After the common cold, tooth decay is said to be mankind’s second most common disease. Our teeth and gums, we so often take for granted, has until as recently as the mid-twentieth century, a very interesting and painful past.
Evidence shows that prolonged exposure PFAS can have adverse effects on human health and the ecology. The EPA established drinking water guidelines for Public Water Systems to take immediate action when Health Advisory levels for five emerging contaminant PFAS chemicals exceeds 70 parts per trillion.
In recognition of National Egg Day (June 3, 2018), Tata & Howard employees competed in an Egg Drop Challenge. The Egg Drop Challenge is a a collaborative engineering activity that test one’s creative problem-solving skills.
The Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMAI) reforms that regulated the filthy stockyards and contaminated facilities at the turn of the century, had an unlikely connection to the country’s water treatment practices.
National Dam Safety Awareness Day is May 31st, commemorating the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, PA. This tragedy, a 129 years later, is still a harsh reminder of the critical importance of proper maintenance and the safe operation of dams.
The signs of spring are everywhere. Flowers are blooming, leaves are budding on trees, and sneeze-inducing pollen is abundant. Spring is also the start of beekeeping season. As one of our most important pollinators for our food crops, the health and survival of honeybees is vital to our ecosystem and just like all living things, bees need food and water.
On April 23, 2018, Tata & Howard hosted an Introduce a Girl to Engineering event. Thirty-four junior girl scouts (from grades 4-5) from five local troops attended our interactive and informative overview of environmental engineering.
The water we take for granted every day—to brush our teeth, take showers, flush the toilet and for so many other reasons, is increasingly rising in cost. Water utility prices have risen more than 50% on average in 30 large US cities since 2010.