Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Soar Again, Set New Record

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The reported cases of Legionnaires' disease in 2018 increased by 33 percent, according to official federal government data.

Vast Differences in Legionnaires’ Disease Response by Industry

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Outside of healthcare, there are few rules for preventing spread of Legionnaires’ disease in buildings.

Slimy Lakes and Dead Dogs: Climate Crisis has Brought the Season of Toxic Algae

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Warming water and pollution are contributing to a variety of harmful bacteria that can wreak havoc on aquatic environments. Part of the Covering Climate Now partnership.

The Rapid Rise of Legionella: Q&A with Patrick Breysse of the CDC

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For public health “you have to confront Legionnaires’ disease,” Patrick Breysse, the director of the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, said.

Costs of Water Pollution, a Global Scourge, ‘Underestimated and Underappreciated’

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A new World Bank report highlights the extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies due to water pollution.

Report: Updated Laws and Collaboration Needed to Control Legionnaires’ Disease, America’s Deadliest Waterborne Illness

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A National Academies report has identified deficiencies in plumbing and building codes, policies, and research to prevent the spread of Legionella.

Plumbing Experts Question California’s Post-Fire Water Testing Guidance

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Government agencies still defining their roles in post-fire water contamination.
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Pesticides, Antibiotics, Heavy Metals Tarnish Europe’s Waterways

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New chemicals and medicines are being developed, then leaching into waterways, faster than researchers can study them.

With Heavy Spring Rains, Lake Erie Algal Bloom Forecast Gets Worse and Worse

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The latest Lake Erie forecast projects a large buildup of harmful cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, this summer.

Michigan leads nation in PFAS. It will lead cleanups, too, U.S. reps say

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A report this month found Michigan leads the nation in sites contaminated with toxic chemicals known as PFAS, and the state’s bipartisan delegation in Congress has introduced a flurry of legislation to increase testing.

‘It’s Raining Plastic’: Researchers Find Microscopic Fibers in Colorado Rain Samples

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“We’re seeing plastics virtually everywhere we look,” U.S. Geological Survey researcher says.

‘Alarming’ Increase in U.S. Hepatitis A Cases, CDC Reports

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The resurgence of the viral liver disease hepatitis A is linked to drug use and homelessness.