A judge has ordered state health officials to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich.”
UNICEF Tap Project through Acqua for Life is a campaign to raise awareness and funds to help UNICEF improve access to safe, clean water for children worldwide.
Officials with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California reported Friday that residents in portions of Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino Counties and east Los Angeles County may notice a foul odor and musty taste in their tap water but that it is not a health hazard.
State environmental regulators say they have settled on an acceptable level for the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in drinking water, the first step in protecting the public.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency would likely tighten drinking water standards.
Drinking water containing low levels of a chemical used in rocket fuel poses a greater danger to infants than previously believed, a new research study shows.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in Barstow, where excessive levels of a chemical found in rocket fuel has left the water supply contaminated.
Researchers say brass plumbing products can yield high levels of lead into drinking water — even in brand new buildings using products with specifications required under California law.