According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the water we drink is responsible for up to 20% of lead exposure in humans. And an EPA report demonstrates that at least 13% of the nation’s water treatment systems have violated the Safe Drinking Water Act in each of the past five years.
I spent some time researching the drinking water contaminants listed on the EPA's website. Here's what could be lurking in your drinking water:
Heavy Metals - (Lead, Mercury, and Cadmium)
Source: Corrosion of household plumbing systems and galvanized pipes; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from metal refineries; runoff from waste batteries and paints.
Health Effects: Even at low levels, long term exposure of heavy metals can cause kidney damage, and may cause behavioral problems and learning disabilities.
Source: Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
Health Effects: Long term exposure can cause liver, kidney or central nervous system problems and the increased risk of cancer.
Source: Runoff from herbicide used on row crops, leaching from insecticides
Health Effects: Can cause liver, spleen, blood and kidney problems, cardiovascular system problems, and reproductive difficulties.
Source: Discharge from various factories and chemical plants
Health Effects: Increased risk of cancer, liver and kidney problems.
So you might be asking - "Is bottled water a better choice?" The answer is NO! Not only is bottled water a bad choice for your wallet and the environment, but it may not be contaminant free. The EWG (Environmental Working Group) found 38 contaminants in the top 10 brands of bottled water! Unlike public water utilities, the bottled water industry is not required to publicly disclose the results of any contaminant testing it conducts.
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