Aging Water Pipes May Add To Health Risks

An aging water pipes infrastructure may be putting the health of many people at risk, particularly when it comes to their drinking water. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has placed a spotlight on deteriorating U.S. drinking water systems, many of which consist of aging pipes that are in need of upgrades. The EPA and CDC have estimated that there are up to 16 million waterborne illnesses per year linked to contaminated drinking water. However, a simple water filter system mounted on the faucet will filter out many contaminants—including heavy metals, farm pesticides and industrial pollutants—but choosing to filter your water can also be beneficial to your wallet and the environment by reducing the number of water bottles purchased and discarded annually…Read More (PDF)

July 6, 2015


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