New York Times study shows one in 10 Americans potentially exposed
LISLE, ILL., Sept. 14/PRNewswire/ -- Following a comprehensive New York Times study revealing that ten percent of Americans face dangerous drinking water, the Water Quality Association today urges consumers to consider installing final contaminant barriers in their homes.
On Sunday, the newspaper reported results of its research in the second part of a major series on "toxic waters." Among its findings:
- Ten percent of Americans "have been exposed to drinking water that contains dangerous chemicals or fails to meet a federal health benchmark in other ways."
- Wells are more likely than municipal water systems to contain contaminants.
- An estimated 19.5 million Americans "fall ill" every year to contaminated water.
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