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Nutrition Study Reshapes Strategies For Athletes
... are really working with them on having a plan for drinking
small amountsof fluid, every hour, throughout each day of the competition." Houtkooper said Jackie Joyner Kersee fell victim to dehydration during theJune trials in Atlanta, a rare error in athletes at that level. The other key, Houtkooper says, is e...
Virginia Tech Researchers Receive Patent For Rapid Virus Detection Technology
...rus Detection Technology,"which they developed for drinking
water, recreational waters,and groundwater. The ...es may be better indicators of human health riskof drinking
and recreational waters than numbers of bacteria." The enzyme-based test is easy, inexpensive,and hi...
U.S. Geological Survey 1998 Budget: Increased Support For Drinking Water, Earthquakes And Biological Sciences
...solutions for problemsranging from the quality of drinking
water to the quality of biologicaland natural resources in regional watersheds like Everglades and SouthFlorida, San Francisco Bay and Chesapeake Bay," Eaton said. "The USGS iscommitted to providing the best science and the impartial informationnee...
Project Shows Native Bacteria Can Destroy Widespread Pollutant In Groundwater
...ound. Unlike TCE, toluene is not carcinogenic, but drinking
water standards specify a limit of one part per mi..."Using toluene is a little like adding chlorine to drinking
water to kill bacteria. Chlorine is poisonous at a high enough concentration so you don't like to ad...
Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances
...te health hazard, such as a threat of contaminated drinking
water, Nies says the best solution to cleaning up gasoline in the soil may be to just leave the site alone. "If there are microbes in the soil already eating the contaminants, you could just leave it alone and let them do their thing, or add some com...
First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall
...e Betampona refuge is a vital repository for clean drinking
waterand also protects their villages from flooding. Madagascar is one of the world's poorest nations, and a major priorityfor conservationists. Its once-rich array of wildlife has been decimatedby habitat destruction, and by its growing human popul...
Researchers Discover First Animal Strain Of Hepatitis E Virus
...tted to people through contaminated drinking
water in areas with poor sanitation. The disease generally affects young adults and usually is not life-threatening, except in pregnant women infected with the virus where fatality rates of ...
Popular 'Cure-All' Tea Can Cause Toxic Reactions
...oped symptoms ranging fromnausea to jaundice after drinking
home-made Kombucha tea. Their findings arereporte...ion developedjaundice two months after she started drinking
two glasses of Kombucha tea aday. She stopped taking the tea and the symptoms disappeared after six...
Captive Lemurs To Depart For Madagascar Oct. 17 For First Release Into The Wild
...ona refugeconstitutes a vital repository for clean drinking
water and plentiful water for their rice fields, and also protects theirvillages from flooding," he said. Madagascar is one of the world's poorest nations and a major priority for conservationists. Its once-rich array ofwildlife has been decimated b...
Eating Lake Ontario Fish Linked To Shorter Menstrual Cycles; Consumption May Delay Pregnancy
...es greater than through exposure in the air or via drinking
water. Many of these chemicals accumulate in the body. Lake Ontario fish are reported to have more than twice the amount of dioxin, mirex and PCBs than fish from the other Great Lakes, a finding that has resulted in the New York State Department of...
DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread
...gatorssuspect the Vermont infections resulted from drinking
raw (unpasteurized) milkand contact with sick anim...n ongoing program to ensureenvironmental safety of drinking
water supplies. Another way to trace DT104'spotential path through the food supply would be testing...
USGS 1999 Budget Emphasizes Clean Water, Disaster Information, Species And Habitat Research
...provideinformation to the public on the quality of drinking
water in 86 of America's major cities. An increase of $15 million for a multi-agency program for the integration of naturaldisaster-related information and its dissemination to emergency managers and others who cantake action to reduce disaster l...
Women Can Inherit Drinking Problem Too, Study Finds
...ol over their drinking, were unable to cut back on drinking
or hadsimilar problems with alcohol. Twins who h...likely to be alcohol dependent if their twin had a drinking
problem. The study also examined whether psychiatric disorders that commonly precede orcoexist with...
Reclaimed Waste Water Can Augment Municipal Drinking-Water Supplies But Concerns Must Be Addressed
The demand for drinking
water in cities and the lack of new water sources ...waste water. Because regulations for safe drinking
water were not developed with reclaimedwater in mind, they may not be the best standard for testing ...
Water Quality In Indiana's White River Basin Affected By Urban And Agricultural Activities
...o contamination but is also an important source of drinking
water for residents of the basin, atrazine compounds were found in two-thirds of monitoring wells but only at trace levels. Shallow wells are most susceptible to contamination and provide insight into the effects of pesticides and fertilizers on grou...
Scientists Seek Early Warning Of Drinking Water Threats
...h the goal of counteringdisease-causing threats to drinking
water. Civil Engineering Professor Greg Harrington...n pathogens of future concern as a healththreat in drinking
water, he said. After growing pathogens in the lab, theresearchers will add the pathogen-spiked "coc...
From The Home Front To The River Front, USGS Updates Water-Quality Information
...Protection Agency's Maximum Contaminant Level for drinking
water of 10 milligrams per liter. The limestone b..., indicating that the water should not be used for drinking
without treatment. Fecal coliforms and Escherichia coli, bacteria that indicate contamination by hu...
Agriculture and urban activities impact water quality in the South Platte River Basin
...ostconcerned about nitrate and pesticides in local drinking
water," said Kevin Dennehy, USGS hydrologist in ch...e nor ground water from the urban area is used for drinking
water, but better management of potentially toxic substances may be needed to protect water resource...
Environmental Technology Breakthroughs Forecast -- Year 2008
RICHLAND, Wash. -- By the year 2008, drinking
water will be safer, lighterweight cars will get 8...d hold nitrates and heavymetals to further protect drinking
water in large and small systems. Renewable energy storage--In 10 years, improved power storage wil...
USGS Says Central Columbia Plateau Water Quality Impaired by Agriculture, But Some Good News
...erned about checking for nitrate and pesticides in drinking
water," said Sandy Williamson, USGS hydrologist an...l wells." (A maximum contaminant level-or MCL-is a drinking
water regulatory standard that is set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.) "The story on p...
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