Friday, December 18, 2009

NYT: That Tap Water Is Legal but May Be Unhealthy

(Samples of Maywood tap water collected by local community workers show contamination. Lab tests indicate that residents' water has contained traces of mercury, lead, manganese and other chemicals associated with liver and kidney damage, neurological diseases or cancer.
Photo: Monica Almeida/The NYT)

“For years, people said that America has the cleanest drinking water in the world,” said William K. Reilly, the E.P.A. administrator under President George H. W. Bush. “That was true 20 years ago. But people don’t realize how many new chemicals have emerged and how much more pollution has occurred. If they did, we would see very different attitudes.”

This article is long (found HERE), but a must read. I find the "May Be" in the title laughable because as you will read- it's like OMG!!!

If you haven't already, this would be a good time to start collecting spring water. It's almost the New Year and time for new things- add this one to your list. Visit to see if there is one listed near you.

Another option is a water purification system. I've heard from quite a few different sources that the Berkey is the best. I'm even thinking of getting one for the spring water.

Let's be smart. This affects all of us.

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