Skin Absorbtion is a leading cause of contanimants entering your body, (from showering, bathing & Swimming)

Contaminants in drinking water end up in coffee, tea and other drinks

Contaminants in drinking water end up in any food you cook wth water

40% of Bottled water comes from a public water supply just like water from your kitchen faucet



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​​​​The EPA has set “two” levels for contaminants in drinking water (all quotes taken directly from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - EPA’s regulated contaminant information).  .

The EPA currently monitors about 90 contaminants in drinking water. They have set “two” levels for contaminants in drinking water (all quotes taken directly from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - EPA’s regulated contaminant information)(1) .

First Level: “Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety and are non-enforceable public health goals.”

The important element of the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) is the wording “below which there is no known or expected risk to health”. So what do you think that wording means if the contaminant levels exceed the MCLGs.  Water Supply Systems are not required to meet this contaminant level or submit reports based on these contaminant levels.

Second Level: “The Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) which is the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology and taking cost into consideration”. These levels are enforceable
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​The Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) is the  level that Water Supply Systems must meet and report violations on.  There are currently 39 monitored contaminants that actually have “higher” Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) than the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) which is the level at which there is no known or expected risk to health. Following is what the EPA says about Water Supply Systems providing water with contaminants above the Maximum Contaminant Levels.

“A health-based violation means that either a system has exposed their users to what EPA has judged as an unreasonable risk of illness, or a system has failed to treat their water to the extent EPA has judged necessary to protect their users from an unreasonable risk of illness in the event that the regulated contaminant is present in source water”  
Environmental Protection Agency (1)

​(as stated in the previous section the EPA reported there were 8,522 Health Based Violations around the country in their most recent released report).


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The EPA determines contaminant levels in drinking water based on the maximum levels they feel would be safe for an adult.  But how would those same contaminant levels affect a child, an elderly person or an individual with a compromised immune system?

The EPA has stated: "Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general populations. People undergoing chemotherapy, living with HIV/AIDS, transplant patients, children and infants, the frail elderly, and pregnant women and their fetuses can be particularly at risk for infections.

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“fluoride (that is added to municipal water) is a hazardous waste product…for which there is substantial evidence of adverse health effects and, contrary to public perception, virtually no evidence of significant benefits…”  Dr. William Hirzy - The EPA Employee’s Union


​“Political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raised the acceptable level of fluoride in drinking water from 1.2 ppm to 4 ppm, over objections from their agency scientists… 7,000 EPA union employees and the unions jumped into the debate.”
Time Magazine
(The 7,000 union employees were arguing against increasing the level of fluoride in drinking water.)

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Chlorine can also produce chemical byproducts which can be released into our drinking water and into the air we breathe.

“Chlorine in pools leads to breathing trouble in trained swimmers, regardless of past history of such problems, and the likelihood increases with the amount of chlorine used in the water.”
(American College of Sports Medicine) (33)

 “Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated chloroform in nearly every home because of the chlorine in the water.”
(EPA) (34)

“We conclude that skin absorption of contaminants in drinking water has been underestimated and that ingestion may not constitute the sole or even primary route of exposure.”  

(American Journal of Public Health)  (40)

“Disinfectants while effective in controlling many microorganisms react with matter in water to form DBP’s. Un-chlorinated private well water is unlikely to contain any DBP’s….While health effects from exposure to disinfectants and DBPs vary by contaminant, some epidemiological studies have shown a link between bladder, rectal and colon cancers and DBP exposure.”
(EPA/CDC/ATSDR) (35)

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) which covers the greater Chicagoland area (one of the largest cities in the nation) has stated it is not able to filter antibiotics,and pharmaceuticals from the waste water, which can potentially re-enter our drinking water supply after it is flushed down the toilet (which is what a lot of people do with old medicines and antibiotics).   It has also stated they do not treat the waste water for bacteria before it is released into the waterways. If the Chicagoland MWRD is stating this how many other cities are facing the same issues?

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Is bottled water the answer?

Not unless you really know what you're buying. Bottled water labeling can be very misleading.

Approximately 40% of all bottled water comes from a public water system‚ just like kitchen tap water.  As shocking as that statement is, it might be the good news. At least Public water systems offer some type of filtration and disinfection and generally have stricter EPA regulations to follow than FDA bottled water regulations.

 It’s estimated that 60% of all bottled water is exempt from FDA bottled water regulations


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors about 90 contaminants with Water Supply Systems that supply drinking water to consumers.  The latest EPA national violation report states there were

  • 8.522 Violations reported by Water Supply Systems for health based standards which means contaminants in the drinking water being supplied to consumers that exceeded the maximum contaminant level allowed by the EPA.
  • 1,992 violations for Water Supply Systems failure to use the properly required technique to remove one or more contaminants before it is safe to drink,
  • 17,519 Water Supply systems that were in violation for failure to monitor for or report to the state the level of a contaminant as required under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Now consider how many of those 17,519 Water Supply Systems that did not conduct the required monitoring or submit their report could also have provided contaminants above the allowed EPA Maximum levels?  Unfortunately the problem is far more widespread than people believe and it is affecting families throughout the country every single day.

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Maybe most importantly, you will learn which contaminants can be filtered by the Water Supply Systems and which contaminants pose potential threats of being in the drinking water in your home and what are the best measures to treat, reduce or eliminate those potential threats. This information alone can save you from making terrible mistakes of purchasing water filtration equipment that will not or can not reduce or eliminate the possible contaminant threats and the information can also potentially save you hundreds even thousands of dollars when you purchase water filtration equipment.