This information will help you learn more about the research that is being done to date to further the Aging Initiative including a summary of EPA projects or supported projects and various fact sheets and reports developed by EPA.
Here you will find a collection of reports and fact sheets issued by the EPA or its grantees on various topics related to the environment, aging and health. The reports are organized by topic in alphabetical order and have been identified as either general or technical in nature.
- Adopt Your Watershed
Water & Drinking Water Frequently Asked Questions
- Pesticides in Drinking Water (PDF) (4pp, 24K, About PDF) - The National Pesticide Telecommunications Network fact sheets are designed to answer questions that are commonly asked by the general public about pesticides that are regulated by the USEPA.
- What contaminants may be found in drinking water? There is no such thing as naturally pure water. In nature, all water contains some impurities. As water flows in streams, sits in lakes, and filters through layers of soil and rock in the ground, it dissolves or absorbs the substances that it touches. Some of these substances are harmless. In fact, some people prefer mineral water precisely because minerals give it an appealing taste. However, at certain levels minerals, just like man-made chemicals, are considered contaminants that can make water unpalatable or even unsafe.
- Microbiology and Organisms - The purpose of this link is to provide access to microbiology related information that has been developed or managed by the Agency. EPA methods related to bacteria, viruses and protozoans can be found at this site. Information on the following microorganisims can be found here. Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Giardia, Total Coliforms, and Viruses.