08 Sep '11, 9pm

Who's Keeping You in the Dark on Tap Water Contaminants - on EWG's Enviroblog:

« Support a Climate Rider for EWG | Main Keeping You in the Dark on Tap Water Contaminants September 8, 2011 By Jane Houlihan, EWG Senior V-P for Research More than 300 pollutants contaminate the water Americans drink, an EWG analysis of almost 20 million public records found. Truly pure tap water is a rare commodity in the U.S., but until now, at least, consumers have had an easy way to find out what's in the glass they're holding. That could change if two Florida Congressmen get their way. Under federal law, nearly every water supplier is required to mail to its customers an annual water quality report, called a Consumer Confidence Report, and many utilities also post them online. These documents list the pollutants detected in the water during the year by the utility's testing, how those contaminants might harm people's health, any violations of water quality standards,...

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/09/keeping-you-in-the-dark...

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