City Water Contaminants

City Water Contaminants

 

 

City Water – Ammonia – Fluoride – Lead – Uranium – Chlorine – etc.

 

Look up your local tap water contaminants by zip code at EWG.

 

Ammonia  

https://www.wqa.org/Portals/0/Technical/Technical%20Fact%20Sheets/2014_Ammonia.pdf

 

Fluoride 

  • Harmful Effects
    • Skeletal fluorosis, from long-term consumption at > 4 mg/L (a serious bone disorder resembling osteopetrosis and characterized by extreme density & hardness & abnormal fragility of the bones)
  • Treatment Options

https://www.wqa.org/Portals/0/Technical/Technical%20Fact%20Sheets/2014_Fluoride.pdf

 

Lead โ€“ Toxin – Lead pipes

  • Harmful Effects 
    • Children are more at risk than adults
    • Reduced intelligence, impaired hearing & decreased growth in children
    • Damage to the brain, kidneys, cardiovascular system & bone marrow
    • Damage nervous system & red blood cells
  • Treatment Options

https://www.wqa.org/Portals/0/Technical/Technical%20Fact%20Sheets/2016_Lead.pdf

 

Chlorine – bleach smell or taste

  • Harmful Effects
    • Mouth/skin irritation
    • Chlorinous
    • Increased presence of THMs.
  • Treatment Options

More contaminants associated with city water: Hard water, Man-made contaminants

 

 

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