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Birth-control pills could add 10 million doses of hormones to our wastewater every day. Some of that estrogen may wind up in our taps.

Hormones from birth-control pills can travel through showers, toilets, and washing machines to local wastewater facilities. In his book, “Troubled Water,” activist Seth Siegel writes that birth-control pills add more than 10 million doses of synthetic estrogen to US wastewater every day. From there, the hormones could get discharged into […]
Birth-control pills could add 10 million doses of hormones to our wastewater every day. Some of that estrogen may wind up in our taps.
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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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8 signs your tap water might be dangerous to drink

Our senses are valuable tool when looking for contaminants in drinking water. Water that’s safe to drink should ideally be clear with no odor or funny taste. If your tap water tastes metallic, smells fishy, or comes out cloudy, it could signal the presence of unsafe contaminants. Visit Business Insider’s […]
8 signs your tap water might be dangerous to drink
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California’s contaminated drinking water could lead to nearly 15,500 cancer cases over the course of a lifetime. Here’s how worried you should be.

A study from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group found that contaminants in California drinking water could lead to nearly 15,500 cases of cancer among people who drink it for a lifetime. The study considered the cumulative effect of multiple contaminants in a water supply. The communities with the highest risk […]
California’s contaminated drinking water could lead to nearly 15,500 cancer cases over the course of a lifetime. Here’s how worried you should be.