Overland Park, Kansas (PRWEB)
September 08, 2017
A wave of new studies on contaminates finding their way into drinking water reveals that Americans cannot take for granted their tap water is healthy for consumption.
The nation’s drinking water passes through a deteriorating water infrastructure and contains increasing lead, PFC and pesticide contamination. These developments are putting the personal responsibility on Americans to protect themselves, says Bluewater USA Inc., a leading water purification brand.
“From small rural communities to large cities, people across the United States are increasingly fearful about their health in the wake of drinking water contamination that has hit communities like Flint, Mich., and Hoosick Falls, N.Y., where high levels of PFOA were found in drinking water,” said Lin Guo, U.S. head of Overland Park-based Bluewater.
Noting how a nationwide Gallup poll in April 2017 found that nearly two-thirds of Americans worry “a great deal” about pollution of drinking water, Ms. Guo said advanced water treatment processes able to tackle the newly emerging contaminants may take years.
“Until a solution is in place, the best hope for anyone concerned about their tap water is to install a point-of-use RO system, which can remove large pharmaceutical molecules, lead and other toxic contaminants from drinking water before it comes out of the faucet,” Ms. Guo said.
Before the summer, the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) issued a report saying 77 million people—roughly a quarter of the U.S. population—spread across all 50 states ‘were served by water systems reporting violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015’. The offenses ranged from arsenic to nitrate contamination, and included often-serious failures to test or report contamination levels, according to the NRDC, which said America is facing a nationwide drinking water crisis that goes well beyond lead contamination.
The Federal USGS science agency has warned that research is ‘documenting with increasing frequency that many chemical and microbial constituents not historically considered as contaminants are present in the environment on a global scale’. Those contaminants encompass antibiotic-resistant bacteria that survive on beaches, on plant surfaces, and in the soil, as well as other pollution such as insecticides and…