Tap Water Toxins: Fact or Fiction?

Weisenberger, Jill
September 2010
Environmental Nutrition;Sep2010, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p1
The article offers information on the toxins found in tap water in the U.S. and their health risks. According to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C, tap water contains several contaminants including the radioactive gas radon, refrigerant Freon and acetone, a component of nail polish remover. It discusses the role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in protecting the quality of drinking water and how water can be purified. INSETS: All Bottled Up;What Flows From Your Tap?.


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