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August 2015: Volume 57, Number 8

On Tap: Warmer Waters Heighten Toxic Algae Production
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD
 Pages: 40 - 43

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For previous articles in this category, click on a link below.
On Tap: Warmer Waters Heighten Toxic Algae Production  August 2015
On Tap: POU Water Filtration Saving Lives in California  July 2015
On Tap: POU Prevention of Healthcare-acquired Waterborne Infections  June 2015
On Tap: Why a POU Device?  May 2015
On Tap: Industrial Waste Risk and Management in Drinking Water Sources  April 2015
On Tap: Celebrating the Safe Drinking Water Act’s 40th Anniversary and Recognition of the Challenges Ahead  March 2015
On Tap: Human Perception is a Failed Indicator of Water Quality Concern  February 2015
On Tap: Graywater: Reuse and Risks Revisted  January 2015
On Tap: Sewage Overflows Impact US Cities/Public Health  December 2014
On Tap: Is Ebola a Waterborne Virus?  November 2014
On Tap: Waterborne Contaminants and Increasing Incidence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome  October 2014
On Tap: Guidance for the POU Industry: AWWA's State of the Water Industry Report  September 2014
On Tap: Threat Assessment of Free-Living Amoeba in Drinking Water  August 2014
On Tap: Health Risks Associated with Cross-connections in Drinking Water Supply  July 2014
On Tap: Urgent Threats from Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms  June 2014
On Tap: New Waterborne Risks: A Case Study of West Virginia’s Chemical Spill  May 2014
On Tap: Enterovirus 68 and the Recent Emergence of a Polio-like Syndrome  April 2014
On Tap: Do You Know Where Your Phthalates Are?  March 2014
On Tap: Water-based Virus May Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis  February 2014
On Tap: Major US Cities Running Out of Water  January 2014
On Tap: Deadly Legionella: Commonly Found in US Water Systems  December 2013
On Tap: US Public Water Supplies: First Positive Confirmations of Deadly Amoeba  November 2013
On Tap: Newly Released Review on Drinking Water Outbreak Causes  October 2013
On Tap: Boil Water Orders Abound in the US  September 2013
On Tap: An Ongoing Cyclospora Outbreak in the US-Source Currently Unknown  August 2013
On Tap: Hitting A Moving Target: Regulation of 1,4-Dioxane in Drinking Water  July 2013
On Tap: Exploring Nanosponge Technologies for Water Treatment  June 2013
On Tap: The Chromium VI Calamity  May 2013
On Tap: Evidence of Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Water  April 2013
On Tap: Recognized Health Burdens Drive Drinking Water Regulation Revisions  March 2013
On Tap: No Ticket Needed: Dust Plumes Carry Microbes Around the Globe  February 2013
On Tap: Aichi Virus: Possible Agent of Unexplained Cases of Waterborne Diarrhea  January 2013
On Tap: The Potential for Waterborne Spread of MRSA  December 2012
On Tap: Microbial Battles in the Environment: How Competitive Pressure Shapes Microbial Ecology  November 2012
On Tap: Exposure to Brain-Eating Ameba in Tap Water—A Warning to Neti-Pot Users  October 2012
On Tap: Domestic Well Water Quality Survey  September 2012
On Tap: Water Quality Monitoring: How to Miss an Outbreak  August 2012
On Tap: The Price of Drinking Water  July 2012
On Tap: The Scientist in Your Backyard  June 2012
On Tap: Waterborne Pathogens: Emerging Issues in Monitoring, Treatment and Control, Part 3  May 2012
On Tap: Waterborne Pathogens: Emerging Issues in Monitoring Treatment and Control, Part 2  April 2012
On Tap: Waterborne Pathogens: Emerging Issues in Monitoring, Treatment and Control  March 2012
On Tap: Water: What We Worry About Most  February 2012
On Tap: Viruses and Cancer: Potential for Waterborne Transmission  January 2012
On Tap: Ultraviolet Light-Resistant Viruses Revealed  December 2011
On Tap: An Emerging and Deadly Waterborne Virus: Human Enterovirus 68  November 2011
On Tap: Patterns of Persistence in Waterborne Winter Vomiting Disease  October 2011
On Tap: Surveillance Networks--Improving the National Waterborne Disease Database  September 2011
On Tap: Amphetamines and Arsenic: Use of Biomonitoring in Exposure Assessment  August 2011
On Tap: Germany's E. coli Outbreak and Water Quality Protection Needs  July 2011
On Tap: Keeping Up with Water Reuse at the Point of Use  June 2011
On Tap: Trade-Offs to Pandemic Disease Treatment - Impact of Increased Use of Medicines and Water Quality  May 2011
On Tap: State Budget Cuts and Drinking Water Quality Impacts  April 2011
On Tap: Comprehensive Review on the Causes of Waterborne Outbreaks  March 2011
