Water, Water Everywhere ... but not all drops are safe to drink
18 million Americans obtained drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015
77 million Americans lived in places where water systems were in violation of safety regulations in 2015
33 state's drinking water was found in 2016 to contain unsafe levels of PFASs, a class of industrial chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruptions, and high cholesterol.
44 million people living outside city limits are the most vulnerable because they rely on private wells and don't benefit from germ-killing treatments to their wells.
Arsenic in water is of great concern. People exposed to arsenic have 65% higher chance of fatal cardiovascular disease. Lead and Cadmium introduce a similar risk.
15 million Americans' drinking water is contaminated with PFCs, a toxic chemical used to make nonstick cookware linked to thyroid disease and cancer, per a 2017 study