City tests confirm some Chicago homes with water meters have lead in tap water

City tests water

City testing of Chicago homes with water meters found nearly 1 in 5 sampled had brain-damaging lead in their tap water, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s water commissioner acknowledged Thursday that the city continued installing new meters after learning about the alarming results in June. Disclosure of the previously secret study of 296 metered homes comes…

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Air Quality Testing and New study details outcomes from long-term environmental justice partnership

by University of Pittsburgh

by University of Pittsburgh Volunteers ride bikes mounted with air particulate counters through the East For the past 40 years, research has proven that people of color, low-income communities and ethnic minorities suffer the effects of environmental contamination more than other communities. The Flint, Mich., water crisis and the Dakota Pipeline protests serve as national examples…

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Advocates Want Tougher Water Testing For Toxic Chemicals

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An environmental advocacy group lists Bloomington among more than 600 locations across the United States whose water may be contaminated with a highly toxic compound, while city officials maintain the city’s water is safe. The Environmental Working Group recently released a report which indicated Bloomington tested positive for trace levels of PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances). The…

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