Ever wondered what is actually in your tap water? This week the EWG has released a searchable online Tap Water Database that allows anyone in the US to see the quality of their drinking water by entering their ZIP code.
The search will a reveal a list of the contaminants found in the water, a short breakdown about the health risks associated with the contaminant, and how these concentrations compare to the rest of the US and state. It will also inform you about the potential source of the pollution, such as industry, agriculture, treatment byproducts, run-off, or simply naturally occurring.
“Americans deserve the fullest picture possible of what’s in their tap water,” EWG President Ken Cook said in a statement.“But they won’t get that information from the government or, in many cases, from their utilities. The only place they’ll find that is EWG’s drinking water report.”
Although the EWG says that the vast majority of utilities are totally in line with federal limits, tap water across the country have significant amounts of industrial and agricultural contaminants that have been linked to cancer, brain, and nervous system damage, or developmental defects. Among the contaminants found in this new EWG database include heavy metals like lead and arsenic, Uranium, chloroform, nitrates from agricultural fertilizers, and the cancer-causing agent chromium-6, made famous by the film Erin Brockovich.
“Just because your tap water gets a passing grade from the government doesn’t always mean it’s safe,” added Cook. “It’s time to stop basing environmental regulations on political or economic compromises, and instead listen to what scientists say about the long-term effects of toxic chemicals and empower Americans to protect themselves from pollutants even as they demand the protective action they deserve from government.”
Due to the prevalence of these toxins in the water systems, we do encourage all customers to use a water filtration system in their homes and on their showers and bathtubs but environmental toxins, chemicals and pollutants are present everywhere and avoiding them all together is near impossible. Regular use of The Detox Bomb helps to detoxify the body and remove any stored heavy metals, toxins and pollutants and also works to reduce the toxins in your bath water. All of our bombs work to reduce the levels of chlorine in your bath, which is a known toxin to the body, to allow you to detoxify in cleaner water.Shop Now
Source: IFL Science
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