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Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink

Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink

by Seth M. Siegel

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250132543
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 68,631
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

SETH M. SIEGEL is a lawyer, an activist, a serial entrepreneur and the author of the New York Times bestseller Let There Be Water. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and in leading publications in Europe and Asia. He has spoken on water policy hundreds of times around the world and in Congress, the United Nations, the World Bank, and at dozens of leading universities. He is married and lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

• PART I •
A BROKEN SYSTEM

CHAPTER 1
Welcome to Hoosick Falls!

CHAPTER 2
The EPA Takes Control of Drinking Water

CHAPTER 3
An Endless Road to Nowhere

• PART II •
THE CHALLENGE

CHAPTER 4
Pills in the Water

CHAPTER 5
Plastic Everywhere

CHAPTER 6
One City of Many: Flint and Lead in America’s Drinking Water

CHAPTER 7
The Water Industry

• PART III •
SOLUTIONS

CHAPTER 8
Pushing the EPA to Do More

CHAPTER 9
Why Can’t We All Have Water Like Orange County?

CHAPTER 10
New Ideas Needed

CHAPTER 11
What You Can Do Now

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTERVIEW LIST

NOTES

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX