Because the human body is comprised of 55 to 60 percent water, and even more for children and babies, the quality of the water that we drink and use is very important. However, high quality water is not a given just because it is coming from the tap. Here are some scary things that may be lurking in your tap water.
Chemicals which are known to be toxic to humans and animals when ingested, including arsenic, chlorine, and hexavalent chromium, are present in the tap water in many cities.
As of yet, municipalities have not found an effective way to keep pharmaceutical drugs completely out of tap water.
Unfortunately, the Fukushima nuclear disaster has affected US drinking water. Radioactive fallout from the incident, including iodine-131 and cesium-137, has been detected in tap water across the country.
Few expect to find things wiggling in their tap water, but it is not an unheard of occurrence.
What can you do to avoid drinking these things? Aside from going with bottled water or getting a filter, you can contact a home climate expert.