It is hard to know what to think when it comes to tap water. Our government says it is mostly good. They say that the contaminants they test for are within the legal limits. But what does that mean? How many contaminants do they not test for? Just because tested contaminants are within legal limits does that mean it is healthy to drink? Do you feel good about drinking the water or want to take the chance in case the government is wrong?
Many independent groups do studies that say water quality is not good and not to be trusted. A recent study by an environmental advocacy group called Environmental Working Group believe that 15,500 cases of cancer in California could be contributed to the chemicals found in the water supply.
“Researchers from the environmental advocacy group Environmental Working Group estimated that the contaminants found in public water systems in California could contribute to about 15,500 cancer cases there over the course of a lifetime. These contaminants include chemicals such as arsenic, hexavalent chromium and radioactive elements such as uranium and radium. The study was published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health.”
“We need to look at contaminants as a group — not just one at a time. It’s more important to analyze co-occurring contaminants to understand the real world exposure,” said lead author Tasha Stoiber, a senior scientist with EWG. She explained that cancer risks are typically determined at the individual element level.”
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power believe the report is over the top. Marty Adams stated “California water agencies are subject to very strict water quality standards. Anyone living in an urban California city should be absolutely confident in the quality of the tap water,” the utility’s COO Adams said. “Although not the norm for California, it is important to note that there are a handful of small, mostly rural communities that may have challenges with contaminants in the drinking water, and the state is helping to address that.”
So who do you believe? Do you want to take the possible risk of tap water when the problem can be solved easily with a high quality whole house water filter?
In this additional video, famous environmental activist Erin Brockovich discusses why you cannot take the chance of not filtering your water. The Health risks are too great. “We are in a national water crisis, you just don’t know it.” Erin Brockovich.
Do You Know What’s in Your Water? https://youtu.be/eCYQvlKthVs