Under-reporting Regulated Contaminants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that over the last 20 years there has been a serious problem with water utilities under-reporting regulated contaminants in tap water.1 Even when reported, toxic water over regulated limits still go unaddressed- more than 18 million people are served tap water with lead levels that are higher than the maximum allowed by EPA, without improvement.2 As bad as this is, this is only the 90 EPA regulated contaminants. Sadly, there are thousands of unregulated toxic industrial chemicals that appear in tap water.

Here are just two:

  • 200 million of us are drinking water containing Chromium 6, (aka Hexavalent Chromium, Chromium VI) a very carcinogenic industrial chemical3. Only California has adopted a regulation on Chromium 6 in tap water4.
  • 99.7% of all Americans have another unregulated contaminant, perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA (also known as C8) in our blood5 per the CDC estimate. C8 is linked with developing ulcerative colitis; high cholesterol; pregnancy-induced hypertension; thyroid disease; testicular cancer; and kidney cancer6.

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