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Barium

Why's it in our water?

Wastewater, discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; and erosion of natural deposits

Potential Risks

Blood pressure and gastrointestinal problems, muscle weakness, and damage to the nervous and circulatory systems

Cadmium
Mercury
Lead
Copper
Aluminum
Radium
Arsenic
Fluoride
Chlorine
Nitrates
Hormones
Trihalomethanes (THMs)

Your City's Water

See if there's a report on your city's water.

The EPA's List of Water Contaminants

For those who are passionate about water...
Each of these can be effectively filtered from your water.

Water Words

Check out this glossary of water related terms...so you can know what we mean when we say what we say.

Problem Water: Acidity

By Tap Water Truth | February 13, 2018

Those of us who can remember our middle school science classes may be confused by this headline. Typically, science textbooks display a pH scale (such as the one pictured above) featuring highly acidic liquids like gastric acid (pH of 1) and orange juice (pH of 3) on one side and strong bases such as baking soda (pH…

Problem Water: Legionnaire’s Disease

By Tap Water Truth | February 12, 2018

In July 1976 hundreds of American veterans gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the American Bicentennial. Within days, these heroes began complaining of muscle pains, fatigue, and chills. Soon, the disease became fatal. As the death toll climbed, doctors raced to diagnose the unidentified illness. Finally, nearly six months later, a cause was determined. In…

Water Contamination Facts

By Tap Water Truth | February 9, 2018

FACT: Millions of private and public wells have never been tested for contaminants, but a five-year, $12 million, nationwide survey was conducted by the EPA and released in 1990. Based on that survey, the EPA estimates that 10.4 % of community wells and 4.2 % of rural domestic wells have detectable levels of at least…

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