Do You Know the Dangers Hiding in Your Tap Water?
In the United States, drinking water from a municipal supply source is treated to protect against disease-causing organisms, or pathogens, by adding disinfectants, such as chlorine or chloramine. However, complete disinfection can be difficult to achieve because some microbial pathogens are highly resistant to traditional practices. Also, disinfectants themselves can react with naturally occurring materials in the water to form byproducts, which may pose health risks. This white paper identifies health risks found in tap water and how to protect yourself.