Are You Thirsty for Safe DrinkingWater?

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We all know the risks and hazards of drinking bottled water— BPA and other chemicals that leech into the water from the plastic, but how safe is our tap water? In 1996 Congress added a requirement to the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974; Utilities must notify the public about any regulated contaminant detected in the water supply, as well as any water quality violation. These reports show that more than 90 percent of water systems meet all EPA regulations, however, Environmental Working Group reported that there are over 300 pollutants in water that are not regulated. These chemicals can legally be present in any amount, which can possibly be hazardous to your health…

Even though there may be hazardous chemicals in tap water, there are simple things you can do to make it safe to drink. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe:

1. Drink filtered water instead of bottled.
2. Look up your city’s tap water in EWG’s National Tap Water Atlas
3. Choose a filter that is certified to remove contaminants in your area, or install a
reverse osmosis filter.
4. Change your filters on time.
5. Carry water in stainless steel or other BPA-free bottles.
6. For healthy baby bottles visit Dr. Weil’s Baby For others,
check out iReduce Hydration .

For more tips on dangerous chemicals found in your drinking water, visit the Environmental Working Group .

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