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How Do I Know If My Tap Water Is Safe?

January 5, 2019

The tap water we drink, cook with, and bathe in typically comes from either surface water sources like streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, or from underground sources like aquifers, permeable rocks that can store and transmit water. A range of dangerous pollutants have been found in this water, including bacteria like e. coli, toxic algae, lead, sulfur, excess iron, and general dirt and grit, that are known to lead to a host of health issues from gastrointestinal problems to neurological disorders, as well as reproductive issues.

FULL ARTICLE: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-i-know-if-my-tap-water-is-safe/

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