... BUT NOT A DROP TO DRINK
I appreciate your bringing such questions to the forefront as “How Toxic Is Our Food?” (id #30) and “How Unsafe Is Our Food?” (id #03). We often assume these things are regulated and therefore, not of concern. After doing a little digging, we as consumers find that we do need to educate and protect ourselves. What about our drinking water? Just as we have to consume food every day for nourishment, our bodies also require water to function. Recently there’s been much concern about contaminants that are found in wells and water sources throughout the country. Many wells have been found to contain arsenic, lead, bacteria, and other serious contaminants that can cause illnesses and life-threatening, long-term health problems. Even our public water sources may not be safe.
In national news, not long ago a state of emergency had to be declared in Flint, Michigan. The situation involves lawsuits and investigations of mismanagement due to unsafe levels of lead in the public drinking water supply, and the result has been a serious public health threat. How can we protect ourselves? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends testing your water annually through an accredited laboratory. If you’d like more information or want to discuss specific concerns, you can call us at 866-866- 6700 or visit our website, www.h2otest.com. Owner & In-house Water Quality Specialist, Suburban Property Inspections Richard C. Stump, II,