According to a study conducted in rural Kenya by Tufts University, roundworm infections can be significantly reduced by improving water treatment techniques and the quality of drinking water.
The 2019 Legionella Conference theme, “Building Water Systems: The Sustainability and Public Health Nexus,” centers on how both industries can help align water and energy sustainability and public health goals.
Softening agents used to keep plumbing free of pipe-clogging mineral buildup may amplify the risk of pathogen release into drinking water by weakening the grip that bacteria have on pipe interiors.
A team of Indian and Swedish experts has flagged concerns over uncontrolled dumping of partly treated/untreated urban waste into rivers spreading antibiotic resistance.
Researchers have developed ultrafiltration membranes that significantly improve the process of removing viruses from treated municipal wastewater used as drinking water by cities experiencing water shortages.
A study of 100 million Medicare records from US adults revealed rising healthcare costs for infections associated with opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens.