What can you do?
Although the presence of pharmaceuticals in our drinking water (PharmaWater) is just come publicly to light, you may not want to wait for the final word, here are some ways to take a pro-active approach to protect your family: Educate Yourself
II Find out what’s in your tap water?
Understanding what contaminants are in your local drinking water is key to tracking down the right purification method for your home.
Local Drinking Water InformationII Now, to understand the reports that you get:
You may be able to locate your community with this EPA link
It's important to make sure that any claims made by the Filter Manufacturer is “Certified” to protect yourself.
The Environmental Working Group
also has a database of tap water safety, with clear assessments. They also have an impressive “Contaminants Database” with prevalence in the nations water supply sources and potential health impacts associated with each.
You can also ask your water utility (the company that sends you your water bill) for a copy of their annual water quality report, known as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to be sure you have the most current data.
Water reports are made up of a lot of scientific data, so make sure you understand as much as possible with these quides:
The Campaign for Safe Drinking Water
Download their “Making Sense of Drinking Water Right to Know Reports” PDF, it can be a crucial key in deciphering the water code!
is a non-profit group that certifies and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods. This is a link providing information on drinking water and treatment.
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Search for NSF Certified Drinking Water Treatment Units at:
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