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12 cities with the worst tap water in the US

Millions of people are exposed to unsafe drinking water every year in the US. Industrial towns like Pittsburgh and Detroit have discovered unsafe levels of lead in their water, which can lead to permanent brain damage in children. Other cities are reeling from the aftermath of chemical spills, which have […]
12 cities with the worst tap water in the US
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Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here’s what to know about PFAS

A class of industrially produced chemicals called PFAS are found in many products, including cosmetics, fire-retardant foams, and food packaging. Almost everyone in the industrialized world has some of these so-called “forever chemicals” in their blood. Scientific evidence suggests they could be linked with cancer and other serious health issues. […]
Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here’s what to know about PFAS
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Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles, and evidence suggests they’re major contributors to microplastic trash heaps

Studies suggest disposable, plastic water bottles can harbour hundreds of tiny bits of plastic, and we’re drinking them down with bottled H2O. Microplastics are all over the place: in our salt, contaminating our seas, and running out of our taps, too. But there are even more of them lurking in […]
Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani contains tiny plastic particles, and evidence suggests they’re major contributors to microplastic trash heaps