City water contains carcinogens
What follows is a brief discussion of some of the common carcinogens in city water:
Haloacetic acids (HAAs) are a by-product of drinking water chlorination. Exposure to such disinfection by-products in drinking water has been associated with a number of health outcomes by epidemiological studies.
‘…the US Geological Survey, has released a pretty damning study of the pesticide class, known as neonicitinoids.
USGS researchers took 79 water samples in nine rivers and streams over the 2013 growing season in Iowa,…. Neonics showed up in all of the sites, and proved to be “both mobile and persistent in the environment.”
Lead interferes with a variety of body processes and is toxic to many organs and tissues
Lead interferes with the development of the nervous system and is therefore particularly toxic to children, causing potentially permanent learning and behavior disorders.
Chloramines, whichhave been adopted as a substitute for chlorine disinfectants in numerous cities, increase corrositivity of water … leading to more lead in the water.
Nitrates in drinking water at just half the maximum level allowed by the USEPA have been correlated with an increased risk of bladder cancer in older women.
What can you do? Take action by learning what is in your city’s water. Obtain a copy of your local water quality report. In addition to those items listed as contaminants, be sure to look at the source of water to see if there are cities or other polluters upstream of where you live. Learn how to find your water report.