In spite of government regulations, recent studies of municipal drinking water have revealed that there are still many hazardous pollutants present in our water; even after treatment municipal water treatment facilities. The truth is, these water treatment facilities can actually add to the problem. As part of the treatment process, facilities might add chemicals to your water. Read on for more about what might be going into your water!
The government has ordered that fluoride added to the water supply in an effort to thwart dental problems for the last 50 years. Current research has proven that fluoride, used in rat poison, harms more than it helps. This chemical damages tooth enamel, suppresses thyroid and immune function, and increases the risk of bone fractures. Also, it disrupts the way the pineal gland functions.
Chlorine is used as a disinfectant at water treatment facilities. However, this substance proves toxic to humans. Also, chlorine shows links to various cancers, birth defects and premature signs of aging.
3. Pharmaceutical drugs
Current studies have revealed that a growing number of pharmaceutical drugs are getting into our water supply. Pharmaceuticals of all types show up in water samples from municipalities across the nation.
Hexavalent chromium, a chemical which the EPA has identified as a likely carcinogen, is present in high aggregations in 31 cities across the U.S. In spite of its known toxicity, there are no regulations for hexavalent chromium in tap water.
5. Aluminum, lead and other heavy metals
Corrosion in the pipes in your home can allow heavy metals to leach into your tap water. In fact, the consumption of lead has been associated with learning disorders and severe developmental delays in children. Kidney and brain damage has been associated with aluminium and other heavy metals too, but some municipalities still use lead pipes to transport water.
Morrison Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is licensed, bonded and insured in Illinois and can install or service a water purification system for you in your Cahokia home. Lastly, don’t take chances with the health of you and your family. Clean, pure drinking water is one call away with the local plumbers at Morrison Plumbing.