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Clean water

A closer look at the EPA's proposed regulations of 'forever chemicals'
Published March 21, 2023
Carsten Prasse, assistant professor of environmental health and engineering, discusses the effects of the regulations on public water systems—from their benefits for Americans' health to the reality of implementation
A new approach to safer tap water
Published Aug 31, 2021
Leveraging bioassays and artificial intelligence could help identify previously unknown chemical mixtures in the water supply, say Carsten Prasse and Paul Ferraro
Environmental health
Johns Hopkins scientist develops method to find toxic chemicals in drinking water
Published Jan 12, 2021
Only 11 byproducts from water disinfection are currently regulated in drinking water, and environmental engineer Carsten Prasse says there's more that must be done
Environmental Health
What's in your water?
Published Jan 29, 2020
Researchers discover that common water disinfecting method may result in toxic byproducts
Water worries
A harmful flaw in water treatment methods?
Published May 2, 2018
Water treatment process converts commonly used chemicals into harmful compounds that affect cellular function and metabolism, study finds
Dam near full
Published Winter 2017
For the past 90 years, the Conowingo Dam has prevented fertilizer runoff from nearby farms from entering the Chesapeake, but as the dam fills with silt, it becomes less effective / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Small cities, big issues
Published Spring 2017
Public health researcher Debra Furr-Holden leads center in Flint, Michigan, to help address unpotable water, food deserts / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Water for life
Published March 10, 2017
Shilpa Alva, a 2002 JHU graduate, is executive director of the nonprofit Surge for Water
E-Nnovation Initiative
New endowed professorships
Published Sept 10, 2015
Kellogg Schwab, Hal Dietz named to research professorships endowed by donations, state funding
Add lime, save lives
Published Fall 2012
The solution for clean water? It might be as simple as adding lime juice and sunlight / Johns Hopkins Magazine