Environmental Health

Keep Wayne Wild Marietta Social Mixer

Join UCAN for an evening of fun in support of Wayne National Forest! The Adelphia is graciously hosting us for the evening. They will kick the night off with general info about what is being proposed in Wayne National Forest, a great film about fracking, and a night of local, live music! Little Fish Brewing Company is offering their special "Don't Frack Wayne" beer. $1 of each pint sold goes towards preserving WNF, so come thirsty! This is open to all, for all, and all about the Wayne! No politics please.

Trump may shrink EPA, but effects in Ohio to be delayed

"From Columbus to Cleveland to Marietta to everywhere, we have a lot of money from the federal government that funds clean drinking water," said Trent Dougherty, legal director for the advocacy group Ohio Environmental Council.

Annual grants are awarded each October, Griesmer said, so the agency currently is using funds provided under the Obama administration. The next renewal period is in the fall.

Protecting Children from Environmental Exposures through Water

Childhood lead exposure is associated with adverse health and development effects. There is no safe level of lead exposure, yet many children in the U.S. are exposed via multiple sources, including through their drinking water. In some cases lead-contaminated drinking water may be a result of a home or building’s internal plumbing fixtures, but there are also many communities across the country that are serviced by their water supplier via lead service lines. An estimated 11,200 community water systems across the U.S. have lead service lines.

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