Previous scientific tests have revealed that public tap water may contain one or more contaminants that have been linked with serious health problems in humans. Now researchers have done the math to estimate the risk of drinking contaminated tap water. Depending on the source where your community’s water comes from, your tap water may contain nitrates and trihalomethanes (the latter results from disinfectant chemicals reacting with water). These chemicals are associated with an increased risk of rectal, colon, and bladder cancers. Other problematic chemicals that have been found in tap water include arsenic and radioactive contaminants. The types and levels of contaminants in tap water depend on the source of where your water comes from.
What is the risk from chemical compounds contaminating your tap water?
Exposure to multiple contaminants over time can have a cumulative effect on your health. The more contaminants we consume through water —…
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