For Public Review and Comment: Canadian Groundwater Quality Guidelines–101 contaminants

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is looking for input into the draft Canadian Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health for 101 contaminants of concern. It is available for public review and comment until January 10, 2020.

Statement from the State of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

I’ve seen some news reports that prosecutors have dismissed all charges in the Flint water crisis investigation (recall that there were two issues, lead which was the focus, but also Legionnaires disease which was not considered in the original investigation)...

Persistence of fecal contamination and pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 in snow and snowmelt

Hi all…with spring just around the corner, for some of us anyway, an interesting paper entitled “Persistence of fecal contamination and pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 in snow and snowmelt” has recently been published. There has been a substantial amount of research conducted in the area of watershed protection as a key element in the production of safe drinking [...]

By |2019-08-15T10:53:29-04:00March 17th, 2019|Papers & Articles, Pathogens|0 Comments

National Trends of Bladder Cancer and Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water: A Review and Multicountry Ecological Study

There have been a number of studies which have been unable to link the risk of certain cancers with trihalomethanes (THMs) in drinking water over the past couple of decades. In a just published review, the authors examined trends in the incidence of bladder cancer in 8 countries in the 45 years since THMs were detected in chlorinated drinking water...

By |2019-06-19T14:45:57-04:00March 8th, 2019|Pathogens|0 Comments

Campylobacteriosis Outbreak Associated with Contaminated Municipal Water Supply — Nebraska, 2017

Lest we forget the lessons the May 2000 Walkerton E. coli/Campylobacter outbreak (in which seven people died, and more than 2,300 became ill) taught us I thought I’d circulate a report of a very similar animal wastewater intrusion into groundwater event that occurred in 2017 leading to a campylobacteriosis outbreak...

By |2019-06-19T14:55:56-04:00March 1st, 2019|Pathogens|0 Comments

Mycobacterium avium in Community and Household Water, Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2010-2012

I came across what could be a very important article today which may not attract the attention of drinking water professionals as it has just been published in the CDCs Emerging Infectious Diseases journal which isn’t widely read in our circles. It identifies a relationship between Mycobacterium avium complex in humans and premise plumbing.

By |2019-08-14T13:40:17-04:00February 20th, 2019|Papers & Articles, Pathogens|0 Comments