24 Jul Chemical Pollution is a Nationwide Problem Within the United States
Chemical Pollution is a Nationwide Problem Within the United States
Throughout history in America we have allowed certain products and chemicals to be on the market without doing any prior research to determine the possible effects that they could have on the environment and the public’s health. Other than that, no regulation says there is a requirement for chemical manufacturers to thoroughly study how their products may impact our environment and human health before making them available for public use. These products may include a host of chemicals used in things like pesticides, solvents, household cleaning products, suppressants, and more.
Usually, a chemical manufacturing company is served a lawsuit years after people have become seriously ill after using or being exposed to their compounds. In essence, there’s no barrier to entry when introducing a new chemical to the market. Unlike some European countries, for example, the U.S. does not follow a precautionary principle that requires them to check to ensure the safety of a product before it enters the market. Hopefully, that will change with EPA’s new PFAS action plan.
How is the drinking water affected?
There are 2 types of pollution, they are industrial and chemical pollution, to which those are the most threatening types of pollution affecting America’s drinking water. Most industrial pollutants often go undetected because we cannot see, taste, or smell them. Even worse, some of them are so small that traditional municipal water treatment systems cannot remove them.
Scientists believe that PFAS contamination is one of the biggest threats to drinking water in the U.S. PFAS chemicals have been detected in 110 million Americans’ tap water and may lead to various adverse health effects.
To help protect you and your family from all these pollutants, you need to install a whole home water filtration system from Superior Water, located in Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks, and all of Riverside Counties.