Corrosive Contaminants

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - by Water2Drink

A recent statement by the Environmental Protection Agency says it will help Flint, Michigan develop plans to implement lead and corrosion reduction in the city’s service lines.

“The EPA said that while city water is within allowable levels for lead, it has ‘recommended that Flint implement corrosion control treatment as soon as possible since the city’s lead service lines can leach lead into the drinking water if left untreated,’” says the Sept. 9th statement to The Flint Journal-MLive website.

This statement was issued a day after Virginia Tech University warned Flint residents not to use the tap water for drinking or cooking without flushing the lines before using. The #VirginiaTech researchers also recommended using a water filter to remove lead.

Lead contaminated service lines are common across the U.S., and #lead contamination of drinking water occurs with regularity as these lines age and deteriorate underground. “Even at low levels, lead may cause a range of health effects, including behavioral problems and learning disabilities, according to the #EPA,” which also highlights these effects pose the most risk to children 6 years old and younger.

If you are not using a water filter, your internal organs become the filter. To protect your vital organs such as the liver, kidneys, and endocrine system from corrosive contaminants, #Water2Drink believes everyone should use an effective, point-of-use water filtration system such as a Multipure Drinking Water System. The #Multipure family of Drinking Water Systems address contaminants such as lead, #arsenic, mercury, PCBs, and emerging contaminants such as prescription drugs, #pesticides, and flame retardants. The reduction of these contaminants is tested and certified by NSF International, the public health and safety organization.

Contact today and let us help you determine if your local water is at risk for lead or other corrosion contaminants. If it is, we are here to explain the Multipure solution and how you can protect your health.

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