Soon All Public Water Systems In California Will Have To Test For Toxin, And It Won’t Be Cheap
The tap water of about a million Californians is known to contain TCP at levels higher than what the State Water Resources Control Board has approved.
California Decides All Drinking Water Must Be Tested For A Toxin. But Who Pays?
The State Water Resources Control Board on July 18 adopted the strictest possible standard (5 parts per trillion or less) for the contaminant in public drinking water. ...Statewide, the tap water of about a million Californians is known to contain TCP at levels higher than that, according to data from the state water board. (O'Neill, 7/25)
In other public health news —
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
In Struggle Against HIV, Scientists Get Help From Cows
Prospects for defeating HIV, once considered an invincible killer, look brighter with major advances against the AIDS-causing virus discussed at an international conference this week. One of those pieces of good news comes from The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. In collaboration with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, its researchers have generated “broadly neutralizing antibodies” that kill HIV using an unexpected source — cows. The startling feat was announced in a study published in the journal Nature. It marks another milestone step toward the long-elusive aim of creating a vaccine against the virus, with the antibodies perhaps also leading to creation of new HIV drugs. (Fikes, 7/25)