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According to a new study from the Environmental Working Group, EWG, stated “even tap water that has been dubbed ‘safe’ may not be and could increase cancer risk”.~ USA TODAY

I’ve heard people say, “if our city’s water wasn’t safe the city would do something about it”. What’s the truth? Do you think your city will spend millions of dollars so you can receive clean water? Is that really their responsibility? Or have you thought, “we just bought a new home so our water has to be good”?

The Environmental Working Group EWG) warns US Citizens have over 22 cancer causing contaminants in tap water. Your household drinking water can result in over 100,000 cancer cases for residents. Simply put, if you are drinking tap water without a purification system you could get cancer just from drinking the water from your own faucet! Sobering isn’t it?

Published in the journal Helivon, 22 known carcinogens commonly found in tap water include arsenic, byproducts of water disinfectants and radionuclides such as uranium and radium, 87% of cancer-risks in tap water are arsenic and disinfectant byproducts. They stated “most tap water meets legal standards set by the federal government, but do you really trust that statement when researchers find contaminants present in tap water measuring risk for cancer? Did you know the legal limits for your drinking water allowed by government agencies include 90 contaminants pass to your home before raising a red flag? What about Hinkley, California when Erin Brockovich choose to fight PG&E because people had, birth defects, cancer or died and sick from chromium 6 in the water. That wasn’t just a movie, that was real facts and played by Julia Roberts.

“The vast majority of community water systems meet legal standards,” said Olga Naidenko, the vice president for science investigations at EWG, in a statement. “Yet the latest research shows that contaminants present in the water at those concentrations — perfectly legal — can still harm human health.”

Your Tap Water Is Slowly Killing You

Over 48,363 community water systems in the United States have been affected with 22 known cancer-causing carcinogens during a recent study, funded by the Park Foundation. This means that 86% of the U.S. population is at risk, basically four out of 10,000 will get cancer in their lifetime from drinking tap water. Don’t think bottled water will save you, think again because over 45% of all bottled water is tap water. Even the most expensive water has contaminants that you won’t want to drink. 

The question you should ask yourself. If there was an affordable system that removed the carcinogens and you didn’t have to drink salt water or bathe in chlorine would you invest in your health? If it saved you money every month would you be interested? Ultra Tech Water Systems can provide that for you without affecting your monthly budget. Call them and get a free water analysis of your tap water and see if it makes sense to you.