Michigan’s sweeping new water regulations set new standard for states plagued by lead

Michigan is set to become the first state in the country to get rid of lead pipes meant to carry drinking water, a result of the enduring legacy of the crisis infamously plaguing the town of Flint. The state’s new measures are the strictest in…

McDonald’s eliminates plastic straws in Britain, bowing to environmental pressure

McDonald’s says it will gradually switch from plastic drinking straws to paper ones, starting in Britain and Ireland in September, and eliminating them altogether in those two markets by 2019. The global food chain said it will also phase out plastic straws in some markets…

More than 100 million Americans’ drinking water could be contaminated by harmful chemicals

Previous studies warned that 16 million Americans have been exposed to drinking water contaminated by a class of fluorinated nonstick chemicals that have been linked to cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity, and other health problems. That’s a huge number of people. But throw that figure…

BOMBSHELL: 70% Of Chicago Water Tainted With Toxic Lead

Toxic lead has been seeping into Chicago’s drinking water, and the city is dragging its feet to fix the problem, according to an analysis published Thursday by the Chicago Tribune. Lead was found in 70 percent of the 2,797 homes the Tribune sampled across the…