27 Feb '13, 7pm

100 Million Americans Exposed to Toxic Drinking Water

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Health Issues page and our Food Safety Research Center page . A new Environmental Working Group analysis of 2011 water quality tests by 201 large U.S. municipal water systems that serve more than 100 million people in 43 states has determined that all are polluted with unwanted toxic chemicals called trihalomethanes. These chemicals, an unintended side effect of chlorination, elevate the risks of bladder cancer, miscarriages and other serious ills. "Many people are likely exposed to far higher concentrations of trihalomethanes than anyone really knows," said Renee Sharp, a senior scientist at EWG and co-author of the analysis. "For most water systems, trihalomethane contamination fluctuates from month to month, sometimes rising well beyond the legal limit set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency." Trih...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27106.cfm

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