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BWT becomes official Water Technology Partner of Formula 1

BWT plans to make the paddock free of single-use plastic bottles by 2025

We are delighted to announce that BWT will be deepening its partnership with Formula 1 over the next few years. Following the great success of our title sponsorship in Austria, we believe that a far-reaching multi-year partnership is the next logical step in our joint commitment against the use of single-use plastic and for sustainable positive change.

Untreated hazardous factory waste discharged directly into local drainage system

After two days of excavation, police in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, had discovered more than 42 metric tons of hazardous waste at a lamp factory in the provincial capital.

The waste included more than 27 metric tons of contaminated glass pieces in the yard and nearly 15 metric tons of wastewater in a concrete cellar. Tests showed that the wastewater had a pH reading seven times the permitted level and that the glass pieces contained mercury and sulfur, which can become highly toxic if not handled properly.

Does Magnesium Help You Sleep?

Studies have found a link between low levels of magnesium, an essential mineral that is important for a wide range of bodily processes, and sleep disorders.

Magnesium deficiency has been associated with higher levels of stress, anxiety and difficulty relaxing, which are key ingredients to getting good sleep at night” said Dr. Raj Dasgupta, a professor of pulmonary and sleep medicine at the University of Southern California. He noted that magnesium interacts with an important neurotransmitter that favors sleep.

Office buildings with infrequent water use may have poor water quality

Low-consumption office buildings with infrequent water use could have chemical and microbiological safety issues, according to a study published in PLOS Water by Andrew Whelton at Purdue University, Indiana, United States, and colleagues. The research could have implications for office buildings used less frequently during pandemic lockdowns, and suggests that regular water testing in commercial buildings may be needed.

The benefits of drinking enough water

The human body comprises around 60% water.

It’s commonly recommended that you drink eight 8-ounce (237-mL) glasses of water per day (the 8×8 rule).

Although there’s little science behind this specific rule, staying hydrated is important.

Here are 7 evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of water.

1. Helps maximize physical performance

If you don’t stay hydrated, your physical performance can suffer.

This is particularly important during intense exercise or high heat.

Microplastics - harmful to human cells

High levels of ingested microplastics in the human body have the potential to have harmful effects, a new study reveals.

The research - the first of its kind to quantify the levels of microplastics which may lead to harmful effects in human cells - has been led by researchers at the Hull York Medical School and the University of Hull.

The effects of water pollution on human health

Water pollution occurs when a body of water becomes contaminated, usually by chemicals or microorganisms. Water pollution can cause water to become toxic to humans and the environment.

Water is an essential resource for all life on Earth. If a water source becomes contaminated due to pollution, it can lead to health issues in humans, such as cancer or cardiovascular conditions.

This article explores the causes of water pollution, how it can affect human health, and what people can do to help prevent it.

 

Water firms discharged raw sewage into English waters 400,000 times last year

Data published for first time by Environment Agency shows 27% increase on previous year.

Water companies discharged raw sewage into rivers and coastal waters in England more than 400,000 times last year, Environment Agency (EA) data has revealed.

Untreated human effluent poured into rivers and seas for a total of 3.1m hours via storm overflow pipes that are supposed to be used only in extreme weather to relieve pressure in the sewage system.

We sampled tap water across the US – and found arsenic, lead and toxic chemicals

A nine-month investigation by the Guardian and Consumer Reports found alarming levels of forever chemicals, arsenic and lead in samples taken across the US by Ryan Felton and Lisa Gill of Consumer Reports and Lewis Kendall for the Guardian

Polluted Saigon canal drives citizens to the brink after two decades

A cleanup of the Xuyen Tam Canal in Saigon proposed 20 years ago never took place, and an unbearable stench assails the thousands of people living around it.

One day in 2001 Nguyen Thanh Duc saw a group of local officials come to his alley. With writing pads and measurement tapes in hand, they walked back and forth, pointing at things and writing stuff down before leaving.

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