Drinking Tap Water
To prove or disprove that drinking tap water is good for you.
Evidence for Drinking Tap Water
Evidence against Drinking Tap Water
- Regulations do not guarantee safety - even though there are strict regulatory procedures in place to ensure tap water is safe to drink, there are many instances where these regulations fail in ensuring safety. Recent issues include the presence of lead in tap water in Flint, New Jersey and Chicago and PFAS that was found in 30 regions in the United States and Europe. The problem of presence of microplastics in drinking water is also rampant especially because we don’t know the impact of microplastics on humans yet.
- Pathogens in tap water - there is a higher probability of tap water containing bacteria, viruses, and parasites than filtered water. Some of the pathogens present in tap water can be harmful to human health. An example of a harmful bacteria in water is E. coli, which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, nausea, headaches, fever, fatigue, and even death sometimes.
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