In the United States our municipal water delivery systems are overburdened by poor quality source water. The only way cities can meet the federal mandated water standards are by adding more chemicals, most often, chlorine (a well known carcinogen).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates and sets acceptable limits on the impurities and chemicals in our national drinking water. The EPA’s “approved levels” are unclear as to what toxicity levels (if any) are really safe.
A larger looming problem is the pharmaceutical drugs that are currently present in our drinking water. Prescription medications have and are continuing to pollute our municipal water supplies. This is caused by the vast amount of pharmaceutical drugs that people are consuming. Our bodies absorb some, but not all of these medications.
The result is a large percentage of drugs pass through our bodies and are flushed away. Unfortunately, wastewater treatment facilities are not set up to remove drug residue. If you are drinking, cooking or bathing in tap water you are being exposed to other people’s medications.