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FriendsofWater.com Responds to the National Acadamy of Sciences Report that Millions of Americans Get Sick Yearly from Contaminated Water
Date:2/23/2010

total of more than 300 pollutants in supplies, more than half of which are not regulated by the government.

“People don’t understand that just because water is technically legal, it can still present health risks.” said Dr. Pankaj Parekh, director of the water quality division for the City of Los Angeles. The report by the National Academy of Sciences suggests that millions of Americans become sick each year from drinking contaminated water, with illnesses from upset stomachs to cancer and birth defects.

The US has had one of the best water supplies in the world in large part because dangerous organic compounds are removed by disinfection. As is now clearly shown however, many other types of contaminants are building up in the water. Research is available on the risks of some of these contaminants, but many others have yet to be tested at all.

Turning to bottled water will not solve the problem. 40% of bottled water is from the tap and there are multiple other issues with bottled water. Families should be filtering their water at home. But there are so many types of filters made and sold - and they are described in so many different ways - that it can be befuddling to select a water filter that will remove those contaminants and leave healthy water with the trace elements the body needs.

Friendsofwater.com provides information on water issues, including the risks of chemicals in the water, and offers products to filter and save water. The company continually hears from people who must remove chemicals or contaminants from their water to maintain their health. Often they are sent by healthcare professionals. Many have been helped with minimizing symptoms, reclaiming their health, and avoiding health problems. How many more people are there who don't know that their health problems are caused or aggravated by contaminants in their drinking water?

To protect their family's health, individuals should now
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