Oct 5, 2023

US drinking water often contains toxic contaminants, scientist warns

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

This isn’t a new discovery but something we’ll have to deal with in some places. I’ve actually drank noxious tap water and got really sick.

Most Americans take it for granted that the water that comes out of their taps is clean and safe to drink.

But a new study published by a University of New Mexico scientist with colleagues from across the U.S. warns that water from many wells and community water systems contains unsafe levels of toxic contaminants, exposing millions to health risks, including cancer.

The review in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology also finds that people living on tribal lands or in are disproportionately affected and predicts that will make it harder to locate safe sources of drinking water.

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