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An environmental group found arsenic and chromium in tap water in all 50 US states. Here’s how to check what’s in your taps.

A newly updated database from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) documents nearly 280 contaminants lurking in US drinking water. Two of the most prevalent and concerning chemicals, arsenic and hexavalent chromium, were found in drinking water in all 50 states. Both chemicals are known carcinogens commonly found in California […]
An environmental group found arsenic and chromium in tap water in all 50 US states. Here’s how to check what’s in your taps.
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Contaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here’s how worried you should be.

A study from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group found that contaminants in US drinking water could lead to nearly 100,000 cases of cancer among people who drink it for a lifetime. The study looked at the cumulative effect of multiple pollutants, including arsenic and radioactive contaminants. High-risk communities include those […]
Contaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here’s how worried you should be.
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11 terrifying things that could be lurking in your tap water

Tens of millions of Americans are exposed to unsafe drinking water each year. The problem is most egregious in rural areas, but a few major cities face a widespread threat of contamination. Some of the most common contaminants found in tap water include lead, which can produce permanent brain damage […]
11 terrifying things that could be lurking in your tap water