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Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Maternal and Child Health

Industrial chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, lead from water supply pipes, water disinfection by-products, and pathogens from human and animal waste can all end up in drinking water, with adverse health outcomes ranging from acute diarrheal disease to long-term effects including neurological, developmental, and reproductive effects and even cancer. The interaction of unique physiologic, pharmacokinetic, and exposure factors for pregnant women, fetuses, infants, and children make these populations especially susceptible to certain waterborne contaminants. 

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Last Updated July 31, 2013

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    The sign of Global Warming are already here. “Death by Degrees” is a series of reports looking at the damaging health effects of global warming by states or regions within the United States. We encourage you to learn about the public health threats global warming poses in your state/ region and contact your elected officials to support climate policies that reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels and supports energy efficiency, conservation and clean renewable energy production. Read more »

  • Webinar: Energy Efficiency for Healthier Homes

    Learn what energy efficiency looks like and what it can accomplish – including its health impacts in the home. Read more »

  • Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking

    The Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking is a fully referenced compilation of the evidence outlining the risks and harms of fracking. Read more »

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