On Top: Water Quality and Acceptable Risk--Are We Safe Enough?  February 2011
On Tap: New Information on Waterborne Cryptosporidium and the Role of Biofilms  January 2011
On Tap: Evolving Risk Assessment of Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater  December 2010
On Tap: Common Drinking Water Contaminant Linked to Intellectual Impairment in Children  November 2010
On Tap: Myths and Mysteries of Gut Flora, Acquired Immunity and Human Disease  October 2010
On Tap: Sex and Microbes--How Promiscuous Pathogens Promote Human Disease  September 2010
On Tap: A New Vision for Drinking Water Protection  August 2010
On Tap: Novel Study Improves Toxicity Analysis of Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water  July 2010
On Tap: Mysterious Microbe in Water Challenges the Very Definition of a Virus  June 2010
On Tap: 'Infectobesity'--Can Waterborne Viruses Cause Excessive Weight Gain?  May 2010
On Tap: New Source Water Links to Increasing Norovirus Infections  April 2010
On Tap: Evidence of Novel Waterborne Parechoviruses Associated with US Infant Deaths  March 2010
On Tap: Clostridium difficile Bacteria Fountains--the Potential Problem with Vended Drinks  February 2010
On Tap: Consumer Confidence Wanes as US Drinking Water Quality Takes a Hit in the Headlines  January 2010
On Tap: Increased Risks in the Elderly from Tap Water Consumption  December 2009
On Tap: Please Don't Poop in the Pool!  November 2009
On Tap: Situation Aeromonas  October 2009
On Tap: Water Quality Impact on World Health Improvement Goals  September 2009
On Tap: APHA Explores the Public Health Challenge of Water  August 2009
On Tap: Co-Contaminant Calamities--Arsenic and Influenza  July 2009
On Tap: Jumping the Species Barrier--How Animal Pathogens Invade Human Hosts  June 2009
On Tap: Clostridium difficile--An Emerging Epidemic  May 2009
On Tap: Recreational Waterborne Disease at an All-Time High  April 2009
On Tap: Populations at Risk from Private Water Supplies  March 2009
On Tap: The Science of Disease Eradication  February 2009
On Tap: WHO's Updated Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality  January 2009
On Tap: What Does E-coli in Water Really Mean?  December 2008
New Clues in Understanding Biofilm Formation  November 2008
Arsenic and Diabetes: Significance of Drinking Water Exposures  October 2008
Bisphenol A -- Health Risk or Media Hype?  September 2008
POE/POU - A Benefit for Small Community Water Treatment  August 2008
Public Reaction to Boil Water Notices in the United States  July 2008
Salmonella--A State of Emergency  June 2008
A Warning for Contact Lens Wearers--Waterborne Amoeba Can Cause Blindness  May 2008
On Tap: Concern of Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water  April 2008
Estimating Consequences of Toxic Water Exposures  March 2008
NDMA -- An Emerging Waterborne Contaminant  February 2008
Preventing Hepatitis A Infections--A Multibarrier Approach to Success  January 2008
Water Quality Monitoring--Lessons from the Developing Word  December 2007
Harmful Water-Based Amoeba in the News Again  November 2007
New Website Provides Essential Drinking Water Information  October 2007
Eliminating the Fiery Serpent Dracunculus medinensis  September 2007
Legionella Disease Transmission and Role of Potable Water Systems  August 2007
The Role of Reverse Osmosis in Reducing Arsenic Exposures  July 2007
Immigration and Infectious Disease: Increases in Neurocysticercosi  June 2007
A New Tool for Tracking the Public Health Impact of Drinking Water Contaminants  May 2007
Water Quality and Acceptable Risk - Are We Safe Enough?  April 2007
Vulnerabilities of the Drinking Water Distribution System  March 2007
Water Quality Control in Premise Plumbing  February 2007
Reducing the Risks of Pathogens in Groundwater--The Groundwater Disinfection Rule, Part 2  January 2007
Reducing Risks of Pathogens in Groundwater--The Groundwater Disinfection Rule, Part 1  December 2006
E. coli in Spinach--Is There a Waterborne Link?  November 2006
Size Matters...If You`re a Microbe  October 2006
Colphage--A Better Water Quality Indicator  September 2006
Drinking Water Contaminants and Miscarriages: Research Update  August 2006
Tap Water Linked to Increase in Bladder Cancer  July 2006
Avian Influenza and the Waterborne Transmission Route  June 2006
Identifying Hazards of Waterborne Disease  May 2006
Household Water Treatment: Saving Lives in the Developing World  April 2006
Justifying the Need for Point of Use Water Treatment  March 2006
Emerging Waterborne Pathogens  February 2006
Newly Identified Tap Water Sources of Pathogenic Amoeba  January 2006
Water Quality and the Genetic Revolution  December 2005
