Posts Tagged ‘water contaminants’

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What chemicals and compounds are in your water, besides water? Regular readers of Pelican Water’s blog know that we take water filtration very seriously. 10% of Americans get their water supply from private wells, and the vast majority of remaining citizens drink the water provided to them by public utilities. Unfortunately, several hazardous chemicals can […]

Scariest Things Found in U.S. Water

Since it’s discovery the lead contamination of Flint, Michigan has drawn national headlines. As a country previously unaware of the deep-seated issues with its water infrastructure, America is rapidly discovering the risks and dangers of trusting pipelines and poor planning in the face of new threats to our health. Here are the scariest things found […]

Being able to turn on a tap and have instant access to water is a blessing that’s easy to take for granted. Unfortunately, it’s also easy to assume the water coming out of those same taps is safe to drink despite increasing evidence that it isn’t. Here are five reasons why you should never drink […]

Nestlé Waters is once again under intense public scrutiny after three environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Nestlé is illegally extracting water from a creek in the San Bernardino National Forest with a permit that expired in 1988. The lawsuit itself is leveled against the U.S. Forest Service for allowing Nestlé […]

Water Contaminants

There are literally thousands of toxic chemicals, radionuclides and microorganisms that can find their way into drinking water. From antimony to arsenic to barium, beryllium, cadmium, benzene, mercury, lead, hexachlorocyclopentadiene and more, these toxins can cause a myriad of health issues. To reduce risk, the EPA asks state-run filtration programs to meet Maximum Contaminant Level […]