What’s in Your Water?

The most common, and ultimately important, nutrient is also the most taken for granted. Especially in the summer we realize that keeping well hydrated is important, but adequate daily consumption is critical every day, year round. It’s not just the quantity of water that is important, but its quality as well. The most obvious source for H2O is our taps, and generally tap water is safe to drink because of its monitoring by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They help ensure that our water is free (or within safe ranges) of certain chemicals and pathogens. But, this does not mean that our water is completely pure. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) there are at least 160 unregulated contaminants in our drinking water, and they report that U.S. water utilities report over 250 contaminants in tap water. One of the most helpful resources that the EWG provides is an online database of water utilities around the country, and what contaminants may be above health guidelines (according to the EPA). Be sure to check out where you live.

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