drinking water problems started and ended in Flint, Michigan, think again. From big cities and suburbs to the rural heartland, chemicals linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity, birth defects, and lowered IQ routinely spill from our taps. Many are to blame: the EPA, Congress, a bipartisan coalition of powerful governors and mayors, chemical companies, and drinking water utilities -- even NASA and the Pentagon. Meanwhile, the bottled water industry has been fanning our fears about tap water, but bottled water is often no safer. The tragedy is that existing technologies could launch a new age of clean, healthy, and safe tap water for only a few dollars a week per person. Scrupulously researched, Troubled Water is full of shocking stories about contaminated water found throughout the country and about the everyday heroes who have successfully forced changes in the quality and safety of our drinking water. And it concludes with what America must do to reverse decades of neglect and play-it-safe inaction by government at all levels in order to keep our most precious resource safe"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Drinking water > Contamination > United States.
Drinking water > Health aspects > United States.
Water quality management > United States > History.
Water-supply > Political aspects > United States.
Drinking Water.
Water Pollution.
Water Pollutants.
United States.
Drinking water > Contamination.
Drinking water > Health aspects.
Water quality management.
Water-supply > Political aspects.
United States.
Genre: History.