The New York Times, Feb. 12, 2018
Here Are the Places That Struggle to Meet the Rules on Safe Drinking Water
“These are often smaller communities flying under the radar,” said Maura Allaire, an assistant professor of urban planning at the University of California, Irvine, and a lead author of the study. “They’re struggling to maintain their aging infrastructure, and they’re struggling to keep up with the latest water treatment techniques.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to email@example.com.]
USA Today, Feb. 12, 2018
Tens of millions of Americans exposed to unsafe drinking water each year
A study found tens of millions of Americans can be exposed to unsafe drinking water in any given year, consuming a wide spectrum of hideous contaminants from fecal coliform to lead to arsenic. … It’s the first nationwide assessment of drinking water quality over several decades. The research, led by Maura Allaire, an urban planner at the University of California-Irvine, looked at 17,900 community water systems from 1982 to 2015.
U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 12, 2018
Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Fight Just the Start of a Wider War
But partisan gerrymandering “is like cancer: Sometimes the signs are obvious, but sometimes no signs can be seen,” according to Bernard Grofman and Jonathan Cervas, two University of California-Irvine political science professors who specialize in redistricting issues.
The Dallas Morning News, Feb. 12, 2018
The real digital divide is between families that limit screen time and those that don’t
Paul Morgan at Penn State and George Farkas at the University of California, Irvine, have found that black children are more likely to show symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than their white peers.
CNN, Feb. 13, 2018
Kidney stones on the rise in US, study suggests
Kidney stones are notoriously painful … according to Dr. Ralph Clayman, a professor of urology at the University of California, Irvine and an expert on kidney stone disease. “They call it male childbirth,” said Clayman, who was not involved in the study. “It’s extremely, excruciatingly painful.” … “Nothing, nothing, trumps fluids,” Clayman said. … “That’s the best way you can protect or defend either against getting kidney stones or, if you’ve had them, defend against getting them again.”