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about children and their environmental health. You
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information about your local drinking water information
by accessing EPA
Local Drinking Water Information at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/dwinfo.htm
been a lot of talk lately about drinking water. You
may have seen features in the newspaper, on television
news and in popular magazines, even in movies and
television specials. This media coverage, combined
with the new annual reports on drinking water quality
that water systems are sending directly to their customers,
is making many people think more about their drinking
water. A question many people have on their mind is:
Should I be concerned about the tap water that my
children are drinking? This booklet explains how national
standards contribute to drinking water safety, and
helps readers make informed, reasonable choices about
the water they and their children drink.
Source: Environmental Protection
United States has one of the safest water supplies
in the world. However, national statistics don't tell
you specifically about the quality and safety of the
water coming out of your tap. That's because drinking
water quality varies from place to place, depending
on the condition of the source water from which it
is drawn and the treatment it receives.
Food and Drug Administration
FDA Consumer magazine
Cryptosporidiosis: A Guide to Water Filters and Bottled
all available home water filters remove crypto. All
filters that have the words "reverse osmosis" on the
label protect against crypto. Some other types also
work, but not all filters that remove objects 1 micron
or larger from water are the same.
Health Environment Coalition:
Your Favorite Beach Safe?
1, 2002 — Water quality and erosion are increasing
at many beaches in the United States, according
to Surfrider Foundations annual State of the Beach
report. Even your local beach may suffer from pollution.
Before you plan your next beach outing, find out
which beaches are safe and which fail, using the
resources listed here.
for Social Responsibility
water can be contaminated with a wide variety of
contaminants, both chemical and microbial, that
can cause illness and disease. Contamination can
occur in drinking water derived from surface waters
(lakes or rivers) or underground aquifers, and in
water obtained from public water utilities or private
wells. Even bottled water can contain various impurities.