Saturday, June 8, 2013

It's More Serious When It Hits Home

We have heard a lot about the water crisis abroad, but if the water that came out of your faucet at home looked like the water in the video below, you may have a bit more to say about access to clean water for all.  

In 2009, the New York Times wrote an article on the safety of tap water, and how outdated the laws are that regulate the contents of what comes out of our tap.  

One quote from the article demonstrates the severity of the situation, "Only 91 contaminants are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, yet more than 60,000 chemicals are used within the United States, according to EPA estimates. "  

Maybe our trust in municipal water is outdated, much like the Safe Drinking Water Act, but even with an updated contaminants list, pollution is still a very real problem that could cause contamination.

Here is the full article on the New York Times website.

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