Tap Water Research Paper

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As parents, you need to be aware of the very serious health risks of using tap water to make baby formula, or as drinking water, or even for bathing your child. We all know our water supplies have been contaminated for years, but the governmental regulating bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration have, in the past, consistently declared that low levels of these contaminants pose little threat to us. In this article we will look at what the experts are now saying about this and how you can protect your family from danger. Past government statements concerning the health risks of contaminants such as chlorine, fluoride, pharmaceutical drugs, toxic chemicals, etc. were based on their effects on adults,…show more content…
Childhood asthma, cancer, leukemia and immune disorders are on the rise. Studies suggest this is partially due to increased exposure to environmental toxins and children's decreased ability to detoxify. (The only way for the body to flush out toxins is with water and the purer the water is to start with, the better its ability to gather and flush the contaminants.) 7. There are also some immediate dangers associated with drinking water for children or adults. For instance, there have been outbreaks of chlorine-resistant parasites like cryptosporidium and Giardia in city water supplies. One of the largest was in Milwaukee where over 100 people died and 400,000 became sick in less than a month. These parasites can be fatal to small children. "There's no telling precisely how many Americans get sick each year from drinking bad water...I would say that the cases we learn about are the tip of the iceberg." Deborah Levy, Waterborne Disease Expert, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention There was a time years ago, when the biggest problems our ancestors had with getting a good drink of water was being certain they were upstream from the animals. Now, even with the convenience of water flowing into our homes, getting a drink of good, safe water is much, much

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