The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday announced it would regulate “forever chemicals” that have been leaching into the water supply in cities across the country.
The decision was welcome news to environmentalists, who often argue the Trump administration EPA has earned a reputation for rolling back environmental regulations rather than bolstering them.
Chemicals in tap water are causing thousands of cancer deaths across Europe – but the EU probably won’t do anything about it
When chlorine, the main chemical used to clean drinking water, comes into contact with organic matter, it breaks down into THMs
- Recent testing found the tap water on airplanes isn’t very sanitary and the quality varies greatly between different airlines.
- Testing found the presence of microorganisms in the water, including the total coliform bacteria.
- Their presence in drinking water indicates that disease-causing pathogens could be there as well.
- Researchers advise airline passengers to never drink water aboard an airplane unless it’s sealed in a bottle. That includes coffee or tea.
- They also advise passengers to avoid washing your hands in the bathrooms. Use hand sanitizer instead.
This is the price of doing business RIGHT!
New chemicals are created everyday, often brought to market before all repercussions can be tested, then industry lobbyists complain that their process has negative effects after all these years.
The city said a leaking storage tank creates an unsafe environment for workers at the plant.
Remember, it's good for you to ingest, but bad to have a puddle on the floor of an industrial warehouse...
"The standards EWG uses as a basis for establishing health risks are not designed to regulate drinking water – they do not consider practical limitations, do not consider available or affordable technology, do not consider other tradeoffs, and do not balance the overall risk."
The general managers of the water companies say it's safe because it's not practical to make it any more safe.