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Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California

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"Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows."

Lead is becoming one of the main drinking water concerns since the crisis in Flint, Michigan. Cities across the United States are finding increasing levels of lead in their water due to their outdated water infrastructure.  Berkey® Systems can reduce your water's lead by 99.9%, thanks to the Black Berkey® Purification Elements.  

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"On Your Side Investigation: What's in Hattiesburg's Brown Water?"

"HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - After months of complaints from Hattiesburg residents about discolored water, WDAM 7 News is finding out what's in the city's water, if it's safe to drink and how Hattiesburg city leaders plan to fix it."The Black Berkey® Purification Elements have been rated to remove lead, copper, iron, and other heavy metals up [...]

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Which Cleveland suburbs have the most lead water pipes?

"In the past, we've uncovered lead poisoning problems plaguing the City of Cleveland as more than a thousand Cleveland children test positive for elevated levels every year."Many municipal water sources in the United States use lead pipes that are considerably old. These pipes can corrode andpotentially leach lead into your water. Don't take chances with [...]

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Town of Amherst water system exceeds a drinking water standard

AMHERST Co., Va. (WSET) -- The Town of Amherst issued a note on Friday about levels of disinfection byproducts in its water.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists haloacetic acids (HAA5) as a potential carcinogen if consumed in excess amounts.  Our Black Berkey® Purification Elements have been tested to remove total haloacetic acids by levels up [...]

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EPA warns of lead in water in East Chicago

When federal officials revived a long-delayed cleanup of toxic soil in East Chicago last year, they discovered that decades of factory emissions weren't the only source of brain-damaging lead endangering the Indiana community.High lead levels continue to arise in municipal water sources across the United States.  Why take a chance with unknown heavy metals in [...]

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Detroit boil water advisory: What you need to know

A large portion of Detroit – including downtown, Midtown, Hamtramck and Highland Park - is under a boil water advisory and is expected to continue until possibly Friday morning.A boil water advisory only comes after the contamination has been found.  Placing a final barrier between unknown contaminants and your drinking water is crucial.  The Black [...]

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Bucolic Valley Ford faces water problems linked to dairies

VALLEY FORD - Restaurants in bucolic Valley Ford serve up local seafood and farm-raised beef. But don’t ask for local water.You never know when your water will be labeled "unfit to drink"  Keep your drinking water pure amidst unsavory conditions with a Berkey® System!Find your system here.Full article.

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Boil water alert in place for Royal Utility customers in Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Royal Utility customers in Coral Springs are under a boil water alert until Friday evening or until the Health Department clears the affected area, officials said.Our Black Berkey® Purification Elements are able to remove both bacterial and viral contaminants by up to  99.9 percent! Drink with confidence with a Berkey® System.Find the system [...]

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“NO ACTUAL SAFE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE”: FORMER EPA SENIOR SCIENTIST CONFIRMS FLUORIDE LOWERS CHILDREN’S IQ

Ostensibly, the purpose of adding the fluoride to public drinking water supplies is to improve dental health in the community, yet even the U.S. Government had to modify this claim by lowering the national fluoride levels in 2015, citing increases in dental fluorosis.Municipal water sources don't plan on removing fluoride anytime soon.  It's imperative to [...]

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Lead, Copper, Bacteria Found in School Water: Lab Results

Lab results revealed high levels of lead, copper and potentially deadly bacteria in the drinking water at one school in the San Ysidro Elementary School District, NBC 7 has learned.The safety of your children is paramount, and their drinking water is encompassed by this.  The Sport Berkey® Bottle is a portable filtration system capable of removing [...]

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