Today on Planet 100: Deadly Water Faucets (Video)
Today, on Planet 100, as much as 20 percent of lead exposure may come from the faucet, activists and volunteers rally for the Gulf, and David Cameron's coalition administration gets a not-so-green start by slashing conservation and green building funds.Deadly Faucets
The EPA estimates that as much as 20 percent of human exposure to lead may come from our drinking water... the culprit? Killer kitchen faucets.
Under current federal law, new "lead-free" faucets can contain as much as 4% while household faucets manufactured over the last fifteen years may contain up to 4 ounces of lead composite. Meanwhile in a study by the Los Angeles Unified School District 30% of school drinking fountains sampled were found to dispense water with unsafe levels of lead.
Scientists warn that even small amounts of lead exposure can result in impaired cognition and nervous system disorders. Now here's Katherine Goldstein with Web Vine.
Work Parties for the Gulf
Nearly 40 days after the BP blowout, oil is still leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. While it feels like this unprecedented disaster will never end, there are ways you can make a difference.
HuffPost Green is partnering with meetup.com to encourage people to meet in person to brainstorm and take action to help in the gulf. Over 200 groups and nearly a thousand people have already signed up to meet on June 8th, world ocean day.
No meetup in your town? Start one! Go to HuffPost/Green to find out more about how you can get involved.
Via: Huffington Post
Green Party Not So
A week is a long time in politics. Shortly after newly elected Prime Minister David Cameron vowed that his coalition administration would be "the greenest government ever," it was announced that £250m will be slashed from conservation and green building schemes to help balance the budget.