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Chemicals in Public Water Supplies

Water is essential for our survival, vital to our health, and makes up more than half of our body. Even though water is the lifeblood of our bodies tap water here in America is far from being safe to drink.

Chemicals in Public Water Supplies

Water is essential for our survival, vital to our health, and makes up more than half of our body. Even though water is the lifeblood of our bodies tap water here in America is far from being safe to drink. The U.S. allows for more than eighty regulated contaminants while the water is full of even more unregulated toxins. According to Scientific America traces of eighteen unregulated chemicals were found in more than one-third of the United States water utilities in a nationwide sampling.

What types of chemicals are found in tap water?

Arsenic

This toxic heavy metal causes cancer and is a deadly poison that the EPA set 10 parts per billion as the acceptable standard in our public water supply.

Fluoride

This toxic substance is deliberately added to tap water, bottled water, and even some baby formulas. As an element that is more toxic than lead and has even been banned in several countries, it is alarming that fluoride is added to the water that is supposed to be safe enough to drink.

Studies have even shown that children exposed to high levels of fluoride have lower IQs than the national average. High levels of fluoride have even been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Chlorine

This chemical is added to the public water supply to kill certain bacterias, but it may be doing more harm than good. Studies have shown that chlorine can cause various health risks such as serious cell damage, cause bladder and rectal cancers, asthma, and has even been linked to breast cancer.

Tip: Most of the bottled water that is sold in stores are often treated with chlorine.

Mercury

Exposure to mercury can cause tremors and even psychotic reactions like suicidal tendencies.

Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)

This is a common pesticide that can cause cancer, disturb the endocrine system, and sometimes affects enzyme activity.

Lead

This poisonous metal can damage blood, the brain, and the nervous system. Lead enters the public water supply through corroded pipes. Exposure to lead during pregnancy can cause severe developmental delays and learning disorders.

DDT

This deadly chemical is used as an insecticide but has costly side effects such as diabetes and cancer.

How To Safely Drink Water

Avoid the risk of being exposed to these toxic chemicals, metals, and bacteria in your drinking water, sinks, showers, and cooking with our whole house reverse osmosis system, water purifiers, or water treatment services. Water purification, water treatment, and reverse osmosis systems create better tasting water, healthier water that is safe to drink and cook with, and will even save you money in the long run by avoiding the expensive costs of purchasing water bottles. If you are ready to save yourself and loved ones from the dangerous chemicals in public water supplies call the experts here at Puretex Water Softeners to discuss the best water filtration option for you and your home.