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Author Siegel, Seth M., 1953- author.

Title Troubled water : what's wrong with what we drink / Seth M. Siegel.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2019.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  613.287 SIE    SPOTLIGHT
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Description xvii, 330 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-318) and index.
Summary "New York Times bestselling author Seth M. Siegel shows how our drinking water got contaminated, what it may be doing to us, and what we must do to make it safe. If you thought America's drinking water problems started and ended in Flint, Michigan, think again. From big cities and suburbs to the rural heartland, chemicals linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity, birth defects, and lowered IQ routinely spill from our taps. Many are to blame: the EPA, Congress, a bipartisan coalition of powerful governors and mayors, chemical companies, and drinking water utilities -- even NASA and the Pentagon. Meanwhile, the bottled water industry has been fanning our fears about tap water, but bottled water is often no safer. The tragedy is that existing technologies could launch a new age of clean, healthy, and safe tap water for only a few dollars a week per person. Scrupulously researched, Troubled Water is full of shocking stories about contaminated water found throughout the country and about the everyday heroes who have successfully forced changes in the quality and safety of our drinking water. And it concludes with what America must do to reverse decades of neglect and play-it-safe inaction by government at all levels in order to keep our most precious resource safe"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Drinking water -- Contamination -- United States.
Drinking water -- Health aspects -- United States.
Water quality management -- United States -- History.
Water-supply -- Political aspects -- United States.
ISBN 9781250132543 (hardcover)
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