Tag Archives: water quality

Matt Damon Speaks for Water.Org

Those of you that have taken courses from us have heard us speak of a staggering statistic: 4,000 children die each day from waterborne diseases.  Or perhaps we should say, water-“Bourne” diseases.  We have also decried the lack of visibility …
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Upcoming Class Notices

As you enter 2013, is completing a 36-hour course to advance your certification level among your new year’s resolutions?  If so, you are in luck!  Here are a couple of opportunities that you should explore. First, we will be conducting …
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Ban Bottled Water?

We’re big fans of tap water here at MOST.  We’ve spent 40 years in this industry, and we understand the many layers of safeguards and regulations in place that ensure our tap water is healthful.  On top of that, it …
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Perchlorate on Mars

Thanks to Subscriber Victor for this tip:  NASA’s rover “Curiosity” has found perchlorate on Mars!  That would be the very same perchlorate that is regulated in drinking water in California — although the USEPA has yet to establish a drinking …
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Mole Day 2012

We’re guessing that this event didn’t show up on your calendar.  Today is Mole Day!  And we don’t mean that furry little rodent that just trashed your garden.  Or that dark growth you keep discussing with your dermatologist.  The mole …
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Radon Awareness Week

This didn’t show up on our calendar, so we wanted to make sure you didn’t get caught by surprise too.  It’s radon awareness week!  Please, try to restrain your glee.  We know how much this means to you!  You probably …
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MOST To Provide Water Curriculum For California Community Colleges

How do we determine what gets presented in the water programs in California Community Colleges?  It has always been left up to the individual instructors to answer this question.  And almost every such instructor has only part-time, temporary status.  In fact, although …
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Chlorine and Typhoid

About a month ago we noted a new blog on the water scene from our colleague Michael McGuire.  He has a great post today that we strongly recommend on the history of the use of chlorine for drinking water disinfection.  …
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Chromium from Disney?

We’re back after a nice vacation to a much cooler part of the world than our current abode in Valencia, California:  Alaska.  There is much to catch up with, and we apologize for those who contacted us last week.  We’re …
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Safewater Team

Everyone who has taken even one of our classes has heard this statistic: over 4,000 children die in this world every day from waterborne disease.  (That is according to the World Health Organization, in a 2009 report.)  That makes this …
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Aquarium of the Pacific

One of Southern California’s real gems is the Aquarium of the Pacific.  If you haven’t been there, you should really plan to do so, and make sure you take the whole family.  (Today’s photo is from there.)  And while you’re there, …
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Volatile Organic Chemicals

My local paper this morning let me know that there is something present in my water that normally is not there: volatile organic chemicals, or VOCs.  Should I be alarmed?  That depends.  See:  http://www.the-signal.com/section/36/article/68347/ I’m used to it now, but …
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Polio: Waterborne Virus

Homo sapiens have enemies.  And we don’t mean science fiction enemies from other planets.  No, right here on Planet Earth, we have other life forms that seek to harm us.  We call these pathogens.  As the dominant species on our …
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Do You Favor a UN-EPA?

We came across a provocative, 4-minute video regarding the possible establishment of a world-wide equivalent of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  “Provocative” is actually redundant here, as the author of the video is Dick Morris, who specializes in provocative.  …
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Drinking Water Week 2012

As I was strolling down the aisles at the local Hallmark store looking for a Mother’s Day card, I was appalled to find exactly zero cards for Drinking Water Week.  Actually, I wasn’t really appalled or surprised by this.  In …
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