After all of the warnings out there about tap water contaminants, and plastic waste from bottled water, isn’t it time you get the drinking water you and your family deserve once and for all? All over our nation, we see contaminants entering our water sources through many means and flowing from our tap. These contaminants cannot be seen or tasted in most situations, making our tap water seem safer than it may actually be. But known and regulated contaminants are not the only ones making the news these days. Even unregulated but known contaminants in drinking water sources are getting their fame as well.

According to a recent article from The Pomeroy Daily Sentinel, there is some research taking place to monitor the unregulated chemicals in water. As stated in the article, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is ordering the monitoring of public water supplies for a new list of chemicals, including C8. “A 2009 report released by the journal Environmental Health Perspectives said a study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found an association between C8 and thyroid disease in adults. The study, according to the report, revealed people with higher concentrations of PFOA (C8) in their blood have higher rates of thyroid disease. The researchers analyzed samples from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s nationally representative National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey… C8 is used in the manufacture process of Teflon and can be found in other stain and water-resistant coatings for carpets and fabrics,” said Pamela Brust, Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

The agency has standards for 91 contaminants in drinking water, and the Safe Drinking Water Act requires the EPA to identify up to 30 additional unregulated contaminants for monitoring every five years. Last week, the EPA released a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses to be monitored by about 6,000 public water systems as part of the unregulated contaminant monitoring program. With the $20 million project at hand, the goal is to provide a clearer picture of the frequency and levels at which these contaminants are found in drinking water systems nationwide. It will also help regulators determine whether additional protections are needed to ensure safe drinking water. In December, the science panel released their initial set of probable link findings and announced a link between C8 exposure and pregnancy induced hypertension. Last month, the panel linked C8 to kidney and testicular cancer. Their final reports are expected before the end of July.  But while officials are working on gathering this significant information, you are still having to drink tap water which may include any of these chemicals like C8. With a water filter or reverse osmosis system, these chemicals are eliminated with very little effort on your part. We use the latest in water technology to provide a constant flow of safe drinking water and waste up to 90% less water than traditional reverse osmosis systems. Call us today or to read more about this topic, click here.