How do you know if there are contaminants in your water?

Question: How do you know if there are contaminants in your water?

Answer: All public water systems contain some level of at least one unhealthy chemical. Current regulations only require periodic testing of about 90 chemicals. However, the reality is that your tap water can be loaded with toxic chemicals. One geological study in Southern California found that the groundwater contained trace amounts of almost 40 industrial chemicals and 20 pesticides. The findings of the study may become the norm when you consider that our society uses more than 75,000 chemicals and that over 1,000 new ones get developed each year. As the public’s awareness about water contamination continues to grow, so too does the demand for improved home water filtration systems.

Contaminate levels can fluctuate greatly during the span of a year, which makes it impossible to know the actual level of contamination in a public water system. So far, there have been over 2,100 toxic chemicals found in America’s water systems. Although the government has made positive strides with improvements to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), you take a tremendous risk by leaving your health in the hands of federal and state agencies.

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