Costs and concerns about the environmental consequences of bottled water reportedly have many Americans turning back to tap.
And while engineers argue that water quality is among the best in the world, recent scares about trace amounts of drugs got the attention of the government, who are now pushing for more regulation.
Most disconcerting is the alleged amount of endocrine-disrupting compounds – like those found in mood stabilizers, birth control pills and other drugs, which have been linked to birth defects in wild life.
Even the chemicals that are used to disinfect the drinking water cause worry. Some groups are protesting the use of “chloramine -- a combination of chlorine and ammonia -- to disinfect drinking water. Utilities are using chloramine because of Environmental Protection Agency limits on chlorine byproducts.” (Source: WSJ.com
What choices are you making with regard to your drinking water? Are you among the legions of Americans who have allegedly switched to tap? Are you worried about safety?
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