If you’re one of the people that gives your friends the side-eye or scoffs when you see them drop close to $2 for a bottle of water because you can drink it out of the tap for free, you may be singing a different tune in a few minutes.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released its alarming findings on the study of close to 50,000 water systems in the U.S.
“Alarming” may be an understatement.
It turns out, over half of Americans – 170 million people – are drinking radioactive tap water.
The EWG’s research found that radioactive water was present in all 50 states and in 27 of them, the water exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) legal limits.
After analyzing the public water systems, the EWG found that radium was the most common radioactive element in the water.
So how does radium get into the water and how do you know if it’s in yours?
Head to the next page for the answers to both of these questions…