Drinking Water Contaminants
Just what might be wrong with your water? Here are some, but by no means, all of the types of the water pollution. Unpurified, your water may contain any or all of these four categories:
- Protozoan Parasites
- Toxic chemicals
- Harmful Viruses
- Poisonous Chemicals
The US Center for Disease Control has a special division, the Division of Parasitic Disease (DPD), which lists all types of microbial water contamination and their health consequences.
Starting Drinking Water Statistics
Is your water system contaminated? We don´t always know.
The problem is not limited to the third world.
Here are some facts regarding water in the USA:
In the US, 10,00 violations of EPA regulations regarding municipal water treatment are reported annually.
A study by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the US EPA concluded that about 7.1 million americans suffer nausia and diarrhea each year from bad water. As many as 1200 people die as a result.
A study in USA today special report by Pete Eisler states
About 40,000 of the 170,000 water systems surveyed and serving about 58 million people violated minimum Federal, State or Municipal requirements and purity standards.
About 9,000 had significant water violations and posed a serious threat to public health.
In 1998, The Environmental Working Group studied water in 29 major cities. Water in all 29 cities had traces of Weed Killer.
Researchers from the US EPA and the National Geographic Survey have now found traces of antibiotics, birth control drugs, antidepressants and even caffeine in water samples taken across the country.
WE´RE AT THE TOP OF THE WATER CHAIN
Researchers at the Ralph Nader Institute have learned "That any chemical we use in our society will eventually end up in our water supply".
The US Council on Environmental Quality states, "many illnesses in our past, that could not be linked to any probable cause, have now been linked to toxins in our drinking water".
THE WATER YOU DRINK MAY NOT BE AS SAFE AS YOU THINK
We’ve found that the most efficient, cost effective, low maintenance, longest lasting system of water treatment is a gravity fed water purification system.. It’s what we use and recommend for you and your loved ones.
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