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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 03:25 PM

EWG's updated drinking water database; enter your zip code to check your local water

https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/water-filter-step-by-step-guide.php

Find out what's in your local drinking water and find the right filter for your water and your budget.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/03/us-tap-water-contaminants-discovery-radioactive-material-pesticides

Water utilities and regulators in the US have identified 56 new contaminants in drinking water over the past two years, a list that includes dangerous substances linked to a range of health problems such as cancer, reproductive disruption, liver disease and much more.

The revelation is part of an analysis of the nation’s water utilities’ contamination records by the Environmental Working Group, a clean water advocate that has now updated its database for the first time since 2019.

It found that the jump is partly driven by newly identified PFAS, a toxic class of “forever chemicals” that are widely used across dozens of industries and are thought to be contaminating drinking water for more than 100 million people. Pesticides, water disinfectant byproducts and radioactive materials are among other substances identified by regulators.


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Reply EWG's updated drinking water database; enter your zip code to check your local water (Original post)
superpatriotman Nov 3 OP
panader0 Nov 3 #1
Sympthsical Nov 3 #4
Earth-shine Nov 3 #2
LeftInTX Nov 3 #3
Sucha NastyWoman Nov 3 #5
superpatriotman Nov 3 #6

Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:32 PM

1. This site is a sales pitch for water filters.

They misidentified my water source (I have a well and so does everyone in my zip code.)
Then proceeded to pitch their products. A much better source is the US Geological Survey site.
They're not trying to sell me anything.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:42 PM

4. They have a fun history

They were some OG anti-vaxxers. Also the GMO people.

Suffice to say, alarmism is kind of their thing. Even scientists are all, "WTF, mate?" When the Journal of Toxicology says your studies lack scientific credibility, uh . . .

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:35 PM

2. I have the "zerowater" pitcher-type filter. It is quite good.

Makes the Florida water taste good, or rather, not at all.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:38 PM

3. Well, now I'm gonna be getting spam and didn't find find out a thing about my water

All they want to do is sell filters.

And this is all it is..

https://static.ewg.org/ewg-tip-sheets/EWG-SafeDrinkingWaterGuide.pdf

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 05:42 PM

5. They ask for your email address.

Might they send you a virus when you open it?

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 05:48 PM

6. They didn't ask for mine

I put in my zip code and got a brief report on toxic chemicals in our municipality drinking water

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