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What is the State of Our Water Supply Today?
This entry was posted on January 21, 2012.
The Safe Drinking Water Act has led to a set of standards that I encourage everyone to just take a look at. While some of the standards are very good, there are still contaminants that are hazardous to your health.
Facts You Should Know About The Safe Drinking Water Act:
- Approved by Congress in the 1970's and put the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in control of our drinking water (tap water).
- Over the next 10 years, the water supplies started to improve considerably or at least they became more consistent.
- The standards are very strict and the reporting is also very strict.
- Any city or town that has over 25 people on a water system has to abide by the EPA drinking water standards.
- The standards regulate almost anything you can think of from heavy metals to synthetic, organic chemicals to volatile organic chemicals, which include pesticides, herbicides, to radioactive substances in the water. There’s several hundred contaminants that are listed.
Frankly, the cities do an excellent job of removing most of the contaminants in water that are covered under this EPA set of standards. However, there are some new contaminants we need to be aware of when it comes to safe drinking water and safe showering/bathing water.
Safe Drinking Water? Hazardous Contaminants In Your Tap Water and Bathing/Showering Water
Even with the Safe Drinking Water Act, there are still contaminants in your water, including:
- Disinfection By-Products (DBPs)
- Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
Water Science Is Not Simple, But Knowing the Basics About Water Purity Is Critical To Your Health
In closing, the topic of water is not a simple one. And to cover all the facets of it is not only complex, but it’s one of the reasons that so much disinformation and hype exist. At Purative, we strive to bring you the latest and best information that science has to offer about safe drinking water and safe bathing/showering water.