Is Your Drinking Water Really As Safe As You think it Is?
EPA Drinking water violations are shocking
The EPA reported there were 8,522 violations for health based standards reported by Water Supply Systems and 17,519 Water Supply Systems were in violation for failure to monitor or submit a report on contaminants in their water. Consider that number 17,519 Water Supply Systems around the country did not even monitor or report their findings in one year.
The EPA states the following about Health Based Violations:
“A health-based violation means that either a system has exposed their users to what EPA has judged as an unreasonable risk of illness, or a system has failed to treat their water to the extent EPA has judged necessary to protect their users from an unreasonable risk of illness in the event that the regulated contaminant is present in source water”
EPA drinking water contaminant monitoring
The EPA has set 2 drinking water contaminant levels, the MCLG (Maximum Contaminant Level Goal) which is the level below which there is no known or expected risk to people's health and allows for a margin of safety. BUT, according to the EPA's own documents, they do not enforce that contaminant level. The 2nd level the MCL (Maximum Contaminant Level) which is the level the EPA enforces allows 33 contaminants to exceed the lower MCLG level The higher MCL level is the contaminant level the EPA enforces.
Pregnant women, children, infants, frail elderly, chemo and HIV/AIDS patients at higher risk
"Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Children and infants, pregnant women and their fetuses, the frail elderly, people undergoing chemotherapy or living with HIV/AIDS, and transplant patients can be particularly at risk for infections… If you have special health care needs, consider taking additional precautions with your drinking water…"
College nursing text book state:
College Nursing Text Books are teaching that long term consumption of contaminants in Drinking Water found primarily in Wells (private or municipal) could cause Parkinson Disease
EPA reports cancer causing chemicals in some drinking water around the country
The EPA states there are potential cancer causing contaminants in drinking water in areas throughout the country. In fact a State Department of Environment in connection with the EPA and a county Health Dept released information showing how many possible cases of fatal cancer can be expected from a specific contaminant found in the drinking water in areas around the country.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that Women/Girls "Drinking" or "Swimming" in unclean water can cause:
- Reproductive Problems (like infertility, can happen after drinking polluted water for a long period of time)
- Developmental Problems (like learning disabilities can happen after drinking dirty water for a long period of time)
- Vomiting or Diarrhea, A Sick Stomach, Skin Rashes
- Cancer (like Leukemia, can happen after drinking bad water for a long time.
Skin absorption from bathing, showering and swimming
Skin Absorption is a leading cause of contaminants entering your body, (from showering, bathing & Swimming). Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated chloroform in nearly every home because of the chlorine in the water
Bottled water isn't what you think It Is
According to EPA reulations, water coming from a municipal water system going to the public MUST be disinfected and filtered. The FDA bottled water regulations have NO regulations for disinfecting and filtering bottled water.
Lead in drinking water is worse than realize
Lead in water is a very serious situation. But it's not just from the municipal water supply system that sends you the water. ouses built before the mid 1980s used lead in their water pipes that over time could start leaching into the water. Even houses built after that could still have lead in the fittings.