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A water sample taken from the Mediterranean Sea as part of a scientific study about microplastics damaging marine ecosystems on the French Riviera in 2018. In a new study, the WHO says that microplastics are "ubiquitous." Eric Gaillard/Reuters hide caption

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A algae bloom in Lake Erie contaminated the water supply for Toledo, Ohio, in August 2014. About 400,000 people were without useable water. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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At Saint Michael's Association for Special Education in St. Michaels, Ariz., the tap water sometimes runs yellow, brown and black. Sami Rapp/Courtesy of Saint Michael's Association for Special Education hide caption

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On The Navajo Nation, Special Ed Students Await Water That Doesn't Stink

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Where Lead Lurks And Why Even Small Amounts Matter

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