Most Common Tap Water Toxins and Contaminants

Most Common Tap Water Toxins and Contaminants

Microbial and organic contaminants cannot always be detected by human senses.

  • Aluminum
  • Ammonia
  • Arsenic
  • Bacteria & Viruses
  • Barium
  • Cadmium
  • Chloramine
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Fluoride
  • Glyphosate
  • Lead
  • Nitrates/Nitrites
  • Mercury
  • Perchlorate
  • PFASs
  • Radium
  • Selenium
  • Silver
  • Uranium
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More Than 40 Percent of U.S. Schools Fail to Test for Lead in Drinking Water

U.S. Government Accountability Office found that more than 40 percent of the nation’s schools failed to test for lead in 2016
[Excerpt] WASHINGTON – 'Despite heightened concern in recent years about lead in drinking water, a troubling new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that more than 40 percent of the nation’s schools failed to test for lead in 2016.'
By Alex Formuzis, Environmental Working Group, July 18, 2018

Health-Based Contamination, including Lead, Copper, Arsenic or
Cancer-Causing Poisons

UPDATED: 17:13 EDT, 9 May 2017

Nearly 30 MILLION Americans are drinking dangerous contaminated tap water linked to cancer, birth defects and lead poisoning

  • 15 percent of people in the United States have dangerous contaminated tap water in their homes
  • All 50 states have water systems that violate the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act
  • In 2015, there were 80,000 safety violations affecting 77 million people, and few had enforcement action
  • The most at-risk for having a contaminated water supply system are those in small rural areas

Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water for
Six Million Americans

[Excerpt] Boston, MA – Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems—polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)—exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking water supplies for six million people in the U.S., according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).
August 9, 2016

Heavy Metals, mainly Iron, Zinc and Copper

EPA accidentally turns river orange
[Excerpt] Durango and La Plata County, COLORADO –
'Instead of entering the mine and beginning the process of pumping and treating the contaminated water inside as planned, the team accidentally caused it to flow into the nearby Animas River. Before the spill, water carrying "metals pollution" was flowing into a holding area outside the mine.
By Dana Ford, CNN
Updated 6:30 AM ET, Mon August 10, 2015

Glyphosate, the chemical linked to cancer in Monsanto’s signature pesticide Roundup

[Excerpt] 'Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide Roundup
is fueling cancer by increasing the number of cancer cells
and hastening growth.'
~ Natural Society's Newsletter, June 24, 2013

Harvard School of Public Health:
Impact of Fluoride on Neurological Development in Children

[Excerpt] 'In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children.'
July 25, 2012

Fluoride Causes Human Cancer Death

Dr. Dean Burk, PhD

[Excerpt] “In point of fact, fluoride causes more human cancer death,
and causes it faster than any other chemical.”
~ Dr. Dean Burk, PhD,
Chief Chemist Emeritus of the U.S. National Cancer Institute,
Congressional Record, July 21, 1976

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