Effects of Water Pollution

The effects of water pollution are far-reaching and affect us all.

It is wise to learn about contaminants that have been detected in water from residential taps that is used:

  • for drinking,

  • to make beverages,

  • cook with,

  • freeze for ice cubes or

  • give to the family pet.

    Pollution is global. The pollutants differ from area-to-area.

    Some of the 'nasties' that are found in water include:

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    Agricultural Pesticides

    Arsenic in Drinking Water



    Cryptosporidium (aka "Crypto")




    Volatile Organic Chemicals for more details.

    Plus these contaminants can be found in water:

    Hopefully not in your water......but then....how would you know in time?

    Why take a chance?

  • Alachlor

  • Asbestos

  • Atrazine

  • Chlordane

  • Ethylene dibromide

  • Dibromochloropropane

  • Heptachlorepoxide

  • Lindane

  • Mercury

  • Methoxychlor

  • PCBs

  • Toxaphene

  • Trihalomethanes (THMs)

  • Turbidity (cloudiness)

  • Xylenes

  • 2,4-D

  • 2,4,5-TP