Is Your Water Making You Sick?
- 18 Feb, 2020
What's In Your Tap Water?
From Florida to California, the news is full of stories about cities with water problems. The citizens of St. Cloud, Florida are dealing with sediment buildup that has turned their water a tint of orange. Eagle River Village, Colorado citizens are dealing with high levels of sodium in their well water, as well as bad pipes, aging water filters or hot water heaters.
All of these factor into the citizens not drinking the water and instead buying bottled water. In Heavener, Oklahoma the state representative received many complaints of health-related issues from people who had been exposed to dirty water through bathing, or through cooking and drinking the water. Long Beach, California has been trying to improve its public water system after receiving a water quality violation from the state health department. The violation: too much trihalomethane in the water. Trihalomethane has been linked to higher cancer risks.
The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Tap Water Database states that:
- 81% of American’s water contains contaminants linked to cancer
- 77% of Americans are drinking hexavalent chromium (the “Erin Brockovich” chemical)
- Water samples from all 50 states have been found to contain: arsenic, chromium-6, disinfection byproducts, lead, nitrates from fertilizers, and radiological contaminates.
With the ever increasing problems with water quality, people are turning to bottled water. But is that a solution? It is expensive and adds to the carbon footprint. It is estimated that around 1 million bottles are bought every minute. This could cause irreparable damage to the planet. So what can you do? 1) use reusable bottles and 2) use filtered tap water.
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