Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Are You Drinking Contaminated Tap Water?

As we all know, water is vital to life! Over 70% of our body is water and all body functions depend on water. Water rehydrates and replenishes our body. However in the last 100 years alone we have contaminated and polluted our environment more than since the beginning of time. This raises questions, such as, “Is our drinking and bathing water really safe? Are common water filters the answer? Is bottled water the answer? Because of the concerns we all have for our drinking and bathing water, Carico developed the most advanced water filtering systems in the world! The need for Carico’s Full Spectrum water filtration systems are greater than ever. This news article will help you better understand, just how really safe is our water?

Like many of you, we've been reading the New York Times "Toxic Waters" series with a mix of horror and confusion. AOL Health decided to take a closer look at their coverage of tap water, which exposed half a million violations of water pollution laws by manufacturers and other workplaces over the last five years, including dumping toxins thought to cause cancer. Most distressingly, state governments and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declined to prosecute the majority of offenders that flout the Clean Water Act, which regulates the integrity of the nation's bodies of water. With 40 percent of U.S. community water systems in violation of the Safe Water Drinking Act, which sets drinking-water quality standards and is directly linked to the Clean Water Act, 23 million people received low-quality drinking water. We wondered: Could we become part of the estimated 19.5 million Americans that fall ill each year from drinking water contaminated with parasites, bacteria or viruses? To better understand the report, and the future of American water overall, we spoke to James Workman, author of the book "Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought" and co-founder of SmartMarkets, a private venture that secures a tradable human right to water.

For the full report, including affected communities and state breakdowns visit http://www.ewg.org/tapwater/national/.

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