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According to the Environmental Working Group,
81% of water systems have contaminants linked to cancer
250 million Americans are drinking toxic chromium 6 (Erin Brockovich chemical)
7 million people have unsafe amounts of nitrate from fertilizers
19,000 water systems where lead was detected at levels harmful for children
More than 160 contaminants the fed government doesn't regulate
110 million Americans with cancer causing PFAs at unsafe levels
3 out of 4 homes in the U.S. have tap water containing contaminants that exceed safe water limits, according to the Environmental Working Group.
Lead ends up contaminating drinking water when it leaches from pipes and plumbing. Any amount of lead exposure is unsafe for children and may cause permanent development and behavioral issues.
While fluoride is effective for topical use for teeth, consuming fluoride at unsafe levels can cause skeletal fluorosis, making bones more brittle.
The most common PFAS found in drinking water are PFOS and PFOA. Called 'forever chemicals' because they take so long to biodegrade, PFAS can cause serious health effects including cancer, hormone disruption, & liver and immune system damage.
Agricultural run-off can cause this fertilizer chemical to end up in our drinking water. Levels of nitrate that exceed federal limits can cause an increased risk of cancer and even oxygen deprivation in babies.
Necessary to disinfect our water of any waterborne diseases, but a potent chemical that alters the smell & taste of our water and is harmful in high doses.
A "known human carcinogen" according to the EPA and World Health Organization that increases the risk of bladder, lung and skin cancer at unsafe levels. Arsenic is found in drinking water across all 50 states.