The Real Dirt on Clean Water
An Environmental Working Group study found a total of more than 300 agricultural and industrial pollutants in the tap water of 45 states; more than half of those pollutants have no drinking-water safety standards.
Up to 20% of lead exposure comes from drinking water.
According to EPA, public water utilities have violated the Safe Drinking Water Act more than 700,000 time in the past seven years.
What’s In Your Water?
Disinfection By-products: Long-term exposure may cause increased risk of cancer, as well as liver, kidney, or central nervous system problems.
Heavy Metals: Even at low levels, long-term exposure may cause behavioral problems and learning disabilities.
Agricultural Pollutants: Long-term exposure may cause increased risk of cancer, as well as eye, liver, kidney, spleen, blood, and nervous system problems.
Industrial Pollutants: Long-term exposure may cause increased risk of cancer, as well as blood, nervous system, kidney, and liver problems.
Public Drinking Water
Public drinking-water disinfection by water utilities is crucial for controlling waterborne disease, but the chemicals used can form by-products in our treated water that increase the risk of cancer.
Disinfection by-products detected in tap water include:
Long-term exposure may cause liver, kidney, or central nervous system problems and can increase cancer risk.
Up to 20% comes from drinking water
Agricultural pollutants, such as Atrazine that is outlawed in Europe, are detected in ground water, surface water, and drinking water. Long term-exposure may cause cardiovascular and reproductive problems.
Industrial pollutants, including up to 6 million pounds of Benzene are released into the U.S. every year. Long-term exposure to benzene may cause anemia, decreased blood platelets, and increased risk of cancer.
Bottled Water Is Not The Answer
Bad Choice for Your Wallet because bottled water is 100s to 1,000s of times more expensive than tap water.
Bad Choice for the Environment because:
• 1.5 million barrels of oil are used in the production of bottled water each year (that’s enough to fuel 50,000 cars for one year)
• 1,640,000 tons of packaging waste come from bottled water
• Only 34% of water bottles are recycled
Bottled water may not be contaminant free. The Environmental Working Group found 10 popular brands had a total of 38 contaminants.
What Can You Do?
1. Learn what’s in your water at: epa.gov/safewater/ccr
2. Research how your water gets from your municipality to your tap
Look for water filtration systems that are independently certified to reduce contaminants in your water that are hazardous to your health.
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