Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New EWG report - 43 out of 50 states do not have clean city water - watch video below...

Report Finds “Probably Carcinogenic” Chemicals in All Municipal Water Samples Tested  
August 21, 2013

Story at-a-glance
  • Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released a report finding “probable human carcinogens” in every single municipal water sample tested, from 43 different states across the United States
  • Chlorine and other water treatment chemicals react with ordinary organic particles in the water to create hundreds of extremely toxic byproducts (disinfection byproducts, or DBPs), which aren’t regulated at all
  • Some DBPs are 1,000 times more toxic than chlorine and include trihalomethanes, VOCs, and haloacetic acids; trihalomethanes are linked with bladder cancer, miscarriages and stillbirths, among others
  • Some of the most dangerous DBPs come from water treated with the disinfectant chloramine; nitrosamines, for example, are 1,0000 times more toxic than chlorine
  • EPA regulates only nine of the more than 600 DBPs generated by chlorine and chloramine water treatment; farming is a major source of organic pollution in drinking water and a major contributor to DBP formation

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