Returning and Rebuilding: Minimizing Exposure Risks to Floodwater Contaminants  November 2005
Cryptosporidium: In the News...Again  October 2005
The Microbial Quality and Safety of Bottled Water  September 2005
Water Too Much of a Good Thing  August 2005
Lead Contamination of Drinking Water  July 2005
Animals and Drinking Water Quality  June 2005
Waste Water and Risks of Drinking Water Contamination  May 2005
Filtration and Waterborne Microbes  April 2005
Aerosol and Contact Routes of Microbial Disease  March 2005
Waterborne Disease Outbreaks following Tsunami Disaster  February 2005
Underground Storage Tanks in the U.S.  January 2005
Groundwater Vulnerability to Microbial Contamination  December 2004
Assuring Water Quality in the Eye of a Hurricane  November 2004
Risk Perceptions of Waterborne Disease  October 2004
Adenovirus--Balancing Water Treatment Challenges  September 2004
Life in the Distribution System: Monitoring Biofilm Formation Potentials  August 2004
Predicting Future Needs: Microbial Water Quality Monitoring and Control  July 2004
Drinking Water Contaminants Linked Again to Fetal Death  June 2004
A Review of Public Water System Compliance  May 2004
Sodium Intake Levels and Softened Water—A Cause?  April 2004
Cyanobacteria -- Natural Organisms with Toxic Effects  March 2004
Acrylonitriles -- Settling on an Industry Standard  February 2004
Do We Need Drinking Water Treatment at the Tap? -- A Rebuttal to the WET Study  January 2004
Campylobacter--Concerns with Drinking Water Sources  December 2003
Developing Water Quality Guidelines for the World  November 2003
Detecting Waterborne Pathogens-- A Look at Past, Present and Future Approaches  October 2003
Coliform Bacteria: A Failed Indicator of Water Quality?  September 2003
Collateral Damage: The Chronic Sequelae of Waterborne Pathogens  August 2003
Nosocomial? Waterborne Routes of Hospital-Acquired Infections  July 2003
Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water Supplies  June 2003
Virology 101  May 2003
Understanding Waterborne Caliciviruses, Noroviruses, etc.  April 2003
The Benefits of HPC Bacteria in POU/POE Devices—Latest Study Results  March 2003
Concerns of Indoor Mold: What can be done?  February 2003
Diabetes--A Waterborne Disease?  January 2003
Emerging Issues: Suspected Viral Pathogens of the Future  December 2002
The Importance of Water Quality to the Food Industry  November 2002
Water Quality Issues Along the US-Mexico Border  October 2002
Bioremediation: Using Microbes to Clean Up Hazardous Waste  September 2002
A Contaminant Candidate List: Prioritizing Drinking Water Contaminants  August 2002
Bacteria in Drinking Water -- Public Health Implications?  July 2002
Ultraviolet Light: An Alternative Disinfectant  June 2002
Eureka for Eukaryotes -- The Problem with Protozoa  May 2002
Microbial Resistance to Disinfectants  April 2002
Bacteria 101  March 2002
Children at Increased Risk of Waterborne Contamination  February 2002
The Prevalence of Nitrate Contamination in the United States  January 2002
Point-of-Use Protection Against Bioterrorism  December 2001
Salmonella: An Uncommon Waterborne Pathogen?  November 2001
On Tap: A Fungus Among Us -- An Inside Look at the Mold Issue in Homes  October 2001
The Impact of Climate and Weather on Waterborne Disease  September 2001
The Evolution of New Bacterial Pathogens  August 2001
See This Spot Next Month  July 2001
Return of the MAC: Risks of Waterborne Mycobacterium avium  June 2001
A History of Water & Microbiological Contaminants  May 2001
Waterborne Prion Disease Transmission: Assessing the Risks  April 2001
Monitoring Public Water Supplies  March 2001
Demographics of Water Consumption  February 2001
Agricultural Wastes on Groundwater Quality -- The Microbial Impact  January 2001
Return of the ``Superbugs`` -- Attempting to Crack the Mystery  December 2000
Is NDMA in Water a Substantial Human Health Risk?  November 2000
Mapping Bacterial Genomes -- Providing New Insights into Infectious Disease-Causing Agents  October 2000
Helicobacter pylori -- New Evidence Linking Water to Stomach Ulcers  September 2000
Microbial Infections Associated with Whirlpool Baths & Spas  August 2000
Dangers of Home Water Storage  July 2000
Naegleria fowleri -- A New Hazard to Recreational Swimmers  June 2000
Rotavirus -- A Major Cause of Childhood Morbidity and Mortality  May 2000
Endocrine Disruptors -- A New Category of Waterborne Risk  April 2000
Identifying Populations at Greatest Risk of Waterborne Disease  March 2000
Human Viruses found in Groundwater Recharge Sites  February 2000
Microsporidia Outbreak Linked to Water  January 2000
NDMA: Is Emerging Contaminant in Water a Substantial Human Health Risk?  November 2000